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Do adult mental health services identify child abuse and neglect? A systematic review

Overview of attention for article published in International Journal of Mental Health Nursing, August 2017
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  • In the top 5% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
  • One of the highest-scoring outputs from this source (#2 of 1,357)
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (98th percentile)
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9 news outlets
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2 blogs
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217 tweeters
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5 Facebook pages

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148 Mendeley
Title
Do adult mental health services identify child abuse and neglect? A systematic review
Published in
International Journal of Mental Health Nursing, August 2017
DOI 10.1111/inm.12369
Pubmed ID
Authors

John Read, David Harper, Ian Tucker, Angela Kennedy

Abstract

Child abuse and neglect play a causal role in many mental health problems. Knowing whether users of mental health services were abused or neglected as children could be considered essential for developing comprehensive formulations and effective treatment plans. In the present study we report the findings of a systematic review, using independent searches of three databases designed to discover how often mental health staff find out whether their clients were abused or neglected as children. Twenty-one relevant studies were identified. Most people who use mental health services are never asked about child abuse or neglect. The majority of cases of child abuse or neglect are not identified by mental health services. Only 28% of abuse or neglect cases identified by researchers are found in the clients' files: emotional abuse, 44%; physical abuse, 33%; sexual abuse, 30%; emotional neglect, 17%; and physical neglect, 10%. Between 0% and 22% of mental health service users report being asked about child abuse. Men and people diagnosed with psychotic disorders are asked less than other people. Male staff ask less often than female staff. Some improvement over time was found. Policies compelling routine enquiry, training, and trauma-informed services are required.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 148 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 20 14%
Student > Ph. D. Student 18 12%
Researcher 15 10%
Student > Bachelor 13 9%
Student > Doctoral Student 11 7%
Other 31 21%
Unknown 40 27%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Psychology 44 30%
Social Sciences 18 12%
Medicine and Dentistry 15 10%
Nursing and Health Professions 11 7%
Engineering 3 2%
Other 11 7%
Unknown 46 31%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 242. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 20 October 2022.
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#124,073
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Outputs from International Journal of Mental Health Nursing
#2
of 1,357 outputs
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#3,013
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Outputs of similar age from International Journal of Mental Health Nursing
#1
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