It Doesn't Have to Hurt

Parenting with chronic pain

Interview and daily diary studies

We recently conducted the first part of this study where we interviewed parents who have experienced chronic pain on a daily or almost daily basis for at least 6 months and who had a child between the ages of 11 and 17 years old. We asked both parent and child to participate in a telephone interview during which we ask parents questions about their experiences as a parent with chronic pain and we ask children questions about how they feel and react when their parent has pain.

Soon we will be conducting a second part of this study where we will be asking parents and children to complete an online diary questionnaire each day for 7 days.

Stay tuned for more details on this study and if you would like to learn more contact us by email or phone!

Research Team

Dr. Somayyeh Mohammadi

Principal Investigator (Post-doctoral Fellow)

Centre for Pediatric Pain Research, IWK Health Centre

Dr. Christine Chambers

Co-Principal Investigator & Supervisor

Dalhousie University

Dr. Natalie Rosen


Dalhousie University

Dr. Margot Latimer


Dalhousie University & IWK Health Centre

Dr. Lukas Propper


Dalhousie University


IWK Health Centre
Centre for Pediatric Pain Research
Dalhousie University