LYNN D WALKER

Summary

Affiliation: Vanderbilt University
Country: USA

Publications

  1. doi request reprint Functional Abdominal Pain in Childhood and Long-term Vulnerability to Anxiety Disorders
    Grace D Shelby
    Division of Adolescent and Young Adult Health, Monroe Carell Jr Children s Hospital at Vanderbilt University, 2146 Belcourt Ave, Nashville, TN 37212
    Pediatrics 132:475-82. 2013
  2. pmc Individual and additive effects of mothers' and fathers' chronic pain on health outcomes in young adults with a childhood history of functional abdominal pain
    Amanda L Sherman
    Department of Psychology and Human Development, Vanderbilt University, USA
    J Pediatr Psychol 38:365-75. 2013
  3. pmc Functional abdominal pain patient subtypes in childhood predict functional gastrointestinal disorders with chronic pain and psychiatric comorbidities in adolescence and adulthood
    Lynn S Walker
    Vanderbilt University School of Medicine and the Monroe Carell Jr Children s Hospital at Vanderbilt, Nashville, TN 37212, USA
    Pain 153:1798-806. 2012
  4. pmc Parent attention versus distraction: impact on symptom complaints by children with and without chronic functional abdominal pain
    Lynn S Walker
    Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Division of Adolescent Medicine and Behavioral Science, Vanderbilt Children s Hospital, Nashville, TN 37232 9060, USA
    Pain 122:43-52. 2006
  5. pmc Appraisal and coping with daily stressors by pediatric patients with chronic abdominal pain
    Lynn S Walker
    Division of Adolescent Medicine and Behavioral Science, Department of Pediatrics, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, Nashville, Tennessee 37232 9060, USA
    J Pediatr Psychol 32:206-16. 2007
  6. pmc Validation of a symptom provocation test for laboratory studies of abdominal pain and discomfort in children and adolescents
    Lynn S Walker
    Division of Adolescent Medicine and Behavioral Science, 436 Medical Center South, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, TN 37232 3571, USA
    J Pediatr Psychol 31:703-13. 2006
  7. pmc Validation of a measure of protective parent responses to children's pain
    Lynn S Walker
    Department of Pediatrics, Vanderbilt Medical Center University of Washington, USA
    Clin J Pain 22:712-6. 2006
  8. pmc A typology of pain coping strategies in pediatric patients with chronic abdominal pain
    Lynn S Walker
    Department of Pediatrics, Division of Adolescent Medicine and Behavioral Health, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, VU Children s Hospital, Nashville, TN 37232 9060, USA
    Pain 137:266-75. 2008
  9. pmc Children's Somatization Inventory: psychometric properties of the revised form (CSI-24)
    Lynn S Walker
    Division of Adolescent Medicine and Behavioral Science, Department of Pediatrics, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, Nashville, TN 37232 3571, USA
    J Pediatr Psychol 34:430-40. 2009
  10. pmc Functional abdominal pain in childhood and adolescence increases risk for chronic pain in adulthood
    Lynn S Walker
    Vanderbilt University School of Medicine and the Monroe Carell Jr Children s Hospital at Vanderbilt, Nashville, TN 37232 9060, USA
    Pain 150:568-72. 2010

