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School functioning and chronic pain: a review of methods and measures. J Pediatr Psychol 2011 Oct;36(9):991-1002

Date

07/13/2011

Pubmed ID

21745810

DOI

10.1093/jpepsy/jsr038

Scopus ID

2-s2.0-80053011736   45 Citations

Abstract

OBJECTIVE: School functioning is among the most important life domains impacted by chronic pain. This review provides a summary of the measures currently used by researchers to assess school functioning in children with chronic pain.

METHODS: We conducted a systematic review of the literature on school absenteeism and school functioning in children and adolescents with pain. Searches were restricted to a time frame including January 1985 to December 2010.

RESULTS: Fifty-three articles are reviewed: all include some form of assessment of school absenteeism or school functioning as part of the study outcome measures. Of the 53 articles, 26 assessed school absenteeism and 27 assessed an aspect of school functioning; 14 of these 27 articles assessed both.

CONCLUSIONS: Understanding the comprehensive impact of pain on school functioning will require improvements in our current assessment methods.

Author List

Gorodzinsky AY, Hainsworth KR, Weisman SJ

Authors

Keri Hainsworth PhD Associate Professor in the Anesthesiology department at Medical College of Wisconsin
Steven J. Weisman MD Professor in the Anesthesiology department at Medical College of Wisconsin




MESH terms used to index this publication - Major topics in bold

Activities of Daily Living
Adolescent
Child
Chronic Pain
Humans
Schools
Students
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