Associate Editor


Amutha Ramadas, PhD, MSc, BSc

Lecturer
Jeffrey Cheah School of Medicine & Health Sciences
Monash University Malaysia
47500 Bandar Sunway
Selangor, Malaysia

Biography

EDUCATION


• (2012–2015) Grad Cert in Higher Education, Monash University, Wellington Road, Australia
• (2008–2012) PhD (Public Health), Monash University, Wellington Road, Australia
• (2003–2006) MSc (Clinical Nutrition), Universiti Putra Malaysia, Selangor, Malaysia
• (2000–2003) BSc (Nutrition & Comm Health,) Universiti Putra Malaysia, Selangor, Malaysia

Research Interest

Scientific Activities

Publications

1. Ramadas A, Quek KF. Potential of mobile applications in prevention and management of cardio-metabolic diseases. Public Health Open Journal. 2016; 1(4): 71-80.
2. Ngim CF, Lai NM, Hong J, et al. Growth hormone therapy for people with thalassaemia (Protocol). Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews. 2016; 7: CD012284.
3. Ramadas A, Qureshi AM, Dominic NA, et al. Socio-Demography and Medical History as Predictors of Health-Related Quality of Life of Breast Cancer Survivors. Asian Pac J Cancer Prev. 2015; 16(4): 1479-1485. Web site. http://journal.waocp.org/?sid=Entrez:PubMed&id=pmid:25743818&key=2015.16.4.1479
4. Ramadas A, Chan CKY, Oldenburg B, Zanariah H, Quek KF. A Web-Based Dietary Intervention for People with Type2 Diabetes: Development, Implementation, and Evaluation. Int J Behav Med. 2015; 22(3): 365-373. doi: 10.1007/s12529-014-9445-z
5. Latona AM, Sorefan FM, Khoo JJ, Gunn A, Ramadas A. Clinicopathological review of 565 cases of lymph node biopsies. Pathology. 2014; 46: S70-S71. doi: 10.1097/01.PAT.0000443574.66551.df
6. Atan R, Virzi GM, Peck L, et al. High Cut-off Hemofiltration versus Standard Hemofiltration: A Pilot Assessment of Effects on Indices of Apoptosis. Blood Purif. 2014; 37(4): 296-303. doi: 10.1159/000363220
7. Ahmad B, Ramadas A, Quek KF, Zain AZ. A pilot study: the development of a culturally tailored Malaysian Diabetes Education Module (MY-DEMO) based on the Health Belief Model. BMC Endocr Disord. 2014; 14(1): 31. doi: 10.1186/1472-6823-14-31
8. Ramadas A, Quek KF, Chan CKY, Oldenburg B. Web-based Interventions for the Prevention and Management of Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus: A Systematic Review of Recent Evidence. Int J Med Inform. 2011; 80(6): 389-405. doi: 10.1016/j.ijmedinf.2011.02.002
9. Ramadas A, Quek KF, Oldenburg B, Chan CKY, Zanariah H. Randomised-Controlled Trial of a Web-based Dietary Intervention for Patients with Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus: Study Protocol of my DIDeA. BMC Public Health. 2011; 11: 359. doi: 10.1186/1471-2458-11-359
10. Ahmad B, Ramadas A, Quek KF. The Development and Validation of Diabetes Knowledge Questionnaire (DKQ) for the Indigenous Population in Malaysia. Med J Malaysia. 2010; 65(4): 274-277. Web site. http://www.e-mjm.org/2010/v65n4/Diabetes_Knowledge.pdf
11. Ramadas A, Kandiah M. Nutritional Status and the Risk for Colorectal Adenomas: A Case-Control Study in Hospital Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Pakistan J Nutrition. 2010; 9(3): 269-278.
12. Ramadas A, Kandiah M, Jabbar F, Zarida H. Dietary Risk Factors for Colorectal Adenomatous Polyps: A Mini Review. Pertanika Journal Science Technology. 2010; 18(2): 321-349.