Research Grants

Detail Information

Publications38

  1. doi request reprint Functional Abdominal Pain in Childhood and Long-term Vulnerability to Anxiety Disorders
    Grace D Shelby
    Division of Adolescent and Young Adult Health, Monroe Carell Jr Children s Hospital at Vanderbilt University, 2146 Belcourt Ave, Nashville, TN 37212
    Pediatrics 132:475-82. 2013
    ..Cross-sectional studies link functional abdominal pain (FAP) to anxiety and depression in childhood, but no prospective study has evaluated psychiatric status in adulthood or its relation to pain persistence...
  2. pmc Individual and additive effects of mothers' and fathers' chronic pain on health outcomes in young adults with a childhood history of functional abdominal pain
    Amanda L Sherman
    Department of Psychology and Human Development, Vanderbilt University, USA
    J Pediatr Psychol 38:365-75. 2013
    ..To evaluate effects of mothers' and fathers' chronic pain on health outcomes in adult sons and daughters with a childhood history of functional abdominal pain (FAP)...
  3. pmc Functional abdominal pain patient subtypes in childhood predict functional gastrointestinal disorders with chronic pain and psychiatric comorbidities in adolescence and adulthood
    Lynn S Walker
    Vanderbilt University School of Medicine and the Monroe Carell Jr Children s Hospital at Vanderbilt, Nashville, TN 37212, USA
    Pain 153:1798-806. 2012
    ....
  4. pmc Parent attention versus distraction: impact on symptom complaints by children with and without chronic functional abdominal pain
    Lynn S Walker
    Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Division of Adolescent Medicine and Behavioral Science, Vanderbilt Children s Hospital, Nashville, TN 37232 9060, USA
    Pain 122:43-52. 2006
    ..Parents' responses to children's symptom complaints can significantly increase or decrease those complaints. Girls with functional abdominal pain are particularly vulnerable to the symptom-reinforcing effects of parental attention...
  5. pmc Appraisal and coping with daily stressors by pediatric patients with chronic abdominal pain
    Lynn S Walker
    Division of Adolescent Medicine and Behavioral Science, Department of Pediatrics, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, Nashville, Tennessee 37232 9060, USA
    J Pediatr Psychol 32:206-16. 2007
    ..To test the hypothesis that pain patients differ from well children in their appraisal and coping with daily stressors and to test a model of the relation of stress appraisal and coping to symptoms and disability...
  6. pmc Validation of a symptom provocation test for laboratory studies of abdominal pain and discomfort in children and adolescents
    Lynn S Walker
    Division of Adolescent Medicine and Behavioral Science, 436 Medical Center South, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, TN 37232 3571, USA
    J Pediatr Psychol 31:703-13. 2006
    ..Assessed the convergent and discriminant validity of a water load symptom provocation test (WL-SPT) in creating visceral sensations similar to the naturally occurring sensations experienced by children with functional abdominal pain...
  7. pmc Validation of a measure of protective parent responses to children's pain
    Lynn S Walker
    Department of Pediatrics, Vanderbilt Medical Center University of Washington, USA
    Clin J Pain 22:712-6. 2006
    ..To assess the validity of the Protect Scale of the Adult Responses to Children's Symptoms (ARCS) Questionnaire with regard to mothers' responses to their children's abdominal pain...
  8. pmc A typology of pain coping strategies in pediatric patients with chronic abdominal pain
    Lynn S Walker
    Department of Pediatrics, Division of Adolescent Medicine and Behavioral Health, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, VU Children s Hospital, Nashville, TN 37232 9060, USA
    Pain 137:266-75. 2008
    ..Results are discussed in relation to developmental processes, attachment styles, and treatment implications...
  9. pmc Children's Somatization Inventory: psychometric properties of the revised form (CSI-24)
    Lynn S Walker
    Division of Adolescent Medicine and Behavioral Science, Department of Pediatrics, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, Nashville, TN 37232 3571, USA
    J Pediatr Psychol 34:430-40. 2009
    ..To conduct a multimethod psychometric evaluation to refine the Children's Somatization Inventory (CSI) and to investigate its dimensionality...
  10. pmc Functional abdominal pain in childhood and adolescence increases risk for chronic pain in adulthood
    Lynn S Walker
