Abstract: 

This observational study is designed to help us better understand how family members think and act when a child is ill. Seventy-five children with unexplained abdominal pain and their mothers are expected to participate. Sessions take place in a social laboratory setting designed to simulate abdominal discomfort in the context of everyday activities.

Date: 
3/1/12 - 02/28/14
Co-Investigators: 
Other Names: 
Joan Romano (UW, Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences) Jonathon Brown (UW, Psychology) Dennis Christie (Seattle Children’s, Gastroenterology and Hepatology) Lisa Sheeber (Oregon Research Institute)