Sexually abused children 5 years after presentation: a case-control study.

  title={Sexually abused children 5 years after presentation: a case-control study.},
  author={Heather Y Swanston and J. S. Tebbutt and Brian Ignatius O'Toole and Rhonda K. Oates},
  volume={100 4},
OBJECTIVE A total of 68 sexually abused children and their nonoffending parents were reassessed 5 years after presentation and were compared with a cohort of children of similar age and sex who were not known to have been abused. METHOD Outcome measures were behavior, depression, self-esteem, anxiety, eating problems, drug use, suicide attempts, self-injury, running away, criminal activity, and attributional style. Recent life events, demographics, family functioning, and mothers' mental… CONTINUE READING


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