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Methods to increase reporting of childhood sexual abuse in surveys: the sensitivity and specificity of face-to-face interviews versus a sealed envelope method in Ugandan primary school children

  • Anna Louise Barr1, 2,
  • Louise Knight1,
  • Ivan Franҫa-Junior3,
  • Elizabeth Allen4,
  • Dipak Naker5 and
  • Karen M. Devries1Email author
BMC International Health and Human RightsBMC series – open, inclusive and trusted201717:4

Received: 26 May 2016

Accepted: 20 December 2016

Published: 23 February 2017

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Original Submission
26 May 2016 Submitted Original manuscript
18 Jul 2016 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Manuel Contreras-Urbina
17 Oct 2016 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Sue Woolfenden
14 Nov 2016 Author responded Author comments - Anna Louise Barr
Resubmission - Version 2
14 Nov 2016 Submitted Manuscript version 2
20 Dec 2016 Editorially accepted
23 Feb 2017 Article published 10.1186/s12914-016-0110-2

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Authors’ Affiliations

Department of Global Health and Development, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
Department of Medicine, University of Cambridge
School of Public Health, University of São Paulo
Department of Medical Statistics, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
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