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Dr Sylvie Lambert

Dr Sylvie Lambert


  • Assistant Professor, McGill University


  • Assistant Professor at McGill Unviersity (currently studying)



Dr. Lambert is Assistant Professor at McGill Unversity. Her national and international standing in the areas of patient education, information-seeking, caregiver research, sustainable self-management interventions, longitudinal research, and psychometrics are evidenced by high-quality publications, including winning several prizes for these and attracting highly competitive funding, including fellowships (total funding 2010 – 2015 as principal investigator = $1,197,046). Her most significant studies have included a longitudinal caregiver well-being study (n = 547), and developing and evaluating a manual-based self-directed coping skills training and self-management interventions for couples facing cancer called Coping-Together. Dr. Lambert now plans to develop an online version of the intervention and to expand the reach of Coping-Together to patients and caregivers with low literacy and from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.  

Best publications:

  1. Lambert, S. D., Clover, K., Pallant, J., Britton, B., King, M., Mitchell, A., Carter, G. Making sense of variations in prevalence estimates of depression in cancer: A co-calibration of commonly used depression scales using Rasch analysis. Journal of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network, 13, 1203 - 1211.
  2. Lambert, S. D., McElduff, P., Girgis, A., Levesque, J. V., Regan, T, W., Turner, J., Candler, H., Mihalopoulos, C., Shih, S. T. F., Kayser, K., & Chong, P. (2015). A pilot, multisite, randomized controlled trial of a self-directed coping skills training intervention for couples facing prostate cancer: Accrual, retention, and data collection issues. Supportive Care in Cancer [Published online ahead of print - DOI: 10.1007/s00520-015-2833-3].
  3. Lambert, S. D., Pallant, J. F., Clover, K., Britton, B., King, M. T., & Carter, G. (2014) Using Rasch analysis to examine the Distress Thermometer’s cut-off scores among a mixed group of patients with cancer. Quality of Life Research, 23(8), 23, 2257-2265.
  4. Lambert, S. D., Pallant, J. F., Boyes, A. W., King, M. T., Britton, B., & Girgis, A. (2013). A Rasch analysis of the Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale (HADS) among cancer survivors. Psychological Assessment, 25(2), 379-390. DOI: 10.1037/a0031154. 
  5. Beatty, L. & Lambert, S. D. (2013). A systematic review of internet-based self-help therapeutic interventions to improve distress and disease-control among adults with chronic health conditions. Clinical Psychology Review, 33(4), 609–622.
  6. Lambert, S. D., Jones, B., Girgis, A., & Lecathelinais, C. (2012). Distressed partners and caregivers do not recover easily: Adjustment trajectories among partners and caregivers of cancer survivors. Annals of Behavioural Medicine, 44(2), 225-235. 

Psychosocial oncology, Longitudinal assessment, Predictors of emotional and physical well-being in patients with cancer and their family caregivers, Intervention studies, Psychometric analysis using Rasch analysis, Mixed research methodology (quantitative and qualitative), Coping, Information-seeking, Illness self-management.

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