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Serge Sultan

Je m'intéresse aux processus adaptatifs de la maladie chronique, à un niveau individuel et familial

Professeur titulaire

Faculté de médecine - Département de pédiatrie

Professeur titulaire

Faculté des arts et des sciences - Département de psychologie

Pavillon Marie-Victorin, room C-348

514 343-6111 #20727

serge.sultan@umontreal.ca

Secondary number: 514 345-4931 #7068 (Travail 1)

Profile

Research expertise

My research lies at the crossroads of health psychology and clinical psychology.

In my current work, two lines of research can be distinguished. First, I am trying to identify the psychological repercussions of disease, taking account of the central aspects of quality of life and adjustment to the illness.

I am interested in measuring and detecting the emotional distress and psychopathological repercussions of disease. This modelling and the subsequent measurement are an essential step leading to psychological intervention. Second, I study relations between patients and caregivers, through concepts like empathetic understanding. I am trying to define and measure clinical empathy, to understand the factors promoting and inhibiting empathy, and to assess the health effects of clinical empathy.

In particular, I am developing research in the field of cancer and psychosocial oncology, taking account of the impact of and adjustment to illness for the individual, couples and family. Accordingly, my work concerns both child and adult psychology.

My work is based on a constant back and forth between research and practice, so as to ask clinically relevant research questions and to enrich clinical activity with new data.

My laboratory is based at the CHU Sainte-Justine research centre, where I am responsible for the quality of life theme of the Centre of Excellence in Immunology-Hematology-Oncology. This team also welcomes doctoral candidates, post-doctoral fellows, and MSc and honours thesis students.

Biography

Depuis 2018: Professeur titulaire, Département de Psychologie, Université de Montréal

Depuis 2018: Professeur titulaire, Département de Pédiatrie, Université de Montréal

education

  • 2003 — Habilitation à Diriger des Recherches HDR — — Université Paris 10 Nanterre
  • 1999 — Doctorat — PsychologieUniversité Paris 10 - Nanterre

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Affiliations and responsabilities

Teaching and supervision Currently recruiting

Recruitment in research Currently recruiting

Nous accueillons des étudiants de partout et de divers horizons : sciences de la santé, psychologie et domaines des sciences humaines. Nous avons une excellente équipe, d'excellents sujets et offrons un solide soutien à nos collègues. Contactez nous! / We welcome students from everywhere from various backgrounds, Heath sciences, Psychology, as well as Humanities. We have a great team, great topics, and offer strong support to our fellows. Contact us!

Student supervision

Theses and dissertation supervision (Papyrus Institutional Repository)

Projects

Research projects

2019 - 2020

RQSPAL/Étude préparatoire à la construction d'un outil d'évaluation formelle de la Qualité de Vie en soins palliatifs pédiatriques.

Co-researchers : Serge Sultan
Funding sources: FRQS/Fonds de recherche du Québec - Santé (FRSQ)
Grant programs: PVXXXXXX-Réseaux thématiques de recherche
2015 - 2016

Recherche touchant aux soins palliatifs pédiatriques dans les pays du Sud.

Lead researcher : Serge Sultan
Funding sources: Médecins du Monde
Grant programs:
2014 - 2016

STATUT PSYCHOAFFECTIF A LONG TERME CHEZ DES SURVIVANTS D'UNE LEUCEMIE LYMPHOBLASTIQUE AIGUE DANS L'ENFANCE : DESCRITPION, ASSOCIATION AVEC LES TROUBLES COGNITIFS, IDENTIFICATION, ET IMPACT DU TRAITEMENT

Lead researcher : Serge Sultan
Funding sources: FRQS/Fonds de recherche du Québec - Santé (FRSQ)
Grant programs: PVXXXXXX-Recherches sur le cancer
2011 - 2013

QUALITE DE VIE ET ONCOLOGIE PSYCHOSOCIALE

Lead researcher : Serge Sultan
Funding sources: Fondation de l'Hôpital Ste-Justine
Grant programs:

Outreach

Publications and presentations

Publications

Articles récents:

1.           Sultan, S., Vachon, M.-F., Charette, M.-C., Rondeau, É., Provost, B., Émériaud, G., Teira, P. (2018). A comparison of attitudes toward HSCT and survival estimations post HSCT across two pediatric Hematology–Oncology and Intensive Care departments in Canada. Bone Marrow Transplantation. doi:10.1038/s41409-017-0074-4.

