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The Sleep Hygiene Inventory for Pediatrics: Development and Validation of a New Measure of Sleep in a Sample of Children and Adolescents With Chronic Headache.

Jonathan Rabner, Karen J Kaczynski, Laura E Simons, Alyssa A Lebel,

Sleep plays a pivotal role in children and adolescents with headache. Although several sleep measures exist, no developed measures target the sleep issues common in pediatric patients with headache. The Sleep Hygiene Inventory for Pediatrics (SHIP) was developed for clinical purposes to fulfill this need. The aim of this study ... Read more >>

J Child Neurol (Journal of child neurology)
[2017, 32(13):1040-1046]

Cited: 3 times

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Pediatric Headache and Sleep Disturbance: A Comparison of Diagnostic Groups.

Jonathan Rabner, Karen J Kaczynski, Laura E Simons, Alyssa LeBel,

OBJECTIVE:To examine whether sleep disturbance differs by headache diagnosis in a pediatric sample, and whether this effect remains when other factors affecting sleep are included. BACKGROUND:Primary headache disorders can be severe and disabling, impacting a child's functioning and quality of life. Many children and adolescents with chronic headaches also experience ... Read more >>

Headache (Headache)
[2018, 58(2):217-228]

Cited: 7 times

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The Fear Avoidance model of chronic pain: examination for pediatric application.

Laura E Simons, Karen J Kaczynski,

<h4>Unlabelled</h4>The current study examined the Fear Avoidance (FA) model of chronic pain in pediatric chronic pain patients. Multiple structural equation models were tested in the current study with pairwise parameter comparisons made between younger children (8-12 years) and adolescents (13-17 years). Within a sample of 350 children and adolescents, we ... Read more >>

J Pain (The journal of pain)
[2012, 13(9):827-835]

Cited: 91 times

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Relations between pain characteristics, child and parent variables, and school functioning in adolescents with chronic headache: a comparison of tension-type headache and migraine.

Karen J Kaczynski, Robyn Lewis Claar, Alyssa A Lebel,

<h4>Objective</h4>To assess for differences in headache characteristics and psychosocial factors based on headache diagnosis, and to evaluate whether headache diagnosis moderates relations between psychosocial factors and school difficulties.<h4>Methods</h4>Retrospective chart review was conducted with 262 adolescents with chronic tension-type headache (TTH; N = 153) and migraine evaluated at a pediatric headache ... Read more >>

J Pediatr Psychol (Journal of pediatric psychology)
[2013, 38(4):351-364]

Cited: 24 times

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School functioning and chronic tension headaches in adolescents: improvement only after multidisciplinary evaluation.

Robyn Lewis Claar, Karen J Kaczynski, Anna Minster, Lori McDonald-Nolan, Alyssa A LeBel,

Pediatric patients with chronic tension-type headaches often experience significant school impairment. Although some improve after treatment with a neurologist, many require more comprehensive treatment. The authors examined whether school functioning and attendance improved after a multidisciplinary evaluation focusing on a return to functioning despite headaches. They also examined whether patients' ... Read more >>

J Child Neurol (Journal of child neurology)
[2013, 28(6):719-724]

Cited: 9 times

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Fear of pain in the context of intensive pain rehabilitation among children and adolescents with neuropathic pain: associations with treatment response.

Laura E Simons, Karen J Kaczynski, Caitlin Conroy, Deirdre E Logan,

<h4>Unlabelled</h4>Recent research has implicated pain-related fear in relation to functional outcomes in children with chronic pain. The current study examined fear of pain, disability, and depression within the context of an intensive pain rehabilitation program. One hundred forty-five children and adolescents who participated in an intensive interdisciplinary pediatric pain rehabilitation ... Read more >>

J Pain (The journal of pain)
[2012, 13(12):1151-1161]

Cited: 34 times

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Commentary: health and behavior codes in a pediatric headache program: reimbursement data and recommendations for practice.

Robyn Lewis Claar, Karen J Kaczynski, Margaret Munro Lyons, Alyssa A Lebel,

J Pediatr Psychol (Journal of pediatric psychology)
[2012, 37(5):509-513]

Cited: 3 times

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Measuring parent beliefs about child acceptance of pain: a preliminary validation of the Chronic Pain Acceptance Questionnaire, parent report.

Laura E Simons, Christine B Sieberg, Karen J Kaczynski,

Parent perceptions of and responses to pain have been identified as important factors in understanding pain-related disability among children and adolescents with chronic pain. The ability to accept chronic pain rather than focus on ways to avoid or control it has been linked to positive outcomes in chronic pain research. ... Read more >>

Pain (Pain)
[2011, 152(10):2294-2300]

Cited: 17 times

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Anxiety, coping, and disability: a test of mediation in a pediatric chronic pain sample.

