A Descriptive Study to Assess Knowledge, Attitude and Practices of Mothers Regarding Prevention of Juvenile Sexual Abuse

  • Bavithra Devi K.1, Dinesh Kumar S.1, Nisha V.1, J. Metha2, Rogina J.S. Savarimuthu3
Keywords: Knowledge, attitude, practices, prevention, juvenile sexual abuse.

Abstract

Sexual assault involves a perpetrator coercing or physically forcing a sexual act or non-consensual touching. A
descriptive study was conducted to assess knowledge, attitude and practices of mothers regarding prevention
of juvenile sexual abuse in selected community area in Kanchipuram (DT), Tamil Nadu. Objectives were to
assess the knowledge, attitude and practices of mothers regarding the prevention of juvenile sexual abuse and
to find out association between the knowledge, attitude and practices of mothers regarding juvenile sexual
abuse and selected demographic variables. Mothers occupation had significant association with knowledge
regarding prevention of juvenile sexual abuse (p=.030). Majority of the samples had adequate knowledge
(80.0%), adequate attitude (62.2%) and adequate practice (75.6%) regarding prevention of juvenile sexual
abuse.

Author Biography

Bavithra Devi K.1, Dinesh Kumar S.1, Nisha V.1, J. Metha2, Rogina J.S. Savarimuthu3

1B.Sc. (Nursing) IIIrd Year Students, 2R.N.R.M., M.Sc.(N) (Psychiatry), Assistant Professor, Mental Health Nursing
Department, Chettinad College of Nursing, Chettinad Academy of Research and Education, Kelambakkam,
Kanchipuram Dist, Tamil Nadu, 3R.N.R.M., M.Sc.(N) (Psychiatry), M.S. (Psychotherapy & Counselling), M.Sc.
(Psychology), CAFÉ, Professor & HOD, Mental Health Nursing Department, Chettinad College of Nursing,
Chettinad Academy of Research and Education, Kelambakkam, Kanchipuram Dist, Tamil Nadu

Published
2020-05-22
How to Cite
Bavithra Devi K.1, Dinesh Kumar S.1, Nisha V.1, J. Metha2, Rogina J.S. Savarimuthu3. (2020). A Descriptive Study to Assess Knowledge, Attitude and Practices of Mothers Regarding Prevention of Juvenile Sexual Abuse. Medico Legal Update, 20(2), 33-36. Retrieved from http://ijop.net/index.php/mlu/article/view/1056