RECENT REFEREED PROCEEDINGS


1. Ramadas A, Chan CKY, Oldenburg B, Hussien Z, Quek KF. Dietary e-intervention for Malaysians with type 2 diabetes mellitus: Development, implementation and evaluation. Int J Behav Med. 2016; p23 (Suppl 1): S202.
2. Elangovan S, Ramadas A, Dominic NA, et al. Impact of Psychosocial Risk Factors in Health-related Quality of Life: A Pilot Study among Breast Cancer Survivors in Johor Bahru, Malaysia. Indian J Psychiatry. 2015; 15 (Suppl): S12.
3. Ramadas A, Quek KF, Chan CKY, Oldenburg B, Zanariah H. The impact of a web-delivered dietary intervention on overweight and obese patients with type 2 diabetes. Obes Rev. 2014; 15 (Suppl 2): 129-176.
4. Ramadas A, Quek KF, Oldenburg B, Chan CKY, Zanariah H. Improvement in Dietary Knowledge, Attitude and Behavior of patients with Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus: Results from a tailored web-based dietary education program (myDIDeA). Int J Behav Med. 2012; 19 (Suppl 1): 1-341. doi: 10.1186/1471-2458-11-359
5. Ramadas A, Chan CKY, Quek KF, Zanariah H, Oldenburg B. Validation of a knowledge, attitude, and behavior questionnaire for dietary education in Malaysian diabetic patients. Int J Behav Med. 2010; 17 (Suppl 1): 154.


RECENT POSTER PRESENTATIONS


1. Ramadas A, Liew JK, Lim WT, Aung HH. Behavioural factors associated with BMI status among young Malaysian women with inclination towards cosmetic surgery. MASO 2015 Scientific Conference on Obesity - Combating Obesity: Societal and Environmental Challenges. Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. 2015.
2. Ngim CF, Ibrahim H, Abdullah N, Lai NM, Tan RKM, Pang PL, Ramadas A. A web-based educational intervention improves public’s knowledge and attitudes on thalassaemia prevention in Malaysia. 37th Malaysian Paediatric Association Congress & Asia Pacific Vaccinology Update, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. 2015.
3. Ramadas A, Quek KF, Chan CKY, Oldenburg B, Zanariah H. The impact of a web-delivered dietary intervention on overweight and obese patients with type 2 diabetes. International Congress on Obesity, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. 2014.
4. Ramadas A, Quek KF, Chan CKY, Oldenburg B, Zanariah H. Health information-seeking and its impact on the key outcomes of a web-delivered dietary intervention among patients with diabetes. World Diabetes Congress, International Diabetes Federation, Melbourne, Australia. 2013.
5. Ramadas A, Quek KF, Chan CKY, Oldenburg B, Zanariah H. Impact of a web-delivered dietary intervention on the dietary habits of patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus: a randomised-controlled trial. 1st Conference on Non-Communicable Diseases: The Role of Diet and Physical Activity in Combating NCDs, Nutrition Society of Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. 2013.
6. Ahmad B, Ramadas A, Quek KF, Zaini A. Development and Evaluation of a Malaysian Diabetes Education Module (MY-DEMO). International Conference in Higher Education –Succeeding in the Pursuit Quality, Michigan State University, Dubai, UAE. 2013.
7. Ramadas A, Quek KF, Chan CKY, Oldenburg B, Zanariah H. Obesity in Patients with Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus Participating in a Web-based Dietary Education Programme. 26th Scientific Conference and Annual General Meeting, Nutrition Society of Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. 2011.
8. Ramadas A, Quek KF, Chan CKY, Oldenburg B, Zanariah H. Development of an Intervention Package for a Web-Based Dietary Programme for Type 2 Diabetic Patients. Diabetes Asia Conference, Kuching, Sarawak, Malaysia. 2010.
9. Ramadas A, Quek KF, Chan CKY, Oldenburg B, Zanariah H. Validation of A Knowledge, Attitude and Behaviour Questionnaire for Dietary Education in Malaysian Diabetic Patients. International Congress of Behavioral Medicine, Washington, United States of America. 2010.