A number of studies have examined variables associated with medical use. However, most of the studies deal with samples that are not easily generalizable to other populations. In particular, no study is known to have looked at general medical use among people seeking services for marital and family problems. In this study, medical use of participants from the marriage and family therapy services at Brigham Young University Comprehensive Clinic was investigated to determine the best predictors of general medical use. Best subsets multiple linear regression showed that the best overall predictors of general medical use were anxiety and hostility.
College and Department
Family, Home, and Social Sciences; Family Life
BYU ScholarsArchive Citation
Christenson, Jacob D., "Predictors of General Medical Use Among Individuals Seeking Therapy for Marital and Family Problems" (2003). Theses and Dissertations. 105.
marital therapy, family therapy, medical use, utilization, health care