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Clinical Correlates of Opioid Prescription Among Pediatric Patients With Chronic Pain.

Patricia A Richardson, Kathryn A Birnie, Ana B Goya Arce, Rashmi P Bhandari,

INTRODUCTION:Up to 17%-20% of pediatric patients with chronic pain are prescribed opioid pharmacotherapy and face an increased risk of opioid misuse in adulthood. Little is known about the way clinical presentation may influence which children with chronic pain are prescribed opioids. This study examines the associations between child's and caregiver's ... Read more >>

Am J Prev Med (American journal of preventive medicine)
[2020, :]

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Delivering transformative action in paediatric pain: a Lancet Child & Adolescent Health Commission.

Christopher Eccleston, Emma Fisher, Richard F Howard, Rebeccah Slater, Paula Forgeron, Tonya M Palermo, Kathryn A Birnie, Brian J Anderson, Christine T Chambers, Geert Crombez, Gustaf Ljungman, Isabel Jordan, Zachary Jordan, Caitriona Roberts, Neil Schechter, Christine B Sieberg, Dick Tibboel, Suellen M Walker, Dominic Wilkinson, Chantal Wood,

Lancet Child Adolesc Health (The Lancet. Child & adolescent health)
[2020, :]

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Guidance on authorship with and acknowledgement of patient partners in patient-oriented research.

Dawn P Richards, Kathryn A Birnie, Kathleen Eubanks, Therese Lane, Delane Linkiewich, Lesley Singer, Jennifer N Stinson, Kimberly N Begley,

The Strategy for Patient-Oriented Research Chronic Pain Network was founded in 2016 and is a patient-oriented research network funded by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research. The Network incorporates patient partners throughout its governance and operations meaning that patient partners may contribute to research projects in ways that warrant scientific ... Read more >>

Res Involv Engagem (Research involvement and engagement)
[2020, 6:38]

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Parent physical and mental health contributions to interpersonal fear avoidance processes in pediatric chronic pain.

Kathryn A Birnie, Lauren C Heathcote, Rashmi P Bhandari, Amanda Feinstein, Isabel A Yoon, Laura E Simons,

Theoretical models and evidence increasingly identify chronic pain as a family issue. To date, much of this work has focused on risk conferred by parental chronic pain status despite evidence suggesting parent mental illness and non-pain-related chronic illness may also contribute to poorer chronic pain outcomes in children. This study ... Read more >>

Pain (Pain)
[2020, 161(6):1202-1211]

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Implementation Effectiveness of a Parent-Directed YouTube Video ("It Doesn't Have To Hurt") on Evidence-Based Strategies to Manage Needle Pain: Descriptive Survey Study.

Christine T Chambers, Justine Dol, Jennifer A Parker, Line Caes, Kathryn A Birnie, Anna Taddio, Marsha Campbell-Yeo, Scott A Halperin, Jennifer Langille,

BACKGROUND:Despite the availability of high-quality evidence and clinical practice guidelines for the effective management of pediatric pain, this evidence is rarely used in practice for managing children's pain from needle procedures such as vaccinations. Parents are generally unaware of pain management strategies they can use with their children. OBJECTIVE:This study ... Read more >>

JMIR Pediatr Parent (JMIR pediatrics and parenting)
[2020, 3(1):e13552]

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Factors Related to Agreement Between Child and Caregiver Report of Child Functioning With Chronic Pain: PROMIS Pediatric and Parent Proxy Report.

Kathryn A Birnie, Patricia A Richardson, Adithi V Rajagopalan, Rashmi P Bhandari,

OBJECTIVES:Valid and efficient assessment of patient-reported outcomes remains a priority to guide pain treatment and research. PROMIS pediatric self-report and parent proxy measures offer feasible and rigorous evaluation of functioning in children with chronic conditions, including pain. A key challenge is determining the usefulness of multisource information from children and ... Read more >>

Clin J Pain (The Clinical journal of pain)
[2020, 36(3):203-212]

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Interpersonal Dyadic Influences of Pain Catastrophizing Between Caregivers and Children With Chronic Pain.

