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Human Studies

2020 Nov 21

Children (Basel)



The Intergenerational Transmission of Chronic Pain from Parents to Survivors of Childhood Cancer.


Patton M, Stokoe M, Forbes C, Nwaroh C, Noel M, Reynolds K, Schulte F
Children (Basel). 2020 Nov 21; 7(11).
PMID: 33233437.


Among youth with chronic non-cancer pain, 50% have parents with chronic pain. These youth report significantly more pain interference and posttraumatic stress symptoms (PTSS), and worse health-related quality of life (HRQL) than youth whose parents do not have chronic pain. Additionally, parent chronic pain is linked to increased child anxiety and depressive symptoms. Survivors of childhood cancer (SCCs) are at risk of pain and negative psychosocial outcomes and therefore may be especially vulnerable if their parents have chronic pain. Thus, the aims of the current study were to (1) identify rates of chronic pain among parents of SCCs, (2) test group differences in psychological symptoms in parents with chronic pain versus without, and (3) test group differences in pain interference, HRQL, anxiety, depression, and PTSS in SCCs with parents with chronic pain versus without.