Childhood Sexual Abuse and Adult Sexual Dysfunction:Response to Commentary by Rind and Tromovitch (2007)

Najman, Jackob M., Dunne, Michael P., & Boyle, Frances M. (2007) Childhood Sexual Abuse and Adult Sexual Dysfunction:Response to Commentary by Rind and Tromovitch (2007). Archives of Sexual Behavior, 36(1), pp. 107-109.

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Abstract Rind and Tromovitch (2007) raised four concerns relating to our article (Najman, Dunne, Purdie, Boyle, &Coxeter, 2005. Archives of Sexual Behavior, 34, 517–526.) which suggested a causal association between childhood sexual abuse (CSA) and adult sexual dysfunction. We consider each of these concerns: magnitude of effect, cause and effect, confounding, and measurement error. We suggest that, while the concerns they raise represent legitimate reservations about the validity of our findings, on balance the available evidence indicates an association between CSA and sexual dysfunction that is of "moderate" magnitude, probably causal, and unlikely to be a consequence of confounding or measurement error.

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ID Code: 11190
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Additional Information: For more information, please refer to the journal’s website (see hypertext link) or contact the author.
Keywords: Child sexual abuse, Adult sexual functioning, Causal inference
DOI: 10.1007/s10508-006-9073-z
ISSN: 0004-0002
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES (110000) > PUBLIC HEALTH AND HEALTH SERVICES (111700) > Epidemiology (111706)
Divisions: Current > Research Centres > Centre for Health Research
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Health
Current > Institutes > Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2007 Springer
Copyright Statement: The original publication is available at SpringerLink
Deposited On: 12 Dec 2007
Last Modified: 10 Aug 2011 16:26

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