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OBJECTIVE To evaluate psychological literature addressing interventions for disease-related pain in children. METHODS We conducted a literature review of all studies using psychological interventions for pain stemming directly from disease process as well as pain secondary to disease treatment. RESULTS Few empirically validated psychological approaches(More)
OBJECTIVE Examine cognitive and academic late effects among children and adolescents who had received central nervous system (CNS) prophylactic chemotherapy alone for acute lymphocytic leukemia (ALL); none had received whole brain radiation therapy (RT). METHOD Subjects included 47 children and adolescents from 5 to 22 years of age who were treated on the(More)
OBJECTIVE To examine relationships between empathy, illness concepts, sibling relationship variables, and psychological adjustment among siblings of children with cancer. METHODS Participants were 29 siblings and 14 children diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia, acute myelocytic leukemia, or non-Hodgkin's lymphoma. Data included self- and(More)
In sickle cell disease, vaso-occlusion in the small blood vessels leads to bone or joint pain which is variable in intensity and duration. An essential first step toward the development of specific treatment guidelines for such painful episodes in children and adolescents is the accurate evaluation of pain. The systematic assessment of vaso-occlusive pain(More)
Although certain risk factors can identify individuals who are most likely to develop chronic pain, few interventions to prevent chronic pain have been identified. To facilitate the identification of preventive interventions, an IMMPACT meeting was convened to discuss research design considerations for clinical trials investigating the prevention of chronic(More)
Although pain reduction is commonly the primary outcome in chronic pain clinical trials, physical functioning is also important. A challenge in designing chronic pain trials to determine efficacy and effectiveness of therapies is obtaining appropriate information about the impact of an intervention on physical function. The Initiative on Methods,(More)
UNLABELLED An ideal taxonomy of chronic pain would be applicable to people of all ages. Developmental sciences focus on lifespan developmental approaches, and view the trajectory of processes in the life course from birth to death. In this article we provide a review of lifespan developmental models, describe normal developmental processes that affect pain(More)