Christine Chambers

Professor

Canada Research Chair: Pain and Child Health

Email: christine.chambers@dal.ca


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  • The role of trait mindfulness in the pain experience of adolescents 

    Petter, M., Chambers, C.T., McGrath, P.J., & Dick, B.D. (2013). The role of trait mindfulness in the pain experience of adolescents. The Journal of Pain, 14, 1709-1718. doi: 10.1016/j.jpain.2013.08.015. PMID: 2429045
    Trait mindfulness appears to mitigate pain among adult clinical populations, and has a unique relationship with pain catastrophizing. However, little is understood about this phenomenon among adolescents. The association ...
  • When “Don’t Worry” Communicates Fear: Children’s Perceptions of Parental Reassurance and Distraction during a Painful Medical Procedure 

    McMurtry, C.M., Chambers, C.T., McGrath, P.J., & Asp, E. (2010). When "don't worry" communicates fear: Children's perceptions of parental reassurance and distraction during a painful medical procedure. PAIN, 150, 52-58. doi: 10.1016/j.pain.2010.02.021. PMID: 20227831
    hildren's distress during painful medical procedures is strongly influenced by adult behavior. Adult reassurance (e.g., "it's okay") is associated with increased child distress whereas distraction is associated with increased ...
  • Children’s Fear during Procedural Pain: Preliminary Investigation of the Children’s Fear Scale 

    McMurtry, C.M., Noel, M., Chambers, C.T., & McGrath, P.J. (2011). Children’s fear during procedural pain: Preliminary investigation of the Children’s Fear Scale. Health Psychology, 30, 780-788. doi: 10.1037/a0024817. PMID: 21806301
    Many children consider getting a needle to be one of their most feared and painful experiences. Differentiating between a child’s experience of fear and pain is critical to appropriate intervention. There is no gold standard ...
  • Contemporary Use of the Cold Pressor Task in Pediatric Pain Research: A Systematic Review of Methods 

    Birnie, K.A., Petter, M., Boerner, K.E., Noel, M., & Chambers, C.T. (2012). Contemporary use of the cold pressor task in pediatric pain research: A systematic review of methods. The Journal of Pain, 13, 817-826. doi: 10.1016/j.jpain.2012.06.005.
    The cold pressor task (CPT) is an ethical experimental pain task widely used by pediatric pain researchers to examine a variety of important theoretical and clinical questions. The purpose of this systematic review was to ...
  • Caregiver accuracy in detecting deception in facial expressions of pain in children 

    Boerner, K.E., Chambers, C.T., Craig, K.D., Pillai Riddell, R.R., & Parker, J.A. (2013). Caregiver accuracy in detecting deception in facial expressions of pain in children. Pain, 154(4), 525-533.
    Facial expressions provide a primary source of inference about a child’s pain. Although facial expressions typically appear spontaneous, children have some capacity to fake or suppress displays of pain, thereby potentially ...
  • Sex differences in parent and child pain ratings during an experimental child pain task 

    Moon, Erin C., Christine T. Chambers, Anne-Claire Larochette, Kelly Hayton, et al. 2008. "Sex differences in parent and child pain ratings during an experimental child pain task." Pain Research & Management 13(3): 225-230.
    No abstract available.
  • The effects of mindful attention on cold pressor pain in children 

    Petter, Mark, Christine T. Chambers, and Jill MacLaren Chorney. 2013. "The effects of mindful attention on cold pressor pain in children." Pain Research & Management 18(1): 39-45.
    No abstract available.
  • Social functioning and peer relationships in children and adolescents with chronic pain: A systematic review 

    Forgeron, Paula A., Sara King, Jennifer N. Stinson, Patrick J. McGrath, et al. 2010. "Social functioning and peer relationships in children and adolescents with chronic pain: A systematic review." Pain Research & Management 15(1): 27-41.
    No abstract available.
  • A randomized trial of yoga for adolescents with irritable bowel syndrome 

    Kuttner, Leora, Christine T. Chambers, Janine Hardial, David M. Israel, et al. 2006. "A randomized trial of yoga for adolescents with irritable bowel syndrome." Pain Research & Management 11(4): 217-223.
    No abstract available.
  • Measurement of pain in children 

    McGrath, Patrick J., Margot Latimer, G. A. Finley, and Christine T. Chambers. 2009. "Measurement of pain in children." Pain Research & Management 14(1).
    No abstract available.
  • Early temperament prospectively predicts anxiety in later childhood 

    Grant, Valerie V., Alexa L. Bagnell, Christine T. Chambers, and Sherry H. Stewart. 2009. "Early temperament prospectively predicts anxiety in later childhood." The Canadian Journal of Psychiatry / La Revue canadienne de psychiatrie 54(5): 320-330.
    No abstract available.