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The Effects Of Anxiety and Depression on Children's Utilization of Medical Health Care Services
The current study was designed to examine the relationship between childhood anxiety and depression and
children's rate of medical care utilization. Additionally, the model examined
considered family and parental factors (family conflict, parental anxiety,
parental depression, and parental somatization) as well as children's level of
negative affectivity and demographic variables (ageand sex). A hierarchical
regression analysis was used to examine the effects of each of these variables
on rate of physician utilization and to control for the effects of demographic
factors, parent/family variables and negative affectivity while examining
childhood anxiety and depression. Results revealed that parental anxiety and
depression and family conflict contribute significantly to the explanation of
children's health care utilization. Additionally, child anxiety also explained
number of physician visits but only when considered in the absence of child depression.