Original ArticlesHiring a Pediatric Health Care Advocate for Advisory and Support ServicesWooldridge, Jennalee S. MA; Vasserman-Stokes, Elaina A. MA; Cronan, Terry A. PhD; Sadler, Melody S. PhDAuthor Information Department of Psychology, San Diego State University, San Diego, California (Ms Wooldridge and Drs Cronan and Sadler); and Department of Education and Human Development, The George Washington University, Washington D.C. (Ms Vasserman-Stokes). Correspondence: Jennalee S. Wooldridge, MA, Department of Psychology, San Diego State University, 6505 Alvarado Court, Suite 110, San Diego, CA 92104 (Jennaleesheawooldridge@gmail.com). The authors have declared no conflict of interest. Family & Community Health: April/June 2013 - Volume 36 - Issue 2 - p 125-134 doi: 10.1097/FCH.0b013e31828212de Buy Metrics Abstract In this study, factors that influence a person's likelihood of hiring a pediatric health care advocate (HCA) for support and/or advisory services were examined. Participants were asked to read vignettes in which a child's symptom severity, probability of mortality, and age were manipulated. A significantly higher likelihood of hiring an HCA for advisory services than for support services was found. A significant interaction between level of mortality and type of service indicated that when mortality was depicted as high, participants reported a greater likelihood of hiring an HCA for support services than for advisory services. © 2013 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.