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Edouardo Chachamovich, MD, PhD

Dr. Chachamovich is a psychiatrist with research expertise in Aboriginal mental health and in modern psychometric analyses. He received his doctorate in Psychiatry from UFRGS/Brazil and University of Edinburgh/UK, and has been involved for several years in multi-centre studies with the World Health Organization. He also completed a two-year postdoctoral fellowship at McGill, which consisted of a comprehensive assessment of risk and protective factors for suicide completion among Inuit in the Territory of Nunavut.

At McGill, he is an Assistant Professor at the Department of Psychiatry. He is also a member of the McGill Group for Suicide Studies, and the Network for Aboriginal Mental Health Research (NAHMR). Dr. Chachamovich is co-director of the RUIS McGill Northern Mental Health Program. His teaching activities include supervision of residents in northern communities, as well as mentoring graduate students.

Based at the Douglas Mental Health University Institute, Dr. Chachamovich has a leadership position in advancing culturally-appropriate research and psychiatric care of the Aboriginal peoples in Quebec. He is the medical director of the Great North Mental Health Program, in charge of coordinating the psychiatric services in Cree and Inuit Communities in the province. His research interests include mental health interventions, suicide prevention, and development and adaptation of culturally-appropriate measurements in Aboriginal mental health.

eduardo [dot] chachamovich [at] mcgill [dot] ca (e-mail)  website


Selected Articles

EZER, H., CHACHAMOVICH, J. L. & CHACHAMOVICH, E. 2011. Do men and their wives see it the same way? Congruence within couples during the first year of prostate cancer. Psycho-oncology, 20, 155-64.

TRENTINI, C., WAGNER, G., CHACHAMOVICH, E., FIGUEIREDO, M., DA SILVA, L., HIRAKATA, V. & FLECK, M. 2011. Subjective perception of health in elderly inpatients. International journal of psychology : Journal international de psychologie.

ZACHIA, S., KNAUTH, D., GOLDIM, J. R., CHACHAMOVICH, J. R., CHACHAMOVICH, E., PAZ, A. H., FELBERBAUM, R., CROSIGNANI, P., TARLATZIS, B. C. & PASSOS, E. P. 2011. Assisted reproduction: what factors interfere in the professional's decisions? Are single women an issue? BMC women's health, 11, 21.

KAIPPER, M. B., CHACHAMOVICH, E., HIDALGO, M. P., TORRES, I. L. & CAUMO, W. 2010. Evaluation of the structure of Brazilian State-Trait Anxiety Inventory using a Rasch psychometric approach. Journal of psychosomatic research, 68, 223-33.

CHACHAMOVICH, E., FLECK, M. P. & POWER, M. 2010a. Is Geriatric Depression Scale-15 a suitable instrument for measuring depression in Brazil? Results of a Rasch analysis. Psychology, health & medicine, 15, 596-606.

CHACHAMOVICH, J. L., CHACHAMOVICH, E., EZER, H., CORDOVA, F. P., FLECK, M. M., KNAUTH, D. R. & PASSOS, E. P. 2010b. Psychological distress as predictor of quality of life in men experiencing infertility: a cross-sectional survey. Reproductive health, 7, 3.

CHACHAMOVICH, J. R., CHACHAMOVICH, E., EZER, H., FLECK, M. P., KNAUTH, D. & PASSOS, E. P. 2010c. Investigating quality of life and health-related quality of life in infertility: a systematic review.Journal of psychosomatic obstetrics and gynaecology, 31, 101-10.

CHACHAMOVICH, J. R., CHACHAMOVICH, E., EZER, H., FLECK, M. P., KNAUTH, D. R. & PASSOS, E. P. 2010d. Agreement on perceptions of quality of life in couples dealing with infertility. Journal of obstetric, gynecologic, and neonatal nursing : JOGNN / NAACOG, 39,557-65.

RABIN, E. G., HELDT, E., HIRAKATA, V. N., BITTELBRUNN, A. C., CHACHAMOVICH, E. & FLECK, M. P. 2009. Depression and perceptions of quality of life of breast cancer survivors and their male partners. Oncology nursing forum, 36, E153-8.

