A multicenter child maltreatment study: Twenty-eight cases followed-up on a multidisciplinary basis


Oral R., Can D., Hanci H., Miral S., Ersahin Y., Tepeli N., ...More

TURKISH JOURNAL OF PEDIATRICS, vol.40, no.4, pp.515-523, 1998 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 40 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 1998
  • Journal Name: TURKISH JOURNAL OF PEDIATRICS
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus, TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
  • Page Numbers: pp.515-523
  • Keywords: child abuse, child maltreatment, ABUSE, INJURY
  • Dokuz Eylül University Affiliated: No

Abstract

Twenty-eight maltreated cases were presented in this multicenter study. Hospital distribution was as follows: Dr. Behcet Ut Children's Hospital, 54 percent; Dokuz Eylul University Hospital, 21 percent; Ege University Hospital, 14 percent; Tepecik Social Security Hospital, 7 percent; Ataturk State Hospital, 4 percent. Age and sex distribution was two months to 25 years and 43 percent male, 57 percent female. The offender was the father in 71 percent, the mother in 32 percent and multiple in 25 percent of the cases. More than three child maltreatment risk factors were present in 93 percent. Nineteen patients (68%), nine of which were effectively followed-up were reported to the Social Affairs Bureau. Sixty-four percent gained acceptable health with the support of our team, 14 percent died, and 21 percent tailed to comply with followup. A multidisciplinary group may interfere both medically and socially with these cases to interrupt the course of maltreatment. Every children's hospital needs such a team to increase diagnosis establishment necessary to initiate social support.