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Haque, M. A., Janson, S., Moniruzzaman, S., Rahman, A. K., Islam, S. S., Mashreky, S. R. & Eriksson, U.-B. (2019). Children's exposure to physical abuse from a child perspective: A population-based study in rural Bangladesh. PLoS ONE, 14(2), Article ID e0212428.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Children's exposure to physical abuse from a child perspective: A population-based study in rural Bangladesh
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2019 (English)In: PLoS ONE, ISSN 1932-6203, E-ISSN 1932-6203, Vol. 14, no 2, article id e0212428Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Background Although child physical abuse (CPA) is considered as a major global public health problem, it has not yet been recognized as such in Bangladesh. Very few studies have assessed the prevalence and victims' characteristics of multiple forms of CPA. Objective This population-based study assessed the prevalence of CPA committed by adults in a rural area of Bangladesh and examined its association with demographic and socio-contextual factors. Methods Data were obtained using ISPCAN Child Abuse Screening Tool for Children (ICAST-C) in a random sample of 1416 children (49% girls, 51% boys) aged 11 to 17 years by face-to-face interviews during March-April 2017. The response rate was 91.5%. To estimate predictors of CPA, physical abuse was categorized into frequent and less frequent groups. Results The prevalence of at least one form (>= 1), two forms (>= 2) and three or more forms (>= 3) of CPA were estimated approximately to 99%, 95% and 83% in their lifetime and 93%, 79%, and 57% in the past year respectively. Hitting (except on buttocks), standing/kneeling and slapping were the most common physical abuse whereas given drugs or alcohol, pinched, burned or scalded, beaten-up and locked up were less reported. Female children were faced severe forms of CPA more than that of males. Male children, younger age groups, witnessing adults using weapons at home, bullied by siblings and low level of maternal education were found to be significant risk factors for both >= 1 form and >= 2 forms of frequent CPA whereas adding also adult shouting in a frightening way was found as a significant risk factor for >= 2 forms of frequent CPA. Conclusion Self-reported prevalence of CPA is extremely common in the Bangladeshi rural society. The prevalence was associated with demographic and socio-contextual characteristics of the children such as being younger, witnessing domestic violence and maternal low education. The findings provide evidence to support parents and policy-makers to take effective measures to implement policy and programme on alternative up-bringing methods and creating awareness of negative effects of CM which in turn help Bangladesh to line up with UN Convention on the Rights of the Child, which the country signed in 1990.

National Category
Public Health, Global Health, Social Medicine and Epidemiology
Research subject
Public Health Science
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:kau:diva-71490 (URN)10.1371/journal.pone.0212428 (DOI)000459062900055 ()30779784 (PubMedID)
Available from: 2019-03-14 Created: 2019-03-14 Last updated: 2019-09-06Bibliographically approved
Haque, M. A., Janson, S., Moniruzzaman, S., Mashreky, S. R., Rahman, F. A. K., Islam, S. S. & Eriksson, U.-B. (2018). Children'S Exposure To Physical Abuse From A Child Perspective-A Population Based Study In Rural Bangladesh. Injury Prevention, 24, A107-A107, Article ID PW 2708.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Children'S Exposure To Physical Abuse From A Child Perspective-A Population Based Study In Rural Bangladesh
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2018 (English)In: Injury Prevention, ISSN 1353-8047, E-ISSN 1475-5785, Vol. 24, p. A107-A107, article id PW 2708Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
London: BMJ Publishing Group Ltd, 2018
National Category
Public Health, Global Health, Social Medicine and Epidemiology
Research subject
Public Health Science
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:kau:diva-70252 (URN)10.1136/injuryprevention-2018-safety.296 (DOI)000446617400297 ()
Available from: 2018-11-22 Created: 2018-11-22 Last updated: 2018-11-22Bibliographically approved
Haque, M. A., Janson, S., Moniruzzaman, S., Rahman, A. K., Mashreky, S. R. & Eriksson, U.-B. (2017). Bangladeshi school-age children's experiences and perceptions on child maltreatment: A qualitative interview study. Child Care Health and Development, 43(6), 876-883
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Bangladeshi school-age children's experiences and perceptions on child maltreatment: A qualitative interview study
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2017 (English)In: Child Care Health and Development, ISSN 0305-1862, E-ISSN 1365-2214, Vol. 43, no 6, p. 876-883Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

