Parents with chronic pain: are children equally affected by fathers as mothers in pain? A pilot study

Evans, Subhadra and Keenan, Thomas R. 2007, Parents with chronic pain: are children equally affected by fathers as mothers in pain? A pilot study, Journal of child health care, vol. 11, no. 2, pp. 143-157, doi: 10.1177/1367493507076072.

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Title Parents with chronic pain: are children equally affected by fathers as mothers in pain? A pilot study
Author(s) Evans, SubhadraORCID iD for Evans, Subhadra
Keenan, Thomas R.
Journal name Journal of child health care
Volume number 11
Issue number 2
Start page 143
End page 157
Total pages 15
Publisher Sage Publication
Place of publication London, Eng.
Publication date 2007-06
ISSN 1367-4935
Keyword(s) Adult
Case-Control Studies
Father-Child Relations
Mental Health
Mother-Child Relations
Pilot Projects
Psychology, Child
Sex Factors
Statistics, Nonparametric
Summary This study compared the psychological and physical functioning of 12 children in each of three groups: mothers with chronic pain, fathers with chronic pain and a control, pain-free parents. Parents completed a number of questionnaires including the RAND-36 Health Status Inventory, a child health scale and the Child Behavior Checklist. Children completed the Revised Child Manifest Anxiety Scale and a scale measuring pain and sickness behaviour. Children of mothers with chronic pain reported the most physical and psychological problems, followed by children of fathers with chronic pain and children from the control group. Pain reports between children and parents with chronic pain were significantly correlated, suggesting support for a familial pain model. Social learning may explain the concordance between parent and child health in families experiencing parental chronic pain.
Language eng
DOI 10.1177/1367493507076072
Field of Research 111499 Paediatrics and Reproductive Medicine not elsewhere classified
1110 Nursing
1117 Public Health And Health Services
1114 Paediatrics And Reproductive Medicine
Socio Economic Objective 920501 Child Health
HERDC Research category C1.1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
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