Delana M Parker, Kathryn A Birnie, Isabel A Yoon, Rashmi P Bhandari,

OBJECTIVES:Pain catastrophizing is an important predictor of pain-related outcomes. Caregiver and child levels of catastrophizing about child chronic pain are associated cross-sectionally, yet predictive associations testing interpersonal influences within caregiver-child dyads are lacking. The present study tested caregiver and child influences on partner catastrophizing about child pain over a period ... Read more >>

Clin J Pain (The Clinical journal of pain)
[2020, 36(2):61-67]

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Partnering For Pain: a Priority Setting Partnership to identify patient-oriented research priorities for pediatric chronic pain in Canada.

Kathryn A Birnie, Katherine Dib, Carley Ouellette, Mary Anne Dib, Kimberly Nelson, Dolores Pahtayken, Krista Baerg, Jill Chorney, Paula Forgeron, Christine Lamontagne, Melanie Noel, Patricia Poulin, Jennifer Stinson,

BACKGROUND:Chronic pain affects 1-3 million Canadian children and adolescents and their families. The primary objective of the Partnering For Pain project was to collaboratively identify the top 10 research priorities in pediatric chronic pain. METHODS:Partnering For Pain took a patient-oriented research approach and followed a modified James Lind Alliance Priority ... Read more >>

CMAJ Open (CMAJ open)
[2019, 7(4):E654-E664]

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Profiling Modifiable Psychosocial Factors Among Children With Chronic Pain: A Person-Centered Methodology.

Patricia A Richardson, Kathryn A Birnie, Lauren E Harrison, Adithi Rajagopalan, Rashmi P Bhandari,

Targeting individually based psychosocial profiles when treating children with chronic pain and their families is key to effective behavioral health intervention and in line with tenants of precision medicine. Extant research is primarily driven by variable-centered models that focus on broad, group-level differences. The current study adopts a person-centered approach, ... Read more >>

J Pain (The journal of pain : official journal of the American Pain Society)
[2020, 21(3-4):467-476]

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iCanCope PostOp: User-Centered Design of a Smartphone-Based App for Self-Management of Postoperative Pain in Children and Adolescents.

Kathryn A Birnie, Fiona Campbell, Cynthia Nguyen, Chitra Lalloo, Argerie Tsimicalis, Clyde Matava, Joseph Cafazzo, Jennifer Stinson,

BACKGROUND:Moderate to severe postoperative pain in children is common. Increased pediatric day surgeries have shifted postoperative pain management predominantly to the home setting. Mobile health technology has the potential to overcome barriers to pain care by improving access to self-management resources. However, pain apps generally lack scientific evidence and are ... Read more >>

JMIR Form Res (JMIR formative research)
[2019, 3(2):e12028]

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Measurement properties of instruments to assess pain in children and adolescents with cancer: a systematic review protocol.

Erik A H Loeffen, Jennifer N Stinson, Kathryn A Birnie, Monique van Dijk, Ketan Kulkarni, Mienke Rijsdijk, Anna Font-Gonzalez, L Lee Dupuis, Elvira C van Dalen, Renée L Mulder, Fiona Campbell, Wim J E Tissing, Marianne D van de Wetering, Faith Gibson,

BACKGROUND:Pain in children and adolescents with cancer has been identified as an area where many healthcare professionals seek guidance. This protocol details a systematic review whose aim is to explore current knowledge regarding measurement instruments to assess pain (and pain-related distress) in children and adolescents with cancer. After completion of ... Read more >>

Syst Rev (Systematic reviews)
[2019, 8(1):33]

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Recommendations for selection of self-report pain intensity measures in children and adolescents: a systematic review and quality assessment of measurement properties.

Kathryn A Birnie, Amos S Hundert, Chitra Lalloo, Cynthia Nguyen, Jennifer N Stinson,

In 2006, PAIN published a systematic review of the measurement properties of self-report pain intensity measures in children and adolescents (Stinson JN, Kavanagh T, Yamada J, Gill N, Stevens B. Systematic review of the psychometric properties, interpretability and feasibility of self-report pain intensity measures for use in clinical trials in ... Read more >>

Pain (Pain)
[2019, 160(1):5-18]

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Psychological interventions for needle-related procedural pain and distress in children and adolescents.

