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Findings from Sexual Assault Nurse Examiners (SANE): A case study of New Hampshire's pediatric SANE database

Murphy, Sharon B. PhD, ACSW1; Potter, Sharyn J. PhD, MPH2; Stapleton, Jane G. MA3; Wiesen‐Martin, Desiree MA4; Pierce‐Weeks, Jennifer RN, SANE‐A, SANE‐P5

Journal of Forensic Nursing:
doi: 10.1111/j.1939-3938.2010.01083.x
Original Articles: ORIGINAL ARTICLE
Abstract

The purpose of this article is to provide child sexual abuse data gathered by sexual assault nurse examiners (SANEs) in New Hampshire at the time of the medical/forensic examination. This study provides demographic, victim and assault characteristics from 696 child sexual abuse patients between 1997 and 2007. The study is a collaborative project between the SANE Advisory Board, a team of university researchers, and the Research Committee of the New Hampshire (NH) Governor's Commission on Domestic and Sexual Violence.

Author Information

1Assistant Professor, Department of Social Work, University of New Hampshire, Durham, NH

2Associate Professor, Sociology, University of New Hampshire, Durham, NH

3Coordinator, Forensic Nurse Examiner Program, Memorial Health System, Colorado Springs, CO

4Research Instructor, Women Studies Program, University of New Hampshire, Durham, NH

5Graduate Student, Department of Sociology, University of New Hampshire, Durham, NH

Correspondence Sharon B. Murphy, PhD, ACSW, Department of Social Work, Pettee Hall, 55 College Road, University of New Hampshire, Durham, NH 03824. Tel: 603–862–3826; E‐mail: sharon.murphy@unh.edu

Received: July 11, 2009; accepted: November 9, 2009

© 2010 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.

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