Current University: Aarhus University
Research Supervisor: Mikael Thastum
PICH Mentor: Christine Chambers
Member since: June 2009
The primary focus of my research has been centered on pain in children and adolescents with juvenile idiopathic arthritis and the impact of psychological factors on the children's pain. We have investigated this in different types of studies: experimental pain studies measuring pain threshold, a pain diary study, and a psychological intervention study. Recently I have been interested in cultural differences in pain and health complaints as well, and conducted a minor study looking at differences between children from Spain and Denmark. Became a PICH graduate: April 25, 2013
Representative Publications: Jeppesen, J.H. (2010). Juvenil idiopatisk arthritis-smerter og TNF-α hæmmere. Best Practice. Reumatologi, 3, 5-7.
Lomholt,J.J., Thastum,M. & Herlin,T. (2013) Pain experience in children with juvenile idiopathic arthritis treated with anti-TNF agents compared to non-biologic standard treatment. Pediatr Rheumatol.Online.J., 11, 21.
Leegaard,A., Lomholt,J.J., Thastum,M. & Herlin,T. (2013) Decreased Pain Threshold in Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis: A Cross-sectional Study. J Rheumatol, 40, 1212-1217.