Kathryn A Birnie, Melanie Noel, Christine T Chambers, Lindsay S Uman, Jennifer A Parker,

BACKGROUND:This is the second update of a Cochrane Review (Issue 4, 2006). Pain and distress from needle-related procedures are common during childhood and can be reduced through use of psychological interventions (cognitive or behavioral strategies, or both). Our first review update (Issue 10, 2013) showed efficacy of distraction and hypnosis ... Read more >>

Cochrane Database Syst Rev (The Cochrane database of systematic reviews)
[2018, 10:CD005179]

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Usability Testing of an Interactive Virtual Reality Distraction Intervention to Reduce Procedural Pain in Children and Adolescents With Cancer [Formula: see text].

Kathryn A Birnie, Yalinie Kulandaivelu, Lindsay Jibb, Petra Hroch, Karyn Positano, Simon Robertson, Fiona Campbell, Oussama Abla, Jennifer Stinson,

PURPOSE:Needle procedures are among the most distressing aspects of pediatric cancer-related treatment. Virtual reality (VR) distraction offers promise for needle-related pain and distress given its highly immersive and interactive virtual environment. This study assessed the usability (ease of use and understanding, acceptability) of a custom VR intervention for children with ... Read more >>

J Pediatr Oncol Nurs (Journal of pediatric oncology nursing : official journal of the Association of Pediatric Oncology Nurses)
[2018, 35(6):406-416]

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Using the MEDiPORT humanoid robot to reduce procedural pain and distress in children with cancer: A pilot randomized controlled trial.

Lindsay A Jibb, Kathryn A Birnie, Paul C Nathan, Tanya N Beran, Vanessa Hum, J Charles Victor, Jennifer N Stinson,

BACKGROUND:Subcutaneous port needle insertions are painful and distressing for children with cancer. The interactive MEDiPORT robot has been programmed to implement psychological strategies to decrease pain and distress during this procedure. This study assessed the feasibility of a future MEDiPORT trial. The secondary aim was to determine the preliminary effectiveness ... Read more >>

Pediatr Blood Cancer (Pediatric blood & cancer)
[2018, 65(9):e27242]

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Youth and Parent Appraisals of Participation in a Study of Spontaneous and Induced Pediatric Clinical Pain.

Kara Hawley, Jeannie S Huang, Matthew Goodwin, Damaris Diaz, Virginia R de Sa, Kathryn A Birnie, Christine T Chambers, Kenneth D Craig,

The current study examined youths' and their parents' perceptions concerning participation in an investigation of spontaneous and induced pain during recovery from laparoscopic appendectomy. Youth (age range 5-17 years) and their parents independently completed surveys about their study participation. On a 0 (very negative) -to-10 (very positive) scale, both parents ... Read more >>

Ethics Behav (Ethics & behavior)
[2019, 29(4):259-273]

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Commercially Available Smartphone Apps to Support Postoperative Pain Self-Management: Scoping Review.

Chitra Lalloo, Ushma Shah, Kathryn A Birnie, Cleo Davies-Chalmers, Jordan Rivera, Jennifer Stinson, Fiona Campbell,

Recently, the use of smartphones to deliver health-related content has experienced rapid growth, with more than 165,000 mobile health (mHealth) apps currently available in the digital marketplace. With 3 out of 4 Canadians currently owning a smartphone, mHealth apps offer opportunities to deliver accessible health-related knowledge and support. Many individuals ... Read more >>

JMIR Mhealth Uhealth (JMIR mHealth and uHealth)
[2017, 5(10):e162]

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Child and parent pain catastrophizing and pain from presurgery to 6 weeks postsurgery: examination of cross-sectional and longitudinal actor-partner effects.

