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Effects of perpetrator identity on suicidality and nonsuicidal self-injury in sexually victimized female adolescents

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dc.contributor.author Unlu, G., & Cakaloz, B.
dc.date.accessioned 2016-07-11T18:30:14Z
dc.date.available 2016-07-11T18:30:14Z
dc.date.issued 2016
dc.identifier.citation Unlu, G., & Cakaloz, B. (2016). Effects of perpetrator identity on suicidality and nonsuicidal self-injury in sexually victimized female adolescents. Neuropsychiatric Disease and Treatment, 12, 1489. en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4922799/pdf/ndt-12-1489.pdf
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/11212/2830
dc.description.abstract Child sexual abuse and sexual dating violence victimization are common problems that are known to have long-term negative consequences. This study aimed to compare the sociodemographic, abuse-related, and clinical features of female adolescents who were sexually abused by different perpetrators, and identify the factors associated with suicidality and nonsuicidal self-injury (NSSI) in these cases. Data of 254 sexually abused female adolescents between the ages of 12–18 years were evaluated. The cases were classified into three groups, namely “sexual dating violence”, “incest”, and “other child sexual abuse”, according to the identity of the perpetrator. The three groups were compared in terms of sociodemographic, abuse-related, and clinical features. Major depressive disorder was the most common psychiatric diagnosis, which was present in 44.9% of the cases. Among all victims, 25.6% had attempted suicide, 52.0% had suicidal ideation, and 23.6% had NSSI during the postabuse period. A logistic regression analysis revealed that attempted suicide was predicted by dating violence victimization (adjusted odds ratio [AOR] =3.053; 95% confidence interval [CI] =1.473, 6.330) and depression (AOR =2.238; 95% CI =1.226, 4.086). Dating violence victimization was also the strongest predictor of subsequent suicidal ideation (AOR =3.500; 95% CI =1.817, 6.741). In addition, revictimization was determined to be an important risk factor for both suicidal ideation (AOR =2.897; 95% CI =1.276, 6.574) and NSSI (AOR =3.847; 95% CI =1.899, 7.794). Perpetrator identity and revictimization are associated with negative mental health outcomes in sexually victimized female adolescents. Increased risk of suicidality and NSSI should be borne in mind while assessing cases with dating violence and revictimization histories, in particular. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher Neuropsychiatric Disease and Treatment en_US
dc.subject adolescent victim en_US
dc.subject self-injury en_US
dc.subject suicidality en_US
dc.subject sexual abuse en_US
dc.subject Turkey
dc.subject International Resources
dc.title Effects of perpetrator identity on suicidality and nonsuicidal self-injury in sexually victimized female adolescents en_US
dc.type Article en_US


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