2.           Bonanno, M., Ogez, D., Bérubé, S., Laverdière, C., Sultan, S. (2017). Comment les psychologues pédiatriques se représentent la transition au milieu adulte? Une étude qualitative sur les facilitateurs et les obstacles perçus. Pratiques Psychologiques, in press, corrected proofs online.

3.           Abate, C., Lippé, S., Bertout, L., Drouin, S., Krajinovic, M., Rondeau, É., Sinnett, D., Laverdière, C. Sultan, S. (2018). Could we use parent report as a valid proxy of child report on anxiety, depression, and distress? A systematic investigation of father–mother–child triads in children successfully treated for leukemia. Pediatric Blood & Cancer, 65(2),1-9. doi:10.1002/pbc.26840.

4.           Lamothe, M., McDuff, P., Pastore, Y. D., Duval, M., Sultan, S. (2018). Developing professional caregivers’ empathy and emotional competencies through mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR): results of two proof-of-concept studies. BMJ Open, 8(1), e018421. doi:10.1136/bmjopen-2017-018421.

5.           Aramideh, J., Mizrahi, T., Charest, M.-C., Plante, C., Duval, M., Sultan, S. (2017). Development and inter-rater reliability of a tool assessing hypnotic communication behaviours adopted by nurses caring for children with cancer: The Sainte-Justine Hypnotic Communication Assessment Scale. Complementary Therapies in Medicine. doi.org/10.1016/j.ctim.2017.11.013.

6.           Sultan, S., Rondeau, É., Levasseur, M. C., Dicaire, R., Decaluwe, H., Haddad, É. (2017). Quality of Life, Treatment Beliefs, and Treatment Satisfaction in Children Treated for Primary Immunodeficiency with SCIg. Journal of Clinical Immunology, 37(5) 496-504.

7.           Pépin, A.-J., Lippé, S., Krajinovic, M., Laverdière, C, Michon, B., Sinnett, D., Sultan, S. (2017). How to interpret high distress on the Distress Thermometer? An investigation of associations with depression, anxiety and affects in children, adolescent and adult survivors of childhood ALL. Pediatric Hematology Oncology, 34(3), 131-135.

8.           Gatto, A., Leduc, N., Duval, M,, Sultan, S. (2017). Évolution psychologique de jeunes hospitalisés pour un cancer participant à une intervention de musicothérapie interactive. Psycho-Oncologie (Paris), 11(2), 85-96.

9.           Gouveia, L., Janvier, A., Dupuis, F., Duval, M., Sultan, S. (2017). Examining the role of two perspective taking strategies for detecting distress amongst parents of children with cancer: A randomised trial. PLoS ONE, 12(4), e0175342

10.         Bérubé S, Cloutier-Bergeron A, Amesse C, Sultan S (2017). Understanding adherence to treatment and physical activity in children with haemophilia: The role of psychosocial factors. Pediatric Hematology and Oncology. 1-9 doi: 10.1080/08880018.2016.1260669

11.         Avoine-Blondin, J., Parent, V., Lahaye, M., Humbert, N., Duval, M., Sultan, S. (2017). Identifying Domains of Quality of Life of Children with Cancer in Palliative Care: A Qualitative Study with Professionals (2017). Palliative and Supportive Care, 15(5), 565-574.

12.         Baeza-Velasco, C., Baguet, F., Allart, P., Aguerre, C., Sultan, S., Ninot, G., Cousson-Gelie, F. (2017). Major depressive disorder and associated factors in elderly patients with non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. Health Psychology and Behavioral Medicine, 5(1), 57-65.

13.         Boulet-Craig, A., Robaey, P., Krajinovic, M., Laverdière, C., Sinnett, D., Sultan, S., Lippé, S. (2016). Développement neurocognitif et cérébral des survivants à long terme de la leucémie lymphoblastique aiguë. Revue Québécoise de Psychologie, 37(2), 43-63.

14.         Marcoux, S., Drouin, S., Laverdiere, C., Alos, N., Andelfinger, G.U., Bertout, L., Curnier, D., Friedrich, M.G., Kritikou, E.A., Levy, E., Lippé, S., Marcil, V., Raboisson, M.-J., Rauch, F., Robaey, P., Séguin, F., Sultan, S, Krajinovic, M., Sinnett, D (2016) The PETALE Study: Late Adverse Effects and Biomarkers in Childhood Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia Survivors. Pediatric Blood and Cancer., 64(6), 10.1002/pbc.26361

15.         Burns, W., Péloquin, K., Sultan, S. Moghrabi, A., Marcoux, S., Krajinovic, M., Sinnett, D., Laverdière, C., Robaey, P. (2016). Dyadic predictors of mothers’ and fathers’ marital adjustment when caring for a child with cancer. Psycho-Oncology, 26(10), 1660-1666.