BackgroundChild maltreatment (CM) is a public health problem and is recognized as a huge barrier for child development. Most of the research and definitions on CM are from the perspective of high-income western countries. Because no major studies have been conducted on CM in Bangladesh, the aim of the current study was to explore the experiences of and perceptions on CM in school-age children in rural and urban Bangladesh in order to understand maltreatment in a local context and from a child perspective. MethodsSemistructured individual interviews with 24 children (13 boys and 11 girls), between the ages of 9 and 13years of which 11 were schoolgoing and 13 non-schoolgoing, were conducted during July 2013 and analysed according to qualitative content analysis. ResultsCM was a common and painful experience with serious physical and emotional consequences but highly accepted by the society. Vulnerable groups were especially young children, girls, and poor children. The children's voices were not heard due to their low status and low position in their families, schools, and working places. The main theme that emerged in the analysis was children's subordination, which permeated the five categories: (a) perception of children's situation in society, (b) understanding children's development and needs, (c) CM associated to school achievement, (d) negative impact of CM, and (e) emotional responses. ConclusionsDifferent kinds of abuse are obviously common in Bangladesh, and the schools do not follow the law from 2011 prohibiting corporal punishment at school. The society has to take further steps to live up to the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child, which was ratified already in 1990, to protect the Bangladeshi children from CM.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
John Wiley & Sons, 2017
National Category
Public Health, Global Health, Social Medicine and Epidemiology
Research subject
Public Health Science
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:kau:diva-65869 (URN)10.1111/cch.12508 (DOI)000412293800011 ()28871592 (PubMedID)
Available from: 2018-01-25 Created: 2018-01-25 Last updated: 2019-09-06Bibliographically approved
Moniruzzaman, S. (2016). Divergent trends in emergency department visits for poisonings by intent in Varmland, Sweden. Injury Prevention, 22, A227-A227
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Divergent trends in emergency department visits for poisonings by intent in Varmland, Sweden
2016 (English)In: Injury Prevention, ISSN 1353-8047, E-ISSN 1475-5785, Vol. 22, p. A227-A227Article in journal, Meeting abstract (Other academic) Published
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
BMJ Publishing Group Ltd, 2016
National Category
Public Health, Global Health, Social Medicine and Epidemiology Environmental Management
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:kau:diva-65084 (URN)10.1136/injuryprev-2016-042156.633 (DOI)000405066801319 ()
Available from: 2017-11-02 Created: 2017-11-02 Last updated: 2019-11-04Bibliographically approved
Moniruzzaman, S. (2016). Divergent trends in emergency department visits for poisonings by intent in Värmland, Sweden. In: : . Paper presented at Safety 2016 World Conference 18-16 September Tampere Finland.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Divergent trends in emergency department visits for poisonings by intent in Värmland, Sweden
2016 (English)Conference paper, Poster (with or without abstract) (Other academic)
National Category
Medical and Health Sciences Other Medical Sciences not elsewhere specified
Research subject
Risk and Environmental Studies
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:kau:diva-45885 (URN)
Conference
Safety 2016 World Conference 18-16 September Tampere Finland
Available from: 2016-09-14 Created: 2016-09-14 Last updated: 2019-11-04Bibliographically approved
Nilson, F., Moniruzzaman, S. & Andersson, R. (2016). Hospitalized fall-related injury trends in Sweden between 2001 and 2010. International Journal of Injury Control and Safety Promotion, 23(3), 277-283
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Hospitalized fall-related injury trends in Sweden between 2001 and 2010
2016 (English)In: International Journal of Injury Control and Safety Promotion, ISSN 1745-7300, E-ISSN 1745-7319, Vol. 23, no 3, p. 277-283Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Previous studies have indicated increasing trends of hospitalized fall-related injuries amongst elderly. Whether this is true also in Sweden is unknown though it is important to study considering the potential societal impact. Data were obtained regarding hospitalized injuries with falls as external cause among those aged 65 years and above with information on injury type, gender and age, on a yearly basis, from 2001 to 2010. Age- and sex-specific incidence rates were calculated (per 100,000 population) for all fall-related injuries, and for each injury type and trend lines were drawn. Linear regression analyses and percentage change were calculated for the types of fall-related injuries. A decreasing incidence was observed in the younger age groups (65-79 years) with greater decreases amongst women (women: -14.6%, men 65-79 years: -10.5%). However, increasing rates were observed in the older age group (80 years and above), with greater increases amongst men (women: 4.3%, men: 11.4%). Superficial injuries showed greater increases than fractures amongst those aged 80 years and above. This study indicates that older elderly in Sweden are increasingly being hospitalized for less serious injuries. This changing injury panorama is important to include in the future planning of both health care and fall-related prevention.

