Michael J L Sullivan

Summary

Affiliation: McGill University
Country: Canada

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Initial depression severity and the trajectory of recovery following cognitive-behavioral intervention for work disability
    Michael J L Sullivan
    Department of Psychology, Universite de Montreal, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
    J Occup Rehabil 16:63-74. 2006
  2. pmc Cross-cultural adaptation and validation of the South African Pain Catastrophizing Scale (SA-PCS) among patients with fibromyalgia
    Linzette D Morris
    Division of Physiotherapy, Department of Interdisciplinary Health Sciences, Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences, Stellenbosch University, Tygerberg, South Africa
    Health Qual Life Outcomes 10:137. 2012
  3. doi request reprint Perceived injustice: a risk factor for problematic pain outcomes
    Michael J L Sullivan
    Department of Psychology, McGill University, Montreal, QC, Canada
    Clin J Pain 28:484-8. 2012
  4. doi request reprint Catastrophizing and perceived injustice: risk factors for the transition to chronicity after whiplash injury
    Michael J L Sullivan
    Department of Psychology, McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
    Spine (Phila Pa 1976) 36:S244-9. 2011
  5. doi request reprint Judgments about pain intensity and pain genuineness: the role of pain behavior and judgmental heuristics
    Marc O Martel
    Department of Psychology, McGill University, Montreal, Canada
    J Pain 12:468-75. 2011
  6. ncbi request reprint Stage of chronicity and treatment response in patients with musculoskeletal injuries and concurrent symptoms of depression
    Michael J L Sullivan
    Department of Psychology, McGill University, 1205 Docteur Penfield, Montreal, Canada
    Pain 135:151-9. 2008
  7. ncbi request reprint Service, advocacy and adjudication: balancing the ethical challenges of multiple stakeholder agendas in the rehabilitation of chronic pain
    Michael J L Sullivan
    Department of Psychology, McGill University, Montreal, Canada
    Disabil Rehabil 29:1596-603. 2007
  8. doi request reprint The role of perceived injustice in the experience of chronic pain and disability: scale development and validation
    Michael J L Sullivan
    Department of Psychology, McGill University, 1205 Docteur Penfield Avenue, Montreal, QC, Canada, H3A 1B1
    J Occup Rehabil 18:249-61. 2008
  9. doi request reprint Psychological influences on repetition-induced summation of activity-related pain in patients with chronic low back pain
    Michael J L Sullivan
    Department of Psychology, McGill University, 1205 Docteur Penfield, Montreal, Que, Canada H3A 1B1
    Pain 141:70-8. 2009
  10. doi request reprint Psychological determinants of problematic outcomes following Total Knee Arthroplasty
    Michael Sullivan
    Department of Psychology, McGill University, 1205 Docteur Penfield, Montreal, Que, Canada H3A 1B1
    Pain 143:123-9. 2009

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Publications53

  1. ncbi request reprint Initial depression severity and the trajectory of recovery following cognitive-behavioral intervention for work disability
    Michael J L Sullivan
    Department of Psychology, Universite de Montreal, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
    J Occup Rehabil 16:63-74. 2006
    ..The present study examined the recovery trajectories of a group of mildly depressed and moderately-severely depressed injured workers enrolled in a 10-week community-based rehabilitation program...
  2. pmc Cross-cultural adaptation and validation of the South African Pain Catastrophizing Scale (SA-PCS) among patients with fibromyalgia
    Linzette D Morris
    Division of Physiotherapy, Department of Interdisciplinary Health Sciences, Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences, Stellenbosch University, Tygerberg, South Africa
    Health Qual Life Outcomes 10:137. 2012
    ..Levels of pain catastrophization in chronic pain patients are commonly measured using the Pain Catastrophizing Scale (PCS)...
  3. doi request reprint Perceived injustice: a risk factor for problematic pain outcomes
    Michael J L Sullivan
    Department of Psychology, McGill University, Montreal, QC, Canada
    Clin J Pain 28:484-8. 2012
    ..Emerging research suggests that perceptions of injustice after musculoskeletal injury can have a significant impact on a number of pain-related outcomes...
  4. doi request reprint Catastrophizing and perceived injustice: risk factors for the transition to chronicity after whiplash injury
    Michael J L Sullivan
    Department of Psychology, McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
    Spine (Phila Pa 1976) 36:S244-9. 2011
    ..The article will summarize research that has supported the role of pain catastrophizing and perceived injustice as risk factors for problematic recovery after whiplash injury...
  5. doi request reprint Judgments about pain intensity and pain genuineness: the role of pain behavior and judgmental heuristics
    Marc O Martel
    Department of Psychology, McGill University, Montreal, Canada
    J Pain 12:468-75. 2011
    ....