CHACHAMOVICH, E., FLECK, M. P. & POWER, M. 2009a. Literacy affected ability to adequately discriminate among categories in multipoint Likert Scales. Journal of clinical epidemiology, 62, 37-46.

CHACHAMOVICH, E., STEFANELLO, S., BOTEGA, N. & TURECKI, G. 2009b. [Which are the recent clinical findings regarding the association between depression and suicide?]. Revista brasileira de psiquiatria,31 Suppl 1, S18-25.

CHACHAMOVICH, J., CHACHAMOVICH, E., FLECK, M. P., CORDOVA, F. P., KNAUTH, D. & PASSOS, E. 2009c. Congruence of quality of life among infertile men and women: findings from a couple-based study. Human reproduction, 24, 2151-7.

CHACHAMOVICH, E., FLECK, M., LAIDLAW, K. & POWER, M. 2008a. Impact of major depression and subsyndromal symptoms on quality of life and attitudes toward aging in an international sample of older adults. The Gerontologist, 48, 593-602.

CHACHAMOVICH, E., FLECK, M. P., TRENTINI, C. & POWER, M. 2008b. Brazilian WHOQOL-OLD Module version: a Rasch analysis of a new instrument. Revista de saude publica, 42, 308-16.

CHACHAMOVICH, E., FLECK, M. P., TRENTINI, C. M., LAIDLAW, K. & POWER, M. J. 2008c. Development and validation of the Brazilian version of the Attitudes to Aging Questionnaire (AAQ): An example of merging classical psychometric theory and the Rasch measurement model. Health and quality of life outcomes, 6, 5.

CHACHAMOVICH, E., TRENTINI, C. & FLECK, M. P. 2007a. Assessment of the psychometric performance of the WHOQOL-BREF instrument in a sample of Brazilian older adults. International psychogeriatrics / IPA, 19, 635-46.

CHACHAMOVICH, J. R., CHACHAMOVICH, E., ZACHIA, S., KNAUTH, D. & PASSOS, E. P. 2007b. What variables predict generic and health-related quality of life in a sample of Brazilian women experiencing infertility? Human reproduction, 22, 1946-52.

FLECK, M. P., CHACHAMOVICH, E. & TRENTINI, C. 2006. Development and validation of the Portuguese version of the WHOQOL-OLD module. Revista de saude publica, 40, 785-91.

SCHESTATSKY, P., ZANATTO, V. C., MARGIS, R., CHACHAMOVICH, E., RECHE, M., BATISTA, R. G., FRICKE, D. & RIEDER, C. R. 2006. Quality of life in a Brazilian sample of patients with Parkinson's disease and their caregivers. Revista brasileira de psiquiatria, 28,209-11.

TRENTINI, C. M., XAVIER, F. M., CHACHAMOVICH, E., ROCHA, N. S., HIRAKATA, V. N. & FLECK, M. P. 2005. The influence of somatic symptoms on the performance of elders in the Beck Depression Inventory (BDI). Revista brasileira de psiquiatria, 27, 119-23.

KNIJNIK, D. Z., KAPCZINSKI, F., CHACHAMOVICH, E., MARGIS, R. & EIZIRIK, C. L. 2004. [Psychodynamic group treatment for generalized social phobia]. Revista brasileira de psiquiatria, 26, 77-81.

FLECK, M. P., CHACHAMOVICH, E. & TRENTINI, C. M. 2003. [WHOQOL-OLD Project: method and focus group results in Brazil]. Revista de saude publica, 37, 793-9.

FLECK, M. P., LOUZADA, S., XAVIER, M., CHACHAMOVICH, E., VIEIRA, G., SANTOS, L. & PINZON, V. 2000. [Application of the Portuguese version of the abbreviated instrument of quality life WHOQOL-bref].Revista de saude publica, 34, 178-83.

FLECK, M. P., LOUZADA, S., XAVIER, M., CHACHAMOVICH, E., VIEIRA, G., SANTOS, L. & PINZON, V. 1999. [Application of the Portuguese version of the instrument for the assessment of quality of life of the World Health Organization (WHOQOL-100)]. Revista de saude publica, 33, 198-205.