    Vanderbilt University School of Medicine and the Monroe Carell Jr Children s Hospital at Vanderbilt, Nashville, TN 37232 9060, USA
    Pain 150:568-72. 2010
    ..Youth with FAP that persists into adulthood may be at increased risk for chronic pain and headache. Examination of central mechanisms that are common across chronic pain disorders may enhance understanding of this subgroup of FAP...
  11. ncbi request reprint Psychosocial factors: impact on symptom severity and outcomes of pediatric functional gastrointestinal disorders
    Lynn S Walker
    Department of Pediatrics, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, Tennessee, USA
    J Pediatr Gastroenterol Nutr 41:S51-2. 2005
  12. pmc Testing a model of pain appraisal and coping in children with chronic abdominal pain
    Lynn S Walker
    Division of Adolescent Medicine and Behavioral Science, Department of Pediatrics, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, Nashville, TN 37232 3571, USA
    Health Psychol 24:364-74. 2005
    ..Results suggest that coping-skill interventions for children with chronic pain should target reductions in passive coping and consider the potential benefits of accommodative coping strategies...
  13. ncbi request reprint Recurrent abdominal pain: symptom subtypes based on the Rome II Criteria for pediatric functional gastrointestinal disorders
    Lynn S Walker
    Department of Pediatrics, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, Nashville, Tennessee 37232 3571, USA
    J Pediatr Gastroenterol Nutr 38:187-91. 2004
    ..The authors tested the hypothesis that most patients with childhood RAP could be classified into one or more of the symptom subtypes defined by the Pediatric Rome Criteria...
  14. pmc Functional gastrointestinal disorders in African American children in primary care
    Aliye Uc
    Division of Pediatric Gastroenterology, Department of Pediatrics, University of Iowa, Carver College of Medicine, Iowa City, IA 52242, USA
    J Pediatr Gastroenterol Nutr 42:270-4. 2006
    ..To determine the prevalence of functional gastrointestinal disorders (FGIDs) in a primary care setting and to assess the usefulness of pediatric Rome criteria...
  15. pmc Children's appraisal and coping with pain: relation to maternal ratings of worry and restriction in family activities
    Tricia A Lipani
    Vanderbilt University Medical Center, 436 Medical Center South, Nashville, TN 23732 3571, USA
    J Pediatr Psychol 31:667-73. 2006
    ..To examine the relation of children's pain severity, perceived pain threat, and passive coping to maternal worry and family activities...
  16. pmc Sex, psychosocial factors, and reported symptoms influence referral for esophagogastroduodenoscopy and biopsy results in children with chronic abdominal pain
    Martina Puzanovova
    Department of Pediatrics, Division of Adolescent Medicine and Behavioral Science, Vanderbilt Children s Hospital, Nashville, TN 37232 9060, USA
    J Pediatr Gastroenterol Nutr 47:54-60. 2008
    ..To identify symptoms and psychosocial factors that predicted referral for esophagogastroduodenoscopy (EGD) and discriminated between patients with positive versus negative biopsy findings...
  17. pmc Relation between clinical symptoms and experimental visceral hypersensitivity in pediatric patients with functional abdominal pain
    Julia L Anderson
    Department of Pediatrics, Division of Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Nutrition, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, TN, USA
    J Pediatr Gastroenterol Nutr 47:309-15. 2008
    ..To better understand this association, gastrointestinal and psychological features of pediatric patients' clinical presentation were examined in relation to a laboratory-based measure of visceral sensitivity...
  18. pmc Autonomic activity and somatic symptoms in response to success vs. failure on a cognitive task: a comparison of chronic abdominal pain patients and well children
    Martina Puzanovova
    Department of Pediatrics Division of Adolescent Medicine and Behavioral Science, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, Nashville, TN, USA
    J Psychosom Res 67:235-43. 2009
    ..failure on the task...
  19. pmc Medical evaluation of children with chronic abdominal pain: impact of diagnosis, physician practice orientation, and maternal trait anxiety on mothers' responses to the evaluation
    Sara E Williams
    Vanderbilt University, Department of Psychology and Human Development, Nashville, TN, USA
    Pain 146:283-92. 2009
