The legacy of childhood sexual abuse and family adversity.

  title={The legacy of childhood sexual abuse and family adversity.},
  author={Donna S. Martsolf and Claire Burke Draucker},
  journal={Journal of nursing scholarship : an official publication of Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing},
  volume={40 4},
PURPOSE To describe the process by which childhood adversity influences the life course of survivors of childhood sexual abuse. DESIGN A community-based, qualitative, grounded-theory design. METHODS In this grounded theory study, data were drawn from open-ended interviews conducted as part of a larger study of women's and men's responses to sexual violence. The current study indicates the experiences of 48 female and 40 male survivors of childhood sexual abuse and family adversity. Data… CONTINUE READING

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