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Kristen Bailey

Current University: Dalhousie University
Location: Nova Scotia
Discipline: Psychology
Research Supervisor: Jill Chorney & Patrick McGrath
PICH Mentor: Christine Chambers
Member since: September 2012

About me/my research:

Broadly my research interests are in the area of health psychology but I have particular interests in the areas of pain and anxiety. For my doctoral research I am conducting an RCT to test the effectiveness of a brief family-centered decision making and preparation tool to help prepare parents to be present for their child's anaesthesia induction and consequently reduce their child's preoperative anxiety and post-operative pain. I am also interested in social support processes between parents and children as well as between romantic couples when the child or a member of the couple is experiencing pain. Lastly, I am interested in psychosocial variables involved in the transition from acute to chronic or more persistent pain.

Representative Publications:
Bailey, K., Haworth, R., Hackmann, T., Gillespie, J., Hong, P. & Chorney, J. (2013, April). Relation of pre-operative anxiety on subsequent recall of perioperative experience in children undergoing ambulatory surgery. Poster presented at the National Conference in Pediatric Psychology, New Orleans, Louisiana.

McWilliams, L., Dick, B., Bailey, K., Verrier, M., & Kowal, J. (2012). A psychometric evaluation of the pain response preference questionnaire in a chronic pain patient sample. Health Psychology, 31(3), 343.

Bailey, K., Chorney, J., Schmit, P., Taylor, B. & McGrath, P. (2012, November). Testing the feasibility of a web-based game to help children prepare for MRI: Phase 1. Poster presented at the annual IWK Interdisciplinary Health Research Conference, Halifax, Nova Scotia.

Bailey, K., McWilliams, L., & Hobson, K. (2012, June). Attachment interdependently predicts partners' pain-related support-giving behaviours. Paper presented at the 73rd annual convention of the Canadian Psychological Association, Halifax, Nova Scotia.

Bailey, K., Carleton, R., Vlaeyen, J., & Asmundson, G. (2010). Treatments addressing pain-related fear and anxiety in patients with chronic musculoskeletal pain: A preliminary review. Cognitive behaviour therapy, 39(1), 46-63.