Revista Cubana de Medicina General Integral
version ISSN 0864-2125
CAMPO GONZALEZ, Ana et al. Infantile ill-treatment in children from adolescent mothers born in the Gynecologic and Obstetrics Teaching Hospital of Guanabacoa (2005-2006). Rev Cubana Med Gen Integr [online]. 2011, vol.27, n.4, pp. 477-485. ISSN 0864-2125.
Introduction: The infantile ill-treatment syndrome is a phenomenon appearing with the man. It is not present in a isolated way, but involving many biosychosocial factors. Objective: To characterize the infantile ill-treatment in children from adolescent mothers. Methods: A longitudinal, prospective and descriptive study was conducted in all children from adolescent mothers born in the Gynecology and Obstetric Hospital of Guanabacoa during 2005-2006. Sample included 62 children in whom it was possible to confirm the ill-treatment and who were followed-up monthly in the consultation until the first year old. As information source authors used the medical records of mothers and the questioning performed in them. Results were showed in tables. Results: The 82.3 % belonged to mothers aged 15-19, the 50.1 % to unmarried mothers, in a 74.2 % there was family dysfunction. There was ill-treatment backgrounds in mothers for a 60.3 %; the great incidence of ill-treatment to children was the physical negligence for a 62.9 %. Conclusions: The physical negligence is noted frequently in the adolescent mothers.
Keywords : Children ill-treatment; adolescent mothers.