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Amanda Feinstein

Current University: Stanford University
Location: US
Discipline: Psychology
Research Supervisor: Lindsey Cohen & Akihiko Masuda; Samantha Huestis
PICH Mentor: Carl von Baeyer
Member since: January 2009

About me/my research:

I am interested in the use of acceptance- and mindfulness-based interventions, as well as complementary and alternative medicine approaches, for improving the management of chronic pain in adolescents. I have a particular interest in youth with arthritis and sickle cell disease (SCD). For my dissertation research, I examined the impact of a yoga intervention on pain and stiffness in adolescents with juvenile idiopathic arthritis. At my postdoc, we are exploring the use of the PROMIS measures in an outpatient pediatric pain population.

Representative Publications:
Logan, D., Engle, L., Feinstein, A., Sieberg, C., Sparling, P., Cohen, L., ... & Masuda, A. (2011). Ecological system influences in the treatment of pediatric chronic pain. Pain Research & Management, 17(6), 407-411.

Bearden, D., Feinstein, A., & Cohen, L. (2012). The influence of parent pre-procedural anxiety on child procedural pain: Mediation by child procedural anxiety. Journal of Pediatric Psychology, 37, 680.

Grewal, S., Petter, M., & Feinstein, A. (2012). The use of distraction, acceptance, and mindfulness-based techniques in the treatment of pediatric pain. Pediatric Pain Letter, 14, 1-9.

Feinstein, A., Forman, E., Masuda, A., Cohen, L., Herbert, J., Moorthy, L., & Goldsmith, D. (2011). Pain intensity, psychological inflexibility, and acceptance of pain as predictors of functioning in adolescents with juvenile idiopathic arthritis: A preliminary investigation. Journal of Clinical Psychology in Medical Settings, 18(3), 291-298.

Wang, D., & Feinstein, A. (2011). Managing pain in older adults: The benefits of yoga postures, meditation and mindfulness. Topics in Geriatric Rehabilitation, 27(2), 104-109.