Peer-Reviewed Publications

Underlined names denote trainees under Dr. McMurtry’s supervision

2017

42. Genik, L.M., Pomerleau, C., McMurtry, C.M., & Breau, L.M. (accepted Feb 10, 2017). Pain assessment and management strategies when caring for children with intellectual disabilities: Measuring caregiver knowledge. Pain Management.

41. Genik, L.M., McMurtry, C.M., & Breau, L. (accepted Jan 30, 2017). Caring for children with cognitive impairments part 1: Experience with the population, pain-related beliefs, and care decisions. Research in Developmental Disabilities.

40. Genik, L.M., McMurtry, C.M., & Breau, L. (accepted Jan 30, 2017). Caring for children with cognitive impairments part 2: Detailed analyses of respite workers’ reported assessment and     care decisions. Research in Developmental Disabilities.

39. Noel, M., McMurtry, C.M., Pavlova, M., & Taddio, A. (accepted Jan 28, 2017). Brief clinical report: A systematic review and meta-analysis of pain memory reframing interventions for children’s needle procedures. Pain Practice.

38. McMurtry, C.M., Tomlinson, R.M., & Genik, L.M. (accepted Jan 5, 2017). Cognitive behavioral therapy for anxiety and fear in pediatric pain contexts. Journal of Cognitive Psychotherapy. Invited submission for special issue: “Implementing and adapting behavioral therapies for anxiety across the lifespan”.

37. Tomlinson, R.M., Cousins, L.A., McMurtry, C.M., & Cohen, L.L. (2017). The power of pain self-efficacy: Applying a positive psychology framework to pediatric pain. Pediatric Pain Letter, 19(1), 9-13. http://childpain.org/ppl/issues/v19n1_2017/v19n1_tomlinson.pdf

2016

36. Constantin, K., McMurtry, C.M., & Bailey, H.N. (2016). Parental cardiac response in the context of pediatric acute pain: Current knowledge and future directions. Pain Management, 7(2), 81-87. doi:10.2217/pmt-2016-0033

35. Dalley, J., Creary, P., Durzi, T., & McMurtry, C.M. (2016). An Interactive teddy bear clinic tour: Teaching student veterinarians how to interact with young children. Journal of Veterinary Medical Education, e-pub ahead of print. doi: 10.3138/jvme.1115-180R1.

34. McMurtry, C.M., Taddio A., Noel M., Antony M.M., Chambers C.T., Asmundson G.J.G., Pillai  Riddell R., Shah V., MacDonald N.E., Rogers J., Bucci L.M., Mousmanis P., Lang E., Halperin S., Bowles S., Halpert C., Ipp M., Rieder M.J., Robson K., Uleryk E., Votta Bleeker E., Dubey V., Hanrahan A., Lockett D., Scott J. (2016). Exposure-based interventions for the management of individuals with high levels of needle fear across the lifespan: A clinical practice guideline and call for further research. Cognitive Behaviour Therapy. DOI: 10.1080/16506073.2016.1157204

33. Cousins, L.A., Tomlinson, R.M., Cohen, L.L., & McMurtry, C.M. (2016). The power of optimism: Applying a positive psychology framework to pediatric pain. Pediatric Pain Letter, 18(1), 1-5. Link to article

32. Dalley, J.S., & McMurtry, C.M. (2016). Teddy and I Get a Check-Up: A pilot educational intervention teaching children coping strategies for managing procedural pain and fear. Pain  Research & Management. DOI: 10.1155/2016/4383967

2015

31. Genik, L.M., McMurtry, C.M., & Breau, L. (2015). Is she in pain? Does she need help? Using pain vignettes for observers of children with cognitive impairments: A manipulation of verbal ability and pain source. Pain Management, 5(6), 425-434. DOI: 10.2217/pmt.15.42

