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Recent Publications
by the Pediatric & Health Psychology Laboratory

  • Fedele, D. A., Mullins, L. L., Wolfe-Christensen, C., & Carpentier, M. Y. (in press). Longitudinal assessment of parenting capacity variables and child outcomes in pediatric cancer. Journal of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology.

  • Hullmann, S. E., Wolfe-Christensen, C., Ryan, J. L., Fedele, D. A., Rambo, P. L., Chaney, J. M., & Mullins, L. L. (in press). Parental overprotection, perceived child vulnerability, and parenting stress: A cross-illness comparison. Journal Clinical Psychology in Medical Settings.

  • Kirk, K., Fedele, D. A., Wolfe-Christensen, C., Phillips, T. M., Mazur, T., Mullins, L. L., Chernausek, S. D., & . B. (in press). Parenting characteristics of female caregivers of children affected by chronic endocrine conditions: A comparison between disorders of sex development and type 1 diabetes mellitus. Journal of Pediatric Nursing.

  • Hullmann, S. E., Wolfe-Christensen, C., Meyer, W . H., Mcnall-Knapp, R. Y., & Mullins, L. L. (in press). The relationship between parental overprotection and health-related quality of life in pediatric cancer: The mediating role of perceived child vulnerability. Quality of Life Research.

  • Mullins, L. L., Wolfe-Christensen, C., Chaney, J. M., Elkin, T. D., Wiener, L., Hullmann, S. E., Fedele, D. A., & Junghans, A. N. (in press). The relationship between single parent status and parenting capacities in mothers of youth with chronic health conditions: The mediating role of income. Journal of Pediatric Psychology

  • Fedele, D. A., Grant, D. M., Mullins, L. L., Wolfe-Christensen, C., & Ryan, J. L. (in press). Examining the factor structure of parenting capacity variables in parents of children with a chronic illness. Journal of Pediatric Psychology.

  • Ryan, J. L., Ramsey, R. R., Fedele, D. A., Mullins, L. L., Chaney, J. M., & Jarvis, J. N. (in press). A longitudinal examination of the parent-child distress relationship in children with juvenile rheumatic disease.  Rehabilitation Psychology.

  • Fedele, D. A., Kirk, K., Wolfe-Christensen, C., Phillips, T., Mazur, T., Mullins, L. L., Chernausek, S. D., & Wisniewski, A. B. (2010). Primary caregivers of children affected by disorders of sex development (DSD): Mental health and caregiver characteristics in the context of genital ambiguity and genitoplasty. International Journal of Pediatric Endocrinology.

  • Wolfe-Christensen, C., Mullins, L. L., Fedele, D. A., Rambo, P. L., Eddington, A. R., & Carpentier, M. Y. (2010). The relationship of caregiver demand to adjustment outcomes in children with cancer: The moderating role of parenting stress. Children's Health Care, 39, 108-124.

  • Eddington, A. R., Mullins, L. L., Fedele, D. A., Ryan, J. L, Junghans, A. N. (2010). Dating relationships in college students with childhood-onset asthma. Journal of Asthma, 47, 14-20.

  • Mullins, L. L., Wysnewski, A. B., Fedele, D. A., & Rambo, P. L. (2010). Endocrine and metabolic disorders. In R. Shaw & D. Demaso (Eds.) Textbook of Pediatric Psychosomatic Medicine (pp. 287-302). American Psychiatric Publishing: Arlington, VA.

  • Fedele, D. A., Mullins, L. L., Eddington, A. R., Ryan, J. L., Junghans, A. N., & Hullmann, S. E. (2009). Health-related quality of life in college students with and without childhood-onset asthma. Journal of Asthma, 46, 835-840.

  • Wolfe-Christensen, C., Mullins, L. L., Stinnett, T. A., Carpentier, M. Y., & Fedele, D. A. (2009). Utility of the Behavioral Assessment System for Children – 2nd edition in pediatric psychology. Journal of Clinical Psychology in Medical Settings, 16, 322-330.
  • Wolfe-Christensen, C. Isenberg, J. C., Mullins, L. L. Carpentier, M. Y. & Almstrom, C. (2008). Objective versus subjective ratings of asthma severity: Differential predictors of  illness  uncertainty and psychological distress in college students with asthma. Children's Health Care.

  • Andrews, N.R, Chaney, J.M., Mullins, L.L., Wagner, J.L., Hommel, K.A., and Jarvis, J.N.  (2007).  Brief Report: Illness Intrusiveness and adjustment among Native American and Caucasian Parents of children with juvenile rheumatic diseases. Journal of Pediatric Psychology.

  • Lopez, W.L., Mullins, L. L., Wolfe-Christensen, C., & Bourdeau, T. (2007). The relationship between parent psychological distress and adolescent anxiety in youth with chronic illness: The mediating effect of perceived child vulnerability. Children's Health Care.

  • Mullins, L. L., Wolfe-Christensen, C., Pai, A. L. H., Carpentier, M. Y., Gillaspy, S., Cheek, J. A.,  & Page, M. C. (2007). The relationship of parental overprotection, perceived child vulnerability, and parenting stress to uncertainty in youth with chronic illness. Journal of Pediatric Psychology, 32, 973-982.

