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Maru Barrera

TitlePsychologist PhD (MU)
InstitutionThe Hospital for Sick Children
DepartmentPsychology
Address555 University Avenue
Toronto ON M5G 1X8
Phone416-813-1500
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    1. Barrera M, Hancock K, Atenafu E, Alexander S, Solomon A, Desjardins L, Shama W, Chung J, Mills D. Quality of life in pediatric oncology patients, caregivers and siblings after psychosocial screening: a randomized controlled trial. Support Care Cancer. 2019 Dec 06. PMID: 31811485.
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    2. Nofech-Mozes J, Hancock K, Chung J, Barrera M. Psychosocial difficulties identified by health care providers as they predict pain-related quality of life in children with cancer. Support Care Cancer. 2019 Dec 04. PMID: 31802251.
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    3. Peterson RK, Chung J, Barrera M. Emotional symptoms and family functioning in caregivers of children with newly diagnosed leukemia/lymphomas and solid tumors: Short-term changes and related demographic factors. Pediatr Blood Cancer. 2019 Nov 13; e28059. PMID: 31724323.
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    4. Desjardins L, Etkin-Spigelman L, Hancock K, Chung J, Shama W, Mills D, Alexander S, Barrera M. Healthcare provider utility ratings of a psychosocial screening summary: from diagnosis to 6 months. Support Care Cancer. 2019 Jul 10. PMID: 31292754.
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    5. Hogan NS, Schmidt LA, Howard Sharp KM, Barrera M, Compas BE, Davies B, Fairclough DL, Gilmer MJ, Vannatta K, Gerhardt CA. Development and testing of the Hogan Inventory of Bereavement short form for children and adolescents. Death Stud. 2019 Jul 05; 1-9. PMID: 31274055.
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    6. Desjardins L, Barrera M, Chung J, Cataudella D, Janzen L, Bartels U, Downie A, Fairclough D. Are we friends? Best friend nominations in pediatric brain tumor survivors and associated factors. Support Care Cancer. 2019 Nov; 27(11):4237-4244. PMID: 30847703.
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    7. Desjardins L, Barrera M, Schulte F, Chung J, Cataudella D, Janzen L, Bartels U, Downie A. Predicting social withdrawal, anxiety and depression symptoms in pediatric brain tumor survivors. J Psychosoc Oncol. 2019 Jan-Feb; 37(1):22-36. PMID: 30614410.
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    8. Akard TF, Skeens MA, Fortney CA, Dietrich MS, Gilmer MJ, Vannatta K, Barrera M, Davies B, Wray S, Gerhardt CA. Changes in Siblings Over Time After the Death of a Brother or Sister From Cancer. Cancer Nurs. 2019 Jan/Feb; 42(1):E20-E27. PMID: 29489479.
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    9. Desjardins L, Solomon A, Janzen L, Bartels U, Schulte F, Chung J, Cataudella D, Downie A, Barrera M. Executive functions and social skills in pediatric brain tumor survivors. Appl Neuropsychol Child. 2018 Nov 30; 1-9. PMID: 30501139.
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    10. Barrera M, Atenafu E, Nathan PC, Schulte F, Hancock K. Depression and Quality of Life in Siblings of Children With Cancer After Group Intervention Participation: A Randomized Control Trial. J Pediatr Psychol. 2018 11 01; 43(10):1093-1103. PMID: 29893947.
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    11. Barrera M, Neville A, Purdon L, Hancock K. "It's Just for Us!" Perceived Benefits of Participation in a Group Intervention for Siblings of Children With Cancer. J Pediatr Psychol. 2018 10 01; 43(9):995-1003. PMID: 29771382.
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    12. Weber E, Shuman C, Wasserman JD, Barrera M, Patenaude AF, Fung K, Chitayat D, Malkin D, Druker H. "A change in perspective": Exploring the experiences of adolescents with hereditary tumor predisposition. Pediatr Blood Cancer. 2019 01; 66(1):e27445. PMID: 30207072.
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    13. Howard Sharp KM, Russell C, Keim M, Barrera M, Gilmer MJ, Foster Akard T, Compas BE, Fairclough DL, Davies B, Hogan N, Young-Saleme T, Vannatta K, Gerhardt CA. Grief and growth in bereaved siblings: Interactions between different sources of social support. Sch Psychol Q. 2018 Sep; 33(3):363-371. PMID: 30234359.