30. Taddio, A., McMurtry, C.M., Shah, V., Pillai Riddell, R., Chambers, C.T., Noel M., & the HELPinKids&Adults Team (2015). Clinical practice guideline (summary) for reducing pain during vaccination injections. Canadian Medical Association Journal. DOI: 10.1503/cmaj.150391

29. McMurtry, C.M., Noel, M., Taddio, A., Antony, M.M., Asmundson, G.J.G., Pillai Riddell, R., Chambers, C.T., Shah, V. & the HELPinKIDS Team (2015). Interventions for the management of high levels of needle fear: systematic review of randomized controlled trials and quasi-randomized controlled trials. Clinical Journal of Pain, 31(10S), 109-123. DOI: 10.1097/AJP.0000000000000273

28. Pillai Riddell, R., Taddio, A., McMurtry, C.M., Shah, V., Noel, M., Chambers, C.T., & HELPinKids&Adults Team (2015). Process interventions for vaccine injections: systematic review of randomized controlled trials and quasi-randomized controlled trials. Clinical Journal of Pain, 31(10S), 99-108. DOI: 10.1097/AJP.0000000000000280

27. Shah, V., Taddio, A., McMurtry, C.M., Halperin, S.A., Noel, M., Pillai Riddell, R., Chambers, C.T., & HELPinKids&Adults Team (2015). Pharmacological and combined interventions to reduce vaccine injection pain in children and adults: systematic review and meta-analysis. Clinical Journal of Pain, 31(10S), 38-63. DOI: 10.1097/AJP.0000000000000281

26. Pillai Riddell, R., Taddio, A., McMurtry, C.M., Chambers, C.T., Shah, V., Noel, M., & HELPinKids&Adults Team (2015). Psychological interventions for vaccine injections in young children 0 to 3 Years: systematic review of randomized controlled trials and quasi-randomized controlled trials. Clinical Journal of Pain, 31(10S), 64-71. DOI: 10.1097/AJP.0000000000000279

25. Taddio, A., McMurtry, C.M., Shah, V., Yoon, E., Uleryk, E., Pillai Riddell, R., Lang, E., Chambers, C., Noel, M., MacDonald, N., & HELPinKids&Adults Team (2015). Systematic review and meta-analysis methodology for HELPinKids&Adults knowledge synthesis of  vaccination pain and fear. Clinical Journal of Pain, 31(10S), 12-19. DOI: 10.1097/AJP.0000000000000263

24. Taddio, A., Shah, V., McMurtry, C.M., MacDonald, N., Ipp, M., Pillai Riddell, R., Noel, M., Chambers, C.T. & HELPinKids&Adults Team (2015). Procedural and physical   interventions for vaccine injections: Systematic review of randomized controlled trials and quasi-randomized controlled trials. Clinical Journal of Pain, 31(10S), 20-37. DOI: 10.1097/AJP.0000000000000264

23. McMurtry, C.M., Pillai Riddell, R., Taddio, A., Racine, N., Asmundson, G.J.G., Noel, M., Chambers, C.T., Shah, V. & the HELPinKids&Adults Team (2015). Far from “just a poke”: common painful needle procedures and the development of needle fear. Clinical Journal of Pain, 31(10S), 3-11. DOI: 10.1097/AJP.0000000000000272

22. Birnie, K.A., Chambers, C.T., Taddio, A., McMurtry, C.M., Noel, M., Pillai Riddell, R., Shah, V., & HELPinKids&Adults Team (2015). Psychological interventions for vaccine   injections in children and adolescents: systematic review of randomized and quasi-randomized controlled trials. Clinical Journal of Pain, 31(10S), 72-89. DOI: 10.1097/AJP.0000000000000265

21. Noel, M., Taddio, A., McMurtry, C.M., Chambers, C.T., Pillai Riddell, R., Shah, V., & HELPinKids&Adults Team (2015). HELPinKids&Adults knowledge synthesis of vaccination pain and high levels of needle fear: Limitations of the evidence and recommendations for future research. Clinical Journal of Pain, 31(10S), 124-131. DOI: 10.1097/AJP.0000000000000266

