Publications and presentations from our researchers and projects

Publications and presentations from PEARL-projects

Dovland Andersen R, Axelin A, Kristjánsdóttir G, Eriksson M. PEARL - Pain in Early Life. A New Network for Research and Education. J Perinat Neonatal Nurs 2017;31(2)91-95.


Dovland Andersen R, Axelin A, Eriksson M, Kristjánsdóttir G. PEARL - Pain in Early Life. A new network for research and education. Poster at Scandiavian Association for the Study of Pain annual meeting. Reykjavik 2016-05-26--27. Also published in Scandinavian Journal of Pain 2016;12:117-118 DOI: 10.1016/j.sjpain.2016.05.006


Eriksson M, Dovland Andersen R. PEARL. Nytt nordiskt nätverk stärker arbetet mot smärta tidigt i livet. Tidskrift for barnesykepleire 2016 (2): 9-10




Eriksson M, Dovland Andersen R. PEARL. Nytt nordiskt nätverk stärker arbetet mot smärta tidigt i livet. Barnbladet 2016 41 (2), 6-7


Olsson E, Anderzén-Carlsson A, Atladóttir S, Axelin A, Campbell-Yeo M, Eriksson M, Kristjánsdóttir G, Peltonen E, Stevens B, Vederhus B, Dovland Andersen R. Cultural adaptation and harmonization of four Nordic translations of the revised Premature Infant Pain Profile (PIPP-R). BMC Pediatrics 2018;18:349.


Olsson E, Atladóttir SM, Axelin A, Campbell-Yeo M, Eriksson M, Peltonen E, Stevens B, Yamada J, Dovland Andersen R, for PEARL – Pain in Early Life - research group. Translation, cultural adaptation and validation of the revised version of the Premature Infant Pain Profile: An effort to improve pain assessment in infants in the Nordic countries. Research protocol. Poster at 10th International Forum on Pediatric Pain, White Point Beach, Nova Scotia, Canada. 2015-10-01--04.


Dovland Andersen R, Eriksson M. PEARL – a new network for research and education about pain in early life and the PIPP-R project. Oral presentation at Norwegian Pediatric Pain Association annual meeting, Oslo, Norway. 2016-05-09.






Some publications from two or more PEARL-researchers that you might find interesting, even if they don't stem from specific PEARL-projects:









  • Montgomery S, Bergh C, Udumyan R, Eriksson M, Fall K, Hiyoshi A. Sex of older siblings and stress resilience. Longitudinal and Life Course Studies. In press.













And here is the entire list of the pain- and stress-related publications of all PEARL-members, since the research group was established

(In press and published)





  • Birnie KA, Ullsten A. PICH2GO event summary. SIG Pain in Childhood Newsletter. 2018 (May).


  • Campbell-Yeo, M. Combining facilitated tucking and non-nutritive sucking appears to promote greater regulation for preterm neonates following heel lance, but does not provide effective pain relief. Invited commentary-Evidence Based Nursing. In press.


  • Campbell-Yeo, M, Benoit, B. Morphine for treatment of pain associated with retinopathy of prematurity examinations in preterm neonate. Invited commentary. Lancet. In press.



  • Disher, T, Gullickson, C, Singh, B, Cameron, C, Boulos, L, Beaubien, L, Campbell-Yeo, M. Pharmacological treatments for neonatal abstinence syndrome: A systematic review and network meta-analysis. Journal of the American Medical Association Pediatrics. In press.




Pain 2018;159(10):2035-2049. DOI: 10.1097/j.pain.0000000000001289












  • Ullsten A. Familjecentrerad neonatal musikterapi för sjuka spädbarn och deras föräldrar. Kan föräldrarnas vaggsång lindra smärta vid provtagning? Barnbladet. 2018;4.
























  • Ullsten A. Familjecentrerad och individanspassad neonatal musikterapi för sjuka spädbarn, deras föräldrar samt vårdpersonal [Familycentered and individual neonatal music therapy for sick newborn infants, their parents and health personell]. In Sandell A, Hammarlund I, Kuuse A. Johnels L (ed.) Möten, musik, mångfald - perspektiv på musikterapi. Förbundet för musikterapi i Sverige 2017 (p 55-76).










  • Eriksson M, Norman E. Nyfödda barns smärta [Pain in newborn infants]. In Lundeberg S, Olsson G (eds). Smärta och smärtbehandling hos barn och ungdomar [Pain and pain management in children and adolescents]. Studentlitteratur. Lund 2016.


  • Kristjánsdóttir G. Algengi verkja meðal íslenskra unglinga 1989 og 2006, [The prevalence of pain among Icelandic teenagers in 1989 and 2006]. In book: Ungt fólk, tekist á við tilveruna, [Young People, encountering their existence]. Editors: Kristjánsdóttir G, Aðalbjarnardóttir S, Bender S Publisher: Hið íslenska bókmenntafélag 2016.



  • Mörelius E. Infants' salivary cortisol levels. In Ziegler-Hill V & Shackelford TK (eds) Encyclopedia of Personality and Individual Differences. Springer 2016.




  • Palomaa A-K, Korhonen A, Pölkki T (2016). Vanhempien ehdotuksia vastasyntyneiden kivunhoidon kehittämiseksi sairaalassa: tavoitteena vanhempien osallistumisen edistäminen. (Parents’ suggestions for the development of neonatal pain management in hospitals: aiming at promoting parents’ participation.) Tutkiva Hoitotyö, 14(4): 4 – 11.
















  • Mörelius E, Örtenstrand A, Theodorsson E, Frostell A. A randomised trial of continuous skin-to-skin contact after preterm birth and the effects on salivary cortisol, parental stress, depression, and breastfeeding. Early Human Development, 2015 Jan;91(1):63-70. i: 10.1016/j.earlhumdev.2014.12.005







PEARL is an acronym for Pain in Early Life. We are a group of researchers dedicated to the management of pain in infants and children.