Dr Georgina Luscombe

Lecturer in Rural Health – Medical Statistics
Medicine, School of Rural Health

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Journals

  • Chenoweth, L., Forbes, I., Fleming, R., King, M., Stein-Parbury, J., Luscombe, G., Kenny, P., Jeon, Y., Haas, M., Brodaty, H. (2014). PerCEN: a cluster randomized controlled trial of person-centered residential care and environment for people with dementia. International Psychogeriatrics, 26(7), 1147-1160. [More Information]
  • Atkins, J., Naismith, S., Luscombe, G., Hickie, I. (2013). A preliminary study of aged care facility staff indicates limitations in awareness of the link between depression and physical morbidity. BMC Geriatrics, 13(1), 1-9. [More Information]
  • Clark, T., Freedman, B., Croft, A., Dalton, H., Luscombe, G., Brown, A., Tiller, D., Frommer, M. (2013). Medical graduates becoming rural doctors: rural background versus extended rural placement. Medical Journal of Australia, 199(11), 779-782. [More Information]
  • Atkins, J., Naismith, S., Luscombe, G., Hickie, I. (2013). More age-care staff report helping care recipients following a brief depression awareness raising intervention. BMC Nursing, 12(1), 1-7. [More Information]
  • Atkins, J., Naismith, S., Luscombe, G., Hickie, I. (2013). Psychological distress and quality of life in older persons: relative contributions of fixed and modifiable risk factors. BMC Psychiatry, 13, 1-10. [More Information]
  • Stein-Parbury, J., Gallagher, R., Chenoweth, L., Luscombe, G. (2012). Factors associated with good self-management in older adults with a schizophrenic disorder compared with older adults with physical illnesses. Journal of Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing, 19(2), 146-153. [More Information]
  • Abraham, S., Luscombe, G., Kellow, J. (2012). Pelvic floor dysfunction predicts abdominal bloating and distension in eating disorder patients. Scandinavian Journal of Gastroenterology, 47(6), 625-631. [More Information]
  • Jeon, Y., Luscombe, G., Chenoweth, L., Stein-Parbury, J., Brodaty, H., King, M., Haas, M. (2012). Staff outcomes from the Caring for Aged Dementia Care REsident Study (CADRES): A cluster randomised trial. International Journal of Nursing Studies, 49(2012), 508-518. [More Information]
  • Bateson, D., Weisberg, E., McCaffery, K., Luscombe, G. (2012). When online becomes offline: attitudes to safer sex practices in older and younger women using an Australian internet dating service. Sexual Health, 9(2), 152-159. [More Information]
  • Rong, Y., Glozier, N., Luscombe, G., Davenport, T., Huang, Y., Hickie, I. (2011). Improving Knowledge and Attitudes towards Depression: a controlled trial among Chinese medical students. BMC Psychiatry, 11(36), 1-10. [More Information]
  • Khong, S., Bignardi, T., Luscombe, G., Lam, A. (2011). Is Pouch of Douglas Obliteration a Marker of Bowel Endometriosis. Journal of Minimally Invasive Gynecology, 18(3), 333-337. [More Information]
  • Chenoweth, L., King, M., Luscombe, G., Forbes, I., Jeon, Y., Stein-Parbury, J., Brodaty, H., Fleming, R., Haas, M. (2011). Study Protocol of a Randomised Controlled Group Trial of Client and Care Outcomes in the Residential Dementia Care Setting. Worldviews on Evidence-Based Nursing, 8(3), 153-165. [More Information]
  • Khong, S., Lam, A., Luscombe, G. (2010). Is the 30-item Endometriosis Health Profile (EHP-30) suitable as a self-report health status instrument for clinical trials? Fertility and Sterility, 94(5), 1928-1932. [More Information]
  • Hickie, I., Davenport, T., Luscombe, G., Moore, M., Griffiths, K., Christensen, H. (2010). Practitioner-supported delivery of internet-based cognitive behaviour therapy: evaluation of the feasibility of conducting a cluster randomised trial. Medical Journal of Australia, 192(11 Suppl), S31-S35. [More Information]
  • Hale, G., Manconi, F., Luscombe, G., Fraser, I. (2010). Quantitative measurements of menstrual blood loss in ovulatory and anovulatory cycles in middle- and late-reproductive age and the menopausal transition. Obstetrics and Gynecology, 115(2 Pt 1), 249-256. [More Information]
  • Ganewatta, S., Berbic, M., Luscombe, G., Markham, R., Fraser, I. (2010). The Characteristic Expression of CD3+ T cells, CD8+ T Cells and CD57+ NK Cells in Distinct Zones of Peritoneal Endometriotic Lesions. Journal of Endometriosis, 2(4), 189-196.
  • Luscombe, G., Markham, R., Prasada Judio, M., Grigoriu, A., Fraser, I. (2009). Abdominal Bloating: An Under-recognized Endometriosis Symptom. Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Canada, 31(12), 1159-1171. [More Information]
  • Chenoweth, L., King, M., Jeon, Y., Brodaty, H., Stein-Parbury, J., Norman, R., Haas, M., Luscombe, G. (2009). Caring for Aged Dementia Care Resident Study (CADRES) of Person-Centred Care, Dementia-Care Mapping, and Usual Care in dementia: a cluster-randomised trial. Lancet Neurology, 8(4), 317-325. [More Information]