  6. ncbi request reprint Stage of chronicity and treatment response in patients with musculoskeletal injuries and concurrent symptoms of depression
    Michael J L Sullivan
    Department of Psychology, McGill University, 1205 Docteur Penfield, Montreal, Canada
    Pain 135:151-9. 2008
    ..Discussion addresses the factors that might contribute to treatment resistance as the period of disability extends over time...
  7. ncbi request reprint Service, advocacy and adjudication: balancing the ethical challenges of multiple stakeholder agendas in the rehabilitation of chronic pain
    Michael J L Sullivan
    Department of Psychology, McGill University, Montreal, Canada
    Disabil Rehabil 29:1596-603. 2007
    ..It is stressed that accreditation for and competence in clinical intervention does not guarantee or legitimize competence in advocacy or adjudication...
  8. doi request reprint The role of perceived injustice in the experience of chronic pain and disability: scale development and validation
    Michael J L Sullivan
    Department of Psychology, McGill University, 1205 Docteur Penfield Avenue, Montreal, QC, Canada, H3A 1B1
    J Occup Rehabil 18:249-61. 2008
    ..The primary objective of this research was to evaluate the psychometric properties of a questionnaire designed to assess perceive injustice associated with injury...
  9. doi request reprint Psychological influences on repetition-induced summation of activity-related pain in patients with chronic low back pain
    Michael J L Sullivan
    Department of Psychology, McGill University, 1205 Docteur Penfield, Montreal, Que, Canada H3A 1B1
    Pain 141:70-8. 2009
    ..The findings point to possible neurophysiological mechanisms that could help explain why fear of pain is a robust predictor of pain-related disability. Mechanisms of repetition-induced summation of activity-related pain are discussed...
  10. doi request reprint Psychological determinants of problematic outcomes following Total Knee Arthroplasty
    Michael Sullivan
    Department of Psychology, McGill University, 1205 Docteur Penfield, Montreal, Que, Canada H3A 1B1
    Pain 143:123-9. 2009
    ..The results suggest that interventions designed to specifically target pain-related psychological risk factors might improve post-surgical outcomes...
  11. doi request reprint The role of presurgical expectancies in predicting pain and function one year following total knee arthroplasty
    Michael Sullivan
    Department of Psychology, McGill University, Montreal, QC, Canada
    Pain 152:2287-93. 2011
    ..The results suggest that interventions designed to specifically target behavioral outcome expectancies and catastrophizing might improve post-surgical outcomes...
  12. doi request reprint Activity-related summation of pain and functional disability in patients with whiplash injuries
    Michael J L Sullivan
    Department of Psychology, McGill University, 1205 Docteur Penfield, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
    Pain 151:440-6. 2010
    ..Discussion also addresses whether RISP might represent a risk factor for problematic recovery outcomes following whiplash injury...
  13. doi request reprint Pain, perceived injustice and the persistence of post-traumatic stress symptoms during the course of rehabilitation for whiplash injuries
    Michael J L Sullivan
    Department of Psychology, McGill University, Canada
    Pain 145:325-31. 2009
    ..The development of effective intervention techniques for targeting perceptions of injustice might be important for promoting recovery of post-traumatic stress symptoms consequent to whiplash injury...
  14. doi request reprint A prospective sequential analysis of the fear-avoidance model of pain
    Timothy H Wideman
    Department of Psychology, McGill University, 1205 Docteur Penfield, Montreal, Quebec, Canada H3A 1B1
    Pain 145:45-51. 2009
    ..These findings highlight the importance of reductions in psychosocial risk factors in augmenting return-to-work outcomes. Implications for the fear-avoidance model and future research are discussed...
  15. ncbi request reprint Secondary prevention of work disability: community-based psychosocial intervention for musculoskeletal disorders
    Michael J L Sullivan
    Department of Psychology, University of Montreal, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
    J Occup Rehabil 15:377-92. 2005
    ..A second objective was to examine whether psychosocial risk reduction had an effect on the probability of return to work...
  16. doi request reprint Psychological predictors of pain expression and activity intolerance in chronic pain patients
    Pascal Thibault
    Department of Psychology, Universite du Quebec a Montreal, Montreal, Canada
    Pain 139:47-54. 2008
    ..Discussion also addresses how different types of interventions might be required to specifically target the sensory and behavioral dimensions of the pain system...
