Parent-child pain relationships from a psychosocial perspective: a review of the literature

Evans, Subhadra, Tsao, Jennie C. I., Lu, Qian, Myers, Cynthia, Suresh, Joanne and Zeltzer, Lonnie K. 2008, Parent-child pain relationships from a psychosocial perspective: a review of the literature, Journal of pain management, vol. 1, no. 3, pp. 237-246.

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Title Parent-child pain relationships from a psychosocial perspective: a review of the literature
Author(s) Evans, SubhadraORCID iD for Evans, Subhadra
Tsao, Jennie C. I.
Lu, Qian
Myers, Cynthia
Suresh, Joanne
Zeltzer, Lonnie K.
Journal name Journal of pain management
Volume number 1
Issue number 3
Start page 237
End page 246
Total pages 10
Publisher Nova Science Publishers
Place of publication Hauppauge, N.Y.
Publication date 2008-12-01
ISSN 1939-5914
Summary Chronic or recurrent pain is a widespread health issue that affects a large proportion of the population, including adults and children. Family factors in the development of pain have received increasing attention of late as research has shown that pain tends to run in families, A burgeoning literature has also demonstrated the influence of parental factors in children's responses to chronic and laboratory pain. This review attempts to integrate: first,) the literature documenting an association between parent and child pain both within the clinical chronic pain and laboratory pain literatures; and second,) research accounting for likely mechanisms explaining the parent-child pain association. To this end, we present a conceptual model that incorporates a number of parent and child specific characteristics, such as parental responses, coping and gender role socialization as well as broader socio-demographic factors such as parent and child age and sex, family functioning, socioeconomic status, and race/ethnicity. It is anticipated that consideration of such variables will lead to needed research exploring the mechanisms of parent-child pain relationships, and to interventions designed to prevent and ameliorate child pain sensitivity when it correlates with poor adaptation to pain.
Language eng
Field of Research 170199 Psychology not elsewhere classified
Socio Economic Objective 920410 Mental Health
HERDC Research category C1.1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
ERA Research output type C Journal article
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