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Serge Sultan

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Professeur titulaire

Faculté de médecine - Département de pédiatrie

Professeur titulaire

Faculté des arts et des sciences - Département de psychologie

Marie-Victorin office C-348

serge.sultan@umontreal.ca

514 343-6111 #20727

Travail 1 : 514 345-4931 #7068

Doctorat
1999 , Psychologie , Université Paris 10 - Nanterre (France)

Habilitation à Diriger des Recherches HDR
2003 , Université Paris 10 Nanterre (France)

Affiliations

Education Programs

  • Social Sciences Social Sciences and Social Action

Courses

  • PSY7990 Analyse critique en psychologie clinique

Areas of 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.

Student supervision Expand all Collapse all

Effets de la pleine conscience sur l’empathie, les compétences émotionnelles, le cortisol capillaire, et le stress psychologique des soignants en hémato-oncologie pédiatrique Thèses et mémoires dirigés / 2019 - 2019
Graduate : Lamothe, Martin
Cycle : Doctoral
Grade : Ph. D.
Health professionals’ perception of distress in cancer patients and family members : measuring accuracy and examining the role of empathic skills Thèses et mémoires dirigés / 2019 - 2019
Graduate : Gouveia, Lucie
Cycle : Doctoral
Grade : Ph. D.
Développement et étude de la fidélité inter-juges d'un outil évaluant la communication hypnotique des soignants en oncologie pédiatrique : échelle d'évaluation de la communication hypnotique du CHU Sainte-Justine Thèses et mémoires dirigés / 2018 - 2018
Graduate : Aramideh, Jennifer
Cycle : Master's
Grade : M. Sc.
Long-term dyadic adjustment of parents of children with acute lymphoblastic leukemia : couples’ experiences from treatment completion to survivorship Thèses et mémoires dirigés / 2018 - 2018
Graduate : Burns, Willow
Cycle : Doctoral
Grade : Ph. D.
How do parents of a child with cancer perceive their psychosocial needs from cancer diagnosis to remission? : a systematic review of qualitative data Thèses et mémoires dirigés / 2018 - 2018
Graduate : Ribeiro da Silva, Rebeca
Cycle : Master's
Grade : M. Sc.
Évaluations parentales et évaluations auto-rapportées de l’anxiété, la dépression et la détresse chez les jeunes survivants du cancer pédiatrique Thèses et mémoires dirigés / 2017 - 2017
Graduate : Abate, Cybelle
Cycle : Master's
Grade : M. Sc.
Évolution de l’auto-efficacité, des émotions et du concept de soi chez des adolescents hospitalisés en Hémato-oncologie pendant une intervention de musicothérapie interactive : une étude pilote. Thèses et mémoires dirigés / 2017 - 2017
Graduate : Gatto, Alexandra
Cycle : Master's
Grade : M. Sc.

Research projects Expand all Collapse all

RQSPAL/Étude préparatoire à la construction d'un outil d'évaluation formelle de la Qualité de Vie en soins palliatifs pédiatriques. Projet de recherche au Canada / 2019 - 2020

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

Recherche touchant aux soins palliatifs pédiatriques dans les pays du Sud. Projet de recherche au Canada / 2015 - 2016

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

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 Projet de recherche au Canada / 2014 - 2016

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

QUALITE DE VIE ET ONCOLOGIE PSYCHOSOCIALE Projet de recherche au Canada / 2011 - 2013

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

Publications Expand all Collapse all

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 Expand all Collapse all

  • 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 

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