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    14. Barrera M, Alexander S, Shama W, Mills D, Desjardins L, Hancock K. Perceived benefits of and barriers to psychosocial risk screening in pediatric oncology by health care providers. Pediatr Blood Cancer. 2018 12; 65(12):e27429. PMID: 30160072.
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    15. Barrera M, Atenafu EG, Schulte F, Nathan PC, Hancock K, Saleh A. A randomized controlled trial of a group intervention for siblings of children with cancer: Changes in symptoms of anxiety in siblings and caregivers. Psychooncology. 2018 06; 27(6):1629-1634. PMID: 29573047.
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    16. Keim MC, Lehmann V, Shultz EL, Winning AM, Rausch JR, Barrera M, Gilmer MJ, Murphy LK, Vannatta KA, Compas BE, Gerhardt CA. Parent-Child Communication and Adjustment Among Children With Advanced and Non-Advanced Cancer in the First Year Following Diagnosis or Relapse. J Pediatr Psychol. 2017 09 01; 42(8):871-881. PMID: 28369400.
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    17. Eaton Russell C, Widger K, Beaune L, Neville A, Cadell S, Steele R, Rapoport A, Rugg M, Barrera M. Siblings' voices: A prospective investigation of experiences with a dying child. Death Stud. 2018 03; 42(3):184-194. PMID: 28541834.
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    18. Barrera M, Atenafu EG, Schulte F, Bartels U, Sung L, Janzen L, Chung J, Cataudella D, Hancock K, Saleh A, Strother D, McConnell D, Downie A, Hukin J, Zelcer S. Determinants of social competence in pediatric brain tumor survivors who participated in an intervention study. Support Care Cancer. 2017 09; 25(9):2891-2898. PMID: 28411324.
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    19. Barrera M, Atenafu EG, Schulte F, Bartels U, Sung L, Janzen L, Chung J, Cataudella D, Hancock K, Saleh A, Strother D, McConnell D, Downie A, Hukin J, Zelcer S. Determinants of quality of life outcomes for survivors of pediatric brain tumors. Pediatr Blood Cancer. 2017 Sep; 64(9). PMID: 28296130.
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    20. Barrera M, Atenafu EG, Sung L, Bartels U, Schulte F, Chung J, Cataudella D, Hancock K, Janzen L, Saleh A, Strother D, Downie A, Zelcer S, Hukin J, McConnell D. A randomized control intervention trial to improve social skills and quality of life in pediatric brain tumor survivors. Psychooncology. 2018 01; 27(1):91-98. PMID: 28124799.
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    21. Nicholas DB, Barrera M, Granek L, D'Agostino NM, Shaheed J, Beaune L, Bouffet E, Antle B. Parental spirituality in life-threatening pediatric cancer. J Psychosoc Oncol. 2017 May-Jun; 35(3):323-334. PMID: 28300487.
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    22. Greenwald N, Barrera M, Neville A, Hancock K. Feasibility of group intervention for bereaved siblings after pediatric cancer death. J Psychosoc Oncol. 2017 Mar-Apr; 35(2):220-238. PMID: 27786614.
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    23. Neville A, Simard M, Hancock K, Rokeach A, Saleh A, Barrera M. The Emotional Experience and Perceived Changes in Siblings of Children With Cancer Reported During a Group Intervention. Oncol Nurs Forum. 2016 09 01; 43(5):E188-94. PMID: 27541561.
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    24. Di Battista A, Dupuis LL, Cassidy M, Portwine C, Johnston DL, Pradier Silva M, Sung L, Barrera M. Parent Attributions About Child Symptoms Related to Cancer Therapy. J Pediatr Oncol Nurs. 2017 Jan/Feb; 34(1):44-50. PMID: 26825448.
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    25. Barrera M, Rokeach A, Yogalingam P, Hancock K, Johnston DL, Cataudella D, Cassidy M, Punnett AS, Shama W. Healthcare Professionals' Knowledge of Family Psychosocial Problems in Pediatric Cancer: A Pilot Study. Cancer Nurs. 2016 Jul-Aug; 39(4):263-71. PMID: 26632881.
