Karen Kaczynski, PhD

Psychologist

    Contact: 617-355-6000

Medical Services

Specialties

  • Pain Management Treatment
  • General Pediatrics
  • Pediatrics
  • Primary Care

Departments

  • Anesthesiology Perioperative and Pain Medicine

Programs

  • Pain Treatment Services
To schedule an appointment: Call 617-355-6000

Experience and Education

Publications

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  1. Rabner J, Kaczynski KJ, Simons LE, LeBel A. Pediatric Headache and Sleep Disturbance: A Comparison of Diagnostic Groups. Headache. 2017 Oct 17.
  2. Rabner J, Kaczynski KJ, Simons LE, Lebel AA. The Sleep Hygiene Inventory for Pediatrics: Development and Validation of a New Measure of Sleep in a Sample of Children and Adolescents With Chronic Headache. J Child Neurol. 2017 Nov; 32(13):1040-1046.
  3. Lazdowsky L, Rabner J, Caruso A, Kaczynski K, Gottlieb S, Mahoney E, LeBel A. "Headache Tools to Stay in School": Assessment, Development, and Implementation of an Educational Guide for School Nurses. J Sch Health. 2016 Sep; 86(9):645-52.
  4. Kaczynski K, Gambhir R, Caruso A, Lebel A. Depression as a mediator of the relation between family functioning and functional disability in youth with chronic headaches. Headache. 2016 Mar; 56(3):491-500.
  5. Simons LE, Smith A, Kaczynski K, Basch M. Living in fear of your child's pain: the Parent Fear of Pain Questionnaire. Pain. 2015 Apr; 156(4):694-702.
  6. Pielech M, Ryan M, Logan D, Kaczynski K, White MT, Simons LE. Pain catastrophizing in children with chronic pain and their parents: proposed clinical reference points and reexamination of the Pain Catastrophizing Scale measure. Pain. 2014 Nov; 155(11):2360-7.
  7. Kaczynski KJ, Claar RL, Lebel AA. Relations between pain characteristics, child and parent variables, and school functioning in adolescents with chronic headache: a comparison of tension-type headache and migraine. J Pediatr Psychol. 2013 May; 38(4):351-64.
  8. Simons LE, Kaczynski KJ, Conroy C, Logan DE. Fear of pain in the context of intensive pain rehabilitation among children and adolescents with neuropathic pain: associations with treatment response. J Pain. 2012 Dec; 13(12):1151-61.
  9. Simons LE, Kaczynski KJ. The Fear Avoidance model of chronic pain: examination for pediatric application. J Pain. 2012 Sep; 13(9):827-35.
  10. Claar RL, Kaczynski KJ, Minster A, McDonald-Nolan L, LeBel AA. School functioning and chronic tension headaches in adolescents: improvement only after multidisciplinary evaluation. J Child Neurol. 2013 Jun; 28(6):719-24.
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  12. Claar RL, Kaczynski KJ, Lyons MM, Lebel AA. Commentary: health and behavior codes in a pediatric headache program: reimbursement data and recommendations for practice. J Pediatr Psychol. 2012 Jun; 37(5):509-13.
  13. Branson JA, Kozlowska K, Kaczynski KJ, Roesler TA. Managing chronic pain in a young adolescent girl with Ehlers-Danlos syndrome. Harv Rev Psychiatry. 2011 Sep-Oct; 19(5):259-70.
  14. Simons LE, Sieberg CB, Kaczynski KJ. Measuring parent beliefs about child acceptance of pain: a preliminary validation of the Chronic Pain Acceptance Questionnaire, parent report. Pain. 2011 Oct; 152(10):2294-300.
  15. Kaczynski KJ, Simons LE, Claar RL. Anxiety, coping, and disability: a test of mediation in a pediatric chronic pain sample. J Pediatr Psychol. 2011 Sep; 36(8):932-41.
  16. Claar RL, Guite JW, Kaczynski KJ, Logan DE. Factor structure of the Adult Responses to Children's Symptoms: validation in children and adolescents with diverse chronic pain conditions. Clin J Pain. 2010 Jun; 26(5):410-7.
  17. Laurenceau JP, Kleinman BM, Kaczynski KJ, Carver CS. Assessment of relationship-specific incentive and threat sensitivities: predicting satisfaction and affect in adult intimate relationships. Psychol Assess. 2010 Jun; 22(2):407-19.
  18. Logan DE, Simons LE, Kaczynski KJ. School functioning in adolescents with chronic pain: the role of depressive symptoms in school impairment. J Pediatr Psychol. 2009 Sep; 34(8):882-92.
  19. Kaczynski KJ, Claar RL, Logan DE. Testing gender as a moderator of associations between psychosocial variables and functional disability in children and adolescents with chronic pain. J Pediatr Psychol. 2009 Aug; 34(7):738-48.
  20. Malik NM, Boris NW, Heller SS, Harden BJ, Squires J, Chazan-Cohen R, Beeber LS, Kaczynski KJ. Risk for maternal depression and child aggression in Early Head Start families: A test of ecological models. Infant Ment Health J. 2007 Mar; 28(2):171-191.
  21. Kaczynski KJ, Lindahl KM, Malik NM, Laurenceau JP. Marital conflict, maternal and paternal parenting, and child adjustment: a test of mediation and moderation. J Fam Psychol. 2006 Jun; 20(2):199-208.
  22. Lindahl KM, Malik NM, Kaczynski K, Simons JS. Couple power dynamics, systemic family functioning, and child adjustment: a test of a mediational model in a multiethnic sample. Dev Psychopathol. 2004; 16(3):609-30.
  23. Garvey MA, Kaczynski KJ, Becker DA, Bartko JJ. Subjective reactions of children to single-pulse transcranial magnetic stimulation. J Child Neurol. 2001 Dec; 16(12):891-4.
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