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Aftermath of Child Sexual Abuse in Children in Korea: Data from the Nation-Funded Sexual Violence Victim Protection Center for Children

Authors
 Soo Young Lee  ;  Tae-Kyoung Kim  ;  Keun-Ah Cheon  ;  Dong-Ho Song 
Citation
 Journal of the Korean Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (소아청소년정신의학), Vol.29(2) : 32-39, 2018 
Journal Title
 Journal of the Korean Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (소아청소년정신의학) 
ISSN
 1225-729X 
Issue Date
2018
Keywords
Child sexual abuse ; Treatment ; Natural outcome
Abstract
Objectives: This study aimed to investigate the 3-year mean periods aftermath of child sexual abuse and to compare the sexual violence victims regard to the treatment. Methods: 682 sexual violence victims were recruited by Seoul Sunflower Children Center, a nation-funded sexual violence victim protection center for children age 13, from 2004 to 2008. Data from 49 victims among 116 consented a follow-up, were analyzed. The victims were assessed by psychological test. Data was analyzed by SPSS ver. 15.0 (SPSS Inc.). Results: The average time elapsed from the last presumed sexual abuse was 39.7 months [standard deviation (SD) 26.02]. Overall, Children’s Depression Inventory (CDI) was significantly decreased from 15.8 (SD 9.33) to 10.4 (SD 9.98), and several subscales (depression, anxiety, anger, posttraumatic stress, and dissociation) of Trauma Symptom Checklist for Children (TSCC) were also significantly decreased. CDI and TSCC scores showed no statistical difference between treatment-given and not-given groups, but Revised Children’s Manifest Anxiety Scale (RCMAS) was decreased in treatment-given group, whereas it was increased in treatment-not-given group. The difference of RCMAS scores between the two groups was statistically significant [F(1,28)=4.54, p<0.05]. Conclusion: Sexually abused children showed overall symptom decreases over time, but anxiety was not decreased in treatment notgiven group.
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DOI
10.5765/jkacap.2018.29.2.32
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1. Journal Papers (연구논문) > 1. College of Medicine (의과대학) > Dept. of Psychiatry (정신과학교실)
Yonsei Authors
송동호(Song, Dong Ho) ORCID logo https://orcid.org/0000-0002-9647-3130
천근아(Cheon, Keun Ah) ORCID logo https://orcid.org/0000-0001-7113-9286
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https://ir.ymlib.yonsei.ac.kr/handle/22282913/165095
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