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Author Nelson, Elliot C. ♦ Andrew ♦ Heath, C. ♦ Madden, Dphil Pamela A. F. ♦ Cooper, Phd M. Lynne ♦ Dunne, Michael P. ♦ Dixie, Phd ♦ Statham, J. ♦ Nicholas, Mcp ♦ Martin, G.
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Publisher American Psychiatric Press
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Language English
Subject Domain (in DDC) Computer science, information & general works ♦ Data processing & computer science
Subject Keyword Telephone Interview ♦ Twin Study ♦ Binary Composite Csa Variable ♦ Mean Sd Age ♦ Male Pair ♦ Serious Adverse Outcome ♦ Adverse Psychosocial Outcome ♦ Childhood Sexual Abuse ♦ Same-sex Pair ♦ Family Background ♦ Component Question ♦ Self-reported Childhood Sexual Abuse
Description Background: Increased risk for serious adverse outcomes has been associated with a history of childhood sexual abuse (CSA). Whether these risks are directly attributable to CSA rather than family background remains controversial. Methods: Structured psychiatric telephone interviews were conducted from February 1996 to September 2000 with both members of 1991 same-sex pairs (1159 female and 832 male pairs) from a young adult Australian volunteer twin panel (mean [SD] age, 29.9 [2.5] years). A binary composite CSA variable was constructed from responses to 5 component questions. The association between CSA and adverse psychosocial outcomes was examined, controlling for family background. Results: A history of CSA, reported by 16.7 % of the
Educational Role Student ♦ Teacher
Age Range above 22 year
Educational Use Research
Education Level UG and PG ♦ Career/Technical Study
Learning Resource Type Article
Publisher Date 2002-01-01
Journal Current Directions In Psychological Science