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P01-216 - Child Sexual Abuse: a Socio-demographic and Clinical Data of 19 Cases Treated at a University Hospital

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  17 April 2020

A.C.d.Á. Jacintho
Affiliation:
Department of Medical Psychology and Psychiatry, Faculty of Medical Sciences - University of Campinas (UNICAMP), Campinas, Brazil
C.T. Morita
Affiliation:
Department of Medical Psychology and Psychiatry, Faculty of Medical Sciences - University of Campinas (UNICAMP), Campinas, Brazil
A. Santos
Affiliation:
Department of Medical Psychology and Psychiatry, Faculty of Medical Sciences - University of Campinas (UNICAMP), Campinas, Brazil
T.M. Salán
Affiliation:
Department of Medical Psychology and Psychiatry, Faculty of Medical Sciences - University of Campinas (UNICAMP), Campinas, Brazil
D.B. Marmo
Affiliation:
Department of Medical Psychology and Psychiatry, Faculty of Medical Sciences - University of Campinas (UNICAMP), Campinas, Brazil
M.P. Zambon
Affiliation:
Department of Medical Psychology and Psychiatry, Faculty of Medical Sciences - University of Campinas (UNICAMP), Campinas, Brazil
E.H.R.V. Celeri
Affiliation:
Department of Medical Psychology and Psychiatry, Faculty of Medical Sciences - University of Campinas (UNICAMP), Campinas, Brazil
M.E.C. Pereira
Affiliation:
Department of Medical Psychology and Psychiatry, Faculty of Medical Sciences - University of Campinas (UNICAMP), Campinas, Brazil University of Provence / Aix-Marseille I, Marseille, France
P. Dalgalarrondo
Affiliation:
Department of Medical Psychology and Psychiatry, Faculty of Medical Sciences - University of Campinas (UNICAMP), Campinas, Brazil

Abstract

Objectives

To investigate socio-demographic and clinical trials of 19 sexually abused children.

Methods

Statistical analysis with SPSS of data on psychiatric and pediatric care of sexually abused children, aged 2-12 years old, treated at the Pediatric Service of University of Campinas-Brazil Clinical Hospital in 2007.

Results

From a total of 19 children, 2 (10.5%) were boys and 17 (89.5%) girls. The average age group was 7.4 years. Eleven (57.9%) attended regular school, one (5.3%) attended special school, one (5.3%) pre-school and six (31.5%) did not attend any school. Regarding ethnicity, 11 (57.9%) children were white and eight (42.1%) non-white. The abuse was committed with physical threats in nine (47.4%) cases, without threats in two (10.5%). Eight children were unable to define physical threat. The abuse occurred only once in 10 (52.6%) cases and several times in nine (47.4%). Prior psychiatric treatment occurred in two (5.3%) children and psychological treatment in six (31.6%). Twelve (63.2%) children had never attended psychological or psychiatric consultations. Eleven (57.9%) children received a psychiatric diagnosis and referral for treatment. In 13 (68.4%) attendance was diagnosed in the Z-code of the International Classification of Diseases-10. Family and people close to children appear as abusers in 15 cases (78.9%).

Conclusions

Despite the small sample, this study supports the literature in which child sexual abuse appears as a phenomenon more frequent in girls, dysfunctional families, and practiced mainly by family members or close friends of children. The relationship with psychiatric disorders was also highlighted.

Type
Child and adolescent psychiatry
Copyright
Copyright © European Psychiatric Association 2010
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