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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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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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Arthritis Research & Care: "Every little furrow of her brow makes me want to stop"

June 20th, 2021

“Every little furrow of her brow makes me want to stop”: An Interpretative Phenomenological Analysis of Mothers’ Experiences with Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis Treatments Abstract Objective Children with juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA) are faced with a complex medical journey requiring consistent...

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Your IWK: Award celebrates impact made by researcher

May 31st, 2021

“There is so much work to be done in the area of pain in cancer, and pain in survivorship specifically,” says Perri Tutelman, a PhD Candidate in Clinical Psychology at Dalhousie University and IWK Health. “We know that rates of...

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Research Impact Canada Engaged Scholarship Award

May 11th, 2021

Congratulations to our trainee, Perri Tutelman!   Perri was awarded a Research Impact Canada Engaged Scholarship Award for her project, "Understanding the Pain Experience in Childhood Cancer Survivors"   This award recognizes graduate students who conduct research projects following engaged...

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