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Ólöf Kristjánsdóttir

Current University: Dalhousie University
Location: Nova Scotia
Discipline: Interdisciplinary
Research Supervisor: Patrick J. McGrath
PICH Mentor: Christine Chambers
Member since: June 2004

About me/my research:

Research focus includes: cross-cultural comparison of parental responses to children's pain, theoretical and methodological issues in cross-cultural pediatric pain research, and non-pharmacological interventions (vapocoolant spray; musical distraction) to reduce needle pain.


Representative Publications:
Kristjánsdóttir, O., Unruh, A., McAlpine, L., & McGrath, P. (2012). A systematic review of cross-cultural comparison studies of child, parent, and health professional outcomes associated with pediatric medical procedures. The Journal of Pain, 13(3), 207-219.

Kristjánsdóttir, Ó. & Kristjánsdóttir, G. (2011). Randomized clinical trial of musical distraction with and without headphones for adolescents’ immunization pain. Scandinavian Journal of Caring Sciences, 25(1), 19-26.

Finley, A., Kristjánsdóttir, Ó., & Forgeron, P. (2009). Cultural influences on the assessment of children's pain. Pain Research Management, 14(1), 33-7.

Kristjánsdóttir, Ó. & Sigurðardóttir, A. (2005).Nýjung í sársaukameðferð á bráðamóttöku barna: notkun kæliúða við nálarstungur [Report - The use of vapocoolant spray in the Pediatric Emergency Room]. Tímarit hjúkrunarfræðinga, 81(1), 6-12 [Icelandic].

Kristjánsdóttir, Ó., & Jónsdóttir R. (2005). Skrif Íslendinga um verki og verkjameðferð á árunum 1980-2003 [Writings on pain and pain management by Icelanders during the years 1980-2003]. Tímarit hjúkrunarfræðinga, 2(81), 42-43 [Icelandic].