  17. ncbi request reprint Investigating risk factors for chronicity: the importance of distinguishing between return-to-work status and self-report measures of disability
    Nathalie Gauthier
    Department of Psychology, Universite de Montreal, Quebec, Canada
    J Occup Environ Med 48:312-8. 2006
    ..The objective of this study was to examine whether the outcome of psychosocial risk factor analyses varied as a function of whether the outcome variable was return-to-work status or self-reported functional disability...
  18. doi request reprint Individual and relational correlates of pain-related empathic accuracy in spouses of chronic pain patients
    Nathalie Gauthier
    Departement de Psychologie, Universite de Montreal, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
    Clin J Pain 24:669-77. 2008
    ....
  19. doi request reprint Recovery from depressive symptoms over the course of physical therapy: a prospective cohort study of individuals with work-related orthopaedic injuries and symptoms of depression
    Timothy H Wideman
    Department of Psychology, McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
    J Orthop Sports Phys Ther 42:957-67. 2012
    ..Prospective cohort...
  20. pmc Development of a cumulative psychosocial factor index for problematic recovery following work-related musculoskeletal injuries
    Timothy H Wideman
    T H Wideman, Department of Psychology, McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
    Phys Ther 92:58-68. 2012
    ..The potential for a cumulative relationship between different elevated psychosocial factors and problematic recovery following physical therapy has not been fully explored...
  21. doi request reprint Repetition-induced activity-related summation of pain in patients with fibromyalgia
    Dorothée Ialongo Lambin
    Department of Psychology, University of Montreal, Montreal, QC, Canada
    Pain 152:1424-30. 2011
    ..Patients with fibromyalgia showed greater activity-related summation of pain than patients with chronic low back pain...
  22. ncbi request reprint A psychosocial risk factor--targeted intervention for the prevention of chronic pain and disability following whiplash injury
    Michael J L Sullivan
    Department of Psychology, University of Montreal, CP 6128 Succ Centre Ville, Montreal, Quebec, Canada H3C 3J7
    Phys Ther 86:8-18. 2006
    ....
  23. ncbi request reprint Path model of psychological antecedents to pain experience: experimental and clinical findings
    Michael J L Sullivan
    Departement de Psychologie, Universite de Montreal, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
    Clin J Pain 20:164-73. 2004
    ..Two studies are described addressing how anxiety, fear of pain, and catastrophizing impact on pain experience...
  24. pmc Validation of a French-Canadian version of the Pain Disability Index
    Nathalie Gauthier
    Department of Psychology, Universite de Montreal, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
    Pain Res Manag 13:327-33. 2008
    ..To examine the psychometric properties of the Index de l'incapacité reliée à la douleur, a French-Canadian version of the Pain Disability Index (PDI)...
  25. pmc Catastrophizers with chronic pain display more pain behaviour when in a relationship with a low catastrophizing spouse
    Nathalie Gauthier
    Department of Psychology, Universite de Montreal, Montreal, Quebec
    Pain Res Manag 16:293-9. 2011
    ..Patients' perceived solicitousness and punitive response from the spouse could not explain the group differences in pain behaviour. Theoretical and clinical implications of the findings are discussed...
  26. ncbi request reprint Dimensions of catastrophic thinking associated with pain experience and disability in patients with neuropathic pain conditions
    Michael J L Sullivan
    Department of Psychology, University of Montreal, C P 6128 Succ Centre Ville, Montreal, Que, Canada H3C 3J7
    Pain 113:310-5. 2005
    ..The findings are discussed in terms of mechanisms linking catastrophic thinking to pain experience. Treatment implications are addressed...
  27. doi request reprint Attachment and pain outcomes in adolescents: the mediating role of pain catastrophizing and anxiety
    Isabelle Tremblay
    Department of Psychology University of Montreal, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
    J Pain 11:160-71. 2010
    ..Theoretical and clinical implications of these results are discussed...
  28. doi request reprint Differential predictors of the long-term levels of pain intensity, work disability, healthcare use, and medication use in a sample of workers' compensation claimants
    Timothy H Wideman
    Department of Psychology, McGill University Montreal, Quebec, Canada
    Pain 152:376-83. 2011
    ..Unique relationships were found between pain catastrophizing and long-term pain intensity, between fear of movement and long-term work disability, and between pain self-efficacy and medication use at one-year follow-up...
  29. ncbi request reprint Communicative dimensions of pain catastrophizing: social cueing effects on pain behaviour and coping
    Michael J L Sullivan
    Departement de Psychologie, Universite de Montreal, C P 6128 Succ Centre Ville, H3C 3J7, Montreal, Que, Canada
    Pain 107:220-6. 2004
    ..Theoretical implications of the findings are discussed...
