A Meta-Analytic Review of the Effects of Childhood Abuse on Medical Outcomes in Adulthood

@article{Wegman2009AMR,
  title={A Meta-Analytic Review of the Effects of Childhood Abuse on Medical Outcomes in Adulthood},
  author={Holly Wegman and Cinnamon A. Stetler},
  journal={Psychosomatic Medicine},
  year={2009},
  volume={71},
  pages={805-812}
}
Objective: To summarize the relationship between abuse during childhood and physical health outcomes in adulthood and to examine the role of potential moderators, such as the type of health outcome assessed, gender, age, and the type of abuse. Studies using self-report assessment methods were compared with studies using objective or independently verifiable methods. Method: The current study is a quantitative meta-analysis comparing results from 78 effect sizes across 24 studies including 48… 
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