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Cognitive Behavior Therapy Tailored to Anxiety Symptoms Improves Pediatric Functional Abdominal Pain Outcomes: A Randomized Clinical Trial.

Natoshia Cunningham, Anne Kalomiris, James Peugh, Michael Farrell, Scott Pentiuk, Daniel Mallon, Christine Le, Erin Moorman, Lauren Fussner, Richa Aggarwal Dutta, Susmita Kashikar-Zuck,

OBJECTIVES:To evaluate the feasibility of a stepped care model, and establish the effect of a tailored cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), the Aim to Decrease Anxiety and Pain Treatment (ADAPT), compared with standard medical treatment as usual on pain-related outcomes and anxiety. STUDY DESIGN:Eligible patients between the ages of 9 and ... Read more >>

J Pediatr (The Journal of pediatrics)
[2020, :]

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Preliminary Evidence for the Fibromyalgia Integrative Training Program (FIT Teens) Improving Strength and Movement Biomechanics in Juvenile Fibromyalgia: Secondary Analysis and Results from a Pilot Randomized Clinical Trial.

William R Black, Christopher A DiCesare, Staci Thomas, Megan Pfeiffer, Sara E Williams, Katie Kitchen, Tracy V Ting, Gregory D Myer, Susmita Kashikar-Zuck,

OBJECTIVES:Current therapies for Juvenile Fibromyalgia (JFM), such as cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), improve pain coping but are less effective for pain reduction or engagement in physical activity. The Fibromyalgia Integrative Training for Teens (FIT Teens) program combines CBT with specialized neuromuscular exercise training for adolescents with JFM. The current investigation examined ... Read more >>

Clin J Pain (The Clinical journal of pain)
[2020, :]

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Transition of care for adolescents with chronic pain.

Susmita Kashikar-Zuck,

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

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Measures of Juvenile Fibromyalgia.

Morgan Daffin, Robert C Gibler, Susmita Kashikar-Zuck,

Arthritis Care Res (Hoboken) (Arthritis care & research)
[2020, 72 Suppl 10:171-182]

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Development and Psychometric Evaluation of the PROMIS Pediatric Pain Intensity Measure in Children and Adolescents with Chronic Pain.

Constance A Mara, Susmita Kashikar-Zuck, Natoshia Cunningham, Kenneth R Goldschneider, Bin Huang, Carlton Dampier, David D Sherry, Lori Crosby, Jennifer Farrell Miller, Kimberly Barnett, Esi M Morgan,

The goal of the current study was to enhance the measurement of the pediatric chronic pain experience through a methodologically rigorous approach. This paper outlines the development and initial validation of a pain intensity measure for pediatric patients with chronic pain using Patient-Reported Outcomes Measurement Information System methodology. Measure development ... Read more >>

J Pain (The journal of pain : official journal of the American Pain Society)
[2020, :]

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Topical Review: Enhancing Understanding of the Clinical Meaningfulness of Outcomes to Assess Treatment Benefit from Psychological Therapies for Children with Chronic Pain.

Tonya M Palermo, Susmita Kashikar-Zuck, Anne Lynch-Jordan,

OBJECTIVE:Despite the availability of measures for assessing physical, psychological, and health impact in children with chronic pain, there are not established guidelines for interpretation of children's pain outcomes following psychological treatment. The purpose of this topical review is to discuss clinical significance as a neglected area of consideration in pediatric ... Read more >>

J Pediatr Psychol (Journal of pediatric psychology)
[2020, 45(3):233-238]

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Heightened risk of pain in young adult women with a history of childhood maltreatment: a prospective longitudinal study.

Sarah J Beal, Susmita Kashikar-Zuck, Christopher King, William Black, Jaclyn Barnes, Jennie G Noll,

A child maltreatment history is reported more frequently among adults with chronic pain compared with the general population; unfortunately, studies have primarily relied upon retrospective maltreatment reports by adults with chronic pain. This prospective study assessed pain symptoms in a cohort of young adult women with a documented history of ... Read more >>

Pain (Pain)
[2020, 161(1):156-165]

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Brain mechanisms impacted by psychological therapies for pain: identifying targets for optimization of treatment effects.

