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dc.contributor.authorLoiselle, Kristin Audrey
dc.date.accessioned2014-03-04T20:03:18Z
dc.date.available2014-03-04T20:03:18Z
dc.date.issued2011-08
dc.identifier.otherloiselle_kristin_a_201108_ms
dc.identifier.urihttp://purl.galileo.usg.edu/uga_etd/loiselle_kristin_a_201108_ms
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10724/27516
dc.description.abstractObjective: To examine differences in factors related to health care utilization (HCU) among children diagnosed with Noncardiac Chest Pain (NCCP) or Innocent Heart Murmur (IHM). Method: Sixty-seven pediatric patients with NCCP and sixty-two with IHM and their parent/guardian completed paper-and-pencil measures of psychosocial functioning and HCU during an initial visit to the cardiologist’s office. Results: Children with NCCP utilize significantly more health care services compared to their IHM counterparts. Several child and parent psychological factors were related to HCU for the NCCP group only. Discussion: Results identify possible child and parent psychological factors that may be the focus of interventions to reduce high rates of HCU among children with NCCP.
dc.languageeng
dc.publisheruga
dc.rightspublic
dc.subjectHealth care utilization
dc.subjectnoncardiac chest pain
dc.subjectpsychological functioning
dc.titleFactors associated with health care utilization among children with noncardiac chest pain and innocent heart murmurs
dc.typeThesis
dc.description.degreeMS
dc.description.departmentPsychology
dc.description.majorPsychology
dc.description.advisorRonald Blount
dc.description.committeeRonald Blount
dc.description.committeeCynthia Suveg
dc.description.committeeAnne Shaffer


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