Medical Student Research Fellowship for Summer 2006
Mentor: Dr. Pam Okada and Dr. Robert Wiebe
Room number: M700 Trailers
Mail Code: 9063
Phone number: 214-456-6371
Project title: Post traumatic stress and pain in children undergoing painful medical procedures: Ethnic differences
Human subjects IRB approved project number (where applicable): 072004-044
Animal subjects IRB approved project number (where applicable): not applicable
Project Type (patient-based research, animal-based research, or basic research;
this characterization is only to permit a general classification for grouping
similar types of projects)
Brief Description of Project:
This is a non-interventional observational study of beliefs and behaviors associated
with children's responses to painful procedures.
The purposes of the research are as follows:
" To validate instruments commonly used to measure pain and PTSD symptoms in different ethnic groups.
" To measure differences between children of different ethnic groups in pain and stress responses after painful medical procedures, and to correlate any differences seen with ethnic variation in pain beliefs, pain coping skills, and parent-child interactions.
" To demonstrate that children undergoing painful medical procedures have PTSD symptoms later.
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