    ..Anxious mothers of children evaluated for chronic abdominal pain may be less distressed and more satisfied when a functional diagnosis is delivered by a physician with a biopsychosocial rather than a biomedical orientation...
  20. pmc Hypoalgesia related to elevated resting blood pressure is absent in adolescents and young adults with a history of functional abdominal pain
    Stephen Bruehl
    Department of Anesthesiology, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, Nashville, TN, USA
    Pain 149:57-63. 2010
    ..Potential implications for later hypertension risk are discussed...
  21. pmc Social consequences of children's pain: when do they encourage symptom maintenance?
    Lynn S Walker
    Division of Adolescent Medicine and Behavioral Science, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, Nashville, Tennessee 37232 3571, USA
    J Pediatr Psychol 27:689-98. 2002
    ..To examine the influence of social factors (e.g., attention, relief from responsibility) and children's perceived competence on pediatric symptom maintenance...
  22. ncbi request reprint Brief report: Assessment of children's gastrointestinal symptoms for clinical trials
    Lynn S Walker
    Department of Pediatrics, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, Nashville, TN 37232, USA
    J Pediatr Psychol 27:303-7. 2002
    ..To conduct a pilot study evaluating a procedure for assessment of daily symptoms and functioning in pediatric patients...
  23. ncbi request reprint Children's knowledge, anticipatory anxiety, procedural distress, and recall of esophagogastroduodenoscopy
    Robyn Lewis Claar
    Peabody College of Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tennessee 37203, USA
    J Pediatr Gastroenterol Nutr 34:68-72. 2002
    ..This study evaluates the relations among children's knowledge of esophagogastroduodenoscopy (EGD) and anticipatory anxiety, procedural distress, and the nature of postprocedural recall and evaluations...
  24. ncbi request reprint Mothers' responses to children's pain
    Deborah A Van Slyke
    Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, TN 37232, USA
    Clin J Pain 22:387-91. 2006
    ..This study was aimed at identifying mothers' responses to children's pain, evaluating whether these could be organized into different types of responses, and developing a questionnaire to assess these responses...
  25. pmc Trajectories of symptoms and impairment for pediatric patients with functional abdominal pain: a 5-year longitudinal study
    Shelagh Mulvaney
    Department of Pediatrics and Center for Evaluation and Program Improvement, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN 37203, USA
    J Am Acad Child Adolesc Psychiatry 45:737-44. 2006
    ..This prospective study characterizes trajectories of symptoms and impairment in pediatric patients with abdominal pain not associated with identifiable organic disease...
  26. pmc Rome II versus Rome III classification of functional gastrointestinal disorders in pediatric chronic abdominal pain
    Kari F Baber
    Department of Pediatrics, Division of Adolescent Medicine and Behavioral Science, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, TN, USA
    J Pediatr Gastroenterol Nutr 47:299-302. 2008
    ..The purpose of this study was to compare classification results using Rome II versus Rome III criteria for FGIDs associated with chronic abdominal pain...
  27. ncbi request reprint Helping the child with recurrent abdominal pain return to school
    Lynn S Walker
    Division of Adolescent Medicine and Behavioral Science, Department of Pediatrics, 436 Medical Center South, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, TN 37232 3571, USA
    Pediatr Ann 33:128-36. 2004
  28. pmc Multiple somatic symptoms linked to positive screen for depression in pediatric patients with chronic abdominal pain
    Cheryl A Little
    Department of Pediatrics, Division of Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Nutrition, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, TN, USA
    J Pediatr Gastroenterol Nutr 44:58-62. 2007
    ..We tested the hypothesis that multiple nongastrointestinal (GI) symptoms in children presenting with CAP is a marker for clinically significant levels of depressive symptoms...
  29. pmc Dispositional versus episode-specific assessment of children's coping with pain
    Kezia C Shirkey
    Department of Psychology and Human Development, Vanderbilt University
    J Pediatr Psychol 36:74-83. 2011
    ....
  30. ncbi request reprint Increased somatic complaints and health-care utilization in children: effects of parent IBS status and parent response to gastrointestinal symptoms
