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Measurement of three major subtypes of child neglect.
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PMID:  15538034     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
This study examines the relationships among three major subtypes of neglect (physical, psychological, and environmental), a summary measure of neglect, and neglect as defined by Child Protective Services (CPS). The predictive validity of the subtypes of neglect assessed when children were 5 years of age was examined using children's behavior at age 6. Study findings include modest to moderate correlations among the neglect subtypes, CPS neglect, and children's behavior. After controlling for CPS neglect, the subtypes remained predictive of children's behavior. The set of three subtypes was more strongly related to children's behavior, particularly maternal report of internalizing problems, than was the summary neglect measure. These findings suggest that considering the subtypes of neglect may enhance our understanding of neglect and lead to interventions tailored to families' specific needs.
Howard Dubowitz; Steven C Pitts; Maureen M Black
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Child maltreatment     Volume:  9     ISSN:  1077-5595     ISO Abbreviation:  Child Maltreat     Publication Date:  2004 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2004-11-11     Completed Date:  2005-03-01     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9602869     Medline TA:  Child Maltreat     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  344-56     Citation Subset:  IM    
University of Maryland, Baltimore, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Child Abuse / classification*,  statistics & numerical data
Child Behavior
Child, Preschool
Depression / epidemiology,  psychology
Follow-Up Studies
Models, Psychological
Mothers / psychology
Predictive Value of Tests

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