Karen J Kaczynski, Laura E Simons, Robyn Lewis Claar,

<h4>Objective</h4>To evaluate pain coping as a mediator of associations between anxiety and functional disability and anxiety and somatic symptoms in adolescents with chronic pain.<h4>Method</h4>Participants (mean age = 14.76 years, range: 12-17 years) included 280 patients (212 girls) with chronic pain who underwent multidisciplinary evaluation at a tertiary pain clinic in ... Read more >>

J Pediatr Psychol (Journal of pediatric psychology)
[2011, 36(8):932-941]

Cited: 30 times

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Managing chronic pain in a young adolescent girl with Ehlers-Danlos syndrome.

Joceline A Branson, Kasia Kozlowska, Karen J Kaczynski, Thomas A Roesler,

Harv Rev Psychiatry (Harvard review of psychiatry)
[2011, 19(5):259-270]

Cited: 6 times

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Assessment of relationship-specific incentive and threat sensitivities: predicting satisfaction and affect in adult intimate relationships.

Jean-Philippe Laurenceau, Brighid M Kleinman, Karen J Kaczynski, Charles S Carver,

Self-report scales assessing relationship-specific incentive and threat sensitivity were created. Initial tests of factor structure and associations with relationship quality were conducted in a sample of persons in intimate relationships (Study 1). Associations with conceptually related measures were examined to determine convergent and discriminant validity in a sample of dating ... Read more >>

Psychol Assess (Psychological assessment)
[2010, 22(2):407-419]

Cited: 5 times

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Factor structure of the Adult Responses to Children's Symptoms: validation in children and adolescents with diverse chronic pain conditions.

Robyn Lewis Claar, Jessica W Guite, Karen J Kaczynski, Deirdre E Logan,

<h4>Objective</h4>To examine how the Adult Responses to Children's Symptoms (ARCS) does in a sample of children and adolescents with a variety of complex chronic pain conditions and to further validate the ARCS by examining associations among the subscale scores and patients' functional disability and depressive symptoms.<h4>Methods</h4>A retrospective chart review was ... Read more >>

Clin J Pain (The Clinical journal of pain)
[2010, 26(5):410-417]

Cited: 41 times

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School functioning in adolescents with chronic pain: the role of depressive symptoms in school impairment.

Deirdre E Logan, Laura E Simons, Karen J Kaczynski,

<h4>Objective</h4>To explore associations between depressive symptoms and school functioning, including school attendance, academic performance, self-perceived academic competence, and teacher-rated school adjustment among predominantly Caucasian and female adolescent chronic pain patients.<h4>Methods</h4>A total of 217 clinically referred adolescents (aged 12-17 years) and their parents completed measures of pain characteristics, depression, and school ... Read more >>

J Pediatr Psychol (Journal of pediatric psychology)
[2009, 34(8):882-892]

Cited: 32 times

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Testing gender as a moderator of associations between psychosocial variables and functional disability in children and adolescents with chronic pain.

Karen J Kaczynski, Robyn Lewis Claar, Deirdre E Logan,

<h4>Objective</h4>To evaluate gender as a moderator of associations between psychosocial variables and functional disability in children and adolescents with chronic pain.<h4>Method</h4>Participants included 266 patients (177 girls; mean age = 13.3 years) with chronic or recurrent headache or abdominal pain who were evaluated at a pediatric chronic pain clinic. Patients completed ... Read more >>

J Pediatr Psychol (Journal of pediatric psychology)
[2009, 34(7):738-748]

Cited: 20 times

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Risk for maternal depression and child aggression in Early Head Start families: A test of ecological models.

Neena M Malik, Neil W Boris, Sherryl S Heller, Brenda Jones Harden, Jane Squires, Rachel Chazan-Cohen, Linda S Beeber, Karen J Kaczynski,

Current literature indicates that risk for maternal depression is substantial in low-income families. A large body of research also indicates that when mothers are depressed, children are at risk for a number of developmental difficulties. While mutual influence between child and parental difficulties has been noted, few studies examine risk ... Read more >>

Infant Ment Health J (Infant mental health journal)
[2007, 28(2):171-191]

Cited: 14 times

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Marital conflict, maternal and paternal parenting, and child adjustment: a test of mediation and moderation.

Karen J Kaczynski, Kristin M Lindahl, Neena M Malik, Jean-Philippe Laurenceau,

Parenting was examined as a mediator of associations between marital and child adjustment, and parent gender was examined as a moderator of associations among marital, parental, and child functioning in 226 families with a school-age child (146 boys). Parenting fully mediated associations between marital conflict and child internalizing and externalizing ... Read more >>

J Fam Psychol (Journal of family psychology : JFP : journal of the Division of Family Psychology of the American Psychological Association (Division 43))
[2006, 20(2):199-208]

Cited: 54 times

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