Social and Emotional Outcomes of Child Sexual Abuse A Clinical Sample in Turkey


OZBARAN B. , ERERMIS S., BUKUSOGLU N., BİLDİK T. , TAMAR M., Ercan E. S. , ...More

JOURNAL OF INTERPERSONAL VIOLENCE, vol.24, no.9, pp.1478-1493, 2009 (Journal Indexed in SSCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 24 Issue: 9
  • Publication Date: 2009
  • Doi Number: 10.1177/0886260508323663
  • Title of Journal : JOURNAL OF INTERPERSONAL VIOLENCE
  • Page Numbers: pp.1478-1493

Abstract

Childhood sexual abuse is a traumatic life event that may cause psychiatric disorders such as posttraumatic stress disorder and depression. During 2003-2004, 20 sexually abused children were referred to the Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Clinic of Ege University in Izmir, Turkey. Two years later, the psychological adjustment of these children (M age = 9.4 years, SD = 3.63 years, range = 5 to 16 years) is evaluated. Semistructured interviews, a form for the sociodemographic characteristics, are used for evaluations by a child psychiatrist who is blind to the first evaluation. It is determined that sexually abused children have more psychiatric disorders within the first year than 2 years later. However, some behavior problems occur at both short-term and long-term follow-ups.