Dissociation : Vol. 5, No. 4, p. 210-215 : Dissociation, distress and family function

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Title: Dissociation : Vol. 5, No. 4, p. 210-215 : Dissociation, distress and family function
Author: Anderson, Gregory L.
Abstract: Studies of factors related to high utilization of medical services have not included Dissociation. This study examined relationships between dissociation, psychological distress, family function and medical utilization of 100 adult family medicine outpatients drawn from two urban residency centers. Results showed a strong positive correlation between dissociation and psychological distress; and a strong negative correlation between dissociation and family function. Dissociation and psychological distress were positively related and family function was negatively related to the frequency of reported physician office visits in the last year. Subjects who scored above the sample median on a quantitative measure of dissociation reported significantly more symptoms of psychological distress and family dysfunction than subjects who scored below the median. The association of dissociative symptoms, psychological distress and family function persisted after controlling for the effects of age, gender, race, marital status, employment status, education and income. Adult family medicine outpatients who report a high level of psychological distress and family dysfunction should be screened for dissociative pathology.
Description: p. 210-215
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1794/1720
Date: 1992-12


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