Longitudinal relationships of depressive symptoms to pain intensity and functional disability among children with disease-related pain.

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OBJECTIVE To examine the longitudinal relationship between depressive symptoms at study entry (T1) on pain intensity (PI) and functional disability over a 1-year period among children with either sickle cell disease (SCD) or juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA). METHODS 119 children, ages 8-17 years, completed measures of depression at T1 as well as pain… (More)

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