Kathryn A Birnie, Jill Chorney, Ron El-Hawary, ,

Child and parent pain catastrophizing are reported preoperative risk factors for children's acute and persistent postsurgical pain. This study examined dyadic relations between child and parent pain catastrophizing and child and parent ratings of child pain prior to (M = 4.01 days; "baseline") and following surgery (M = 6.5 weeks; ... Read more >>

Pain (Pain)
[2017, 158(10):1886-1892]

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The psychology of chronic post-surgical pain: new frontiers in risk factor identification, prevention and management.

Aliza Z Weinrib, Muhammad A Azam, Kathryn A Birnie, Lindsay C Burns, Hance Clarke, Joel Katz,

In an era of considerable advances in anaesthesiology and pain medicine, chronic pain after major surgery continues to be problematic. This article briefly reviews the known psychological risk and protective factors associated with the development of chronic postsurgical pain (CPSP). We begin with a definition of CPSP and then explain ... Read more >>

(British journal of pain)
[2017, 11(4):169-177]

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Mechanisms of distraction in acute pain perception and modulation.

Kathryn A Birnie, Christine T Chambers, Christina M Spellman,

Pain (Pain)
[2017, 158(6):1012-1013]

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State Versus Trait: Validating State Assessment of Child and Parental Catastrophic Thinking About Children's Acute Pain.

Hannah Durand, Kathryn A Birnie, Melanie Noel, Tine Vervoort, Liesbet Goubert, Katelynn E Boerner, Christine T Chambers, Line Caes,

Pain catastrophizing has emerged as one of the most robust predictors of child pain outcomes. Although assessments of state (ie, situation-specific) pain catastrophizing in children and parents are often used, their psychometric properties are unknown. This study aimed to assess factor structure, reliability, and predictive validity of state versions of ... Read more >>

J Pain (The journal of pain : official journal of the American Pain Society)
[2017, 18(4):385-395]

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A Multi-Informant Multi-Method Investigation of Family Functioning and Parent-Child Coping During Children's Acute Pain.

Kathryn A Birnie, Christine T Chambers, Jill Chorney, Conrad V Fernandez, Patrick J McGrath, ,

Objective:To explore relations between family functioning and child acute pain, including pain ratings, coping, and parent–child behaviors. Methods:Community sample of 171 dyads including one child aged 8–12 years (52% girls) and one parent (79% mothers). Family functioning was assessed via child and parent self-report, and observation during a conflict discussion ... Read more >>

J Pediatr Psychol (Journal of pediatric psychology)
[2017, 42(1):28-39]

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Dyadic analysis of child and parent trait and state pain catastrophizing in the process of children's pain communication.

Kathryn A Birnie, Christine T Chambers, Jill Chorney, Conrad V Fernandez, Patrick J McGrath,

When explored separately, child and parent catastrophic thoughts about child pain show robust negative relations with child pain. The objective of this study was to conduct a dyadic analysis to elucidate intrapersonal and interpersonal influences of child and parent pain catastrophizing on aspects of pain communication, including observed behaviours and ... Read more >>

Pain (Pain)
[2016, 157(4):938-948]

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A comprehensive categorical and bibliometric analysis of published research articles on pediatric pain from 1975 to 2010.

Line Caes, Katelynn E Boerner, Christine T Chambers, Marsha Campbell-Yeo, Jennifer Stinson, Kathryn A Birnie, Jennifer A Parker, Anna Huguet, Abbie Jordan, Jill MacLaren Chorney, Meghan Schinkel, Justine Dol,

The field of pediatric pain research began in the mid-1970s and has undergone significant growth and development in recent years as evidenced by the variety of books, conferences, and journals on the topic and also the number of disciplines engaged in work in this area. Using categorical and bibliometric meta-trend ... Read more >>

Pain (Pain)
[2016, 157(2):302-313]

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Procedural Preparation and Support as a Standard of Care in Pediatric Oncology.

Stacy R Flowers, Kathryn A Birnie,

Youth with cancer undergo many repeated and invasive medical procedures that are often painful and highly distressing. A systematic review of published research since 1995 identified 65 papers (11 review articles and 54 empirical studies) that investigated preparatory information and psychological interventions for a variety of medical procedures in pediatric ... Read more >>

Pediatr Blood Cancer (Pediatric blood & cancer)
[2015, 62 Suppl 5:S694-723]

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