The prevalence of a history of childhood sexual abuse in a series of admissions to a general psychiatric hospital was estimated.
One hundred and twenty subjects were surveyed using a self-administered questionnaire.
Case notes were examined to determine previous documented disclosure, diagnosis, and rates of admission and deliberate self harm.
Forty-six percent reported a history of childhood sexual abuse by questionnaire.
Case note review revealed a rate of 14% of previously documented disclosure.
The patterns of abuse broadly correspond with those usually reported as causing problems with adjustment in adult life.
It may be concluded that a high proportion of psychiatric inpatients report a history of childhood sexual abuse many of whom have not disclosed this history to their psychiatrists.
Mots-clés Pascal : Traumatisme infantile, Abus sexuel, Antécédent, Association morbide, Trouble psychiatrique, Prévalence, Epidémiologie, Royaume Uni, Europe, Victimologie, Adulte, Homme
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Early traumatism, Sexual abuse, Antecedent, Concomitant disease, Mental disorder, Prevalence, Epidemiology, United Kingdom, Europe, Victimology, Adult, Human
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 96-0447023
Code Inist : 002B18F02. Création : 10/04/1997.