Publications

Assessment of English-French differential item functioning of the Satisfaction with Appearance Scale (SWAP) in systemic sclerosis.
Body Image 2017 Sep 13;22:97-102. Epub 2017 Jul 13.
Departments of Educational and Counselling Psychology; Psychiatry; Medicine; Epidemiology, Biostatistics, and Occupational Health; and Psychology, McGill University and Lady Davis Institute for Medical Research, Jewish General Hospital, Montréal, Québec, Canada.




The Effect of Massage on Acute Postoperative Pain in Critically and Acutely Ill Adults Post-thoracic Surgery: Systematic Review and Meta-analysis of Randomized Controlled Trials.
Heart Lung 2017 Sep - Oct;46(5):339-346. Epub 2017 Jun 12.
Lady Davis Institute for Medical Research, Jewish General Hospital, 3755 Côte Ste-Catherine Road, Montreal H3T 1E2, Canada; Department of Psychiatry, McGill University, 1033 Pine Avenue West, Montreal, H3A 1A1, Canada; Department of Epidemiology, Biostatistics, and Occupational Health, McGill University, 1020 Pine Avenue West, Montreal, H3A 1A2, Canada; Department of Medicine, McGill University, 1001 Decarie Boulevard, Montreal, H4A 3J1, Canada; Department of Educational and Counselling Psychology, McGill University, 3700 McTavish Street, Montreal, H3A 1Y2, Canada; Department of Psychology, McGill University, 1205 Dr Penfield Avenue, Montreal, H3A 1B1, Canada.



Validation of the Body Concealment Scale for Scleroderma (BCSS): Replication in the Scleroderma Patient-centered Intervention Network (SPIN) Cohort.
Body Image 2017 Mar 6;20:99-106. Epub 2017 Jan 6.
Lady Davis Institute for Medical Research, Jewish General Hospital, Montréal, Québec, Canada; Department of Educational and Counselling Psychology, McGill University, Montréal, Québec, Canada; Department of Psychiatry, McGill University, Montréal, Québec, Canada; Department of Medicine, McGill University, Montréal, Québec, Canada; Department of Epidemiology, Biostatistics, and Occupational Health, McGill University, Montréal, Québec, Canada; Department of Psychology, McGill University, Montréal, Québec, Canada. Electronic address:

The association of sociodemographic and objectively-assessed disease variables with fatigue in systemic sclerosis: an analysis of 785 Canadian Scleroderma Research Group Registry patients.
Clin Rheumatol 2017 Feb 10;36(2):373-379. Epub 2016 Dec 10.
Lady Davis Institute for Medical Research, Jewish General Hospital, 4333 Cote St Catherine Road, Montréal, Québec, H3T 1E4, Canada.




Development and Validation of the Body Concealment Scale for Scleroderma.
Arthritis Care Res (Hoboken) 2016 Aug;68(8):1158-65
McGill University and the Lady Davis Institute for Medical Research, Jewish General Hospital, Montreal, Quebec, Canada.

Are MEDLINE searches sufficient for systematic reviews and meta-analyses of the diagnostic accuracy of depression screening tools? A review of meta-analyses.
J Psychosom Res 2016 Aug 5;87:7-13. Epub 2016 Jun 5.
Lady Davis Institute for Medical Research, Jewish General Hospital, Montreal, Quebec, Canada; Department of Psychology, McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada; Department of Epidemiology, Biostatistics, and Occupational Health, McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada; Department of Medicine, McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada; Department of Educational and Counselling Psychology, McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada; Department of Psychiatry, McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada. Electronic address:

Reporting completeness and transparency of meta-analyses of depression screening tool accuracy: A comparison of meta-analyses published before and after the PRISMA statement.
J Psychosom Res 2016 Aug 15;87:57-69. Epub 2016 Jun 15.
Lady Davis Institute for Medical Research, Jewish General Hospital, Montréal, Québec, Canada; Department of Psychology, McGill University, Montréal, Québec, Canada; Department of Epidemiology, Biostatistics, and Occupational Health, McGill University, Montréal, Québec, Canada; Department of Psychiatry, McGill University, Montréal, Québec, Canada; Department of Medicine, McGill University, Montréal, Québec, Canada; Department of Educational and Counselling Psychology, McGill University, Montréal, Québec, Canada. Electronic address:

