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J Pediatr Nurs. 2014 May-Jun;29(3):220-7. doi: 10.1016/j.pedn.2013.10.009. Epub 2013 Oct 31.

Risk factors for child abuse: quantitative correlational design.

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  • 1Pat Matthews Academic School of Nursing, Hillel Yaffe Medical Center, Hadera, Israel; Department of Nursing, School of Health Professions, Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv, Israel. Electronic address: meraav@hy.health.gov.il.
  • 2Pat Matthews Academic School of Nursing, Hillel Yaffe Medical Center, Hadera, Israel.
  • 3Head of Pediatric Department, Hillel Yaffe Medical Center, Hadera, Israel.

Abstract

The aim of this research study is to identify risk factors typical of different types of suspected child abuse reported at a hospital. The study was based on 114 cases of children for whom some type of abuse was reported. Physical abuse was the most frequently reported of all types of suspected child abuse. Most victims of sexual abuse were female and at least half the cases of neglect and physical abuse were attributed to parents. Most cases were identified in the emergency room by nurses. Children older than 10 were more susceptible to physical abuse and neglect.

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KEYWORDS:

Child abuse; Israel; Neglect; Pediatric nursing

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24263252
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