20. Boerner, K.E., Birnie, K.A., Chambers, C.T., Taddio, A., McMurtry, C.M., Noel, M., Shah, V., Pillai Riddell, R., & HELPinKids&Adults Team (2015). Simple psychological interventions for reducing pain from common needle procedures in adults: systematic review  of randomized and quasi-randomized controlled trials. Clinical Journal of Pain, 31(10S), 90-98. DOI: 10.1097/AJP.0000000000000270

19. Taddio, A. & McMurtry, C.M. (2015). Evidence for clinicians: Psychological interventions for needle-related procedural pain and distress in children and adolescents. Paediatrics & Child Health, 20(4), 195-196.

18. Chorney, J.M., McMurtry, C.M., Chambers, C.T., & Bakeman, R. (2015). Developing and modifying behavioral coding schemes in pediatric psychology: A practical guide. Journal of Pediatric Psychology, 40(1), 154-164. DOI: 10.1093/jpepsy/jsu099

17. Genik, L.M., Yen, J., & McMurtry, C.M. (2015). Historical analysis in pediatric psychology:  The influence of societal and professional conditions on two early pediatric psychology articles and the field’s subsequent development. Journal of Pediatric Psychology, 40(2), 167- 174. DOI: 10.1093/jpepsy/jsu084

2010 - 2013

16. Knoll, A., McMurtry, C.M., & Chambers, C.T. (2013). Pain in children with Autism Spectrum Disorder: Experience, expression, and assessment. Pediatric Pain Letter, 15, 23-28. Link to article

15. Jensen, C.D., Sato, A.F., McMurtry, C.M., Hart, C.N., & Jelalian, E. (2012). School nutrition policy: An evaluation of the Rhode Island Healthier Beverages policy in schools. ICAN: Infant, Child, & Adolescent Nutrition, 4, 276-282. DOI: 10.1177/1941406412458314

14. Karazsia, B.T., & McMurtry, C.M. (2012). Graduate admissions in pediatric psychology: The importance of undergraduate training. Journal of Pediatric Psychology, 37, 127-135. DOI: 10.1093/jpepsy/jsr067

13. Buttle, S., McMurtry, C.M., & Marshall, S. (2011). Massage for pain relief in pediatric palliative care: Potential benefits and challenges. Pediatric Pain Letter, 13, 24-29. Link to article

12. McMurtry, C.M., Noel, M., Chambers, C.T., & McGrath, P.J. (2011). Children’s fear during procedural pain: Preliminary investigation of the Children’s Fear Scale. Health Psychology, 30, 780-788. DOI: 10.1037/a0024817

11. McMurtry, C.M., Chambers, C.T., McGrath, P.J., & Asp, E. (2010). When “don’t worry” communicates fear: Children’s perceptions of parental reassurance and distraction during a painful pediatric medical procedure.  Pain, 150, 52-58. DOI: 10.1016/j.pain.2010.02.021
– A commentary about this work:
Prkachin, K.M. (2010). The audacity of scope. Pain, 150, 6-7.

10. Coates, C., McMurtry, C.M., Lingley-Pottie, P., & McGrath, P.J. (2010). The prevalence of painful incidents in young recreational gymnasts. Pain Research and Management,15, 179-184. DOI: 10.1155/2010/617587

9. Noel, M., McMurtry, C.M., Chambers, C.T., & McGrath, P.J. (2010). Children’s memory for painful procedures: The influence of pain intensity, anxiety, and adult behaviours on subsequent recall.  Journal of Pediatric Psychology, 35, 626-36. DOI: 10.1093/jpepsy/jsp096

2003-2009

8. Chambers, C.T., Taddio, A., Uman, L.S., & McMurtry, C.M. (2009). Psychological interventions for reducing pain and distress during routine childhood immunizations: A systematic review. Clinical Therapeutics, 31(Suppl. B), S77-S103. DOI: 10.1016/j.clinthera.2009.07.023

