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ERIC Number: EJ946983
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 20
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1931-5864
The Effects of Psychopathology on the Pain Expression of Children and Youth with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
Breau, Lynn M.; Camfield, Carol S.
Journal of Mental Health Research in Intellectual Disabilities, v4 n4 p290-309 2011
Behavioral pain assessment is possible for children and youth with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD). However, pain behavior is often misinterpreted as reflecting psychopathology. We examined whether psychopathology alters pain behavior. Caregivers of 123 children (56 girls ages 40 to 258 months) completed the Non-Communicating Children's Pain Checklist-Revised (NCCPC-R) to assess pain behavior and the Diagnostic Assessment for the Severely Handicapped-II to assess psychopathology. Seventy-eight children had clinically significant psychological or behavioral symptoms. A principal components analysis revealed 3 independent components: Pain Behavior, Affective Disorders, and Developmental Disorders. The results indicate that psychopathology has little effect on pain behavior and that the NCCPC-R is suitable for children with IDD who also have psychological or behavior disorders. (Contains 5 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Diagnostic Assessment for the Severely Handicapped