  • Carpentier, M.Y., Mullins, L L., Wagner, J, Wolfe-Christensen, C., & Chaney, J.M. (2007). Examination of the cognitive-diathesis stress component of the hopelessness theory of depression in children with chronic illness: The moderating influence of illness uncertainty.Children's Health Care.

  • Carpentier, M. Y. Mullins, L. L. Van Pelt, J. C. (2007).  Psychological, academic, and work functioning in college students with childhood-onset asthma. Journal of Asthma. 44,119- 124.

  • Bourdeau, T. L., Mullins, L. L., Carpentier, M. Y., Colletti, C.J.M., & Wolfe-Christensen, C.  (2007). An examination of parenting variables and child self-care behavior across disease groups. Journal of Developmental and Physical Disabilities.

  • Pai, A. H., Mullins, L. L., Drotar, D., Burant, C., Wagner, J., & Chaney, J. M. (2007). Exploratory and confirmatory factor analysis of the Child Uncertainty in Illness Scale among children with chronic illness. Journal of Pediatric Psychology, 32, 288-296.

  • Wolfe-Christensen, C. W., Mullins, L. L., Scott, J. G., McNall-Knapp, R. Y. (2006) Persistent psychosocial problems in children who develop posterior fossa syndrome after medulloblastoma resection. Pediatric Blood and Cancer.

  • Van Pelt, J., Mullins, L.L., Brief Report: Illness uncertainty and dispositional self-focus in 
    adolescents and young adults with childhood-onset asthma (2006). Journal of Pediatric Psychology, 31,840-845.

  • Carpentier, M. Y., Mullins, L. L., Chaney, J. M., & Wagner, J. L. (2006). The relationship of illness uncertainty and attributional style to long-term psychological distress in parents of children with Type 1 diabetes- mellitus. Children's Health Care, 35,141-154.

  • Hoff, A. L., Mullins L. L., Gillaspy, S. R., Van Pelt, J. C., Page, M., & Chaney, J. M.  (2005). An intervention to decrease uncertainty and distress among parents of children newly diagnosed with diabetes: A pilot study. Families, Systems & Health: The Journal of Collaborative Family Health Care, 23, 329-342.

  • Fuemmeler, B., Mullins, L. L., Van Pelt, J. C., Carpentier, M.Y., & Parkhurst, J. (2005). 
    Posttraumatic stress symptoms and distress among parents of children with cancer.Children's Health Care, 34, 289-303.

  • Hoff, A. L., Mullins L. L., Page, M.C., Carpentier, M. Y., Chaney, J. M., & Hommel, K. A. (2005). The relationship of control-related beliefs to depressive symptomatology among children with Type 1 Diabetes and Asthma: A disease-specific approach.Children's Health Care, 34 (4), 261-272.

  • White, M.M., Chaney, J.M., Mullins, L.L., Wagner, J.L., Hommel., K.A., & Andrews. N.R. (2005). Children's perceived uncertainty as a moderator in the parent-child distress relationship in juvenile rheumatic diseases. Rehabilitation Psychology,50, 224-231.

  • Mullins, L. L., Fuemmeler, B. F., Hoff, A., Chaney, J. M., Van Pelt, J., & Ewing, C. (2004). The relationship of parental overprotection and perceived child vulnerability to depressive symptomotology in children with Type 1 Diabetes Mellitus: The moderating influence of parenting stress. Children's Health Care, 33, 21-34.

  • Hommel, K. A., Wagner, J. L., Chaney, J. M., White, M. M., & Mullins, L. L. (2004). Perceived importance of activities of daily living and arthritis helplessness in rheumatoid arthritis: A prospective investigation. Journal of Psychosomatic Research, 57, 159-164.

  • Aniol, K., Mullins, L L., Page, M. C., Boyd, M. L., & Chaney, J. M. (2004). The relationship between respite care and child abuse potential in parents of children with developmental  disabilities: A preliminary report. Journal of Developmental and Physical Disabilities, 16, 273-285.

  • Chaney, J. M., Mullins, L.L., Wagner, J.L., Hommel, K.A., Page, M.C., & Doppler, M. J. (2004). A longitudinal examination of causal attributions and depression in rheumatoid arthritis.  Rehabilitation Psychology, 49,126-133.

  • Wagner, J., Chaney, J.M., Hommel, K., Mullins, L.L., Page, M., White, M., & Jarvis, J. (2003).  The influence of parental distress on child depressive symptoms in juvenile rheumatic  disease:   The moderating effect of illness intrusiveness. Journal of Pediatric Psychology, 28, 453-462.

  • Cote, M.P., Mullins, L.L., Hartman, V.L., Hoff, A.L., Balderson, B.H.K., & Chaney, J.M. (2003). Psychosocial determinants of health care utilization: Children and adolescents with Type 1 diabetes mellitus. Children's Health Care, 32 1-16.

  • Mullins, L .L., Hartman, V. L., Chaney, J. M., Balderson, B. H. K., & Hoff, A.L. (2003). Training  experiences and theoretical orientations of pediatric psychologists. Journal of Pediatric  Psychology, 28, 115-122.