Laura Simons

Summary

Affiliation: Harvard University
Country: USA

Publications

  1. doi request reprint Psychological processing in chronic pain: a neural systems approach
    Laura E Simons
    Center for Pain and the Brain, P A I N Group, Boston Children s Hospital, United States Department of Psychiatry, United States Harvard Medical School, United States Electronic address
    Neurosci Biobehav Rev 39:61-78. 2014
  2. pmc What does it take? Comparing intensive rehabilitation to outpatient treatment for children with significant pain-related disability
    Laura E Simons
    Division of Pain Medicine, Department of Anesthesiology, Perioperative and Pain Medicine, Boston Children s Hospital, Boston, MA 02215, USA
    J Pediatr Psychol 38:213-23. 2013
  3. pmc Fear of pain in the context of intensive pain rehabilitation among children and adolescents with neuropathic pain: associations with treatment response
    Laura E Simons
    Division of Pain Medicine, Department of Anesthesiology, Perioperative and Pain Medicine, Children s Hospital Boston and Department of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA
    J Pain 13:1151-61. 2012
  4. pmc The Fear Avoidance model of chronic pain: examination for pediatric application
    Laura E Simons
    Division of Pain Medicine, Department of Anesthesiology, Perioperative and Pain Medicine, Children s Hospital Boston, Boston, Massachusetts 02115, USA
    J Pain 13:827-35. 2012
  5. pmc Anxiety and impairment in a large sample of children and adolescents with chronic pain
    Laura E Simons
    Division of Pain Medicine, Department of Nesthesiology, Perioperative and Pain Medicine, Children s Hospital Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    Pain Res Manag 17:93-7. 2012
  6. doi request reprint The Fear of Pain Questionnaire (FOPQ): assessment of pain-related fear among children and adolescents with chronic pain
    Laura E Simons
    Division of Pain Medicine, Department of Anesthesiology, Perioperative and Pain Medicine, Children s Hospital Boston, Waltham, Massachusetts 02453, USA
    J Pain 12:677-86. 2011
  7. doi request reprint The relation of social functioning to school impairment among adolescents with chronic pain
    Laura E Simons
    Pain Treatment Service Pediatric, Children s Hospital Boston, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Clin J Pain 26:16-22. 2010
  8. doi request reprint Engagement in multidisciplinary interventions for pediatric chronic pain: parental expectations, barriers, and child outcomes
    Laura E Simons
    Division of Pain Medicine, Department of Anesthesiology, Perioperative and Pain Medicine, Children s Hospital Boston, and Department of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA
    Clin J Pain 26:291-9. 2010
  9. pmc Measuring parent beliefs about child acceptance of pain: a preliminary validation of the Chronic Pain Acceptance Questionnaire, parent report
    Laura E Simons
    Division of Pain Medicine, Department of Anesthesiology, Perioperative and Pain Medicine, Children s Hospital Boston, USA
    Pain 152:2294-300. 2011
  10. doi request reprint Multidimensional Adherence Classification System: initial development with adolescent transplant recipients
    Laura E Simons
    Department of Psychiatry, Children s Hospital Boston, Boston, MA, USA
    Pediatr Transplant 13:590-8. 2009

