Recruitment

Recruitment Status
Completed
Estimated Enrollment
120

Summary

Conditions
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Chronic Pain
  • Headache
Type
Interventional
Phase
Not Applicable
Design
Allocation: RandomizedIntervention Model: Parallel AssignmentMasking: None (Open Label)Primary Purpose: Treatment

Participation Requirements

Age
Between 10 years and 17 years
Gender
Both males and females

Description

Chronic pain affects 25-40% of children and adolescents, and results in significantly lower quality of life for these youth. Parents play an important role in how their children cope with chronic pain, and can also experience their own distress related to their child's illness. Parental psychologica...

Chronic pain affects 25-40% of children and adolescents, and results in significantly lower quality of life for these youth. Parents play an important role in how their children cope with chronic pain, and can also experience their own distress related to their child's illness. Parental psychological distress is widely recognized to be associated with poorer child adjustment. However, no interventions have been developed specifically to treat psychological distress in parents of children with chronic pain. Problem-solving skills training (PSST) has been shown to result in significant reductions in parental distress among caregivers of children with other types of chronic illness such as cancer. The purpose of this study is to test the feasibility and preliminary efficacy of PSST for parents of youth with chronic pain.

Tracking Information

NCT #
NCT01496378
Collaborators
Oregon Health and Science University
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Tonya M. Palermo, PhD University of Washington