  30. doi request reprint An exploratory study on the effect of pain interference and attentional interference on neuromuscular responses during rapid arm flexion movements
    Christian Lariviere
    Occupational Health and Safety Research Institute Robert Sauvé, Montreal, QC, Canada
    Clin J Pain 29:265-75. 2013
    ..This study examined the effect of pain interference and attentional interference on the anticipatory postural adjustments of trunk muscles in patients with nonspecific chronic low back pain...
  31. pmc French translation of the Multidimensional Pain Inventory: L'inventaire multidimensionnel de la douleur
    Simon Laliberté
    Centre de réadaptation Lucie Bruneau, Department of Social and Preventive Medicine, Universite de Montreal, and Hôpital du Sacré Coeur de Montréal, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
    Pain Res Manag 13:497-505. 2008
    ..This questionnaire has been translated and validated in multiple languages. However, there is no validated French-language version available for clinicians and researchers interested in evaluating people living with pain...
  32. ncbi request reprint Differential predictors of pain and disability in patients with whiplash injuries
    Michael J L Sullivan
    Department of Psychologie, Universite de Montreal, Montreal, Canada
    Pain Res Manag 7:68-74. 2002
    ..Discussion focuses on the need to draw clearer distinctions between determinants of pain and disability, and directions for interventions aimed at minimizing disability following whiplash injury are suggested...
  33. pmc Directed attention alters the temporal activation patterns of back extensors during trunk flexion-extension in individuals with chronic low back pain
    Heather L Butler
    Department of Psychology, McGill University, 1205 Dr Penfield, Montreal, QC, Canada
    Eur Spine J 19:1508-16. 2010
    ..This suggests that sex-specific mechanisms may alter the neuromuscular control of the spine in CLBP patients for different pain levels...
  34. ncbi request reprint The influence of communication goals and physical demands on different dimensions of pain behavior
    Michael J L Sullivan
    Department of Psychology, Universite de Montreal, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
    Pain 125:270-7. 2006
    ..Findings are discussed in terms of evolutionary and learning theory models of pain behavior. Clinical implications of the findings are addressed...
  35. doi request reprint Comparing the responsiveness of a brief, multidimensional risk screening tool for back pain to its unidimensional reference standards: the whole is greater than the sum of its parts
    Timothy H Wideman
    Department of Psychology, McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
    Pain 153:2182-91. 2012
    ..These findings suggest that the STarT Back Tool, instead of multiple risk questionnaires, can be used to measure recovery from back pain. Implications for future research and clinical practice are discussed...
  36. doi request reprint Patients who display protective pain behaviors are viewed as less likable, less dependable, and less likely to return to work
    Marc O Martel
    Department of Psychology, McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
    Pain 153:843-9. 2012
    ..Implications of the present findings for clinical practice and the management of patients presenting with pain conditions are also discussed...
  37. ncbi request reprint Tendency to catastrophize somatic sensations: pain catastrophizing and anxiety sensitivity in predicting headache
    Deanna N Drahovzal
    Department of Psychology, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
    Cogn Behav Ther 35:226-35. 2006
    ..Limitations and implications of this research, as well as recommendations for future research directions are discussed...
  38. ncbi request reprint Psychologically based occupational rehabilitation: the Pain-Disability Prevention Program
    Michael J L Sullivan
    Department of Psychology, University of Montreal, C P, 6128 Succ Centre Ville, Montreal, Quebec H3C 3J7, Canada
    Clin J Pain 19:97-104. 2003
    ..Workers' Compensation Board claimants with soft tissue injuries to the back, who were still off work 6 weeks after injury and showed evidence of at least one "yellow flag," were offered participation in the PDP Program...
  39. pmc Pain Catastrophizing Scale for Francophone Adolescents: a preliminary validation
    Isabelle Tremblay
    Department of Psychology, University of Montreal, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
    Pain Res Manag 13:19-24. 2008
    ..However, due to the lack of a measure of pain catastrophizing adapted for francophone adolescents, little is known about the role of catastrophizing in this population...
  40. doi request reprint Comparisons of catastrophizing, pain attitudes, and cold-pressor pain experience between Chinese and European Canadian young adults
    Annie Y Hsieh
    Department of Psychology, Queen s University, Kingston, Ontario, Canada
    J Pain 11:1187-94. 2010
    ..Mediational analysis indicated that pain catastrophizing mediated the group differences in SF-MPQ-Affective score. The implications of the findings and future research were discussed...
  41. doi request reprint Toward a biopsychomotor conceptualization of pain: implications for research and intervention
    Michael J L Sullivan
    Department of Psychology, McGill University, Montreal, Quebec
    Clin J Pain 24:281-90. 2008
    ..The characterization of pain as an exclusively sensory (or experiential) phenomenon continues to dominate current conceptualizations of pain...
