Erica Q Montague

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The purpose of this study was to examine differences in habituation to heat and cold pain in women with fibromyalgia (FM; n=33) and in women who were healthy controls (HC; n=44). Quantitative sensory testing (QST) was used to assess pain thresholds during five consecutive trials of ascending heat and descending cold stimulation. Anxiety, depression,(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate health-related quality of life (HRQOL) in a sample of ethnically diverse children with traumatic brain injury (TBI). METHODS Twenty children with moderate-severe TBI and their parents were recruited from a TBI clinic at a paediatric rehabilitation hospital. Children's self-reported HRQOL was assessed with the Pediatric Quality of(More)
Cortical development in the first years of age for children with very low birth weight is not well characterized. We obtained high-resolution structural magnetic resonance images from children aged 18-22 months (16 very low birth weight/7 term) and 3-4 years (12 very low birth weight/8 term). Cortical surface area and thickness of the brain were assessed(More)
UNLABELLED This study examined the role of resilience in habituation to heat and cold pain in healthy women (n = 47). Heat and cold pain thresholds were each assessed across 5 equally spaced trials. Resilience, purpose in life, optimism, social support, and neuroticism were assessed using self-report measures. The hypothesis was that the resilience and the(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Understanding the relationship between brain and behavior in early childhood requires a probe of functional brain development. We report the first large study of regional CBF by use of arterial spin-labeling in young children. MATERIALS AND METHODS Cerebral blood flow by use of arterial spin-labeling was measured in 61 healthy(More)
Neurometabolic sequelae of children born at very LBW (VLBW) are not well characterized in early childhood. Proton magnetic resonance spectroscopy (1H-MRS) and developmental assessments were acquired from children age 18-22 mo (16 VLBW/7 term) and 3-4 y (12 VLBW/8 term) from the anterior cingulate and left frontal periventricular white matter. Metabolites(More)
Children born very low birth weight (<1500 g, VLBW) are at increased risk for developmental delays. Play is an important developmental outcome to the extent that child's play and social communication are related to later development of self-regulation and effective functional skills, and play serves as an important avenue of early intervention. The current(More)
Low levels of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), posttraumatic stress symptoms (PTSS), and psychosocial distress have been reported in pediatric cancer survivors. One explanation is the relatively high prevalence of the repressive adaptive style (low distress, high restraint) in this population. We investigated the relationship between this adaptive(More)
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