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Chronic Pain and Anxiety in Children: Physiological and Emotional Factors in Stress Responses

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dc.contributor.advisor Compas, Bruce E.
dc.contributor.advisor Dufton, Lynette Marie
dc.contributor.author Jackson, Madeleine E.
dc.date.accessioned 2007-05-08T15:07:19Z
dc.date.available 2007-05-08T15:07:19Z
dc.date.issued 2007-05-08T15:07:19Z
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1803/214
dc.description Powerpoint poster "Stress responses in children with chronic pain and anxiety" by Madeleine Jackson, Lynette Dufton, Bruce E. Compas accompanies thesis dated April 2007. Winner, Jum C. Nunnally Honors Thesis Award (the A&S thesis award) en
dc.description.abstract The current study examined physiological and emotional factors in stress responses of 21 children with recurrent abdominal pain (RAP), 21 children with anxiety disorders, and 21 gender- and age-matched healthy controls. Children's heart rates were monitored as they performed two psychological stress tasks and one physical stress task. Pain intensity and tolerance were measured during the cold pressor task. Parents and children completed questionnaires to assess children's psychological and somatic symptoms and responses to social stress. Findings indicate that children with RAP and anxious children report different levels of stress reactivity and provide different pain assessments of the cold pressor task. Findings also demonstrate a positive association between physiological stress reactivity and self-reported stress reactivity and psychological symptoms. Psychological and somatic symptoms were incrementally accounted for by physiological and self-reported stress reactivity. en
dc.description.abstract College of Arts & Science
dc.description.sponsorship Thesis completed in partial fulfillment of the requirements of the Honors Program in Psychological Sciences Under the Direction of Professor Bruce E. Compas, Ph.D. en
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dc.language.iso en_US en
dc.publisher Vanderbilt University
dc.subject Stress response en
dc.subject Chronic pain en
dc.subject Anxiety en
dc.subject Physiological reactivity en
dc.subject Recurrent abdominal pain en
dc.subject Stress reactivity en
dc.subject Pain perception en
dc.subject Abdominal pain in children en
dc.subject Stress in children en
dc.subject Anxiety in children en
dc.subject Pain in children en
dc.title Chronic Pain and Anxiety in Children: Physiological and Emotional Factors in Stress Responses en
dc.title.alternative Stress responses in children with chronic pain and anxiety en
dc.type Thesis en
dc.description.college College of Arts & Science
dc.description.department Psychological Sciences


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