Counseling Psychology
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Evaluation eines kognitiv-behavioralen Schmerzbewältigungstrainings für Kinder mit chronischen Bauchschmerzen: Eine randomisierte kontrollierte Studie



Leader: Prof. Dr Petra Warschburger
Research: Dipl.-Psych. M. Groß
Promotionsstipendium im Rahmen der "Graduate School of Developmental Psychopathology and Evidence-based Intervention" (Sprecher: Prof. Dr. G. Esser & Prof. Dr. P. Warschburger)


Functional abdominal pain (FAP) is a very frequent childhood complaint; besides headache, it represents the most common pain syndrome in childhood with prevalence rates up to 30.8% . FAP often leads to functional disability, poor school attendance and a number of unnecessary, cost-intensive visits in medical care facilities . Children with recurrent episodes of abdominal pain may have a worse quality of life and self-esteem and experience greater anxiety and depression. Psychosocial factors in symptom maintenance include coping styles, family functioning and parental behaviors. Untreated, FAP is highly persistent till adulthood; also leading to increased risk of psychiatric disorders. These data emphasize the need for evidence-based treatment approaches for FAP. The overall aim of this study is to examine the efficacy of a cognitive-behavioral training program for children with FAP.

Publications from this project:

  • Groß, M. & Warschburger, P. (2013). Chronische Bauchschmerzen: Psychosoziale Belastung und behandlungsinduzierte Veränderungen in der Krankheitsbewältigung. Verhaltenstherapie, 23, 80-89. doi: 10.1159/000351215.
  • Groß, M. & Warschburger, P. (2013). Evaluation of a Cognitive-Behavioral Pain Management Program for Children with Chronic Abdominal Pain: A Randomized-Controlled Study. International Behavioral Medicine, 20, 434-443. doi: 10.1007/s12529-012-9228-3.
  • Groß, M. & Warschburger, P. (2012). Chronische Bauchschmerzen im Kindesalter. Das "Stopp den Schmerz mit Happy-Pingu"-Programm. Göttingen: Hogrefe.
  • Warschburger, P. & Groß, M. (2012). "Stopp den Schmerz mit Happy-Pingu" – Evaluation eines kognitiv-behavioralen Schmerzbewältigungsprogramms für Kinder mit chronischen Bauchschmerzen. Monatsschrift Kinderheilkunde, 160(1), Supplement, 197- 198.
  • Groß, M. & Warschburger, P. (2012). Chronische Bauchschmerzen im Kindesalter. Das "Stopp den Schmerz mit Happy-Pingu"-Programm. Göttingen: Hogrefe.
  • Warschburger, P. & Groß, M. (2008). «Stopp den Schmerz» - ein kognitiv-behaviorales Behandlungsprogramm für Kinder mit Bauchschmerzen. Verhaltenstherapie, 18, 162-167.

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