Nursing Research and Practice / 2017 / Article / Tab 4

Research Article

Identifying and Intervening in Child Maltreatment and Implementing Related National Guidelines by Public Health Nurses in Finland and Japan

Table 4

Intervention when suspecting child maltreatment.

Variables Finland () Japan ()Φ
DisagreeAgreeDisagreeAgree

When suspecting child maltreatment PHNs
 Ask about it directly48 (25%)145 (75%)247 (57%)189 (57%)54.26
 Always make a child welfare notification16 (8%)177 (92%)133 (31%)303 (69%)36.52
 Help the maltreated child sufficiently well86 (45%)107 (55%)265 (61%)170 (39%)14.51
 Help the family sufficiently well88 (46%)105 (54%)282 (65%)154 (35%)20.11
 Document the maltreated child17 (9%)176 (91%)41 ( 9%)396 (91%)0.05
 Guide to follow-up treatment17 (9%)176 (91%)176 (40%)259 (60%)62.91
 Listen to the family under suspicion14 (7%)179 (93%)96 (22%)341 (78%)20.11

Estimate significance: NS = not significant; .

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