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    26. Granek L, Barrera M, Scheinemann K, Bartels U. Pediatric oncologists' coping strategies for dealing with patient death. J Psychosoc Oncol. 2016; 34(1-2):39-59. PMID: 26865337.
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    27. Nicholas DB, Beaune L, Barrera M, Blumberg J, Belletrutti M. Examining the Experiences of Fathers of Children with a Life-Limiting Illness. J Soc Work End Life Palliat Care. 2016 Jan-Jun; 12(1-2):126-44. PMID: 27143577.
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    28. Di Battista A, Hancock K, Cataudella D, Johnston D, Cassidy M, Punnett A, Shama W, Barrera M. Healthcare Providers' Perceptions of the Utility of Psychosocial Screening Tools in Childhood Cancer: A Pilot Study. Oncol Nurs Forum. 2015 Jul; 42(4):391-7. PMID: 26148318.
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    29. Nulman I, Koren G, Rovet J, Barrera M, Streiner DL, Feldman BM. Neurodevelopment of children prenatally exposed to selective reuptake inhibitor antidepressants: Toronto sibling study. J Clin Psychiatry. 2015 Jul; 76(7):e842-7. PMID: 26231010.
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    30. Stinson JN, Jibb LA, Greenberg M, Barrera M, Luca S, White ME, Gupta A. A Qualitative Study of the Impact of Cancer on Romantic Relationships, Sexual Relationships, and Fertility: Perspectives of Canadian Adolescents and Parents During and After Treatment. J Adolesc Young Adult Oncol. 2015 Jun; 4(2):84-90. PMID: 26812556.
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    31. Granek L, Bartels U, Barrera M, Scheinemann K. Challenges faced by pediatric oncology fellows when patients die during their training. J Oncol Pract. 2015 Mar; 11(2):e182-9. PMID: 25784578.
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    32. Granek L, Barrera M, Scheinemann K, Bartels U. When a child dies: pediatric oncologists' follow-up practices with families after the death of their child. Psychooncology. 2015 Dec; 24(12):1626-31. PMID: 25707675.
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    33. Granek L, Bartels U, Scheinemann K, Barrera M. Challenging patient deaths in pediatric oncology. Support Care Cancer. 2015 Aug; 23(8):2349-56. PMID: 25586526.
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    34. Granek L, Bartels U, Scheinemann K, Labrecque M, Barrera M. Grief reactions and impact of patient death on pediatric oncologists. Pediatr Blood Cancer. 2015 Jan; 62(1):134-42. PMID: 25214471.
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    35. Salley CG, Gerhardt CA, Fairclough DL, Patenaude AF, Kupst MJ, Barrera M, Vannatta K. Social self-perception among pediatric brain tumor survivors compared with peers. J Dev Behav Pediatr. 2014 Sep; 35(7):427-34. PMID: 25127341.
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    36. O'Connor K, Barrera M. Changes in parental self-identity following the death of a child to cancer. Death Stud. 2014 Jul-Dec; 38(6-10):404-11. PMID: 24666147.
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    37. Schulte F, Bartels U, Barrera M. A pilot study evaluating the efficacy of a group social skills program for survivors of childhood central nervous system tumors using a comparison group and teacher reports. Psychooncology. 2014 May; 23(5):597-600. PMID: 24446329.
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    38. Lindwall JJ, Russell K, Huang Q, Zhang H, Vannatta K, Barrera M, Alderfer M, Phipps S. Adjustment in parents of children undergoing stem cell transplantation. Biol Blood Marrow Transplant. 2014 Apr; 20(4):543-8. PMID: 24434783.
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    39. Schulte F, Barrera M. Social competence in pediatric brain tumor survivors: evaluating the psychometric properties of assessment tools. Support Care Cancer. 2014 Feb; 22(2):561-9. PMID: 24281727.
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    40. Barrera M, Hancock K, Rokeach A, Cataudella D, Atenafu E, Johnston D, Punnett A, Nathan PC, Bartels U, Silva M, Cassidy M, Jansen P, Shama W, Greenberg C. External validity and reliability of the Psychosocial Assessment Tool (PAT) among Canadian parents of children newly diagnosed with cancer. Pediatr Blood Cancer. 2014 Jan; 61(1):165-70. PMID: 24106172.
