Childhood sexual abuse and adult sexual dysfunction: Response to commentary by Rind and Tromovitch (2007)

Najman, Jake 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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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: 89061
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
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)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > PSYCHOLOGY AND COGNITIVE SCIENCES (170000) > PSYCHOLOGY (170100)
Divisions: Current > Research Centres > Children & Youth Research Centre
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Health
Current > Institutes > Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation
Current > Schools > School of Public Health & Social Work
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2006 Springer Science+Business Media, Inc.
Deposited On: 15 Oct 2015 22:57
Last Modified: 19 Oct 2015 00:33

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