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Childhood unwanted sexual events and degree of psychopathology of psychiatric patients: research with a new anamnestic questionnaire (the CHUSE)

Childhood unwanted sexual events and degree of psychopathology of psychiatric patients: research... By means of a recently constructed anamnestic instrument, the questionnaire Childhood Unwanted Sexual Events (the CHUSE), the incidence of childhood experiences with sexual threat and/or abuse is investigated among 152 female psychiatric patients. The construction and applicability of the questionnaire are described. A Guttman scale‐analysis shows a unidimensional construct (severity of the sexual abuse) for the CHUSE. Within this psychiatric population, sexually abused women report significantly more psychopathological symptoms than non‐abused women. The correlation between severity of the abuse and severity of the psychopathological symptoms is investigated. The use of questionnaires concerning sexual abuse is compared with the more common interview techniques, and suggestions for future research are given. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Acta Psychiatrica Scandinavica Wiley

Childhood unwanted sexual events and degree of psychopathology of psychiatric patients: research with a new anamnestic questionnaire (the CHUSE)

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Wiley
Copyright
Copyright © 1995 Wiley Subscription Services
ISSN
0001-690X
eISSN
1600-0447
DOI
10.1111/j.1600-0447.1995.tb09610.x
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Abstract

By means of a recently constructed anamnestic instrument, the questionnaire Childhood Unwanted Sexual Events (the CHUSE), the incidence of childhood experiences with sexual threat and/or abuse is investigated among 152 female psychiatric patients. The construction and applicability of the questionnaire are described. A Guttman scale‐analysis shows a unidimensional construct (severity of the sexual abuse) for the CHUSE. Within this psychiatric population, sexually abused women report significantly more psychopathological symptoms than non‐abused women. The correlation between severity of the abuse and severity of the psychopathological symptoms is investigated. The use of questionnaires concerning sexual abuse is compared with the more common interview techniques, and suggestions for future research are given.

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Acta Psychiatrica ScandinavicaWiley

Published: Jan 1, 1995

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