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    41. Barrera M, Hancock K, Rokeach A, Atenafu E, Cataudella D, Punnett A, Johnston D, Cassidy M, Zelcer S, Silva M, Jansen P, Bartels U, Nathan PC, Shama W, Greenberg C. Does the use of the revised psychosocial assessment tool (PATrev) result in improved quality of life and reduced psychosocial risk in Canadian families with a child newly diagnosed with cancer? Psychooncology. 2014 Feb; 23(2):165-72. PMID: 24003005.
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    42. Schulte F, Vannatta K, Barrera M. Social problem solving and social performance after a group social skills intervention for childhood brain tumor survivors. Psychooncology. 2014 Feb; 23(2):183-9. PMID: 24038801.
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    43. Barrera M, Granek L, Shaheed J, Nicholas D, Beaune L, D'Agostino NM, Bouffet E, Antle B. The tenacity and tenuousness of hope: parental experiences of hope when their child has a poor cancer prognosis. Cancer Nurs. 2013 Sep-Oct; 36(5):408-16. PMID: 23640272.
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    44. Steele AC, Kaal J, Thompson AL, Barrera M, Compas BE, Davies B, Fairclough DL, Foster TL, Jo Gilmer M, Hogan N, Vannatta K, Gerhardt CA. Bereaved parents and siblings offer advice to health care providers and researchers. J Pediatr Hematol Oncol. 2013 May; 35(4):253-9. PMID: 23612375.
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    45. Barrera M, Alam R, D'Agostino NM, Nicholas DB, Schneiderman G. Parental perceptions of siblings' grieving after a childhood cancer death: a longitudinal study. Death Stud. 2013 Jan; 37(1):25-46. PMID: 24600719.
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    46. Teall T, Barrera M, Barr R, Silva M, Greenberg M. Psychological resilience in adolescent and young adult survivors of lower extremity bone tumors. Pediatr Blood Cancer. 2013 Jul; 60(7):1223-30. PMID: 23255460.
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    47. Nulman I, Koren G, Rovet J, Barrera M, Pulver A, Streiner D, Feldman B. Neurodevelopment of children following prenatal exposure to venlafaxine, selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors, or untreated maternal depression. Am J Psychiatry. 2012 Nov; 169(11):1165-74. PMID: 23128923.
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    48. Ach E, Gerhardt CA, Barrera M, Kupst MJ, Meyer EA, Patenaude AF, Vannatta K. Family factors associated with academic achievement deficits in pediatric brain tumor survivors. Psychooncology. 2013 Aug; 22(8):1731-7. PMID: 23059621.
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    49. Foster TL, Gilmer MJ, Vannatta K, Barrera M, Davies B, Dietrich MS, Fairclough DL, Gerhardt CA. Changes in siblings after the death of a child from cancer. Cancer Nurs. 2012 Sep-Oct; 35(5):347-54. PMID: 22067687.
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    50. French AE, Tsangaris E, Barrera M, Guger S, Brown R, Urbach S, Stephens D, Nathan PC. School attendance in childhood cancer survivors and their siblings. J Pediatr. 2013 Jan; 162(1):160-5. PMID: 22835883.
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    51. Gilmer MJ, Foster TL, Vannatta K, Barrera M, Davies B, Dietrich MS, Fairclough DL, Grollman J, Gerhardt CA. Changes in parents after the death of a child from cancer. J Pain Symptom Manage. 2012 Oct; 44(4):572-82. PMID: 22784555.
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    52. Webb BD, Barrera M, Beyene J, Carcao M, Daneman D, Elliott I, Gong GW, Halperin IJ, Lord S, Melville H, Narayanan UG, Ota S, Solomon M, Sung L, Young NL, Zachos M, Feldman BM. Determinants of quality of life in children with chronic somatic disease: pilot data from the GapS Questionnaire. Qual Life Res. 2013 Mar; 22(2):339-49. PMID: 22461136.