Natoshia R Cunningham, Susmita Kashikar-Zuck, Robert C Coghill,

Psychological therapies, such as cognitive behavioral therapy, are widely used multifaceted approaches that have been shown to improve pain-related functioning. A small but growing number of studies have used brain imaging to support the use of psychological therapies for pain. Although these studies have led to an increased understanding of ... Read more >>

Pain Rep (Pain reports)
[2019, 4(4):e767]

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Characterizing Social and Academic Aspects of School Anxiety in Pediatric Chronic Pain.

Robert C Gibler, Emily A Beckmann, Anne M Lynch-Jordan, Susmita Kashikar-Zuck, Kristen E Jastrowski Mano,

OBJECTIVE:School anxiety is a prevalent and debilitating mental health problem among youth with chronic pain. Despite evidence that anxiety in the context of school is associated with significant school-related disability, no studies have examined specific aspects of school anxiety in a pediatric chronic pain population. MATERIALS AND METHODS:Adolescents with chronic ... Read more >>

Clin J Pain (The Clinical journal of pain)
[2019, 35(7):625-632]

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Utility of the PROMIS Pediatric Pain Interference Scale in Juvenile Fibromyalgia.

Lauren M Fussner, William R Black, Anne Lynch-Jordan, Esi M Morgan, Tracy V Ting, Susmita Kashikar-Zuck,

OBJECTIVE:The current study tested the utility of the PROMIS Pediatric Pain Interference (PPI) in relation to the widely-used Functional Disability Inventory (FDI) in a small-scale clinical trial. METHODS:Forty youth with juvenile fibromyalgia (JFM) were randomized to either CBT only or a combined CBT and neuromuscular exercise group (i.e., FIT Teens). ... Read more >>

J Pediatr Psychol (Journal of pediatric psychology)
[2019, 44(4):436-441]

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Clinical Reference Points for the Screen for Child Anxiety-related Disorders in 2 Investigations of Youth With Chronic Pain.

Natoshia R Cunningham, Anjana Jagpal, Sarah Nelson, Kristen E Jastrowski Mano, Susan T Tran, Anne M Lynch-Jordan, Keri Hainsworth, James Peugh, Constance A Mara, Susmita Kashikar-Zuck,

OBJECTIVE:Anxiety is common in pediatric chronic pain and is related to a higher risk for poor outcomes; thus, there is a need for effective clinical screening methods to identify youth with chronic pain and co-occurring anxiety. The Screen for Child Anxiety-related Disorders (SCARED) is a validated measure that defines clinically ... Read more >>

Clin J Pain (The Clinical journal of pain)
[2019, 35(3):238-246]

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Long-term outcomes of adolescents with juvenile-onset fibromyalgia into adulthood and impact of depressive symptoms on functioning over time.

Susmita Kashikar-Zuck, Natoshia Cunningham, James Peugh, William R Black, Sarah Nelson, Anne M Lynch-Jordan, Megan Pfeiffer, Susan T Tran, Tracy V Ting, Lesley M Arnold, Adam Carle, Jennie Noll, Scott W Powers, Daniel J Lovell,

Juvenile-onset fibromyalgia (JFM) is typically diagnosed in adolescence and characterized by widespread pain and marked functional impairment. The long-term impact of JFM into adulthood is poorly understood. The objectives of this study were to describe physical and psychosocial outcomes of youth diagnosed with JFM in early adulthood (∼8-year follow-up), examine ... Read more >>

Pain (Pain)
[2019, 160(2):433-441]

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Development and pilot testing of the treatment and education approach for childhood-onset lupus (TEACH): a cognitive behavioral treatment.

Natoshia R Cunningham, Lauren M Fussner, Erin Moorman, Pinar O Avar Aydin, Hermine I Brunner, Susmita Kashikar-Zuck,

BACKGROUND:To develop and test the feasibility and initial effectiveness of the Treatment and Education Approach for Childhood-onset Lupus (TEACH) protocol, a 6-session cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) intervention for adolescents and young adults (AYA) with childhood-onset systemic lupus erythematosus (cSLE). METHODS:Females with cSLE (n = 14; ages 13-19 years, M = 16.21 years) presenting to a pediatric ... Read more >>

Pediatr Rheumatol Online J (Pediatric rheumatology online journal)
[2019, 17(1):9]

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Maternal Protective Parenting Accounts for the Relationship Between Pain Behaviors and Functional Disability in Adolescents.