  • Al-Jefout, M., Dezarnaulds, G., Cooper, M., Tokushige, N., Luscombe, G., Markham, R., Fraser, I. (2009). Diagnosis of endometriosis by detection of nerve fibres in an endometrial biopsy: a double blind study. Human Reproduction, 24(12), 3019-3024. [More Information]
  • Al-Jefout, M., Black, K., Schulke, L., Berbic, M., Luscombe, G., Tokushige, N., Manconi, F., Markham, R., Fraser, I. (2009). Novel finding of high density of activated mast cells in endometrial polyps. Fertility and Sterility, 92(3), 1104-1106. [More Information]
  • Abraham, S., Boyd, C., Lal, M., Luscombe, G., Taylor, A. (2009). Time since menarche, weight gain and body image awareness among adolescent girls: Onset of eating disorders? Journal of Psychosomatic Obstetrics and Gynecology, 30(2), 89-94. [More Information]
  • Hart, S., Abraham, S., Luscombe, G., Russell, J. (2008). Eating disorder management in hospital patients: Current practice among dietitians in Australia. Nutrition and Dietetics, 65(1), 16-22.
  • Rong, Y., Luscombe, G., Davenport, T., Huang, Y., Glozier, N., Hickie, I. (2008). Recognition and treatment of depression: A comparison of Australian and Chinese medical students. Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology, 44(8), 636-642. [More Information]
  • Hickie, I., Luscombe, G., Davenport, T., Fogarty, A., Burns, J. (2007). Developing enhanced primary care management of common mental disorders: responding to youth attitudes and experience. Medical Journal of Australia.
  • Boyd, C., Abraham, S., Luscombe, G. (2007). Exercise Behaviours and Feelings in Eating Disorder and Non-Eating Disorder Groups. European Eating Disorders Review, 15(2), 112-118. [More Information]
  • Hickie, I., Luscombe, G., Davenport, T., Burns, J., Highet, N. (2007). Perspectives of young people on depression: awareness, experiences, attitudes and treatment preferences. Early Intervention in Psychiatry, 1(4), 333-339. [More Information]
  • Hickie, I., Fogarty, A., Davenport, T., Luscombe, G., Burns, J. (2007). Responding to experiences of young persons with common mental health problems attending Australian general practice. Medical Journal of Australia, 187(7), S47-S52. [More Information]
  • Hickie, I., Davenport, T., Luscombe, G., Rong, Y., Hickie, M., Bell, M. (2007). The assessment of depression awareness and help-seeking behaviour: experiences with the International Depression Literacy Survey. BMC Psychiatry, 7(48), 1-12. [More Information]
  • Abraham, S., Boyd, C., Luscombe, G., Hart, S., Russell, J. (2007). When energy in does not equal energy out: Disordered energy control. Eating Behaviors, 8(3), 350-356. [More Information]
  • Abraham, S., Hart, S., Luscombe, G., Russell, J. (2006). Fluid intake, personality and behaviour in patients with eating disorders. Eating and Weight Disorders, 11, e30-e34.
  • Hickie, I., Davenport, T., Luscombe, G., Scott, E., Mackenzie, E., Morgan, H., Wilson, A., Barton, D., Barrett, E. (2006). Is real reform of the Medicare Benefits Schedule for psychiatrists in Australia economically, socially or professionally desirable? Australasian Psychiatry, 14(1), 8-14. [More Information]
  • Hickie, I., Davenport, T., Luscombe, G. (2006). Mental health expenditure in Australia: time for affirmative action. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health, 30(2), 119-122. [More Information]
  • Highet, N., Luscombe, G., Davenport, T., Burns, J., Hickie, I. (2006). Positive relationships between public awareness activity and recognition of the impacts of depression in Australia. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry, 40(1), 55-58.
  • Abraham, S., Brown, T., Boyd, C., Luscombe, G., Russell, J. (2006). Quality of life: eating disorders. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry, 40, 150-155. [More Information]
  • Hickie, I., Groom, G., McGorry, P., Davenport, T., Luscombe, G. (2005). Australian mental health reform: time for real outcomes. Medical Journal of Australia, 182(8), 401-406. [More Information]
  • Hickie, I., Christensen, H., Davenport, T., Luscombe, G. (2005). Can we track the impact of Australian mental health research? Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry, 39(7), 591-599. [More Information]
  • Hart, S., Abraham, S., Luscombe, G., Russell, J. (2005). Fluid Intake in patients with eating disorders. International Journal of Eating Disorders, 38(1), 55-59. [More Information]
  • Abraham, S., Luscombe, G., Boyd, C., Olesen, I. (2004). Predictors Of The Accuracy Of Self-Reported Height And Weight In Adolescent Female School Students. International Journal of Eating Disorders, 36(1), 76-82. [More Information]
  • Abraham, S., Luscombe, G., Soo, I. (2003). Oral contraception and cyclic changes in premenstrual and menstrual experiences. Journal of Psychosomatic Obstetrics and Gynecology, 24(3), 185-193.
  • Brodaty, H., Luscombe, G., Parker, G., Wilhelm, Jr., K., Hickie, I., Austin, M., Mitchell, P. (2001). Early and late onset depression in old age: different aetiologies, same phenomenology. Journal of Affective Disorders, 66, 225-236.

