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Inclusion criteria

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Children aged 0-5 completed years

Studies of sexual abuse

Documented features of the impact of neglect on the child during the period of exposure to neglect

Studies of physical abuse alone, or studies combining physical abuse and neglect, where the data from the neglect cases could not be extracted

Studies conducted in Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development countries

Studies of management or complications of neglect

Child / carer interaction documented using standardized recording

Studies addressing risk factors for neglect

Studies of the interaction between the child and their primary carer


Confirmation of neglect ranks A- C2



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