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NCJ Number: 228910 Find in a Library
Title: ISPCAN Child Abuse Screening Tools Retrospective Version (ICAST-R): Delphi Study and Field Testing in Seven Countries
Journal: Child Abuse and Neglect  Volume:33  Issue:11  Dated:November 2009  Pages:815-825
Author(s): Michael P Dunne; Adam J. Zolotor; Desmond K. Runyan; Inna Andreva-Miller; Wan Yuen Choo; Simon K. Dunne; Bernard Gerbaka; Oksana Isaeva; Dipty Jain; Mohd Sham Kasim; Bonnie Macfarlane; Nurgul Mamyrova; Clemencia Ramirez; Elena Volkova; Randa Youssef
Date Published: November 2009
Page Count: 11
Type: Measurement/Evaluation Device
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United Kingdom
Annotation: This study examined the structure and content of the ISPCAN Child Abuse Screening Tool-Retrospective (ICAST-R), a survey tool for retrospective measurement of child abuse, and the performance of the instrument through an international field trial.
Abstract: The International Society for the Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect (ISPCAN) Child Abuse Screening Tool-Retrospective (ICAST-R), based on consensus from international experts, is easy to read, relatively brief to complete, and produces very little missing data and moderate to high internal consistency in the item subsets. It has satisfactory properties for adoption as a survey tool to estimate prevalence and describe perpetrators and other contextual aspects of child abuse. The ICAST-R questionnaire was developed to gain consensus on core indicators of relatively common forms of maltreatment. The purpose of this research study was to develop a basic tool that can be used to estimate prevalence of behaviorally specific experiences and describe typical perpetrators of common aspects of childhood physical, emotional, and sexual abuse in international and cross-cultural studies. It examined the structure and content as well as the performance of the ICAST-R questionnaire in measuring child abuse. Figure, tables, and references
Main Term(s): Child abuse detection
Index Term(s): Child abuse; Child emotional abuse and neglect; Effectiveness; Instrument validation; Questionnaires; Testing and measurement
Note: For additional articles in this special issue see NCJ-228906-9 and NCJ-228911-12.
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