Pamela G Moore

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Screening for distress in cancer patients is recommended by the National Comprehensive Cancer Network, and a Distress Thermometer has previously been developed and empirically validated for this purpose. The present study sought to determine the rates and predictors of distress in a sample of patients being seen in a multidisciplinary lung cancer clinic.(More)
Sixty children (35 boys, 25 girls) with burns were surveyed at least 1 year after burn injury to assess the behavior problems and difficulties with competency that they were having. The Child Behavior Checklist, the Youth Self Report, and the Teacher Report Form developed by Achenbach were administered to obtain standardized measures of behavior and(More)
Important questions for pediatric burn care specialists relate to the quality of life for those children who survive the most severe burn injuries. This study examines the psychological adjustment of 25 children who survived injuries > or = 80% total body surface area and the impact of such injury on the families. Data were analyzed from the most recent(More)
The purpose of this study was to examine the nature of psychologic adjustment in persons who have survived childhood burn injuries. It was hypothesized that survivors who were well-adjusted psychologically would possess specific personality traits that would differentiate them from their poorly adjusted peers. Thirty-two subjects were given a standardized(More)
Parents of pediatric patients with burns often perceive their children as troubled and having an increased number of problem behaviors. This study examines the relationship between these problem behaviors and the parent's own emotional well-being. Mothers of 38 burned children completed three standardized questionnaires: Child Behavior Checklist, Parental(More)
Children who survive massive burn injuries are challenged by the physical sequelae of their injuries as they return to normal daily routines. The purpose of this study was to assess the impact of physical impairment on the competence of such children as they pursued their lives. It was hypothesized that children who survive burn injuries of more than 80%(More)
The current study reports assessments of stress for parents of children with acute burns at the time of hospital admission and during the first 5 years after injury. At each assessment, parents of children with burns report neither more nor less stress than a normal population. At the time of admission, parents of children with acute burns do not differ(More)
Health care providers usually except children with severe burns to have psychosocial problems due to the severity of the injuries and resulting deformities. To test the validity of that expectation, 72 children (43 boys, 29 girls) who had suffered severe burns were assessed at least 1 year after burn injury for behavior problems and competence, by use of(More)
Statements by caregivers can be beneficial to paediatric burn patients, facilitating their psychological adaptation. However, the concerns of the burned child are not always obvious, and caregivers may flounder, not knowing how to elicit the concerns of the patient. The purpose of this paper is to examine whether universal concerns of the postburn survivor(More)