Personal exposure of faculty and medical students to family violence.
- To determine the prevalence of exposure to personal family violence among medical students and full-time faculty at a major medical center.
- Self-reported, double-mailing, anonymous survey conducted in September 1995.
- Of 406 medical students and 917 full-time faculty surveyed, 787 (59%) responded, including 217 students and 559 faculty members who identified academic status and 292 women and 482 men who identified gender.
Main Outcome Measure
- Self-reported personal experience with partner abuse, child abuse, physical abuse, and sexual abuse.
- Response rates were higher for women (69%) than men (54%) (P<. 001) and were higher for faculty (61%) than students (53%) (P=01).
Of the 787 respondents, 99 (12.6% ; 95% confidence interval [CI], 10.9% - 15.6%) reported physical abuse, sexual abuse, or both by a partner during their adult life, 118 (15.0% ; 95% CI, 12.8% - 17.8%) reported physical abuse, sexual abuse, or both as a child, and 188 (23.9% ; 95% CI, 22.0% - 28.1%) reported physical abuse, sexual abuse, or both in their lifetime.
Based on positive responses, a minimum of 17% of the female medical students and faculty and 3% of the male medical students and faculty have experienced physical abuse or sexual abuse by a partner in their adult life.
- Family violence is a pervasive problem that crosses into the personal experience of medical professionals. (...)
Mots-clés Pascal : Violence, Abus sexuel, Enfant maltraité, Facteur risque, Epidémiologie, Etudiant, Evaluation, Questionnaire, Résultat, Homme, Traumatisme, Psychopathologie
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Violence, Sexual abuse, Child abuse, Risk factor, Epidemiology, Student, Evaluation, Questionnaire, Result, Human, Trauma, Psychopathology
Notice produite par :
Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 96-0331038
Code Inist : 002B18F01. Création : 10/04/1997.