Aysegul Yavas Ayhan and Gozde ISBILIR
Ankara University, Turkey
Scientific Tracks Abstracts: J Nurs Care
Object: Ratio of child abuse about 33% in Turkey. If the mild findings of child abuse are skipped, more severe forms of abuse may develop. For this reason, all abuse signs and symptoms should be known by health professionals. Methods: Journals which are in Turkish Psychiatric Index, Google Schoolar, ULAKBIM and Turk Medline were searched by using identified key words ├ó┬?┬?Child abuse├ó┬?┬Ł, ├ó┬?┬?Knowledge level of health professionals in child abuse├ó┬?┬Ł, ├ó┬?┬?Child abuse and neglect├ó┬?┬Ł and index term in the title, abstract and content. The reference lists of all articles searched for additional studies. Turkish and English articles that focused and conducted ├ó┬?┬? knowledge level of health professionals about child abuse├ó┬?┬Ł in Turkey were selected. Results: It has been found that 130 studies about child abuse. 13 of them were on health professionals and child abuse but only, 5 study is selected according to title which has ├ó┬?┬?knowledge level of health professionals in child abuse├ó┬?┬Ł words. Conclusion: Studies have showed that knowledge level of health professionals about child abuse is not at the desired level. They need education and stuructured evaluation forms about child abuse in clinics.
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