Preparing Caregivers for the Child Sexual Abuse Examination: Are Informational Leaflets Helpful?
Children are typically inadequately prepared for the sexual abuse medical examination. Caregivers report lack of examination knowledge as a barrier to preparing their children. The purpose of this study was to determine if informational leaflets provided prior to the examination are helpful to caregivers in preparing their children.
|Study Design:||Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Screening
|Official Title:||Preparing Caregivers for the Child Sexual Abuse Examination: Are Informational Leaflets Helpful?|
- To determine the helpfulness of informational leaflets in preparing caregivers for the child sex abuse examination [ Time Frame: one month ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ][The study] undertook a prospective study of consecutive caregivers accompanying children for a scheduled sexual abuse medical examination. Prior to the appointment, caregivers were mailed information leaflets (in English and Spanish) about how to prepare their children for the exam. Caregivers completed pre and post exam surveys and the State-Trait Anxiety Inventory.
|Study Start Date:||August 2007|
|Study Completion Date:||July 2008|
|Primary Completion Date:||December 2007 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)|
No Intervention: Education Counseling
Education of caregivers to counter lack of Preparedness for Children Undergoing Sexual Abuse Medical Examination
|Behavioral: Education Counseling|