Dr. Gauthier is Assistant Professor of Palliative Care in the Department of Family Medicine and Emergency Medicine of the Faculty of Medicine at Laval University. She is also a regular researcher in the oncology axis of the CHU of Quebec-Laval University Research Centre, as well as in the Michel-Sarrazin Research Team in Psychosocial Oncology and Palliative Care (ERMOS). She is also co-director of the Axis 1 of the Quebec Research Network in Palliative and End-of-Life Care (RQSPAL) and a regular member of the Quebec Pain Research Network. She completed her PhD at the School of Kinesiology and Health Sciences at York University in Toronto in 2013 and her postdoctoral at the Princess Margaret Cancer Center in 2016. Her research goals are at the intersection of pain and aging. Her main objective is to improve the assessment and management of pain during adulthood, particularly in the elderly population. Dr. Gauthier aims to deepen our understanding of pain, its management, as well as to identify ways to improve it in order to reduce patients’ suffering.

The overall impact of chemotherapy-induced peripheral neuropathies

Women using taxane-based chemotherapy to treat breast cancer may experience persistent side effects from these treatments, such as chemically-induced peripheral neuropathy (CIPN). These symptoms include weakness, pain, numbness, altered sensitivity, tingling, or burning sensations in the hands and feet. These symptoms can cause temperature-related injuries, balance problems, falls, and a deterioration in the quality of life. Unfortunately, our knowledge of CIPN and the best way to measure it are limited. As part of her research projects, Dr. Gauthier is interested in examining the psychometric properties of measures used to evaluate chemically-induced peripheral neuropathy, in order to improve our understanding of the development, trajectory, biopsychosocial risk factors, and impacts of CIPN by age. Additionally, by comparing the validity of existing measures used in evaluating acute and chronic CIPNs, it will be possible to better determine which of the measures has the best validity and should serve as basis for the development of a new measure, if necessary.

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Mah K, Tran KT, Gauthier LR, Rodin G, Zimmermann C, Warr D, Librach SL, Moore M, Shepherd FA, Gagliese L

Psychometric Evaluation of the Pain Attitudes Questionnaire-Revised for People With Advanced Cancer.

Journal Article

J Pain, 18 (7), pp. 811-824, 2017, ISSN: 1526-5900.

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Gauthier LR, Young A, Dworkin RH, Rodin G, Zimmermann C, Warr D, Librach SL, Moore M, Shepherd FA, Pillai Riddell R, Macpherson A, Melzack R, Gagliese L

Validation of the short-form McGill pain questionnaire-2 in younger and older people with cancer pain.

Journal Article

J Pain, 15 (7), pp. 756-70, 2014, ISSN: 1526-5900.

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Gauthier LR, Rodin G, Zimmermann C, Warr D, Librach SL, Moore M, Shepherd FA, Gagliese L

The communal coping model and cancer pain: the roles of catastrophizing and attachment style.

Journal Article

J Pain, 13 (12), pp. 1258-68, 2012, ISSN: 1526-5900.

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Gauthier LR, Gagliese L

Bereavement Interventions, End-of-Life Cancer Care, and Spousal Well-Being: A Systematic Review

Journal Article

Clin Psychol (New York), 19 , pp. 72-92, 2012, ISSN: 0969-5893.

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Gauthier LR, Gagliese L

Assessment of pain in older persons (Chapter 12)

Book Chapter

Handbook of pain assessment, pp. 242-259, New York, NY, Guilford Press, 2010, ISBN: 9781606239766(print 2010) / 9781606239766 (ebook 2011).

Gauthier LR, Rodin G, Zimmermann C, Warr D, Moore M, Shepherd F, Gagliese L

Acceptance of pain: a study in patients with advanced cancer.

Journal Article

Pain, 143 (1-2), pp. 147-54, 2009, ISSN: 0304-3959.

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Gagliese L, Gauthier LR, Macpherson AK, Jovellanos M, Chan VW

Correlates of postoperative pain and intravenous patient-controlled analgesia use in younger and older surgical patients.

Journal Article

Pain Med, 9 (3), pp. 299-314, 2008, ISSN: 1526-2375.

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Gagliese L, Gauthier LR, Rodin G

Cancer pain and depression: a systematic review of age-related patterns.

Journal Article

Pain Res Manag, 12 (3), pp. 205-11, 2007, ISSN: 1203-6765.

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Active projects

  • Age-related patterns in the experience of chemotherapy-induced peripheral neuropathy, Subvention, Instituts de recherche en santé du Canada, Subvention Projet, from 2019-10-01 to 2024-09-30
  • Centre de recherche du CHU de Québec - Université Laval, Subvention, Centre hospitalier universitaire de Québec - Université Laval, Centres de recherche affiliés, from 2017-01-01 to 2099-12-31
  • Centre de recherche sur le cancer, Subvention, Institutionnel - BDR, BDR - Centres de recherche reconnus, from 1996-05-01 to 2022-06-13
  • Centre de recherche sur les soins et les services de première ligne de l'Université Laval, Subvention, CIUSSS - CN - Centre de recherche sur les soins et les services de première ligne de l'ULaval, Centres de recherche affiliés, from 2017-01-01 to 2099-12-31
  • Fonds de démarrage (Chaire en soins palliatifs), Subvention, Fondation de l'Université Laval, from 2016-04-01 to 2021-03-31
  • La neuropathie périphérique chimio-induite chez les femmes de différents âges recevant une chimiothérapie à base de taxane pour un cancer du sein, Subvention, Fonds de recherche du Québec - Santé, Chercheur-boursier Juniors 1 et 2, Seniors, from 2018-07-01 to 2022-10-31
  • Soutien financier Fondation JL Lévesque, Subvention, Fondation de l'Université Laval, from 2019-04-01 to 2023-03-31
  • Subvention d’établissement de jeune chercheur - Lynn Gauthier, Subvention, Fonds de recherche du Québec - Santé, Établissement de jeunes chercheurs - Juniors 1, from 2018-07-01 to 2022-06-30

Recently finished projects

  • (FRSQ 92329) Fonds stimulus pour jeune chercheur membre du RQRD: projet porteur dans le créneau de la recherche sur la douleur , Subvention, Fonds de recherche du Québec - Santé, Réseaux thématiques de recherche, from 2019-04-01 to 2020-03-31
  • Managing cancer pain during the opioid crisis: A multidisciplinary, cross-Canada knowledge dissemination and research planning initiative ; Gestion de la douleur cancéreuse pendant la crise des opioïdes , Subvention, Fonds de recherche du Québec - Santé, Réseaux thématiques de recherche, from 2019-04-01 to 2020-03-31
  • Managing cancer pain during the opioid crisis: A multidisciplinary, cross-Canada knowledge dissemination and research planning initiative, Subvention, Instituts de recherche en santé du Canada, Subventions de planification et dissémination – Programme d’appui communautaire des instituts, from 2019-05-01 to 2020-04-30
  • PainQuILT: A patient-centred e-health solution to empower older adults and improve pain assessment and management, Subvention, Instituts de recherche en santé du Canada, Programme de subvention Catalyseur, from 2017-09-01 to 2019-08-31
  • Programme de soutien aux nouveaux chercheurs, Subvention, Université Laval - démarrage nouveau chercheur, Soutien facultaire aux jeunes chercheurs de la Faculté de médecine, from 2018-07-01 to 2020-06-30
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