Pamela S. Hinds

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PURPOSE When a child's cancer progresses beyond current treatment capability, the parents are likely to participate in noncurative treatment decision making. One factor that helps parents to make these decisions and remain satisfied with them afterward is deciding as they believe a good parent would decide. Because being a good parent to a child with(More)
PURPOSE/OBJECTIVES To review the state of the science on sleep/wake disturbances in people with cancer and their caregivers. DATA SOURCES Published articles, books and book chapters, conference proceedings, and MEDLINE, the Cumulative Index to Nursing and Allied Health Literature, PsycINFO, and the Cochrane Library computerized databases. DATA SYNTHESIS(More)
PURPOSE The viewpoint of the terminally ill child at the time of an end-of-life decision has not been formally investigated. We identified the preferences of children and adolescents with advanced cancer about their end-of-life care and the factors that influenced their decisions. PATIENTS AND METHODS Pediatric patients 10 or more years of age were(More)
BACKGROUND Dexamethasone improves the cure rate of childhood acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) but causes physical and behavioral adverse events. The objective of the current study was to determine the effect of dexamethasone exposure on sleep and fatigue in pediatric patients with ALL. METHODS One hundred pediatric patients with low-risk or(More)
This prospective, two-site, randomized, controlled pilot study assessed the feasibility of an enhanced physical activity (EPA) intervention in hospitalized children and adolescents receiving treatment for a solid tumor or for acute myeloid leukemia (AML), and assessed different statistical techniques to detect the intervention's sleep and fatigue outcomes.(More)
BACKGROUND Improved cure rates for childhood cancer have produced a growing population of survivors at risk for late toxicities of chemotherapy and radiation therapy. Healthy behaviors can modify these risks. We initiated a controlled prospective trial to determine if a multi-component behavioral intervention could induce change in childhood cancer(More)
Hypothalamic obesity is a devastating complication in children surviving brain tumors and/or cranial irradiation. These subjects are thought to exhibit autonomic dysregulation of the beta-cell, with insulin hypersecretion in response to oral glucose tolerance testing (OGTT). We report the results of a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial of(More)
An essential aspect of patient-centered outcomes research (PCOR) and comparative effectiveness research (CER) is the integration of patient perspectives and experiences with clinical data to evaluate interventions. Thus, PCOR and CER require capturing patient-reported outcome (PRO) data appropriately to inform research, healthcare delivery, and policy. This(More)
The purpose of this study was to develop and test three instruments to measure fatigue in children with cancer from the perspectives of the child, parents and staff. The study consisted of three phases: instrument development, content validation, and estimations of psychometric properties of the three fatigue instruments. One hundred forty-nine children(More)