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Mater Sociomed. 2015; 27(6): 372-375

Knowledge and Attitudes Regarding Child Abuse and Neglect

Nina Markovic, Amra Arslanagic Muratbegovic, Sedin Kobaslija, Elmedin Bajric, Mediha Selimovic-Dragas, Amina Huseinbegovic, Ivana Cukovi& 263;-Bagic.


Purpose: The aim of this study was to assess knowledge and attitude of dentists in Bosnia and Herzegovina (BH) regarding signs and symptoms of child abuse and neglect (CAN), reporting procedure and level of education. Methods: Data were collected through a self-administrated structured questionnaire adopted and modified from previous studies. It was administrated to 300 dentists out of which a total number of 210 subjects were in final sample for statistical analyses. Response rate was seventy percent. Descriptive statistics, Chi-square and Kruskal-Wallis H test were used to analyze statistical differences in responses. The level of significance was set at p

Key words: child abuse and neglect, dentist knowledge, Bosnia and Herzegovina.

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