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Research Projects
The UCLA Pediatric Pain Program is engaged in a number of research projects within three areas of focus:

  • pain and other symptoms
  • young adult survivors of childhood cancer and the pediatric cancer experience in general
  • complementary and alternative medicine

For information on enrolling in our research studies, please call Kathy Allameh at (310)825-0731 or e-mail her.

Recently completed research projects:

Bio-behavioral treatment of children with chronic headache: A decision analytic model

Feasibility and Acceptance of Acupuncture and Hypnotherapy in the Treatment of Chronic Pain in Children

Reducing acute pain through computer-generated distraction in children

The impact of meditation on immune, stress, and disease status in adults with inflammatory bowel disease

Current research projects in progress:

RXLaughter: a study designed to understand the biological links between humor and laughing and illness and health in children

Puberty and Gender in Pain Responsivity

Neuropsychological Outcome in Survivors of Childhood Brain Tumors

Toward an Effective Chronic Pain Treatment Model in Children

Psychosocial, Behavioral and Pain Outcomes in Long-Term Survivors of Childhood Cancer

Health Profiles in Adolescent Cancer

Quality of life following successful therapy of acute myelogenous leukemia

Childhood Cancer Survivor Study


Updated 7/2/2002