7. McMurtry, C.M., Castral, T.C., & Fernandes, A. (2007).  Training health researchers: Challenges, systemic changes, and a model solution. Pediatric Pain Letter, 9, 21-24. Link to article 

6. Schechter, N.L., Zempsky, W.T., Cohen, L.L., McGrath, P.J., McMurtry, C.M., & Bright, N.S. (2007). Pain reduction during pediatric immunizations: Evidence-based review and recommendations. Pediatrics,19, e1184-e1198. Available free online on the journal’s website  

5. Kelln, B., & McMurtry, C.M. (2007). STEPS – Structured Tactical Engagement Process: A model for crisis negotiation. Journal of Police Crisis Negotiations, 7, 29-51. DOI: 10.1300/J173v07n02_03

4. McMurtry, C.M. (2007). Needle and dread – Is it just a little poke? A call for implementation of evidence-based policies for the management of needle pain in clinical settings. Paediatrics & Child Health, 12,101-102. Available free online on the journal’s website 

3. McMurtry, C.M., McGrath, P.J., Asp, E., & Chambers, C.T. (2007). Parental reassurance and pediatric procedural pain: A linguistic description. The Journal of Pain, 8, 95-101. DOI: 10.1016/j.jpain.2006.05.015.

2. McMurtry, C.M., McGrath, P.J., & Chambers, C.T. (2006). Reassurance can hurt: Parental behavior and painful medical procedures. The Journal of Pediatrics, 148, 560-561. Link to article

1. Olds, E.S., & McMurtry, C.M. (2003). Search of jumping items: Visual marking and discrete motion. Perception, 32, 449-462. DOI: 10.1068/p5023

Book Chapters & Other Publications

2011-2014

13. McMurtry, C.M. (2014). How do I love thee? Let me count the ways of responding and regulating. Pain, Invited commentary. 155,  1421-2. DOI: 10.1016/j.pain.2014.05.011

12. O’Doherty, K.C., Smith, C., & McMurtry, C.M. (accepted). Vaccine hesitancy: Ethical considerations from multiple perspectives. The religious and cultural roots of vaccine hesitancy.

11. Chorney, J.M., & McMurtry, C.M. (2013). Behavioral measures of pain. In P. McGrath, B. Stevens, S. Walker, & W. Zempsky (Eds.), Oxford Textbook of Paediatric Pain.

10. McMurtry, C.M. (2013). Pediatric needle procedures: Parent-child interactions, child fear, and evidence-based treatment. Canadian Psychology, 54, 75-79. [Invited submission (2012 New Researcher Award)]. DOI: 10.1037/a0031206

9. Bird, L., & McMurtry, C.M. (2012). Invited Editorial: Fear in pediatric acute pain: Role and measurement. Pain Management, 2, 527-529. DOI: 10.2217/pmt.12.56

8. McMurtry, C.M., & Taddio, A. (2011). More than “just a little poke”: Taking the ouch! out of childhood immunizations. Pediatrics for Parents, 27, 27-29. Link to article

7. Chambers, C.T., & McMurtry, C.M. (2011). Psychological recommendations figure prominently in new national guideline on immunization pain management in children. Psynopsis: Canada’s Psychology Magazine, 33, 26.

2004-2009

6. McMurtry, C.M., & Jelalian, E. (2009). BMI reporting: Missing the mark? CABL: The Brown University Child and Adolescent Behavior Letter. Link to article

5. Moon, E.C., McMurtry, C.M., & McGrath, P.J. (2008). Child and adolescent pain. In J. Hunsley &  E. J.  Mash (Eds.), A guide to assessments that work (pp. 551-575). New York, Oxford University Press.

4. McMurtry, C.M., & Mushquash, C.J. (2006). Invited article: Patrick J. McGrath – 2006 recipient of CPA’s Donald O. Hebb Award for distinguished contributions to psychology as a science. Canadian Clinical Psychologist, April 2006, 16, 11-12.

