Causes of pain in children with arthritis.


Journal Article (Review)

Pain in children with juvenile rheumatoid arthritis (JRA) is often not fully recognized and is therefore incompletely treated. The use of pain assessment instruments developed specifically for children may enhance recognition by health care providers. Recent studies suggest that coping variables and disease severity are significant predictors of pain in children with JRA. Pain in children with JRA is a complex phenomenon, best managed using a multidisciplinary approach that includes aggressive traditional medical management and addresses psychosocial variables such as coping strategies and perceptions about disease.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Schanberg, LE; Sandstrom, MJ

Published Date

  • February 1999

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 25 / 1

Start / End Page

  • 31 - vi

PubMed ID

  • 10083958

Pubmed Central ID

  • 10083958

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0889-857X

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/s0889-857x(05)70054-5


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States