One thousand three hundred sixty-five soldiers from the U.S. Army completed a 30-item version of the Childhood Trauma Questionnaire (CT ?) together with four questions on sexual abuse developed for a national survey of U.S. adults.
A four-factor solution to the CT ? produced four subscales that were similar to those found in the original study, namely (1) emotional neglect, (2) physical and emotional abuse, (3) sexual abuse, and (4) physical neglect.
We found that half of female soldiers reported a childhood history of sexual abuse, compared with one-sixth of male soldiers.
Half of both male and female soldiers reported a childhood history of physical abuse.
Combined abuse histories were noted in 34% of female and 11% of male soldiers.
Abused soldiers reported more psychological symptoms on the Brief Symptom Inventory than non-abused soldiers.
The CT ? and screening questions are discussed as possible tools for eliciting histories of abuse from soldiers.
Mots-clés Pascal : Militaire, Traumatisme, Enfant maltraité, Enfant, Homme, Enfant battu syndrome, Abus sexuel, Epidémiologie, Complication, Adulte, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique, Enquête, Psychopathologie
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Military, Trauma, Child abuse, Child, Human, Child abuse syndrome, Sexual abuse, Epidemiology, Complication, Adult, United States, North America, America, Inquiry, Psychopathology
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 96-0414835
Code Inist : 002B18F02. Création : 10/04/1997.