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dc.contributor.authorGilleland, Jordan Leigh
dc.date.accessioned2014-03-04T03:19:46Z
dc.date.available2014-03-04T03:19:46Z
dc.date.issued2008-05
dc.identifier.othergilleland_jordan_l_200805_ms
dc.identifier.urihttp://purl.galileo.usg.edu/uga_etd/gilleland_jordan_l_200805_ms
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10724/24614
dc.description.abstractObjective: To explore more comprehensive models of psychosocial factors influencing pain and somatic functioning in children with non-cardiac chest pain (NCCP). Methods: During evaluations at cardiology clinics, psychosocial and physical functioning measures were collected from 35 participants with NCCP and their parents. Results: Children’s somatic functioning and fear of physical arousal predicted significant variance in children’s chest pain severity ratings. Additionally, children’s depressive symptoms, fear of physiological arousal, and maternal levels somatization were each significant predictors of children’s somatic functioning. Functional disability was more closely associated with children’s somatic symptoms than children’s chest pain severity. Conclusions: These results suggest key psychological and familial factors to address in therapeutic programs designed to decrease NCCP, reduce general somatic complaints, improve families’ psychosocial functioning, and decrease economic and resource burdens on health care systems.
dc.languageeng
dc.publisheruga
dc.rightspublic
dc.subjectChest pain
dc.subjectNCCP
dc.subjectChild Somatization
dc.subjectPsychosocial pain influences
dc.titleThe role of psychosocial factors in pain severity and somatic functioning among children with recurrent chest pain
dc.typeThesis
dc.description.degreeMS
dc.description.departmentPsychology
dc.description.majorPsychology
dc.description.advisorRonald Blount
dc.description.committeeRonald Blount
dc.description.committeeCynthia Suveg
dc.description.committeeJonathan Campbell


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