Anne M Lynch-Jordan, James Peugh, Natoshia R Cunningham, Jessica R Trygier, Susmita Kashikar-Zuck,

INTRODUCTION:A variety of factors influence parent responses to pain behaviors they observe in their adolescents with chronic pain. Certain parental responses to pain, such as attention or overprotection, can adversely impact adolescent adaptive functioning and correspond to poor clinical outcomes. OBJECTIVES:It was hypothesized that the relationship between adolescent pain behaviors ... Read more >>

Clin J Pain (The Clinical journal of pain)
[2018, 34(12):1089-1095]

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Pilot Randomized Trial of Integrated Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy and Neuromuscular Training for Juvenile Fibromyalgia: The FIT Teens Program.

Susmita Kashikar-Zuck, William R Black, Megan Pfeiffer, James Peugh, Sara E Williams, Tracy V Ting, Staci Thomas, Katie Kitchen, Gregory D Myer,

Cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) improves coping and daily functioning in adolescents with juvenile fibromyalgia (JFM), but is less effective in reducing pain. This pilot trial evaluated the efficacy of a novel intervention (Fibromyalgia Integrative Training for Teens; FIT Teens) which integrates CBT with specialized neuromuscular exercise training to enhance the effect ... Read more >>

J Pain (The journal of pain : official journal of the American Pain Society)
[2018, 19(9):1049-1062]

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Special considerations in conducting clinical trials of chronic pain management interventions in children and adolescents and their families.

Tonya M Palermo, Susmita Kashikar-Zuck, Stefan J Friedrichsdorf, Scott W Powers,

Introduction:Disabling chronic pain is a common experience for children and adolescents. However, the evidence base for chronic pain interventions for youth is extremely limited, which has hindered the development of evidence-based practice guidelines for most pediatric chronic pain conditions. Objectives:To review and provide recommendations on clinical trial design and evaluation ... Read more >>

Pain Rep (Pain reports)
[2019, 4(3):e649]

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Development of the Aim to Decrease Anxiety and Pain Treatment for Pediatric Functional Abdominal Pain Disorders.

Natoshia R Cunningham, Sarah Nelson, Anjana Jagpal, Erin Moorman, Michael Farrell, Scott Pentiuk, Susmita Kashikar-Zuck,

OBJECTIVES:To evaluate the feasibility and acceptability of the Aim to Decrease Anxiety and Pain Treatment (ADAPT), a brief, on-line and in-person behavioral intervention targeting pain and anxiety in youth with functional abdominal pain disorders (FAPDs). METHODS:Patients were recruited from several outpatient pediatric gastroenterology clinics. Nine participants (ages 9-13) completed the ... Read more >>

J Pediatr Gastroenterol Nutr (Journal of pediatric gastroenterology and nutrition)
[2018, 66(1):16-20]

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Pain, Fatigue, and Psychological Impact on Health-Related Quality of Life in Childhood-Onset Lupus.

Jordan T Jones, Natoshia Cunningham, SusmitA Kashikar-Zuck, Hermine I Brunner,

To evaluate pain, fatigue, and psychological functioning of childhood-onset systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) patients and examine how these factors impact health-related quality of life (HRQOL).At a tertiary rheumatology clinic, 60 childhood-onset SLE patients completed the following: a visual analog scale (VAS) of pain intensity (0-10), the Pediatric Quality of Life ... Read more >>

Arthritis Care Res (Hoboken) (Arthritis care & research)
[2016, 68(1):73-80]

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Clinical Profiles of Young Adults With Juvenile-Onset Fibromyalgia With and Without a History of Trauma.