Conferences

  • Ng, C., Hey Cunningham, A., Berbic, M., Luscombe, G., Markham, R., Fraser, I. (2010). Uterine expression of prokineticin-1 in women with and without endometriosis. 57th Annual Meeting of the Society for Gynecologic Investigation, Orlando, Florida, USA.: Orlando. [More Information]
  • Al-Jefout, M., Black, K., Schulke, L., Berbic, M., Ng, C., Luscombe, G., Tokushige, N., Markham, R., Fraser, I. (2009). Novel finding of high density of activated mast cells in endometrial polyps. Society for Gynaecological Investigation, Glasgow, Scotland: Society for Gynaecological Investigation.

2014

  • Chenoweth, L., Forbes, I., Fleming, R., King, M., Stein-Parbury, J., Luscombe, G., Kenny, P., Jeon, Y., Haas, M., Brodaty, H. (2014). PerCEN: a cluster randomized controlled trial of person-centered residential care and environment for people with dementia. International Psychogeriatrics, 26(7), 1147-1160. [More Information]

2013

  • Atkins, J., Naismith, S., Luscombe, G., Hickie, I. (2013). A preliminary study of aged care facility staff indicates limitations in awareness of the link between depression and physical morbidity. BMC Geriatrics, 13(1), 1-9. [More Information]
  • Clark, T., Freedman, B., Croft, A., Dalton, H., Luscombe, G., Brown, A., Tiller, D., Frommer, M. (2013). Medical graduates becoming rural doctors: rural background versus extended rural placement. Medical Journal of Australia, 199(11), 779-782. [More Information]
  • Atkins, J., Naismith, S., Luscombe, G., Hickie, I. (2013). More age-care staff report helping care recipients following a brief depression awareness raising intervention. BMC Nursing, 12(1), 1-7. [More Information]
  • Atkins, J., Naismith, S., Luscombe, G., Hickie, I. (2013). Psychological distress and quality of life in older persons: relative contributions of fixed and modifiable risk factors. BMC Psychiatry, 13, 1-10. [More Information]

2012

  • Stein-Parbury, J., Gallagher, R., Chenoweth, L., Luscombe, G. (2012). Factors associated with good self-management in older adults with a schizophrenic disorder compared with older adults with physical illnesses. Journal of Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing, 19(2), 146-153. [More Information]
  • Abraham, S., Luscombe, G., Kellow, J. (2012). Pelvic floor dysfunction predicts abdominal bloating and distension in eating disorder patients. Scandinavian Journal of Gastroenterology, 47(6), 625-631. [More Information]
  • Jeon, Y., Luscombe, G., Chenoweth, L., Stein-Parbury, J., Brodaty, H., King, M., Haas, M. (2012). Staff outcomes from the Caring for Aged Dementia Care REsident Study (CADRES): A cluster randomised trial. International Journal of Nursing Studies, 49(2012), 508-518. [More Information]
  • Bateson, D., Weisberg, E., McCaffery, K., Luscombe, G. (2012). When online becomes offline: attitudes to safer sex practices in older and younger women using an Australian internet dating service. Sexual Health, 9(2), 152-159. [More Information]