Examination of the association of sex and race/ethnicity with appearance concerns: a Scleroderma Patient-centered Intervention Network (SPIN) Cohort study.
Clin Exp Rheumatol 2016 Sep-Oct;34 Suppl 100(5):92-99. Epub 2016 Aug 1.
Lady Davis Inst.Med.Res, Jewish Gen.Hosp; Depts. Educational & Counselling Psychology, Psychiatry, McGill Univ; Dept.of Medicine, McGill Univ; Depts. Psychology, Epidemiology, Biostats & Occupational Health, School Nursing, McGill Univ, Montreal, Canada.

Methodological quality of meta-analyses of the diagnostic accuracy of depression screening tools.
J Psychosom Res 2016 May 24;84:84-92. Epub 2016 Mar 24.
Department of Psychiatry, McGill University, Montreal, Canada; Department of Epidemiology, Biostatistics, and Occupational Health, Montreal, Canada; Department of Medicine, McGill University, Montreal, Canada; Department of Educational and Counselling Psychology, McGill University, Montreal, Canada; Department of Psychology, McGill University, Montreal, Canada. Electronic address:



Reasons for non-participation in scleroderma support groups.
Clin Exp Rheumatol 2016 Sep-Oct;34 Suppl 100(5):56-62. Epub 2016 Feb 25.
Depts. of Educational and Counselling Psychology; Epidemiology, Biostatistics, and Occupational Health; Medicine; Psychiatry; Psychology; School of Nursing, McGill Univ.; and Lady Davis Inst.for Medical Research, Jewish General Hospital, Montréal, Canada.

Comparison of self-citation by peer reviewers in a journal with single-blind peer review versus a journal with open peer review.
J Psychosom Res 2015 Dec 22;79(6):561-5. Epub 2015 Aug 22.
Lady Davis Institute for Medical Research, Jewish General Hospital, Montréal, QC, Canada; Department of Psychiatry, McGill University, Montreal, QC, Canada; Departments of Epidemiology, Biostatistics, and Occupational Health, McGill University, Montreal, QC, Canada; Department of Medicine, McGill University, Montreal, QC, Canada; Department of Educational and Counselling Psychology, McGill University, Montreal, QC, Canada; Department of Psychology, McGill University, Montreal, QC, Canada; School of Nursing, McGill University, Montreal, QC, Canada. Electronic address:


Psychosocial Aspects of Scleroderma.
Rheum Dis Clin North Am 2015 Aug 27;41(3):519-28. Epub 2015 May 27.
Lady Davis Institute for Medical Research, Jewish General Hospital, 4333 Cote Ste Catherine Road, Montréal, Québec H3T 1E4, Canada; Department of Psychiatry, McGill University, 1033 Pine Avenue West, Montréal, Québec H3A 1A1, Canada; Department of Educational and Counselling Psychology, McGill University, 3700 McTavish Street, Montréal, Québec H3A 1Y2, Canada; Department of Epidemiology, Biostatistics, and Occupational Health, McGill University, 1020 Pine Avenue West, Montréal, Québec H3A 1A2, Canada; Department of Medicine, McGill University, 3655 Sir William Osler, Montréal, Québec H3G 1Y6, Canada; Department of Psychology, McGill University, 1205 Dr. Penfield Avenue, Montréal, Québec H3A 1B1, Canada; School of Nursing, McGill University, 3506 University Street, Montréal, Québec H3A 2A7, Canada.

