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Year : 2019  |  Volume : 8  |  Issue : 11  |  Page : 3525-3530

Assessment of knowledge and attitude about child abuse amongst parents visiting rural tertiary care hospital in central India

Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College, Maharashtra, India

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Dr. Yashika Sharma
Sharada Hostel DMIMSU Campus Sawangi, Wardha - 442 001, Maharashtra
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/jfmpc.jfmpc_366_19

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Introduction: Child abuse is one of the pressing human rights issues which still needs to be highlighted for general public, especially in traditional societies. This study depicts perspectives of parents and caregivers. Methods: The study was, conducted amongst parents visiting paediatric department (OPD and ward) at Rural Tertiary care Hospital in central India. A questionnaire was prepared and filled by parents and then was statistically analysed. Results: It was seen that: 1. Majority of parents lack knowledge regarding children's education and protection (POSCO and RTE) 2. Most parents were in favour of having better career prospects for Male child. 3. Parents were also asked regarding physical, emotional and mental health of a child. Majority of the parents were of the opinion that children should be distinguished based on academic performances. The study also recommended various measures to combat child abuse.

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