3. McMurtry, M. (2006). A Report from the International Forum on Pediatric Pain. Check Up: A newsletter for the studies of pain in children with special needs, 7, 2.

2. McMurtry, C.M., & Chambers, C.T. (2004). Meeting Report: Second joint scientific meeting of the American Pain Society and the Canadian Pain Society. The International Journal of Pain Medicine and Palliative Care, 3, 115-116.

1. McGrath, P.J., & McMurtry, M. (2004). Pain in kids: How to deal with pediatric medical procedures. Parkhurst Exchange, 12, 17.

Media, Educational Sessions, Knowledge Translation

2013-2016

Interviewed for a story on Clinical Pain Advisor (February 22, 2016). Psychiatric comorbidities common in children with chronic headache. Link to article

McMurtry, C.M. (October 2015). Clinical practice guideline for the management of vaccination pain across the lifespan. Australian Pain Society Blog. Link to article

Interviewed for a News Release for the University of Guelph (August 28, 2015). Link to article

Interviewed for a News Release for the University of Guelph (May 1, 2015) with graduate student Jessica Dalley. Link to article

McMurtry, C.M. (April 2015). Procedural pain and fear in children: Evidence-based assessment and treatment. Paediatrics Lunch and Learn Series. Guelph General Hospital: Guelph, Ontario.

McMurtry, C.M. (January 2015). Pain in Children: Painful Medical Procedures and Caregivers. Children’s Health Research Institute, Seminar Series: London, Ontario.

McMurtry, C.M. (October 2014). Pain in Children: Painful Medical Procedures and Caregivers. University of Guelph’s International Year of the Family Speaker Series: Guelph, Ontario.

Genik, L., McMurtry, C.M., & Breau, L. (2014). Psychology Works Fact Sheet: Pain in children with cognitive impairments who are nonverbal. Canadian Psychological Association website. Link to fact sheet

McMurtry, C.M. (June 2014). Pain during Pediatric Needle Procedures: Evidence-Based Assessment and Treatment. Breastfeeding Education Day (Guelph General Hospital and Public Health, Wellington-Dufferin County), Guelph, Ontario.

Genik, L., & McMurtry, C.M. (June 2014). Pain in Children who have Cognitive Impairments. Canadian Mental Health Association Developmental Services – Supporting Kids in Camp Training Workshop: Guelph, Ontario.

Genik, L., & McMurtry, C.M. (June 2013). Pain in Children who have Cognitive Impairments. Trellis Mental Health and Developmental Services – Supporting Kids in Camp Training Workshop: Guelph, Ontario.

2010-2012

Boerner, K.E., Noel, M., Birnie, K.A., McMurtry, C.M., & Chambers, C.T. (2012). Fact Sheet on Procedural Pain in Children and Adolescents. Society of Pediatric Psychology website.

Interviewed for the News Release for the University of Guelph (February 22, 2012). Link to article

Interviewed for syndicated article for the Toronto Star (Nancy White; February 21, 2012). Needle phobia in childhood linked to future health-care fears

McMurtry, C.M., Chambers, C.T., & Taddio, A. (2012). Psychology works fact sheet: Needle pain. Canadian Psychological Association website. Link to fact sheet

Interviewed for article for Canadian Foundation for Innovation Magazine (“Painless Parenting”, 2010). Link to article

Interviewed for article for Discovery News (“Soothing Words Ramp up Pain”, 2010). Link to article

2006-2008

Chambers, C.T., McMurtry, M., & Uman, L. Psychological Interventions for Reducing Pain and Distress during Immunization. In Conquering Pain: The Hidden Cost of Immunization, January 2008.

Interviewed for article, Pain Relief during Needles, appearing on website About Kids’ Health, Hospital for Sick Children, September 2006.

McMurtry, C.M., & Kelln, B. Crisis Negotiation and Stages of Change – STEPs.  Halifax Police Department Crisis Negotiation Training, June 2006.