Reduction of Distress in Children Undergoing Sexual Abuse Medical Examination
The Journal of Pediatrics
A participant modeling film to reduce distress in children (5 to 13 years old) undergoing sexual abuse medical examination was tested. Twenty-one children viewing the participant modeling film reported less fear after film viewing and were behaviorally less distressed and more compliant, as rated by nurses and mothers, during gynecological examination than 21 children viewing a non-relevant film.
(1998). Reduction of Distress in Children Undergoing Sexual Abuse Medical Examination. The Journal of Pediatrics, 133(2), 296-299.
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