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    53. Phipps S, Peasant C, Barrera M, Alderfer MA, Huang Q, Vannatta K. Resilience in children undergoing stem cell transplantation: results of a complementary intervention trial. Pediatrics. 2012 Mar; 129(3):e762-70. PMID: 22311995.
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    54. Alam R, Barrera M, D'Agostino N, Nicholas DB, Schneiderman G. Bereavement experiences of mothers and fathers over time after the death of a child due to cancer. Death Stud. 2012 Jan; 36(1):1-22. PMID: 24567992.
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    55. Barrera M, Atenafu E, Doyle J, Berlin-Romalis D, Hancock K. Differences in mothers' and fathers' psychological distress after pediatric SCT: a longitudinal study. Bone Marrow Transplant. 2012 Jul; 47(7):934-9. PMID: 22041851.
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    56. Tomlinson D, Bartels U, Gammon J, Hinds PS, Volpe J, Bouffet E, Regier DA, Baruchel S, Greenberg M, Barrera M, Llewellyn-Thomas H, Sung L. Chemotherapy versus supportive care alone in pediatric palliative care for cancer: comparing the preferences of parents and health care professionals. CMAJ. 2011 Nov 22; 183(17):E1252-8. PMID: 22007121.
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    57. Barrera M, Atenafu E, Doyle J, Berlin-Romalis D, Hancock K. Differences in mothers' and fathers' health-related quality of life after pediatric SCT: a longitudinal study. Bone Marrow Transplant. 2012 Jun; 47(6):855-9. PMID: 21946382.
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    58. Gerhardt CA, Fairclough DL, Grossenbacher JC, Barrera M, Gilmer MJ, Foster TL, Compas BE, Davies B, Hogan NS, Vannatta K. Peer relationships of bereaved siblings and comparison classmates after a child's death from cancer. J Pediatr Psychol. 2012 Mar; 37(2):209-19. PMID: 21946038.
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    59. Foster TL, Gilmer MJ, Davies B, Dietrich MS, Barrera M, Fairclough DL, Vannatta K, Gerhardt CA. Comparison of continuing bonds reported by parents and siblings after a child's death from cancer. Death Stud. 2011 May-Jun; 35(5):420-40. PMID: 24501854.
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    60. Barrera M, Teall T, Barr R, Silva M, Greenberg M. Health related quality of life in adolescent and young adult survivors of lower extremity bone tumors. Pediatr Blood Cancer. 2012 Feb; 58(2):265-73. PMID: 21319288.
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    61. Thompson AL, Miller KS, Barrera M, Davies B, Foster TL, Gilmer MJ, Hogan N, Vannatta K, Gerhardt CA. A qualitative study of advice from bereaved parents and siblings. J Soc Work End Life Palliat Care. 2011; 7(2-3):153-72. PMID: 21895435.
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    62. Schulte F, Bartels U, Bouffet E, Janzen L, Hamilton J, Barrera M. Body weight, social competence, and cognitive functioning in survivors of childhood brain tumors. Pediatr Blood Cancer. 2010 Sep; 55(3):532-9. PMID: 20658626.
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    63. Barrera M, Teall T, Barr R, Silva M, Greenberg M. Sexual function in adolescent and young adult survivors of lower extremity bone tumors. Pediatr Blood Cancer. 2010 Dec 15; 55(7):1370-6. PMID: 20730883.
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    64. Phipps S, Barrera M, Vannatta K, Xiong X, Doyle JJ, Alderfer MA. Complementary therapies for children undergoing stem cell transplantation: report of a multisite trial. Cancer. 2010 Aug 15; 116(16):3924-33. PMID: 20626016.
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    65. Schulte F, Barrera M. Social competence in childhood brain tumor survivors: a comprehensive review. Support Care Cancer. 2010 Dec; 18(12):1499-513. PMID: 20680353.
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    66. Nulman I, Sgro M, Barrera M, Chitayat D, Cairney J, Koren G. Long-term neurodevelopment of children exposed in utero to ciclosporin after maternal renal transplant. Paediatr Drugs. 2010 Apr 01; 12(2):113-22. PMID: 20095652.
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    67. Rakhshani N, Jeffery AS, Schulte F, Barrera M, Atenafu EG, Hamilton JK. Evaluation of a comprehensive care clinic model for children with brain tumor and risk for hypothalamic obesity. Obesity (Silver Spring). 2010 Sep; 18(9):1768-74. PMID: 20057368.
