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Resolution of intimate partner violence and child behavior problems after investigation for suspected child maltreatment.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  23318576     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
OBJECTIVE To describe longitudinal change in child behavior problems associated with resolution of intimate partner violence (IPV) after an investigation for suspected child maltreatment. DESIGN Retrospective cohort study. SETTING The National Survey of Child and Adolescent Well-Being, a nationally representative longitudinal sample of US households investigated for suspected child maltreatment. PARTICIPANTS The study included 320 school-aged subjects with caregiver-reported IPV in the year prior to baseline interview. Caregivers were interviewed an average of 3, 20, 36, and 81 months following investigation. MAIN EXPOSURE Resolution vs persistence of baseline IPV. Persistence was defined by report of IPV during any follow-up interview. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES Clinically significant internalizing or externalizing child behavior problems. RESULTS In total, 44.6% of caregivers who reported IPV at the baseline interview reported persistent IPV. After adjusting for significant covariates, IPV resolution was associated with an 11.9% reduction in internalizing problems by 81 months (P = .03); IPV persistence was associated with persistence in baseline problems. Resolution of IPV was associated with an 18.5% reduction in externalizing problems by 20 months that was sustained at 36 and 81 months (all P < .05). Intimate partner violence persistence was associated with a steady but nonsignificant increase in externalizing behavior problems during 81 months (10.1%, P = .07). The adjusted relative risks for internalizing and externalizing behavior problems 81 months following a child protective services investigation for children exposed to persistent vs resolved IPV were 1.79 (95% CI, 0.91-3.52) and 1.88 (95% CI, 1.12-3.18), respectively. CONCLUSIONS Resolution of IPV after a child protective services investigation for suspected child maltreatment is associated with meaningful, sustained reductions in clinically significant child behavior problems.
Kristine A Campbell; Andrea M Thomas; Lawrence J Cook; Heather T Keenan
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, N.I.H., Extramural    
Journal Detail:
Title:  JAMA pediatrics     Volume:  167     ISSN:  2168-6211     ISO Abbreviation:  JAMA Pediatr     Publication Date:  2013 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2013-03-05     Completed Date:  2013-04-18     Revised Date:  2014-03-06    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101589544     Medline TA:  JAMA Pediatr     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  236-42     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
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MeSH Terms
Caregivers / psychology*,  statistics & numerical data
Child Abuse / psychology*,  statistics & numerical data
Child Behavior Disorders / psychology*
Child Welfare* / statistics & numerical data
Child, Preschool
Cohort Studies
Follow-Up Studies
Health Surveys
Linear Models
Retrospective Studies
Social Work
Spouse Abuse / psychology*,  rehabilitation,  statistics & numerical data
Grant Support
Comment In:
JAMA Pediatr. 2013 Mar 1;167(3):299-300   [PMID:  23318653 ]
J Pediatr. 2013 Jul;163(1):304-5   [PMID:  23796344 ]

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