Follow-up Survey on Child maltreatment
Subject: Questionnaire ‘Barriers & facilitators for implemenation of a toolkit regarding child maltreatment
at the Emergency Department (ED)’
A study to improve screening of child maltreatment in emergency departments in Europe: barriers and facilitators for implementation of a toolkit
There is a need for improving recognition of child maltreatment in the emergency department (ED). Recently, a study performed by the Erasmus MC Sophia Children’s Hospital and Augeo Foundation in collaboration with the EUSEM, REPEM and EuSEN (https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0246361) showed that only 25.6% (34/133) of the EDs in Europe follow most of the NICE guideline recommendations on child abuse & neglect.
This survey was distributed through the EUSEM congress in 2018 and among the EUSEM, REPEM and EuSEN networks and we would like to thank all respondents for their valuable contribution.
As a follow-up, we developed a questionnaire to study barriers and facilitators for the implementation of a child maltreatment toolkit, consisting of a screening checklist, training and a strategy for adequate hospital policy, at EDs in Europe.
We kindly ask your cooperation to participate in this important study and to fill out this questionnaire.
Afew notes to you as a respondent:
The survey will be analyzed anonymously. In the final report, the data cannot be traced back to individual hospitals.
In the questionnaire multiple statements are mentioned, and we would like to know whether you agree or not and to what degree. If you don’t have a strong opinion on one or more of the statements, please try to decide if it is more like ‘agree’ or more like ‘disagree’. If you really don’t know, you can select the option ‘do not agree nor disagree’.
General hospitals who only see adults are asked about the detection of child maltreatment based on parental characteristics. Children of parents who suffer from severe psychiatric problems, abuse substances or are victims of domestic violence, have a high risk of being victims of child maltreatment. The questions refer to procedures when a parent visits the ED. In other words, the parent is the patient and not the child.
If respondents leave their name and email address, we will inform them about the results. Completing the questionnaire will take about 15 minutes. Please answer all of the questions. Can you please return your response before the 15th of September 2021?
Go to https://erasmusmcsurvey.erasmusmc.nl/bfaitoolkit/ls/index.php/4?newtest=Y to start the
Thank you in advance for your time and effort!
EUSEM, REPEM and EuSEN and Augeo Foundation and Erasmus MC-Sophia Children Hospital from the Netherlands have joined forces to work together on improving the knowledge about child maltreatment and the implementation of tools in order to detect more victims of family maltreatment at the EDs in Europe.
For more information or questions, please contact Erasmus Medical Center in The Netherlands