Transparency of outcome reporting and trial registration of randomized controlled trials in top psychosomatic and behavioral health journals: A 5-year follow-up.
J Psychosom Res 2015 Jul 29;79(1):1-12. Epub 2015 Apr 29.
Lady Davis Institute for Medical Research, Jewish General Hospital, Montréal, Québec, Canada; Department of Psychology, McGill University, Montréal, Québec, Canada; Department of Psychiatry, McGill University, Montréal, Québec, Canada; Department of Epidemiology, Biostatistics, and Occupational Health, McGill University, Montréal, Québec, Canada; Department of Educational and Counselling Psychology, McGill University, Montréal, Québec, Canada; Department of Medicine, McGill University, Montréal, Québec, Canada; School of Nursing, McGill University, Montréal, Québec, Canada. Electronic address:

Can the Cancer-related Fatigue Case-definition Criteria Be Applied to Chronic Medical Illness? A Comparison between Breast Cancer and Systemic Sclerosis.
J Rheumatol 2015 Jul 1;42(7):1156-62. Epub 2015 Jun 1.
From the Department of Psychiatry, Department of Medicine, Department of Epidemiology, Biostatistics and Occupational Health, Department of Educational and Counselling Psychology, Department of Psychology, and School of Nursing, McGill University; Lady Davis Institute for Medical Research, Jewish General Hospital, Montréal, Québec, Canada; Division of Population Health Sciences and Education, St. Georges University of London; Marie Curie Palliative Care Research Department, Division of Psychiatry, University College London; Norfolk and Norwich University Hospitals National Health Service (NHS) Foundation Trust, Norwich, UK.L. Kwakkenbos, PhD, Department of Psychiatry, McGill University, and Lady Davis Institute for Medical Research, Jewish General Hospital; O. Minton, PhD, Division of Population Health Sciences and Education, St. Georges University of London; P.C. Stone, MD, Marie Curie Palliative Care Research Department, Division of Psychiatry, University College London; S. Alexander, PhD, Norfolk and Norwich University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust; M. Baron, MD; M. Hudson, MD, Lady Davis Institute for Medical Research, and Department of Medicine, McGill University; B.D. Thombs, PhD, Department of Psychiatry, Department of Medicine, Department of Epidemiology, Biostatistics and Occupational Health, Department of Educational and Counselling Psychology, Department of Psychology, and School of Nursing, McGill University, and Lady Davis Institute for Medical Research, Jewish General Hospital.


Depression screening in pregnancy and postpartum: how close are we?
J Psychosom Res 2014 Sep 27;77(3):244-5. Epub 2014 Jul 27.
Women's Health Program, University Health Network, Toronto, Ontario, Canada; Department of Psychiatry, University of Toronto, Ontario, Canada; Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, University of Toronto, Ontario, Canada; Department of Family and Community Medicine, University of Toronto, Ontario, Canada; Department of Medicine, University of Toronto, Ontario, Canada; Department of Surgery and Anesthesia, University of Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

An assessment of the measurement equivalence of English and French versions of the Center for Epidemiologic Studies Depression (CES-D) Scale in systemic sclerosis.
PLoS One 2014 18;9(7):e102897. Epub 2014 Jul 18.
Department of Educational and Counselling Psychology, McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada; Department of Psychiatry, McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada; Department of Medicine, McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada; Department of Epidemiology, Biostatistics, and Occupational Health, McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada; Department of Psychology, McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada; School of Nursing, McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada; The Lady Davis Institute for Medical Research, Jewish General Hospital, Montreal, Quebec, Canada.

The Swiss Health Literacy Survey: development and psychometric properties of a multidimensional instrument to assess competencies for health.
Health Expect 2014 Jun 6;17(3):396-417. Epub 2012 Mar 6.
Research Epidemiologist, Institute for Social and Preventive Medicine, University of Zurich, Zurich, SwitzerlandSenior Researcher, Institute for Social and Preventive Medicine, University of Zurich, Zurich, SwitzerlandAssistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry, McGill University, Montréal, QC, Canada.

Depression screening and patient outcomes in pregnancy or postpartum: a systematic review.
J Psychosom Res 2014 Jun 28;76(6):433-46. Epub 2014 Jan 28.
Lady Davis Institute for Medical Research, Jewish General Hospital, Montréal, Québec, Canada; Department of Psychiatry, McGill University, Montréal, Québec, Canada; Department of Psychology, McGill University, Montréal, Québec, Canada. Electronic address:

Prevalence of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in women with breast cancer.
J Psychosom Res 2014 Jun 6;76(6):485-6. Epub 2014 Apr 6.
Department of Psychiatry, McGill University, Montréal, Québec, Canada; Lady Davis Institute for Medical Research, Jewish General Hospital, Montréal, Québec, Canada; Department of Medicine (Division of Rheumatology), McGill University, Montréal, Québec, Canada; Epidemiology, Biostatistics, and Occupational Health, McGill University, Montréal, Québec, Canada; Educational and Counselling Psychology, McGill University, Montréal, Québec, Canada; School of Nursing, McGill University, Montréal, Québec, Canada.

