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Article: Evaluating the risk of child abuse: the Child Abuse Risk Assessment Scale (CARAS)

TitleEvaluating the risk of child abuse: the Child Abuse Risk Assessment Scale (CARAS)
Authors
Issue Date2011
PublisherSage Publications, Inc. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.sagepub.com/journal.aspx?pid=108
Citation
Journal of Interpersonal Violence, 2011, v. 27 n. 5, p. 951-973 How to Cite?
AbstractThe present study developed the Child Abuse Risk Assessment Scale (CARAS), an actuarial instrument for the assessment of the risk of physical child abuse. Data of 2,363 Chinese parents (47.7% male) living in Hong Kong were used in the analyses. Participants were individually interviewed with a questionnaire assessing their perpetration of child abuse and some theoretically or empirically tested factors associated with child abuse. Using the split-half validation procedure, the 5-factor, 64-item CARAS was created and validated. When applying to the second half of the split sample, the CARAS had a sensitivity of 81.9%, a specificity of 77.8%, and an overall accuracy of 78.1%. The area under the receiver operating characteristic curve (AUC) was .91. Overall, our findings showed that the CARAS is a simple, systematic and validated instrument identifying at-risk population of child maltreatment in Chinese societies.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/134457
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2015 Impact Factor: 1.579
2015 SCImago Journal Rankings: 1.064
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dc.contributor.authorChan, KLen_HK
dc.date.accessioned2011-06-17T09:21:17Z-
dc.date.available2011-06-17T09:21:17Z-
dc.date.issued2011en_HK
dc.identifier.citationJournal of Interpersonal Violence, 2011, v. 27 n. 5, p. 951-973en_HK
dc.identifier.issn0886-2605en_HK
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/134457-
dc.description.abstractThe present study developed the Child Abuse Risk Assessment Scale (CARAS), an actuarial instrument for the assessment of the risk of physical child abuse. Data of 2,363 Chinese parents (47.7% male) living in Hong Kong were used in the analyses. Participants were individually interviewed with a questionnaire assessing their perpetration of child abuse and some theoretically or empirically tested factors associated with child abuse. Using the split-half validation procedure, the 5-factor, 64-item CARAS was created and validated. When applying to the second half of the split sample, the CARAS had a sensitivity of 81.9%, a specificity of 77.8%, and an overall accuracy of 78.1%. The area under the receiver operating characteristic curve (AUC) was .91. Overall, our findings showed that the CARAS is a simple, systematic and validated instrument identifying at-risk population of child maltreatment in Chinese societies.en_HK
dc.languageengen_US
dc.publisherSage Publications, Inc. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.sagepub.com/journal.aspx?pid=108en_HK
dc.relation.ispartofJournal of Interpersonal Violenceen_HK
dc.rightsJournal of Interpersonal Violence. Copyright © Sage Publications, Inc.-
dc.rightsCreative Commons: Attribution 3.0 Hong Kong License-
dc.subject.meshAnger-
dc.subject.meshChild Abuse - diagnosis - statistics and numerical data-
dc.subject.meshDepressive Disorder - diagnosis - epidemiology-
dc.subject.meshPsychiatric Status Rating Scales - standards-
dc.subject.meshQuestionnaires - standards-
dc.titleEvaluating the risk of child abuse: the Child Abuse Risk Assessment Scale (CARAS)en_HK
dc.typeArticleen_HK
dc.identifier.emailChan, KL: eklchan@hkucc.hku.hken_HK
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dc.identifier.doi10.1177/0886260511423252en_HK
dc.identifier.pmid21987512-
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dc.identifier.hkuros185723en_US
dc.relation.referenceshttp://www.scopus.com/mlt/select.url?eid=2-s2.0-84858820301&selection=ref&src=s&origin=recordpageen_HK
dc.identifier.volume27en_HK
dc.identifier.issue5en_HK
dc.identifier.spage951en_HK
dc.identifier.epage973en_HK
dc.identifier.isiWOS:000301947600008-
dc.publisher.placeUnited Statesen_HK
dc.identifier.scopusauthoridChan, KL=8504873300en_HK

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