The relationship between parental responses to pain, pain catastrophizing, and adolescent sleep in adolescents with chronic pain

Kristina Puzino, Jessica W. Guite, Melisa Moore, Margaret O. Lewen, Ariel A. Williamson

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Abstract

This study examines linkages between protective parental responses to pain (PPRP), pain catastrophizing, and adolescent sleep difficulties. Participants included 121 adolescents with chronic musculoskeletal pain and their parents. PPRP were significantly related to adolescent sleep difficulty, with adolescent pain catastrophizing mediating this relationship. PPRP were not related to sleep duration or insomnia symptoms. Adolescent pain catastrophizing was associated with sleep duration and difficulty, but not insomnia. Study findings provide initial evidence for PPRP and pain catastrophizing as potential intervention targets for adolescents with chronic pain, especially in the context of sleep difficulties.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)239-260
Number of pages22
JournalChildren's Health Care
Volume47
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 3 2018

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Developmental and Educational Psychology
  • Clinical Psychology

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