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dc.contributor.authorAl Mahroos, F.
dc.contributor.authorAl Amer, E.
dc.date.accessioned2014-06-17T09:41:15Z
dc.date.available2014-06-17T09:41:15Z
dc.date.issued2012EN
dc.identifier.issn1020-3397EN
dc.identifier.otherhttp://applications.emro.who.int/emhj/v18/06/18_6_2012_0579_0585.pdfEN
dc.identifier.urihttps://apps.who.int/iris/handle/10665/118153
dc.description579-585EN
dc.description.abstractTo improve the understanding of child physical abuse, assess its magnitude, and identify the presentations and the characteristics of the victims, their families and the offenders, we carried out a retrospective review of 237 child physical abuse cases evaluated over 10 years [‎2000-2009]‎ in a tertiary hospital in Bahrain. Mean age of the children was 7 years, 58% were males. The annual number of reported cases increased from 11 in 2000 to 54 in 2009. Skin manifestations were seen in 59.0%, fractures in 10.5% and head injuries in 9.7%. The perpetrators were adults [‎89%]‎, males [‎64%]‎ and known to the child [‎98%]‎. Referral to law enforcement was made in 48% of the cases. About 10% of the children were removed from the abusive environment. The increase in reported cases of child physical abuse calls for strengthening of child protection servicesEN
dc.language.isoenEN
dc.titleChild physical abuse in Bahrain: a 10-year study, 2000-2009EN
dc.relation.ispartofjournalEMHJ - Eastern Mediterranean Health Journal, 18 (‎6)‎, 579-585, 2012


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