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Human Studies

2020 04

Clin J Pain



The Interplay of Parent and Child Coping Responses in Understanding Child Functioning in the Context of Living with a Parent with or Without Chronic Pain.


Van Lierde E, Goubert L, Lammens T, Ben Brahim L, Van den Bussche E, Vervoort T
Clin J Pain. 2020 04; 36(4):238-248.
PMID: 31977374.


Pain problems tend to run in families and children of individuals with chronic pain (ICPs) have been found to report lower functioning. Drawing upon a social learning perspective, the current study examined how diverse maternal pain coping responses (i.e., pain catastrophizing and distraction) may, via corresponding child pain coping responses, act as a vulnerability or protective factor for child functioning in the context of parental chronic pain (CP).