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    68. Chan WS, Koren G, Barrera M, Rezvani M, Knittel-Keren D, Nulman I. Neurocognitive development of children following in-utero exposure to labetalol for maternal hypertension: a cohort study using a prospectively collected database. Hypertens Pregnancy. 2010; 29(3):271-83. PMID: 20670152.
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    69. Foster TL, Gilmer MJ, Davies B, Barrera M, Fairclough D, Vannatta K, Gerhardt CA. Bereaved parents' and siblings' reports of legacies created by children with cancer. J Pediatr Oncol Nurs. 2009 Nov-Dec; 26(6):369-76. PMID: 20032298.
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    70. Schneiderman G, Barrera M. Family traditions and generations. Fam Community Health. 2009 Oct-Dec; 32(4):354-7. PMID: 19752638.
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    71. Barrera M, O'Connor K, D'Agostino NM, Spencer L, Nicholas D, Jovcevska V, Tallet S, Schneiderman G. Early parental adjustment and bereavement after childhood cancer death. Death Stud. 2009 Jul; 33(6):497-520. PMID: 19565685.
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    72. Dupuis LL, Milne-Wren C, Cassidy M, Barrera M, Portwine C, Johnston DL, Silva MP, Sibbald C, Leaker M, Routh S, Sung L. Symptom assessment in children receiving cancer therapy: the parents' perspective. Support Care Cancer. 2010 Mar; 18(3):281-99. PMID: 19513763.
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    73. Nulman I, Rovet J, Barrera M, Knittel-Keren D, Feldman BM, Koren G. Long-term neurodevelopment of children exposed to maternal nausea and vomiting of pregnancy and diclectin. J Pediatr. 2009 Jul; 155(1):45-50, 50.e1-2. PMID: 19394042.
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    74. Jobe-Shields L, Alderfer MA, Barrera M, Vannatta K, Currier JM, Phipps S. Parental depression and family environment predict distress in children before stem cell transplantation. J Dev Behav Pediatr. 2009 Apr; 30(2):140-6. PMID: 19322103.
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    75. Barrera M, Schulte F. A group social skills intervention program for survivors of childhood brain tumors. J Pediatr Psychol. 2009 Nov-Dec; 34(10):1108-18. PMID: 19321717.
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    76. Barrera M, Atenafu E, Hancock K. Longitudinal health-related quality of life outcomes and related factors after pediatric SCT. Bone Marrow Transplant. 2009 Aug; 44(4):249-56. PMID: 19234504.
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    77. Barrera M, Atenafu E, Pinto J. Behavioral, social, and educational outcomes after pediatric stem cell transplantation and related factors. Cancer. 2009 Feb 15; 115(4):880-9. PMID: 19130461.
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    78. Carswell K, Chen Y, Nair RC, Shaw AK, Speechley KN, Barrera M, Maunsell E. Smoking and binge drinking among Canadian survivors of childhood and adolescent cancers: a comparative, population-based study. Pediatr Blood Cancer. 2008 Aug; 51(2):280-7. PMID: 18386781.
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    79. Barrera M, Atenafu E. Cognitive, educational, psychosocial adjustment and quality of life of children who survive hematopoietic SCT and their siblings. Bone Marrow Transplant. 2008 Jul; 42(1):15-21. PMID: 18372909.
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    80. D'Agostino NM, Berlin-Romalis D, Jovcevska V, Barrera M. Bereaved parents' perspectives on their needs. Palliat Support Care. 2008 Mar; 6(1):33-41. PMID: 18282343.
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    81. Barrera M, Schulte F, Spiegler B. Factors influencing depressive symptoms of children treated for a brain tumor. J Psychosoc Oncol. 2008; 26(1):1-16. PMID: 18077259.
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    82. Barrera M, Andrews GS, Burnes D, Atenafu E. Age differences in perceived social support by paediatric haematopoietic progenitor cell transplant patients: a longitudinal study. Child Care Health Dev. 2008 Jan; 34(1):19-24. PMID: 18171439.
