Volume 27, Issue 89 (Aug 2014)                   IJN 2014, 27(89): 12-20 | Back to browse issues page

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Khanjari S, Bastani F, Kamalinahad R, Hosseini A. Prevention of Child Sexual Abuse: Parents’ Knowledge, Attitudes and Practices. IJN. 2014; 27 (89) :12-20
URL: http://ijn.iums.ac.ir/article-1-1824-en.html
Master degree of pediatric nursing, School of Nursing and Midwifery, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran (Corresponding author). Tel: +98 09186414391 Email: r-kamalinahad@razi.tums.ac.ir
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Background & Aims: Sexual abuse is the most damaging type of abuse which has been increased significantly in recent decades so prevention of sexual abuse is crucial. This study aimed to determine the knowledge, attitude and practices of parents regarding child sexual abuse prevention program in elementary school and preschool children.

Material & Methods: In this descriptive study, 536 parents of elementary and preschool children in schools of Arak, were enrolled by cluster random sampling. Data was collected by child sexual abuse (CSA) questionnaire and analyzed descriptive statistics using SPSPC (v. 16). 

Results: The results showed that of all parents, 343 (66%) had good knowledge and 177 (34%) had poor knowledge about the prevention of sexual abuse of children. Of all parents, 383 (80.63%) had good attitude and 92 (19.37%) had poor attitude toward prevention education of sexual abuse. Also 456 parents (85.71%) had good performance and 76 parents (14.29%) had poor performance regarding prevention of sexual abuse.

Conclusion: Considering the poor knowledge a one third of the parents regarding the prevention of sexual abuse, providing strategies to increase their knowledge seem necessary.
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: nursing
Received: 2014/05/10 | Accepted: 2014/08/7 | Published: 2014/08/7

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