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Title

Effective interventions for caregiver distress

Status

Open

Project Description

​Chronic pain, associated with tension-type or migraine headaches in adolescents, is connected to school absences, poorer academic performance, and impaired social functioning at a crucial time in early development. Stress is often a precipitating factor in headache which has been addressed in adults using complementary approaches such as yoga.  Since little is known regarding the effectiveness of yoga in adolescents, the goal of this project is to assess feasibility of a yoga intervention for headache pain management in children ages 13-18 prior to a larger clinical trial.  This intervention has implications for improved well-being, reduced medication use, and enhanced self-control over a debilitating chronic illness.

 

Our research group has broadly defined interests that include markers of inflammation, neuroendocrine activity, and patient well-being with a focus on the caregiver’s role in survivorship in cancer as well as CAM approaches to improved well-being.   Target populations include mothers in the perinatal period, young disadvantaged children in early head start, adolescents with chronic headache, children and adults with cancer and their caregivers.

Mentor Name

Laudenslager, Mark

Mentor Location

 

Mentor Contact Number

303-724-9276

Mentor Contact Email

mark.laudenslager@ucdenver.edu

Specialty

Enter Choice #1

Preceptor Name

 

Student

 

Department

Psychiatry

Funding Department/Program

 

Area of Study

Child-Maternal Health and Reproductive Sciences; Developmental Neuroscience, Brain and Behavior - Child; Health Care and Public Health Research; Metabolism and Endocrinology; Neuroscience, Brain and Behavior - Adult

Populations

Adolescents; Adults; Health Disparities; Native Americans; School-age Children; Women

Method(s)

Behavioral; Chart Review; Clinical Trials; Surveys, Questionnaires, and Psychological Testing

Disease or Symptom

Basic Human Processes; Cancer; Stress

Faculty/Lab Website

 

Display on public listings?

No

Attachments

Created at 11/5/2012 11:04 AM by Watts, Katie
Last modified at 8/7/2013 1:35 PM by Watts, Katie