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Research Article

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

Table 5

Intervention, collaboration, and support from other professionals.

Variables Finland () Japan ()
DisagreeAgreeDisagreeAgree

When suspecting child maltreatment PHNs
 Collaborate sufficiently well with other professionals9 (5%)184 (95%)103 (24%)331 (76%)33.11
 Think multi-professional collaboration works well in the municipality73 (38%)120 (62%)151 (35%)285 (65%)0.59
 Think multi-professional collaboration works well in their organization46 (24%)147 (76%)131 (30%)305 (70%)2.55
 Know who to contact17 (9%)176 (91%)22 (5%)415 (95%)3.28
When suspecting child maltreatment PHNs get enough support from
 Superiors85 (44%)108 (56%)92 (21%)345 (79%)35.02
 Peers17 (9%)176 (91%)70 (16%)366 (84%)5.90
 Physicians43 (22%)150 (78%)307 (71%)128 (29%)126.39
 Child protection52 (27%)141 (73%)139 (32%)298 (68%)1.50
In the office/clinic
 PHNs have joint instructions to deal with child maltreatment75 (39%)118 (61%)128 (29%)309 (71%)5.61
 PHNs have clear instructions how to make a child welfare notification45 (23%)148 (77%)179 (41%)257 (59%)18.36
 It is possible to work according to the guidelines58 (30%)135 (70%)181 (42%)250 (58%)8.05

Estimate significance: NS = not significant; ; ; .

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