Detail Information

Publications24

  1. doi request reprint Psychological processing in chronic pain: a neural systems approach
    Laura E Simons
    Center for Pain and the Brain, P A I N Group, Boston Children s Hospital, United States Department of Psychiatry, United States Harvard Medical School, United States Electronic address
    Neurosci Biobehav Rev 39:61-78. 2014
    ..Furthermore, we link altered psychological processes to specific evidence-based treatments to put forth a model of pain neuroscience psychology...
  2. pmc What does it take? Comparing intensive rehabilitation to outpatient treatment for children with significant pain-related disability
    Laura E Simons
    Division of Pain Medicine, Department of Anesthesiology, Perioperative and Pain Medicine, Boston Children s Hospital, Boston, MA 02215, USA
    J Pediatr Psychol 38:213-23. 2013
    ..This study compared outcomes between day hospital pain rehabilitation patients and patients engaged in outpatient multidisciplinary pain treatment...
  3. pmc Fear of pain in the context of intensive pain rehabilitation among children and adolescents with neuropathic pain: associations with treatment response
    Laura E Simons
    Division of Pain Medicine, Department of Anesthesiology, Perioperative and Pain Medicine, Children s Hospital Boston and Department of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA
    J Pain 13:1151-61. 2012
    ..Overall, results indicate that the relationship between fear of pain and changes in disability and depressive symptoms are closely linked, with fear of pain playing an important role in treatment...
  4. pmc The Fear Avoidance model of chronic pain: examination for pediatric application
    Laura E Simons
    Division of Pain Medicine, Department of Anesthesiology, Perioperative and Pain Medicine, Children s Hospital Boston, Boston, Massachusetts 02115, USA
    J Pain 13:827-35. 2012
    ..In the examination of developmental differences between younger children and adolescent patients, duration of pain contributed to the model for younger children, whereas pain-related fears were more influential for adolescent patients...
  5. pmc Anxiety and impairment in a large sample of children and adolescents with chronic pain
    Laura E Simons
    Division of Pain Medicine, Department of Nesthesiology, Perioperative and Pain Medicine, Children s Hospital Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    Pain Res Manag 17:93-7. 2012
    ..Due to the avoidant nature of anxiety and pain-related disability, studying anxiety symptoms in children with chronic and recurrent pain conditions is important...
  6. doi request reprint The Fear of Pain Questionnaire (FOPQ): assessment of pain-related fear among children and adolescents with chronic pain
    Laura E Simons
    Division of Pain Medicine, Department of Anesthesiology, Perioperative and Pain Medicine, Children s Hospital Boston, Waltham, Massachusetts 02453, USA
    J Pain 12:677-86. 2011
    ..Evidence of criterion-related validity was found with significant associations for the FOPQ with pain, healthcare utilization, and functional disability. These results support the FOPQ as a psychometrically sound measure...
  7. doi request reprint The relation of social functioning to school impairment among adolescents with chronic pain
    Laura E Simons
    Pain Treatment Service Pediatric, Children s Hospital Boston, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Clin J Pain 26:16-22. 2010
    ..To further our understanding of social functioning in children with chronic pain, and particularly how social functioning relates to school impairment in this population...
  8. doi request reprint Engagement in multidisciplinary interventions for pediatric chronic pain: parental expectations, barriers, and child outcomes
    Laura E Simons
    Division of Pain Medicine, Department of Anesthesiology, Perioperative and Pain Medicine, Children s Hospital Boston, and Department of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA
    Clin J Pain 26:291-9. 2010
    ..To examine the adherence to the recommendations of pain treatment among children and adolescents evaluated for a variety of chronic and recurrent pain conditions...
  9. pmc Measuring parent beliefs about child acceptance of pain: a preliminary validation of the Chronic Pain Acceptance Questionnaire, parent report
    Laura E Simons
    Division of Pain Medicine, Department of Anesthesiology, Perioperative and Pain Medicine, Children s Hospital Boston, USA
    Pain 152:2294-300. 2011
    ..These results support the CPAQ-P as a promising measure for assessing parent beliefs about child acceptance of pain and reinforce the importance of the social context and parental influence on child functioning...
  10. doi request reprint Multidimensional Adherence Classification System: initial development with adolescent transplant recipients
    Laura E Simons
    Department of Psychiatry, Children s Hospital Boston, Boston, MA, USA
    Pediatr Transplant 13:590-8. 2009
    ..Beyond providing initial support for the MACS, we discuss the clinical implications of this adherence classification system...
  11. doi request reprint Parent and patient perspectives on barriers to medication adherence in adolescent transplant recipients
    Laura E Simons
    Department of Psychiatry, Children s Hospital Boston and Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Pediatr Transplant 13:338-47. 2009