2011

  • Rong, Y., Glozier, N., Luscombe, G., Davenport, T., Huang, Y., Hickie, I. (2011). Improving Knowledge and Attitudes towards Depression: a controlled trial among Chinese medical students. BMC Psychiatry, 11(36), 1-10. [More Information]
  • Khong, S., Bignardi, T., Luscombe, G., Lam, A. (2011). Is Pouch of Douglas Obliteration a Marker of Bowel Endometriosis. Journal of Minimally Invasive Gynecology, 18(3), 333-337. [More Information]
  • Chenoweth, L., King, M., Luscombe, G., Forbes, I., Jeon, Y., Stein-Parbury, J., Brodaty, H., Fleming, R., Haas, M. (2011). Study Protocol of a Randomised Controlled Group Trial of Client and Care Outcomes in the Residential Dementia Care Setting. Worldviews on Evidence-Based Nursing, 8(3), 153-165. [More Information]

2010

  • Khong, S., Lam, A., Luscombe, G. (2010). Is the 30-item Endometriosis Health Profile (EHP-30) suitable as a self-report health status instrument for clinical trials? Fertility and Sterility, 94(5), 1928-1932. [More Information]
  • Hickie, I., Davenport, T., Luscombe, G., Moore, M., Griffiths, K., Christensen, H. (2010). Practitioner-supported delivery of internet-based cognitive behaviour therapy: evaluation of the feasibility of conducting a cluster randomised trial. Medical Journal of Australia, 192(11 Suppl), S31-S35. [More Information]
  • Hale, G., Manconi, F., Luscombe, G., Fraser, I. (2010). Quantitative measurements of menstrual blood loss in ovulatory and anovulatory cycles in middle- and late-reproductive age and the menopausal transition. Obstetrics and Gynecology, 115(2 Pt 1), 249-256. [More Information]
  • Ganewatta, S., Berbic, M., Luscombe, G., Markham, R., Fraser, I. (2010). The Characteristic Expression of CD3+ T cells, CD8+ T Cells and CD57+ NK Cells in Distinct Zones of Peritoneal Endometriotic Lesions. Journal of Endometriosis, 2(4), 189-196.
  • Ng, C., Hey Cunningham, A., Berbic, M., Luscombe, G., Markham, R., Fraser, I. (2010). Uterine expression of prokineticin-1 in women with and without endometriosis. 57th Annual Meeting of the Society for Gynecologic Investigation, Orlando, Florida, USA.: Orlando. [More Information]

2009

  • Luscombe, G., Markham, R., Prasada Judio, M., Grigoriu, A., Fraser, I. (2009). Abdominal Bloating: An Under-recognized Endometriosis Symptom. Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Canada, 31(12), 1159-1171. [More Information]
  • Chenoweth, L., King, M., Jeon, Y., Brodaty, H., Stein-Parbury, J., Norman, R., Haas, M., Luscombe, G. (2009). Caring for Aged Dementia Care Resident Study (CADRES) of Person-Centred Care, Dementia-Care Mapping, and Usual Care in dementia: a cluster-randomised trial. Lancet Neurology, 8(4), 317-325. [More Information]
  • Al-Jefout, M., Dezarnaulds, G., Cooper, M., Tokushige, N., Luscombe, G., Markham, R., Fraser, I. (2009). Diagnosis of endometriosis by detection of nerve fibres in an endometrial biopsy: a double blind study. Human Reproduction, 24(12), 3019-3024. [More Information]
  • Al-Jefout, M., Black, K., Schulke, L., Berbic, M., Luscombe, G., Tokushige, N., Manconi, F., Markham, R., Fraser, I. (2009). Novel finding of high density of activated mast cells in endometrial polyps. Fertility and Sterility, 92(3), 1104-1106. [More Information]
  • Al-Jefout, M., Black, K., Schulke, L., Berbic, M., Ng, C., Luscombe, G., Tokushige, N., Markham, R., Fraser, I. (2009). Novel finding of high density of activated mast cells in endometrial polyps. Society for Gynaecological Investigation, Glasgow, Scotland: Society for Gynaecological Investigation.
  • Abraham, S., Boyd, C., Lal, M., Luscombe, G., Taylor, A. (2009). Time since menarche, weight gain and body image awareness among adolescent girls: Onset of eating disorders? Journal of Psychosomatic Obstetrics and Gynecology, 30(2), 89-94. [More Information]

