Retrospective measurement of childhood sexual abuse: a review of instruments.

  title={Retrospective measurement of childhood sexual abuse: a review of instruments.},
  author={Polly A. Hulme},
  journal={Child maltreatment},
  volume={9 2},
In this comprehensive review of retrospective childhood sexual abuse (CSA) instruments, instruments from studies published between 1986 and 2001 are examined according to administration method, number and specificity of questions, CSA operational definitions, psychometric properties, and the use of scales. It was found that both self-administered and interview instruments range from the vagueness of a single question to the preciseness of multiple, specific questions. Furthermore, the review… CONTINUE READING

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