Print Email Facebook Twitter What parental characteristics can predict child maltreatment at the Emergency Department? Considering expansion of the Hague Protocol Title What parental characteristics can predict child maltreatment at the Emergency Department? Considering expansion of the Hague Protocol Author Diderich, H.M. Dechesne, M. Fekkes, M. Verkerk, P.H. Buitendijk, S.E. Oudesluys-Murphy, A.M. Publication year 2015 Abstract The Hague Protocol considers three parental characteristics of Emergency Department adult patients to identify child abuse: (a) domestic violence, (b) intoxication, and (c) suicide attempt or auto mutilation. This study investigated whether additional parental characteristics could be included to improve the chance of detection. Using a nested case-control design, we compared parents identified as child abusers who were missed by the Protocol with a matched group of nonabusing parents. The parental characteristics used were, among others, all physical injuries possibly resulting from domestic violence, psychological, or mental complaints that might indicate elevated domestic stress levels and the number of Emergency Department visits during the previous year. None of the characteristics were statistically significantly associated with child abuse. The Hague Protocol will not be improved by adding one or more of the characteristics that were investigated. Subject Behavioural ChangesCH - Child HealthBSS - Behavioural and Societal SciencesHealthy for LifeHealthHealthy Living To reference this document use: http://resolver.tudelft.nl/uuid:116fb9c2-b05b-4361-bf1a-34c76693ad7e TNO identifier 522464 Source Journal of Emergency Nursing, 22 (4), 279-281 Document type article Files To receive the publication files, please send an e-mail request to TNO Library.