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Working with women in Turkey exposed to childhood sexual abuse.

A new interesting article has been published in Public Health Nurs. 2018 Sep 25. doi: 10.1111/phn.12547. and titled:

Working with women in Turkey exposed to childhood sexual abuse.

Authors of this article are:
Mert K Aksoy SD.

A summary of the article is shown below:
OBJECTIVE: Sexual abuse of children is an important public health issue. The aim of this study was to provide a multidimensional examination of women over the age of 18 who were exposed to sexual abuse in childhood and the effect of this abuse on their lives.DESIGN AND SAMPLE: This qualitative study was conducted over the period June 2015-February 2017. Twenty-three women were gathered by the snowball sampling method.MEASURES: We collected the data using a semi-structured questionnaire and in-depth interviews. Content analysis was used in the evaluation of the data.RESULTS: We found five themes that participants considered to result from their sexual abuse: emotional effects, sexuality, marriage, academic, and social aspects.CONCLUSION: Sexual abuse adversely affected the physical, psychological, and social lives of individuals. Public health nurses play a role in working with women who were exposed to sexual abuse in childhood.© 2018 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.

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