2.50
Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/158663
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Adolescent Victims of Sexual Assault
Abstract:
Adolescent Victims of Sexual Assault
Conference Sponsor:Midwest Nursing Research Society
Conference Year:2004
Author:Beekman, Rachel, MSW, RN
Contact Address:CON, 561 Terrace Avenue, Number 4, Cincinnati, OH, 45220, USA
Co-Authors:Marilyn Sommers, PhD, Professor, Associate Dean for Research; Jamison Fargo, Doctoral Student
The National Crime Victimization Survey (2002) reported that, while overall rates of violent crime have declined during the past two years, rates of sexual assault have remained constant, with adolescents experiencing sexual assault at higher rates than other groups. Although investigators have reported demographic information and assault characteristics, they often have not reported data separately for adolescent victims. Purpose: To describe the female adolescent population seeking care following sexual assault, characteristics of the assaults, and rates of injury. Theoretical Framework: Social contextual theories of sexual assault emphasize the role of the situational environment and cognitive processes on sexual assault and the decision to disclose assault. Adolescents' social environments and developmental stages may result in unique characteristics of adolescent sexual assault as compared to those of adult and elderly women. Subjects and Methods: All adolescents ages 14-18 who were examined at a Midwestern emergency department-based sexual assault program between May 1998 and June 2002 were entered into a registry database (N=174). Both genital and non-genital injuries were extracted from records as well as the characteristics of the assaults. Results: The mean age of the sample was 16.25 years (SD=1.43). The majority of the sample were African-American (51.8%), 45.9% were white, and 1.8% were Latina. Victims knew their assailant in 69.3% of the assaults. Most of the assaults involved vaginal penetration (92.6%). The majority of the victims (66.5%) were found to have one or more injuries following the assault. Conclusions: The present study provides demographic information about adolescents presenting to a sexual assault program and descriptions of the assaults. This preliminary analysis provides a starting point for further research in the experience of sexual assault against adolescents.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Midwest Nursing Research Society

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleAdolescent Victims of Sexual Assaulten_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/158663-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Adolescent Victims of Sexual Assault</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Midwest Nursing Research Society</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">2004</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Beekman, Rachel, MSW, RN</td></tr><tr class="item-address"><td class="label">Contact Address:</td><td class="value">CON, 561 Terrace Avenue, Number 4, Cincinnati, OH, 45220, USA</td></tr><tr class="item-co-authors"><td class="label">Co-Authors:</td><td class="value">Marilyn Sommers, PhD, Professor, Associate Dean for Research; Jamison Fargo, Doctoral Student</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">The National Crime Victimization Survey (2002) reported that, while overall rates of violent crime have declined during the past two years, rates of sexual assault have remained constant, with adolescents experiencing sexual assault at higher rates than other groups. Although investigators have reported demographic information and assault characteristics, they often have not reported data separately for adolescent victims. Purpose: To describe the female adolescent population seeking care following sexual assault, characteristics of the assaults, and rates of injury. Theoretical Framework: Social contextual theories of sexual assault emphasize the role of the situational environment and cognitive processes on sexual assault and the decision to disclose assault. Adolescents' social environments and developmental stages may result in unique characteristics of adolescent sexual assault as compared to those of adult and elderly women. Subjects and Methods: All adolescents ages 14-18 who were examined at a Midwestern emergency department-based sexual assault program between May 1998 and June 2002 were entered into a registry database (N=174). Both genital and non-genital injuries were extracted from records as well as the characteristics of the assaults. Results: The mean age of the sample was 16.25 years (SD=1.43). The majority of the sample were African-American (51.8%), 45.9% were white, and 1.8% were Latina. Victims knew their assailant in 69.3% of the assaults. Most of the assaults involved vaginal penetration (92.6%). The majority of the victims (66.5%) were found to have one or more injuries following the assault. Conclusions: The present study provides demographic information about adolescents presenting to a sexual assault program and descriptions of the assaults. This preliminary analysis provides a starting point for further research in the experience of sexual assault against adolescents. </td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T21:16:32Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T21:16:32Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipMidwest Nursing Research Societyen_GB
All Items in this repository are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.