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Recent Publications
by the
Pediatric & Health Psychology Laboratory


  • Wolfe-Christensen, C. Isenberg, J. C., Mullins, L. L. Carpentier, M. Y. & Almstrom, C. ( in press). Objective versus subjective ratings of asthma severity: Differential predictors of illness uncertainty and psychological distress in college students with asthma. Children’s Health Care. R
  • Andrews, N.R, Chaney, J.M., Mullins, L.L., Wagner, J.L., Hommel, K.A., and Jarvis, J.N. (in press). 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. (in press). 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. R
  • 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.R
  • Carpentier, M.Y., Mullins, L L., Wagner, J, Wolfe-Christensen, C., & Chaney, J.M. (in press). 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. R
  • 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.R
  • 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.R
  • 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. R
  • 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.R
  • 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. R
  • 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. R
  • 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. R
  • 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. R
  • 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. R
  • 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. R
  • 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. R
  • 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. R
  • 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. R
  • 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. R
  • 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. R