  42. doi request reprint Anger differentially mediates the relationship between perceived injustice and chronic pain outcomes
    Whitney Scott
    Department of Psychology, McGill University, Canada
    Pain 154:1691-8. 2013
    ..Anger did not mediate the relationship between perceived injustice and self-reported disability. The Discussion addresses the theoretical and clinical implications of the findings. ..
  43. doi request reprint A Rasch Analysis of the Pain Catastrophizing Scale Supports its Use as an Interval-level Measure
    David M Walton
    Faculty of Health Sciences, The University of Western Ontario, London, ON Department of Psychology, McGill University, Montreal, QC, Canada
    Clin J Pain 29:499-506. 2013
    ..To evaluate the properties of the Pain Catastrophizing Scale (PCS) from a Rasch paradigm...
  44. pmc Psychosocial treatment techniques to augment the impact of physiotherapy interventions for low back pain
    Michael J L Sullivan
    Michael J L Sullivan, PhD Department of Psychology and School of Physical and Occupational Therapy, McGill University, Montreal, Quebec
    Physiother Can 62:180-9. 2010
    ....
  45. ncbi request reprint Training the next generation of researchers in work disability prevention: the Canadian Work Disability Prevention CIHR Strategic Training Program
    Patrick Loisel
    Universite de Sherbrooke, Sherbrooke, Quebec, Canada
    J Occup Rehabil 15:273-84. 2005
    ..Training programs attracting high-quality applicants and taking into account the complexity of this emerging field are urgently needed...
  46. ncbi request reprint Perceived cognitive deficits, emotional distress and disability following whiplash injury
    Michael J L Sullivan
    Dalhousie University Pain Research Centre, Halifax, Canada
    Pain Res Manag 7:120-6. 2002
    ....
  47. doi request reprint Parental emotional responses to their child's pain: the role of dispositional empathy and catastrophizing about their child's pain
    Liesbet Goubert
    Department of Experimental Clinical and Health Psychology, Ghent University, Ghent, Belgium
    J Pain 9:272-9. 2008
    ..The findings provide indications for the processes implied in parental helping behavior...
  48. ncbi request reprint Pain catastrophizing and symptom severity during upper respiratory tract illness
    Kristina Devoulyte
    Psychology Department, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia B3H 4J1, Canada
    Clin J Pain 19:125-33. 2003
    ..The present study examined the relation of pain catastrophizing to the severity of upper respiratory tract illness...
  49. ncbi request reprint An experimental investigation of the relation between catastrophizing and activity intolerance
    Michael J L Sullivan
    Department of Psychology, Dalhousie University Pain Research Centre, 5595 Fenwick Street, Suite 314, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada B3H 4M2
    Pain 100:47-53. 2002
    ..Implications of these findings for understanding pain-related disability are addressed...
  50. ncbi request reprint Catastrophizing: a risk factor for postsurgical pain
    D Janet Pavlin
    Department of Anesthesiology, University of Washington School of Medicine, Seattle, Washington 98195, USA
    Clin J Pain 21:83-90. 2005
    ..This research was designed to test the hypothesis that presurgery "catastrophizing" would predict postsurgical pain and postsurgical analgesic consumption...
  51. ncbi request reprint Topical 2% amitriptyline and 1% ketamine in neuropathic pain syndromes: a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial
    Mary E Lynch
    Pain Management Unit, Queen Elizabeth II Health Sciences Centre, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
    Anesthesiology 103:140-6. 2005
    ..A double-blind, randomized, placebo-controlled 3-week study evaluated the efficacy of topical 2% amitriptyline, 1% ketamine, and a combination of both in treating patients with neuropathic pain...
  52. ncbi request reprint Why women prefer epidural analgesia during childbirth: the role of beliefs about epidural analgesia and pain catastrophizing
    Eva Van den Bussche
    Faculty of Psychology and Educational Sciences, University of Leuven Campus Kortrijk, Belgium
    Eur J Pain 11:275-82. 2007
    ..Pain catastrophizing was also strongly related to recommendations to use EA from others, in particular from the midwife and from the gynecologist. Results are discussed in terms of the social impact of pain catastrophizing...
  53. pmc Prospective relation between catastrophizing and residual pain following knee arthroplasty: two-year follow-up
    Michael E Forsythe
    Division of Orthopedic Surgery, Moncton Hospital, South East Regional Health Authority, Moncton, New Brunswick
    Pain Res Manag 13:335-41. 2008
    ..Pain is the primary indication for both primary and revision total knee arthroplasty (TKA); however, most arthroplasty outcome measures do not take pain into account...