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Human Studies

2019 Sep

Clin J Pain



Improving Distress and Behaviors for Parents of Adolescents with Chronic Pain Enrolled in an Intensive Interdisciplinary Pain Program.


Weiss KE, Junghans-Rutelonis AN, Aaron R, Harbeck-Weber C, McTate E, Luedtke C, Bruce B
Clin J Pain. 2019 Sep; 35(9):772-779.
PMID: 31205071.


Intensive interdisciplinary treatment is emerging as an effective treatment of chronic pain in youth. These programs often include a parental component with the belief that targeting parental distress and responses to a child's pain will improve outcomes. However, few studies have evaluated the impact of a parental intervention in the interdisciplinary treatment of pediatric chronic pain. The present study consists of a nonrandomized pre-post design to evaluate change in psychological and behavioral functioning of parents who participated in intensive parent programming that utilized Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), delivered within the context of an interdisciplinary intensive 3-week pain treatment program for youth with chronic pain.