Grace Joshy


Affiliation: Australian National University
Location: Canberra, Australia


  1. Joshy G, Korda R, Bauman A, van der Ploeg H, Chey T, Banks E. Investigation of methodological factors potentially underlying the apparently paradoxical findings on body mass index and all-cause mortality. PLoS ONE. 2014;9:e88641 pubmed publisher
    ..These results and those of other studies indicate that a BMI of 22.5-24.99 kg/m², not the broad "overweight" category of 25-29.99 kg/m², was associated with the most favourable mortality risk. ..
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    Korda R, Joshy G, Jorm L, Butler J, Banks E. Inequalities in bariatric surgery in Australia: findings from 49,364 obese participants in a prospective cohort study. Med J Aust. 2012;197:631-6 pubmed
    ..Continuing inequalities in access are likely to exacerbate existing inequalities in obesity and related health problems. ..
  3. McNamara B, Banks E, Gubhaju L, Williamson A, Joshy G, Raphael B, et al. Measuring psychological distress in older Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders Australians: a comparison of the K-10 and K-5. Aust N Z J Public Health. 2014;38:567-73 pubmed publisher
    ..K-10 and K-5 scales are promising tools for measuring psychological distress among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders aged 45 and over in research and clinical settings. ..
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    Joshy G, Simmons D. Epidemiology of diabetes in New Zealand: revisit to a changing landscape. N Z Med J. 2006;119:U1999 pubmed
  5. Steffen A, Macinnis R, Joshy G, Giles G, Banks E, Roder D. Development and validation of a risk score predicting risk of colorectal cancer. Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev. 2014;23:2543-52 pubmed publisher
    ..The model may be useful to design more powerful cancer prevention trials. In the group of unscreened individuals, the model may be useful as a preselection tool for population-based screening programs. ..
  6. Chamberlain C, Joshy G, Li H, Oats J, Eades S, Banks E. The prevalence of gestational diabetes mellitus among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women in Australia: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Diabetes Metab Res Rev. 2015;31:234-47 pubmed publisher
    ..The published GDM prevalence among Indigenous women varies markedly, probably due to variation in diagnostic and screening practices. ..
  7. Chamberlain C, Banks E, Joshy G, Diouf I, Oats J, Gubhaju L, et al. Prevalence of gestational diabetes mellitus among Indigenous women and comparison with non-Indigenous Australian women: 1990-2009. Aust N Z J Obstet Gynaecol. 2014;54:433-40 pubmed publisher
    ..The marked increase in prevalence with age highlights an important period for prevention, particularly for Indigenous women. ..
  8. Gubhaju L, McNamara B, Banks E, Joshy G, Raphael B, Williamson A, et al. The overall health and risk factor profile of Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander participants from the 45 and up study. BMC Public Health. 2013;13:661 pubmed publisher
    ..The study highlights the need to address the social determinants of health in Australia and to provide appropriate mental health services and disability support for older Aboriginal people. ..
  9. Gnjidic D, Le Couteur D, Pearson S, McLachlan A, Viney R, Hilmer S, et al. High risk prescribing in older adults: prevalence, clinical and economic implications and potential for intervention at the population level. BMC Public Health. 2013;13:115 pubmed publisher
    ..The size of the 45 and Up Study, along with linkage to health databases provides an important opportunity to investigate the relationship between high risk prescribing and adverse outcomes in a real-world population of older adults. ..

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    Ghuman M, Rohlandt D, Joshy G, Lawrenson R. Post-caesarean section surgical site infection: rate and risk factors. N Z Med J. 2011;124:32-6 pubmed
    ..Identification of these risk factors reminds obstetric staff that appropriate targeting of infection reducing strategies to women at high risk is needed. ..
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    Lawrenson R, Joshy G, Eerens Y, Johnstone W. How do newly diagnosed patients with type 2 diabetes in the Waikato get their diabetes education?. J Prim Health Care. 2010;2:303-10 pubmed
    ..We believe that further research on the educational needs of Maori and ethnic minorities is needed. ..
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    Lawrenson R, Gibbons V, Joshy G, Choi P. Are there disparities in care in people with diabetes? A review of care provided in general practice. J Prim Health Care. 2009;1:177-83 pubmed
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    Joshy G, Porter T, Le Lievre C, Lane J, Williams M, Lawrenson R. Implication of using estimated glomerular filtration rate (GFR) in a multi ethnic population of diabetes patients in general practice. N Z Med J. 2010;123:9-18 pubmed
    ..MDRD equation may be overestimating CKD among M?ori females. Each ethnic subpopulation may need to be validated separately, and by gender. ..
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    Joshy G, Lawrenson R, Simmons D. Retention of patients in the Get Checked free annual diabetes review programme in New Zealand. N Z Med J. 2008;121:35-44 pubmed
    ..Use of these data for policy purposes could be significantly biased unless there is a single reliable regional diabetes register based on the National Health Index number including all known patients. ..
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    Hickey D, Joshy G, Dunn P, Simmons D, Lawrenson R. Glycaemic control and antibody status among patients with newly diagnosed Type 1 diabetes. N Z Med J. 2007;120:U2732 pubmed
    ..In view of its association with better glycaemic control, high levels of anti-IA2 may be a good, rather than a poor, prognostic feature in newly diagnosed patients with Type 1 diabetes. ..
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    Joshy G, Simmons D. Diabetes information systems: a rapidly emerging support for diabetes surveillance and care. Diabetes Technol Ther. 2006;8:587-97 pubmed
  8. Banks E, Joshy G, Abhayaratna W, Kritharides L, Macdonald P, Korda R, et al. Erectile dysfunction severity as a risk marker for cardiovascular disease hospitalisation and all-cause mortality: a prospective cohort study. PLoS Med. 2013;10:e1001372 pubmed publisher
    ..20-2.97). These findings give support for CVD risk assessment in men with erectile dysfunction who have not already undergone assessment. The utility of erectile dysfunction as a clinical risk prediction tool requires specific testing. ..
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    Joshy G, Colonne C, Dunn P, Simmons D, Lawrenson R. Ethnic disparities in causes of death among diabetes patients in the Waikato region of New Zealand. N Z Med J. 2010;123:19-29 pubmed
    ..Studies on diabetes related mortality using the national mortality database needs to take the increased recognition of diabetes on NZHIS coding for M?ori into account. ..
  10. Mather T, Banks E, Joshy G, Bauman A, Phongsavan P, Korda R. Variation in health inequalities according to measures of socioeconomic status and age. Aust N Z J Public Health. 2014;38:436-40 pubmed publisher
    ..Researchers and policy makers should be aware of the extent to which SEIFA-based estimates underestimate the magnitude of health inequality compared to individual-level measures, especially in younger age groups. ..