Sarah Nelson, Natoshia Cunningham, James Peugh, Anjana Jagpal, Leslie M Arnold, Anne Lynch-Jordan, Susmita Kashikar-Zuck,

OBJECTIVE:To examine the differential presentation(s) of psychological and health-related outcomes in young adults with juvenile-onset fibromyalgia (FM) with and without a history of trauma, compared to healthy controls. METHODS:In total, 110 participants (86 with juvenile-onset FM and 24 healthy controls, with a mean age of 23.4 years) completed a structured ... Read more >>

Arthritis Care Res (Hoboken) (Arthritis care & research)
[2017, 69(11):1636-1643]

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RETRACTED: Pain predicts poorer health-related quality of life in childhood-onset systemic lupus erythematosus: a cohort study.

Ji Li, Jordan T Jones, Catherine Donnelly, Natoshia Cunningham, Susmita Kashikar-Zuck, Hermine I Brunner,

J Int Med Res (The Journal of international medical research)
[2018, 46(4):NP2-NP10]

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Treatment Adherence in Child and Adolescent Chronic Migraine Patients: Results From the Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy and Amitriptyline Trial.

Ashley M Kroon Van Diest, Rachelle R Ramsey, Susmita Kashikar-Zuck, Shalonda Slater, Kevin Hommel, John W Kroner, Susan LeCates, Marielle A Kabbouche, Hope L O'Brien, Joanne Kacperski, Janelle R Allen, James Peugh, Andrew D Hershey, Scott W Powers,

OBJECTIVES:To examine treatment adherence among children and adolescents with chronic migraine who volunteered to be in a clinical trial using 3 measures: treatment session attendance, therapy homework completion, and preventive medication use by daily diary. MATERIALS AND METHODS:Analyses are secondary from a trial of 135 youth aged 10 to 17 ... Read more >>

Clin J Pain (The Clinical journal of pain)
[2017, 33(10):892-898]

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Fatigue and depression predict reduced health-related quality of life in childhood-onset lupus.

C Donnelly, N Cunningham, J T Jones, L Ji, H I Brunner, S Kashikar-Zuck,

We aimed to identify risk factors for persistently reduced health-related quality of life in childhood-onset lupus and describe a risk profile for persistently reduced health-related quality of life. At a tertiary rheumatology clinic, 50 childhood onset lupus patients were assessed twice, approximately six months apart. Measures of disease activity and ... Read more >>

Lupus (Lupus)
[2018, 27(1):124-133]

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Development and validation of the self-reported PROMIS pediatric pain behavior item bank and short form scale.

Natoshia R Cunningham, Susmita Kashikar-Zuck, Constance Mara, Kenneth R Goldschneider, Dennis A Revicki, Carlton Dampier, David D Sherry, Lori Crosby, Adam Carle, Karon F Cook, Esi M Morgan,

Pain behaviors are important indicators of functioning in chronic pain; however, no self-reported pain behavior instrument has been developed for pediatric populations. The purpose of this study was to create a brief pediatric measure of patient-reported pain behaviors as part of the Patient-Reported Outcome Measurement Information System (PROMIS). A pool ... Read more >>

Pain (Pain)
[2017, 158(7):1323-1331]

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A Conceptual Framework for Understanding the Role of Adverse Childhood Experiences in Pediatric Chronic Pain.

Sarah M Nelson, Natoshia R Cunningham, Susmita Kashikar-Zuck,

This review outlines a conceptual framework adapted from the biopsychosocial model of pain to examine the relationship between adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) and chronic pain in youth to highlight the state of current research and guide future efforts.A review of the literature was performed in the areas of ACEs and ... Read more >>

Clin J Pain (The Clinical journal of pain)
[2017, 33(3):264-270]

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Pressure Pain Threshold and Anxiety in Adolescent Females With and Without Juvenile Fibromyalgia: A Pilot Study.

Christopher D King, Kristen E Jastrowski Mano, Kimberly A Barnett, Megan Pfeiffer, Tracy V Ting, Susmita Kashikar-Zuck,

OBJECTIVES:Reduced pain thresholds have been documented in adult fibromyalgia, but there are no quantitative studies of altered pain sensitivity in adolescents with juvenile fibromyalgia (JFM). The current study examined differences in pressure pain sensitivity between adolescent females with JFM and healthy controls. The relationship between levels of anxiety and pain ... Read more >>

Clin J Pain (The Clinical journal of pain)
[2017, 33(7):620-626]

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