Treatment of Danish Survivors of Child Sexual Abuse—A Cohort Study
AbstractObjective: To investigate the changes in psychological and social domains associated with treatment in survivors of child sexual abuse. Method: Participants from four centers were assessed at baseline and were followed up after six and 12 months. The battery covered posttraumatic and general distress symptoms, attachment, coping styles, self-worth, and social support. Results: The estimated prevalence of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) was 78% at baseline; this rate declined to 40% after one year. There were no differences in outcome measures across the different centers or between the individual and group treatments. Half of the PTSD variation at 12 months was explained by four factors: education, avoidance attachment, emotional coping, and social support. Conclusion: The findings in this study indicated a substantial reduction in mental health problems in survivors following 12 months of treatment and identified personality and social factors important for recovery. View Full-Text
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Elklit, A. Treatment of Danish Survivors of Child Sexual Abuse—A Cohort Study. Behav. Sci. 2015, 5, 589-601.
Elklit A. Treatment of Danish Survivors of Child Sexual Abuse—A Cohort Study. Behavioral Sciences. 2015; 5(4):589-601.Chicago/Turabian Style
Elklit, Ask. 2015. "Treatment of Danish Survivors of Child Sexual Abuse—A Cohort Study." Behav. Sci. 5, no. 4: 589-601.