Clinical characteristics of women with a history of childhood abuse

Unhealed wounds

Jeanne M. McCauley, David E Kern, Ken Kolodner, Laurie Dill, Arthur F. Schroeder, Hallie K. DeChant, Janice Beth Ryden, Leonard Derogatis, Eric B Bass

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Objectives. - To determine the prevalence of childhood physical or sexual abuse in women seen in primary care practices; to identify physical and psychologic problems associated with that abuse; and to compare the effects of childhood physical vs sexual abuse and childhood vs adult abuse. Design. - Cross-sectional, self-administered, anonymous survey. Setting. - Four community-based, primary care internal medicine practices. Patients. - A total of 1931 women of varied age and marital, educational, and economic status examined from February through July 1993. Main Outcome Measures. - Prevalence of physical and sexual abuse, physical symptoms, psychological symptoms (Symptom Checklist-22), alcohol abuse (CAGE questions), and street drug use. Results. - Of the 1931 respondents, 424 (22.0%) reported childhood or adolescent physical or sexual abuse. Compared with women who reported never having experienced abuse (n=1257), women who reported abuse as children but not adults (n=204) had more physical symptoms (mean±SE, 6.2±0.2 vs 4.0±0.9; P

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1362-1368
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of the American Medical Association
Volume277
Issue number17
StatePublished - May 7 1997

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Clinical characteristics of women with a history of childhood abuse : Unhealed wounds. / McCauley, Jeanne M.; Kern, David E; Kolodner, Ken; Dill, Laurie; Schroeder, Arthur F.; DeChant, Hallie K.; Ryden, Janice Beth; Derogatis, Leonard; Bass, Eric B.

In: Journal of the American Medical Association, Vol. 277, No. 17, 07.05.1997, p. 1362-1368.

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