16.         Leclair, T., Carret, A.-S., Samson, Y., Sultan, S. (2016) Test-retest stability of the Distress Thermometer and the Edmonton Symptom Assessment System-revised with parents of childhood cancer survivors, PloS ONE, 11(7), e0159773.

17.         Martin, J, Péloquin, K., Vachon, M.-F, Duval, M., Sultan, S. (2016) Marital resilience in couples with a child facing stem cell transplantation for cancer treatment. International Journal of Qualitative Studies on Health and Well-being, 11(1), 32423. dx.doi.org/10.3402/qhw.v11.32423.

18.         Pépin, A.-J., Cloutier-Bergeron, A., Malboeuf-Hurtubise, C., Achille, M, Krajinovic, M., Laverdière, C., Lippé, S., Marcoux, S., Sinnett, D., Sultan, S. (2016) Adverse psychological effects associated with cumulative doses of corticosteroids to treat childhood acute lymphoblastic leukemia: A literature review. Critical Review in Oncology/Hematology, 107, 138-148

19.         Mizrahi, T., Sultan, S., Charest, M.-C., Charrette, M.-C., Streff, A., Plante, C., Duval, M. (2016). Training nurses in basic hypno-analgesia techniques to reduce procedural distress and pain in children: a feasibility trial. Cogent Medicine, 3, 1165083.

20.         Lamothe, M., Rondeau, E., Malboeuf-Hurtubise, C., Duval, M., Sultan, S. (2016). Outcomes of Mindfulness in Health Care Providers: A Systematic Review with a Focus on Empathy and Emotion Competencies, Complementary Therapies in Medicine, 24, 19-28.

21.         Bérubé, S., Mouillard, F., Amesse, C., Sultan, S. (2016).  Motivational techniques to improve self-care in hemophilia: The need to support autonomy in children. BMC Pediatrics, 16:4.  DOI 10.1186/s12887-016-0542-9

22.         Fasse, L., Flahault, C., Brédart, A., Dolbeault, S., Sultan, S. (2015). Describing and understanding depression in spouses of cancer patients in palliative phase. Psycho-Oncology, 1-7. doi: 10.1002/pon.3777

23.         Gouveia, L., Lelorain, S., Brédart, A., Dolbeault, S., Bonnaud-Antignac, A., Cousson-Gélie, F., Sultan, S. (2015). Oncologists' perception of depressive symptoms in patients with advanced cancer: accuracy and relational correlates. BMC Psychology, 3(6), 1-11. doi: 10.1186/s40359-015-0063-6

24.         Lelorain, S., Brédart, A., Dolbeault, S., Cano, A., Bonnaud-Antignac, A., Cousson-Gélie, F., Sultan, S. (2015). How does a physicians' accurate understanding of a cancer patient's unmet needs contribute to patient perception of physician empathy? Patient Education and Counseling. doi: 10.1016/j.pec.2015.03.002

25.         Sultan, S., Leclair, T., Rondeau, E., Burns, W., Abate, C. (2015). A systematic review on the determinants and consequences of parental distress as related to childhood cancer. European Journal of Cancer Care, 1-22. doi: 10.1111/ecc.12361

Communications

  • Sultan, S. (2016, juin). Why clinicians are only moderately accurate in inferring feelings and thoughts of adult patients with cancer? The role of emotional expressivity and biases in self-judgments. 77e Congrès annuel de la Société canadienne de Psychologie, Victoria, Canada.
  • Sultan, S (2016, juin). Original results at fair cost in pediatric psycho-oncology research. 77e Congrès annuel de la Société canadienne de Psychologie, Victoria, Canada.
  • Sultan, S., Lippé, S., Streff, A., Abate, C., Krajinovic, M., Sinnett, D. & Laverdière, C. (2015, juillet). Differential effect of health status dimensions on psychological distress in a cohort of childhood ALL survivors. International Psycho-Oncology Society. Washington DC.
  • Sultan, S., Abate, C., Krajinovic, M., Sinnett, D. & Laverdière, C. (2015, juillet). Differences between fathers and mothers of childhood ALL survivors: Description and differential factors. International Psycho-Oncology Society. Washington DC 

Disciplines

  • Psychology
  • Pediatrics

Areas of expertise

  • Psychologie de la santé
  • Psychosocial oncology
  • Depression
  • Emotional distress
  • Empathy
  • Psychosomatics
  • Chronic disease
  • Quality of life
  • Affect regulation
  • Psychological assessment