Keywords
elderly; epidemiology; falls; injury
National Category
Public Health, Global Health, Social Medicine and Epidemiology
Research subject
Public Health Science; Risk and Environmental Studies
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:kau:diva-13206 (URN)10.1080/17457300.2015.1032980 (DOI)000379757400007 ()25952682 (PubMedID)
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Titel i avhandlingen: Hospitalized fall-related injury trends among elderly in Sweden between 2001 and 2010

Available from: 2012-05-04 Created: 2012-05-04 Last updated: 2018-05-22Bibliographically approved
Moniruzzaman, S., Eriksson, U.-B. & Janson, S. (2016). Perceptions and perspectives of child maltreatment in Bangladesh: a pilot study. Injury Prevention, 22, A160-A160
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Perceptions and perspectives of child maltreatment in Bangladesh: a pilot study
2016 (English)In: Injury Prevention, ISSN 1353-8047, E-ISSN 1475-5785, Vol. 22, p. A160-A160Article in journal, Meeting abstract (Other academic) Published
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
BMJ PUBLISHING GROUP, 2016
National Category
Public Health, Global Health, Social Medicine and Epidemiology
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:kau:diva-65085 (URN)10.1136/injuryprev-2016-042156.439 (DOI)000405066801125 ()
Available from: 2017-11-02 Created: 2017-11-02 Last updated: 2019-11-21Bibliographically approved
Andersson, R. & Moniruzzaman, S. (2015). Accident and injury surveillance: a review of theoretical frameworks. In: Tomasz Zwęgliński, Pawel Gromek, Magdalena Gikiewicz, Anna Predecka (Ed.), The Baltic Resilience Monograph Report: on awareness raising, bridging and building community resilience in the Baltic Sea Region.. Warsaw-Karlstad: The Main School of Fire Service
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Accident and injury surveillance: a review of theoretical frameworks
2015 (English)In: The Baltic Resilience Monograph Report: on awareness raising, bridging and building community resilience in the Baltic Sea Region. / [ed] Tomasz Zwęgliński, Pawel Gromek, Magdalena Gikiewicz, Anna Predecka, Warsaw-Karlstad: The Main School of Fire Service , 2015Chapter in book (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Warsaw-Karlstad: The Main School of Fire Service, 2015
National Category
Social Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:kau:diva-45883 (URN)978-83-88446-64-1 (ISBN)
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Available from: 2016-09-14 Created: 2016-09-14 Last updated: 2019-11-04Bibliographically approved
Andersson, R. & Moniruzzaman, S. (2015). Skaderegistering i teori och praktik. In: Ragnar Andersson, Per Nilsen (Ed.), Personsäkerhet - teori och praktik: (pp. 81-89). Karlstad: Myndigheten för Samhällsskydd och Beredskap (MSB)
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Skaderegistering i teori och praktik
2015 (Swedish)In: Personsäkerhet - teori och praktik / [ed] Ragnar Andersson, Per Nilsen, Karlstad: Myndigheten för Samhällsskydd och Beredskap (MSB) , 2015, p. 81-89Chapter in book (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Karlstad: Myndigheten för Samhällsskydd och Beredskap (MSB), 2015
National Category
Social Sciences Other Social Sciences not elsewhere specified
Research subject
Risk and Environmental Studies
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:kau:diva-46121 (URN)9789173836203 (ISBN)
Available from: 2016-09-15 Created: 2016-09-15 Last updated: 2019-11-07Bibliographically approved
Nilson, F., Moniruzzaman, S. & Andersson, R. (2014). A comparison of hip fracture incidence rates among elderly in Sweden by latitude and sunlight exposure. Scandinavian Journal of Public Health, 42(2), 201-206
Open this publication in new window or tab >>A comparison of hip fracture incidence rates among elderly in Sweden by latitude and sunlight exposure
2014 (English)In: Scandinavian Journal of Public Health, ISSN 1403-4948, E-ISSN 1651-1905, Vol. 42, no 2, p. 201-206Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Sage Publications, 2014
National Category
Public Health, Global Health, Social Medicine and Epidemiology
Research subject
Public Health Science
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:kau:diva-30046 (URN)10.1177/1403494813510794 (DOI)000331371600012 ()24265166 (PubMedID)
Available from: 2013-11-18 Created: 2013-11-18 Last updated: 2018-05-22Bibliographically approved
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