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    83. Barrera M, Atenafu E, Andrews GS, Saunders F. Factors related to changes in cognitive, educational and visual motor integration in children who undergo hematopoietic stem cell transplant. J Pediatr Psychol. 2008 Jun; 33(5):536-46. PMID: 17962337.
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    84. Gong GW, Barrera M, Beyene J, Bhat S, Carcao M, Lord S, Narayanan UG, Sung L, Young NL, Feldman BM. The Gap Study (GapS) interview--developing a process to determine the meaning and determinants of quality of life in children with arthritis and rheumatic disease. Clin Exp Rheumatol. 2007 May-Jun; 25(3):486-93. PMID: 17631751.
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    85. Barrera M, D'Agostino NM, Schneiderman G, Tallett S, Spencer L, Jovcevska V. Patterns of parental bereavement following the loss of a child and related factors. Omega (Westport). 2007; 55(2):145-67. PMID: 17944312.
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    86. Barrera M, Damore-Petingola S, Fleming C, Mayer J. Support and intervention groups for adolescents with cancer in two Ontario communities. Cancer. 2006 Oct 01; 107(7 Suppl):1680-5. PMID: 16921483.
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    87. Nathan PC, Jovcevska V, Ness KK, Mammone D'Agostino N, Staneland P, Urbach SL, Barron M, Barrera M, Greenberg ML. The prevalence of overweight and obesity in pediatric survivors of cancer. J Pediatr. 2006 Oct; 149(4):518-25. PMID: 17011325.
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    88. Barrera M, Gee C, Andrews GS, Armstrong CA, Saunders FE. Health-related quality of life of children and adolescents prior to hematopoietic progenitor cell transplantation: diagnosis and age effects. Pediatr Blood Cancer. 2006 Sep; 47(3):320-6. PMID: 16155932.
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    89. Maunsell E, Pogany L, Barrera M, Shaw AK, Speechley KN. Quality of life among long-term adolescent and adult survivors of childhood cancer. J Clin Oncol. 2006 Jun 01; 24(16):2527-35. PMID: 16735705.
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    90. Speechley KN, Barrera M, Shaw AK, Morrison HI, Maunsell E. Health-related quality of life among child and adolescent survivors of childhood cancer. J Clin Oncol. 2006 Jun 01; 24(16):2536-43. PMID: 16735706.
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    91. Shaw AK, Pogany L, Speechley KN, Maunsell E, Barrera M, Mery LS. Use of health care services by survivors of childhood and adolescent cancer in Canada. Cancer. 2006 Apr 15; 106(8):1829-37. PMID: 16541445.
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    92. Pogany L, Barr RD, Shaw A, Speechley KN, Barrera M, Maunsell E. Health status in survivors of cancer in childhood and adolescence. Qual Life Res. 2006 Feb; 15(1):143-57. PMID: 16411038.
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    93. Tomlinson D, Capra M, Gammon J, Volpe J, Barrera M, Hinds PS, Bouffet E, Geenberg ML, Baruchel S, Llewellyn-Thomas HA, Sung L. Parental decision making in pediatric cancer end-of-life care: using focus group methodology as a prephase to seek participant design input. Eur J Oncol Nurs. 2006 Jul; 10(3):198-206. PMID: 16384746.
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    94. Barrera M, Shaw AK, Speechley KN, Maunsell E, Pogany L. Educational and social late effects of childhood cancer and related clinical, personal, and familial characteristics. Cancer. 2005 Oct 15; 104(8):1751-60. PMID: 16130127.
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    95. Barrera M, D'Agostino N, Gammon J, Spencer L, Baruchel S. Health-related quality of life and enrollment in phase 1 trials in children with incurable cancer. Palliat Support Care. 2005 Sep; 3(3):191-6. PMID: 16594458.
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    96. Sung L, Feldman BM, Schwamborn G, Paczesny D, Cochrane A, Greenberg ML, Maloney AM, Hendershot EI, Naqvi A, Barrera M, Llewellyn-Thomas HA. Inpatient versus outpatient management of low-risk pediatric febrile neutropenia: measuring parents' and healthcare professionals' preferences. J Clin Oncol. 2004 Oct 01; 22(19):3922-9. PMID: 15459214.