2008

  • Hart, S., Abraham, S., Luscombe, G., Russell, J. (2008). Eating disorder management in hospital patients: Current practice among dietitians in Australia. Nutrition and Dietetics, 65(1), 16-22.
  • Rong, Y., Luscombe, G., Davenport, T., Huang, Y., Glozier, N., Hickie, I. (2008). Recognition and treatment of depression: A comparison of Australian and Chinese medical students. Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology, 44(8), 636-642. [More Information]

2007

  • Hickie, I., Luscombe, G., Davenport, T., Fogarty, A., Burns, J. (2007). Developing enhanced primary care management of common mental disorders: responding to youth attitudes and experience. Medical Journal of Australia.
  • Boyd, C., Abraham, S., Luscombe, G. (2007). Exercise Behaviours and Feelings in Eating Disorder and Non-Eating Disorder Groups. European Eating Disorders Review, 15(2), 112-118. [More Information]
  • Hickie, I., Luscombe, G., Davenport, T., Burns, J., Highet, N. (2007). Perspectives of young people on depression: awareness, experiences, attitudes and treatment preferences. Early Intervention in Psychiatry, 1(4), 333-339. [More Information]
  • Hickie, I., Fogarty, A., Davenport, T., Luscombe, G., Burns, J. (2007). Responding to experiences of young persons with common mental health problems attending Australian general practice. Medical Journal of Australia, 187(7), S47-S52. [More Information]
  • Hickie, I., Davenport, T., Luscombe, G., Rong, Y., Hickie, M., Bell, M. (2007). The assessment of depression awareness and help-seeking behaviour: experiences with the International Depression Literacy Survey. BMC Psychiatry, 7(48), 1-12. [More Information]
  • Abraham, S., Boyd, C., Luscombe, G., Hart, S., Russell, J. (2007). When energy in does not equal energy out: Disordered energy control. Eating Behaviors, 8(3), 350-356. [More Information]

2006

  • Abraham, S., Hart, S., Luscombe, G., Russell, J. (2006). Fluid intake, personality and behaviour in patients with eating disorders. Eating and Weight Disorders, 11, e30-e34.
  • Hickie, I., Davenport, T., Luscombe, G., Scott, E., Mackenzie, E., Morgan, H., Wilson, A., Barton, D., Barrett, E. (2006). Is real reform of the Medicare Benefits Schedule for psychiatrists in Australia economically, socially or professionally desirable? Australasian Psychiatry, 14(1), 8-14. [More Information]
  • Hickie, I., Davenport, T., Luscombe, G. (2006). Mental health expenditure in Australia: time for affirmative action. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health, 30(2), 119-122. [More Information]
  • Highet, N., Luscombe, G., Davenport, T., Burns, J., Hickie, I. (2006). Positive relationships between public awareness activity and recognition of the impacts of depression in Australia. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry, 40(1), 55-58.
  • Abraham, S., Brown, T., Boyd, C., Luscombe, G., Russell, J. (2006). Quality of life: eating disorders. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry, 40, 150-155. [More Information]

2005

  • Hickie, I., Groom, G., McGorry, P., Davenport, T., Luscombe, G. (2005). Australian mental health reform: time for real outcomes. Medical Journal of Australia, 182(8), 401-406. [More Information]
  • Hickie, I., Christensen, H., Davenport, T., Luscombe, G. (2005). Can we track the impact of Australian mental health research? Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry, 39(7), 591-599. [More Information]
  • Hart, S., Abraham, S., Luscombe, G., Russell, J. (2005). Fluid Intake in patients with eating disorders. International Journal of Eating Disorders, 38(1), 55-59. [More Information]

2004

  • Abraham, S., Luscombe, G., Boyd, C., Olesen, I. (2004). Predictors Of The Accuracy Of Self-Reported Height And Weight In Adolescent Female School Students. International Journal of Eating Disorders, 36(1), 76-82. [More Information]

2003

  • Abraham, S., Luscombe, G., Soo, I. (2003). Oral contraception and cyclic changes in premenstrual and menstrual experiences. Journal of Psychosomatic Obstetrics and Gynecology, 24(3), 185-193.

2001

  • Brodaty, H., Luscombe, G., Parker, G., Wilhelm, Jr., K., Hickie, I., Austin, M., Mitchell, P. (2001). Early and late onset depression in old age: different aetiologies, same phenomenology. Journal of Affective Disorders, 66, 225-236.

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