The investigation of domestic violence in child psychiatric sample

TAHIROGLU A. Y. , BAHALI K., Avci A. , Seydaoglu G.

ANADOLU PSIKIYATRI DERGISI-ANATOLIAN JOURNAL OF PSYCHIATRY, cilt.10, ss.71-76, 2009 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 10 Konu: 1
  • Basım Tarihi: 2009
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.71-76


Objective: When the studies are reviewed about domestic violence against partner and child, there are a few studies which include psychiatric sample, especially children. The aim of this study is to compare the two methods to domestic violence against child (DVAC) and domestic violence against partner (DVAP) in the pediatric psychiatric sample. Methods: In this study, DVAC and DVAP were investigated with two different methods. The first was self-report questionnaire. The second was to ask similar questions during face to face intervention. Participants were 510 mothers who had 4-12 years old child and who applied child and adolescent psychiatry department. Findings: Both DVAC and DVAP were determined higher rates in the first method. Additionally, correlation between two methods was very little. DVAC rates increased in the children who had DVAP history in their family. Conclusion: This study results werenot similar to literature knowledge that 'DV should be examined as short and close and questions during face to face intervention'; according to our results the rate of this suggested method was effective at a level of only half of the another method. This traditional method might be true, but it couldn't forget that this rate might bring lower results than the reality. When there is a doubt about the possible presence of DV in family, different methods should be use, and each family member should be examined separately. (Anatolian Journal of Psychiatry 2009; 10: 71-76)