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    97. Laslo-Baker D, Barrera M, Knittel-Keren D, Kozer E, Wolpin J, Khattak S, Hackman R, Rovet J, Koren G. Child neurodevelopmental outcome and maternal occupational exposure to solvents. Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med. 2004 Oct; 158(10):956-61. PMID: 15466682.
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    98. Barrera M, D'Agostino NM, Gibson J, Gilbert T, Weksberg R, Malkin D. Predictors and mediators of psychological adjustment in mothers of children newly diagnosed with cancer. Psychooncology. 2004 Sep; 13(9):630-41. PMID: 15334531.
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    99. Shaw AK, Morrison HI, Speechley KN, Maunsell E, Barrera M, Schanzer D, Pogany L, Desmeules M. The late effects study: design and subject representativeness of a Canadian, multi-centre study of late effects of childhood cancer. Chronic Dis Can. 2004 Summer-Fall; 25(3-4):119-26. PMID: 15841852.
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    100. Mohr DC, Classen C, Barrera M. The relationship between social support, depression and treatment for depression in people with multiple sclerosis. Psychol Med. 2004 Apr; 34(3):533-41. PMID: 15259838.
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    101. Barrera M, Fleming CF, Khan FS. The role of emotional social support in the psychological adjustment of siblings of children with cancer. Child Care Health Dev. 2004 Mar; 30(2):103-11. PMID: 14961863.
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    102. Dwyer JJ, Hansen B, Barrera M, Allison K, Ceolin-Celestini S, Koenig D, Young D, Good M, Rees T. Maximizing children's physical activity: an evaluability assessment to plan a community-based, multi-strategy approach in an ethno-racially and socio-economically diverse city. Health Promot Int. 2003 Sep; 18(3):199-208. PMID: 12920140.
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    103. Barrera ME, Rykov MH, Doyle SL. The effects of interactive music therapy on hospitalized children with cancer: a pilot study. Psychooncology. 2002 Sep-Oct; 11(5):379-88. PMID: 12228871.
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    104. Barrera M, Caples H, Tein JY. The psychological sense of economic hardship: measurement models, validity, and cross-ethnic equivalence for urban families. Am J Community Psychol. 2001 Jun; 29(3):493-517. PMID: 11469118.
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    105. Barrera M, Boyd-Pringle LA, Sumbler K, Saunders F. Quality of life and behavioral adjustment after pediatric bone marrow transplantation. Bone Marrow Transplant. 2000 Aug; 26(4):427-35. PMID: 10982290.
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    106. Barrera M. Brief clinical report: procedural pain and anxiety management with mother and sibling as co-therapists. J Pediatr Psychol. 2000 Mar; 25(2):117-21. PMID: 10820949.
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    107. Khattak S, K-Moghtader G, McMartin K, Barrera M, Kennedy D, Koren G. Pregnancy outcome following gestational exposure to organic solvents: a prospective controlled study. JAMA. 1999 Mar 24-31; 281(12):1106-9. PMID: 10188661.
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    108. Stice E, Barrera M, Chassin L. Relation of parental support and control to adolescents' externalizing symptomatology and substance use: a longitudinal examination of curvilinear effects. J Abnorm Child Psychol. 1993 Dec; 21(6):609-29. PMID: 8126316.
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    109. Barrera M, Chassin L, Rogosch F. Effects of social support and conflict on adolescent children of alcoholic and nonalcoholic fathers. J Pers Soc Psychol. 1993 Apr; 64(4):602-12. PMID: 8473977.
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    110. Barrera M, Li SA, Chassin L. Ethnic group differences in vulnerability to parental alcoholism and life stress: a study of Hispanic and non-Hispanic Caucasian adolescents. Am J Community Psychol. 1993 Feb; 21(1):15-35. PMID: 8213646.
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    111. Barrera M, Garrison-Jones C. Family and peer social support as specific correlates of adolescent depressive symptoms. J Abnorm Child Psychol. 1992 Feb; 20(1):1-16. PMID: 1548390.
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    112. Tetzloff CE, Barrera M. Divorcing mothers and social support: testing the specificity of buffering effects. Am J Community Psychol. 1987 Aug; 15(4):419-34. PMID: 3673953.
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