    ..Further, non-adherence was more likely when taking morning rather than evening doses. These findings are explained with an emphasis on potential remedies that directly address the stated barriers...
  12. pmc Chronic pain in adolescence: parental responses, adolescent coping, and their impact on adolescent's pain behaviors
    Laura E Simons
    Department of Psychiatry, Children s Hospital Boston, 333 Longwood Avenue, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    J Pediatr Psychol 33:894-904. 2008
    ..The aim of this study was to examine relations among parental responses, adolescent pain coping, and pain behaviors in adolescents with chronic pain...
  13. doi request reprint Understanding the pathway between the transplant experience and health-related quality of life outcomes in adolescents
    Laura E Simons
    Pain Treatment Service, Children s Hospital Boston, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Pediatr Transplant 12:187-93. 2008
    ..Our findings demonstrate the need for pharmacological considerations and psychological interventions to address these areas...
  14. ncbi request reprint Decreases in anxiety associated with participation in a camp for children with cardiac defects
    Laura E Simons
    Children s Hospital Boston, Boston, USA
    Cardiol Young 17:631-7. 2007
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  15. ncbi request reprint Social support, coping, and psychological distress in mothers and fathers of pediatric transplant candidates: a pilot study
    Laura Simons
    Pain Treatment Service, Children s Hospital of Boston, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Pediatr Transplant 11:781-7. 2007
    ..This study delineates areas for intervention that impact adjustment in parents of pediatric transplant candidates...
  16. ncbi request reprint Identifying barriers to medication adherence in adolescent transplant recipients
    Laura E Simons
    Pain Treatment Service, Children s Hospital Boston, Boston, Massachusetts 02130, USA
    J Pediatr Psychol 32:831-44. 2007
    ..To create Parent and Adolescent Medication Barriers Scales (PMBS and AMBS) for assessing perceived barriers to medication adherence in adolescent transplant recipients...
  17. doi request reprint Medication barriers predict adolescent transplant recipients' adherence and clinical outcomes at 18-month follow-up
    Laura E Simons
    Division of Pain Medicine, Department of Anesthesiology, Perioperative and Pain Medicine, Children s Hospital Boston, Boston, MA, USA
    J Pediatr Psychol 35:1038-48. 2010
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  18. doi request reprint Development of a group intervention to improve school functioning in adolescents with chronic pain and depressive symptoms: a study of feasibility and preliminary efficacy
    Deirdre E Logan
    Pain Treatment Service, Children s Hospital, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    J Pediatr Psychol 35:823-36. 2010
    ..To establish feasibility and preliminary efficacy of "Coping with Pain in School" (CPS), an intervention to improve school functioning in adolescents with chronic pain and depressive symptoms...
  19. doi request reprint School functioning in adolescents with chronic pain: the role of depressive symptoms in school impairment
    Deirdre E Logan
    Pain Treatment Service, Children s Hospital Boston, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    J Pediatr Psychol 34:882-92. 2009
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  20. pmc Pain coping profiles in adolescents with chronic pain
    Robyn Lewis Claar
    Pain Treatment Service, Children s Hospital Boston, Harvard Medical School, 333 Longwood Avenue, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Pain 140:368-75. 2008
    ..Results have implications for tailoring pain treatment interventions to patients' particular coping profiles...
  21. doi request reprint School impairment in adolescents with chronic pain
    Deirdre E Logan
    Children s Hospital Boston, Boston, Massachusetts 02115, USA
    J Pain 9:407-16. 2008
    ..Findings underscore the importance of broadly assessing school functioning in adolescents with chronic pain...
  22. doi request reprint Parental response to children's pain: the moderating impact of children's emotional distress on symptoms and disability
    Robyn Lewis Claar
    Children s Hospital Boston and Harvard Medical School, 333 Longwood Avenue, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Pain 138:172-9. 2008
    ..Children whose parents are overly protective or critical of their pain may experience more impairment or somatic symptoms, particularly those children who are already at risk for difficulties due to higher levels of emotional distress...
  23. ncbi request reprint Disease-related stress in parents of children who are overweight: relations with parental anxiety and childhood psychosocial functioning
    Vanessa Ohleyer
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL 32610, USA
    J Child Health Care 11:132-42. 2007
    ..Recommendations for use of the Pediatric Inventory for Parents in clinical settings and future research directions are discussed...
  24. ncbi request reprint A measure of functional impairment in youth with Tourette's syndrome
    Eric A Storch
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Florida, Box 100234, Gainesville, FL 32610, USA
    J Pediatr Psychol 32:950-9. 2007
    ..The current study was undertaken to examine both tic-related impairment and impairment from other psychological problems in 59 youth (mean age 11.4 years, 69% male) with TS...