Gregory L Johnson

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OBJECTIVE To investigate the associations between children's perceived chest pain severity, somatization symptoms, depressive symptoms, anxiety sensitivity, and maternal somatization symptoms in children and adolescents with noncardiac chest pain (NCCP). METHODS Measures of chest pain and psychosocial functioning were collected from 35 participants (M age(More)
This paper presents and evaluates a method for the construction of long-range and wide-area temporal spatial datasets of daily precipitation and temperature (maximum and minimum). This method combines the interpolation of daily ratios/fractions derived from ground-based meteorological station records and respective fields of monthly estimates. Data sources(More)
OBJECTIVE This study investigated factors related to health care utilization (HCU) among patients presenting to pediatric cardiologists with symptoms of chest pain later diagnosed as noncardiac chest pain (NCCP). METHODS Participants included 67 children and adolescents diagnosed with NCCP and their parent. Measures of HCU, pain severity, and child(More)
OBJECTIVE To examine the occurrence of internalizing symptoms and functional disability in children with noncardiac chest pain (NCCP) compared with children with innocent heart murmurs (IHMs). METHOD 67 children with NCCP (M [SD] age = 12.61 [2.63]; 68.7% Caucasian) and 62 children with IHM (M [SD] age = 12.67 [2.62]; 50% Caucasian) were recruited from(More)
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