Sexual Abuse Prevention Program for School Age Children
American Journal of Nursing Science
Volume 6, Issue 1, February 2017, Pages: 1-10
Received: Dec. 7, 2016; Accepted: Dec. 26, 2016; Published: Jan. 19, 2017
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Mahbouba Sobhy Abd El Aziz, Department of Community Health Nursing, Faculty of Nursing, Benha University, Cairo, Egypt
Safaa Salah Ismail, Department of Pediatric Nursing, Faculty of Nursing, Helwan University, Cairo, Egypt
Howaida Moawad Ahmed, Department of Pediatric Nursing, Faculty of Nursing, Benha University, Benha, Egypt
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Child sexual abuse is one of the most studied childhood traumatic events. The aim of this study was to evaluate the effect of sexual abuse prevention program for school age children. Research design: A quasi-experimental design was utilized to fulfill the aim of this study. Setting: The present study was conducted at one Primary School in Benha City. Sample: 100 students from previously mentioned setting by using a multi stage simple random sample technique were used in this study. Tools: Two tools were used in data collection, a structured interviewing questionnaire and pre/post child sexual abuse likert scale to assess children attitude. Result: Indicated that 74% of boys and 80% of girls aged 11 ≤ 12 years, 37.0% of boys and 35.0% of girls were exposed to sexual abuse at home, 73% and 46% of the studied school age children had unsatisfactory knowledge about sexual abuse prevention, in boys and girls respectively pre program, while 84% and 95% of them had satisfactory knowledge post program in boys and girls respectively. There were significant positive correlation of total children’ knowledge and attitude with their age, gender, exposure to sexual abuse and parent relationship. Conclusion: The study concluded that the prevention program lead to significant improvement in children knowledge and attitude about sexual abuse prevention. Recommendation: Parents must be involved in the process of sexual abuse prevention and provision of instructional booklets for children to increase self protection knowledge and skills to avoid child sexual abuse.
Child Sexual Abuse, Knowledge, Attitude, Prevention Program
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Mahbouba Sobhy Abd El Aziz, Safaa Salah Ismail, Howaida Moawad Ahmed, Sexual Abuse Prevention Program for School Age Children, American Journal of Nursing Science. Vol. 6, No. 1, 2017, pp. 1-10. doi: 10.11648/j.ajns.20170601.11
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