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Clinical Journal of Pain: Pain and Fear of Cancer Recurrence in Survivors of Childhood Cancer

July 25th, 2022

Abstract Objectives:  Theoretical models suggest that anxiety, pain intensity, and pain catastrophizing are implicated in a cycle that leads to heightened fear of cancer recurrence (FCR). However, these relationships have not been empirically examined. The objective of this study was...

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Canadian Journal of Pain: Bridging the Gap

May 17th, 2022

Bridging the gap: Identifying diverse stakeholder needs and barriers to accessing evidence and resources for children’s pain ABSTRACT Background Stakeholder engagement in knowledge mobilization (KMb) activities can bridge the knowledge to action gap within children’s pain but may be influenced...

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CBC News: Resilience in kids with juvenile arthritis

March 7th, 2022

"There is a lot of pain associated with the disease and a lot of research around pain is focused on some of the tough parts. It's focused on how much it hurts...But there's a lot less research that's actually looking...

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Global Halifax: New study focuses on pain in juvenile idiopathic arthritis

February 25th, 2022

PhD student, Yvonne Brandelli, talks with Paul Brothers of Global News Morning about pain in youth with Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis (JIA). Yvonne is conducting a new study to explore resilience, or the ability to "bounce back", and looking for over...

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Cassie & Friends: How do you bounce back from JIA pain?

February 4th, 2022

PhD student, Yvonne Brandelli and her research team at Dalhousie University and The Centre for Pediatric Pain Research (IWK Health Centre) need 319 youth and their parents to complete an online survey which will help us learn more about resilience...

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CIHR's Ask A Scientist: Dealing with needle pain and fear

January 20th, 2022

The Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) launched their latest videos in their "Ask A Scientist" series and they feature Dr. Christine Chambers answering questions from children with evidence based tips on how to manage needle pain, fear, fainting, and...

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Psycho-Oncology: Measuring Fear of Cancer Recurrence in Survivors of Childhood Cancer

January 14th, 2022

Measuring Fear of Cancer Recurrence in Survivors of Childhood Cancer: Development and Preliminary Validation of the FCRI-Child and FCRI-Parent Versions Abstract Objective Fear of cancer recurrence (FCR) is a common and distressing psychosocial concern for adult cancer survivors. Data on...

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PAIN: Long-term alterations in somatosensory functioning in survivors of childhood cancer

September 25th, 2021

Abstract Cancer and its treatment can have lasting consequences on somatosensation, including pain, which is often underrecognized and undertreated. Research characterizing the impact of cancer on pain and sensory processing in survivors of childhood cancer is scarce. This study aimed to...

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A systematic review on pain in children with JIA

August 8th, 2021

  Pain and its associated factors in children with juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA): A systematic review Our team is conducting a systematic review on pain in children with JIA to determine the biological, psychological, and social risk and protective factors...

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