Depression screening in pregnancy and postpartum: who needs evidence?
J Psychosom Res 2014 Jun 2;76(6):492-3. Epub 2014 Apr 2.
Women's Health Program, University Health Network, Toronto, Ontario, Canada; Department of Psychiatry, University of Toronto, Ontario, Canada; Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, University of Toronto, Ontario, Canada; Department of Family and Community Medicine, University of Toronto, Ontario, Canada; Department of Medicine, University of Toronto, Ontario, Canada; Department of Surgery, University of Toronto, Ontario, Canada; Department of Anesthesia, University of Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

The comparability of English, French and Dutch scores on the Functional Assessment of Chronic Illness Therapy-Fatigue (FACIT-F): an assessment of differential item functioning in patients with systemic sclerosis.
PLoS One 2014 17;9(3):e91979. Epub 2014 Mar 17.
Department of Psychiatry, McGill University, Montréal, Québec, Canada; Lady Davis Institute for Medical Research, Jewish General Hospital, Montréal, Québec, Canada; Department of Medicine, McGill University, Montréal, Québec, Canada; Departments of Epidemiology, Biostatistics, and Occupational Health, McGill University, Montréal, Québec, Canada; Educational and Counselling Psychology, McGill University, Montréal, Québec, Canada; Psychology, McGill University, Montréal, Québec, Canada; School of Nursing, McGill University, Montréal, Québec, Canada.

Depression screening in patients with coronary heart disease: does the evidence matter?
J Psychosom Res 2013 Dec 19;75(6):497-9. Epub 2013 Oct 19.
Lady Davis Institute for Medical Research, Jewish General Hospital, Montréal, Quebec, Canada; Department of Psychiatry, McGill University, Montréal, Quebec, Canada; Department of Epidemiology, Biostatistics, and Occupational Health, McGill University, Montréal, Quebec, Canada; Department of Medicine, McGill University, Montréal, Quebec, Canada; Department of Educational and Counselling Psychology, McGill University, Montréal, Quebec, Canada; Department of Psychology, McGill University, Montréal, Quebec, Canada; School of Nursing, McGill University, Montréal, Quebec, Canada. Electronic address:


Effects of screening for psychological distress on patient outcomes in cancer: a systematic review.
J Psychosom Res 2013 Jul 27;75(1):1-17. Epub 2013 Feb 27.
Interdisciplinary Center for Psychopathology and Emotion Regulation, University Medical Center Groningen, University of Groningen, The Netherlands.

Symptom reporting on the Beck Depression Inventory among post-myocardial infarction patients: in-hospital versus follow-up assessments.
J Psychosom Res 2012 Nov 19;73(5):356-61. Epub 2012 Sep 19.
Department of Educational and Counselling Psychology, McGill University, Lady Davis Institute for Medical Research, Jewish General Hospital, Montréal, Québec, Canada.

Recommendations on screening for cognitive impairment in older adults.
CMAJ 2016 01 30;188(1):37-46. Epub 2015 Nov 30.
Departments of Family Medicine, and of Epidemiology and Community Medicine, University of Ottawa, and Bruyère Research Institute (Pottie), Ottawa, Ont.; Public Health Agency of Canada (Rahal, Jaramillo, Connor Gorber, Dunfield, Shane), Ottawa, Ont.; Departments of Family Medicine and of Community Health and Epidemiology, and Centre for Studies in Primary Care (Birtwhistle), Queen's University, Kingston, Ont.; Department of Medicine, Lady Davis Institute, Jewish General Hospital and Faculty of Medicine, McGill University (Thombs), Montréal, Que.; Department of Internal Medicine and Community Health Sciences (Singh), University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Man.; Department of Family Medicine (Bell), University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alta.; Department of Medicine (Bacchus, Tonelli), University of Calgary, Calgary, Alta.

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