Journal article

Understanding parent-reported factors that influence children and young people's anxiety and depression presentations to emergency departments: A multi-site study

Harriet Hiscock, Ann-Siobhan Connolly, Katie Dunlop, Prescilla Perera, Rachel O'Loughlin, Stephanie J Brown, David M Krieser, Adam West, Pauline Chapman, Robyn Lawford, John A Cheek

Emergency Medicine Australasia | WILEY | Published : 2020

Abstract

OBJECTIVE: Victorian ED data show increased presentations for anxiety and depression in children. We aimed to determine parent-reported factors contributing to these presentations. METHODS: Qualitative study with parents of children and young people aged 0-17 years who attended one of four EDs across Victoria between October 2017 and September 2018 and received a primary diagnosis of anxiety or depression (excluding self-harm or suicide attempt). Eligible parents completed semi-structured phone interviews, which were audio-recorded and transcribed. Transcripts were coded and qualitatively analysed using thematic analysis. RESULTS: Seventy parents completed interviews. The average age of chil..

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Awarded by Royal Children's Hospital Foundation


Awarded by National Health and Medical Research Council Practitioner Fellowship


Awarded by National Health and Medical Research Council Senior Research Fellowship


Funding Acknowledgements

The study is funded by a Royal Children's Hospital Foundation grant (2017-892). HH is supported by a National Health and Medical Research Council Practitioner Fellowship (1136222) and SJB is supported by a National Health and Medical Research Council Senior Research Fellowship (1103976). The Murdoch Children's Research Institute is supported by the Victorian Government's Operational Infrastructure Support Program.