Caroline Arbour, Ph.D.


Assistant Professor
Faculty of Nursing Sciences, Université de Montréal
Regular Research - Acute Trauma Care Axis, RC-HSCM (CIUSSS-NIM)
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Post-doctorate in Psyschology (Université de Montréal)
Development fellowship at the Coma Science Group (Université de Liège, Belgique)
Ph.D. in Nursing Sciences (McGill University)

Research Interests:
Pain componants (evaluation, management, modulation mechanisms); Neurological recovery and sensory experience of intensive care patients in altered state of consciousness; Quantitative evaluation of pain thresholds after a moderate/severe traumatic brain injury

Clinical correlational transversal studies; Prospective cohort studies; Validation of pain perception behavioral and physiological measurements; Pupil and oculomotor fonction measurements; Quantitative evaluation of pain thresholds

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Chosen Publications:
Arbour C, Baril AA, Westwick HJ, Potvin M-J, Gilbert D, Giguère JF, Lavigne GJ, Desautels A, Bernard F, Laureys S, Gosselin N. Visual fixation in the intensive care unit: a strong predictor of long-term recovery after moderate-to-severe traumatic brain injury. Critical Care Medicine 2016 44(12), e1186-e1193.

Arbour C, Khoury S, Lavigne GJ, Gagnon K, Poirier G, Montplaisir J, Carrier J, Gosselin N. Are NREM sleep characteristics associated to subjective sleep complaints after mild traumatic brain injury? Sleep Medicine 2015, 16(4), 534-539.

Arbour C, Gélinas C, Loiselle C, Bourgault P. An exploratory study of the bilateral bispectral index for pain detection in traumatic brain injured patients with altered level of consciousness. Journal of Neuroscience Nursing 2015, 47(3), 1-12.

Arbour C, Choinière M, Topolovec-Vranic J, Loiselle C, Puntillo K, Gélinas C. Detecting pain in traumatic brain-injured patients with different levels of consciousness during common procedures in the ICU: typical or atypical behaviors? Clinical Journal of Pain 2014, 30(11), 960-969.

Arbour C. La douleur chez les patients en état végétatif: résultats probants et pistes de réflexion. Recherche en Soins Infirmiers 2013, 112, 46-60.