    Rona L Levy
    University of Washington, Seattle, Washington 98105, USA
    Am J Gastroenterol 99:2442-51. 2004
    ....
  31. ncbi request reprint The influence of appraisals in understanding children's experiences with medical procedures
    Robyn Lewis Claar
    Duke University Medical Center, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Science, Durham, North Carolina 27710, USA
    J Pediatr Psychol 27:553-63. 2002
    ..To examine the influence of cognitive appraisals on anticipatory anxiety, procedural distress, and postprocedural evaluations in 100 children (ages 8-17) undergoing esophagogastroduodenoscopy (EGD)...
  32. pmc Functional assessment of pediatric pain patients: psychometric properties of the functional disability inventory
    Robyn Lewis Claar
    Children s Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA
    Pain 121:77-84. 2006
    ..Study results add to a growing body of empirical literature supporting the reliability and validity of the FDI for functional assessment of pediatric patients with chronic pain...
  33. ncbi request reprint Chronic Abdominal Pain In Children: a Technical Report of the American Academy of Pediatrics and the North American Society for Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition
    Carlo Di Lorenzo
    J Pediatr Gastroenterol Nutr 40:249-61. 2005
    ..Pediatric studies of therapeutic interventions were examined and found to be limited or inconclusive...
  34. ncbi request reprint Chronic abdominal pain in children: a clinical report of the American Academy of Pediatrics and the North American Society for Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition
    Carlo Di Lorenzo
    J Pediatr Gastroenterol Nutr 40:245-8. 2005
    ..The conclusions are based on the evidence reviewed in the technical report and on consensus achieved among subcommittee members...
  35. ncbi request reprint Relationship between the decision to take a child to the clinic for abdominal pain and maternal psychological distress
    Rona L Levy
    School of Social Work and School of Medicine and Department of Psychology, University of Washington, and Lakeside School, Seattle, USA
    Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med 160:961-5. 2006
    ..Among adults with functional gastrointestinal disorders, psychological distress influences who consults a physician, but little is known about predictors of consultation when the patient is a child...
  36. ncbi request reprint Childhood functional gastrointestinal disorders: child/adolescent
    Andrée Rasquin
    Division of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition, CHU Ste Justine, University of Montreal, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
    Gastroenterology 130:1527-37. 2006
    ..The future availability of additional evidence-based data will likely continue to modify pediatric criteria for FGIDs...
  37. ncbi request reprint Using the internet to provide information prescriptions
    Lee M Ritterband
    Department of Psychiatric Medicine, University of Virginia Health System, PO Box 800223, Charlottesville, VA 22908, USA
    Pediatrics 116:e643-7. 2005
    ..As with any health care intervention, patients' lack of compliance is a barrier to the effectiveness of Web-based information prescriptions (WebIPs). WebIPs cannot be helpful if patients do not review the information prescribed for them...
  38. ncbi request reprint Site of care for the treatment of cystic fibrosis exacerbations: does it matter?
    Thomas A Hazinski
    J Pediatr 144:696-7. 2004

Research Grants21

  1. ILLNESS BEHAVIOR AND SOMATIZATION IN CHILDREN
    Lynn Walker; Fiscal Year: 2005
    ..Study results have the potential to yield insights into mechanisms linking stress to illness behavior in RAP and, in addition, to identify intervention targets that prepare children and their parents to better manage RAP. ..
  2. Developmental Outcomes of Pediatric Chronic Abdominal Pain
    LYNN D WALKER; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ....
  3. ILLNESS BEHAVIOR AND SOMATIZATION IN CHILDREN
    Lynn Walker; Fiscal Year: 1991
    ....
  4. ILLNESS BEHAVIOR AND SOMATIZATION IN CHILDREN
    Lynn Walker; Fiscal Year: 1999
    ..Subjects will be pediatric patients with RAP and with organic diagnosis for abdominal pain, and well children, between 8 and 15 years of age. ..
  5. ILLNESS BEHAVIOR AND SOMATIZATION IN CHILDREN
    Lynn Walker; Fiscal Year: 1993
    ....
  6. Developmental Outcomes of Pediatric Chronic Abdominal Pain
    LYNN D WALKER; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ....