MSc Nursing

Anju Philip T. currently serves as Assistant Professor and acting Head of the Department of Obstetrics & Gynaecologic Nursing, College of Nursing, Health Sciences Campus, Kochi.


  • 2002 – 2006 : B.Sc. Nursing (Basic)
    MG University
    SME -University College of Nursing – Kottayam
  • 2008 – 2010 : M.Sc. Nursing (Obstetrics & Gynaecologic Nursing)
    Dr. M. G. R. Medical University
    Shanmuga College of Nursing -Salem- Tamil Nadu


Year Affiliation
03-05-2013 to Present Assistant Professor - Amrita College of Nursing
3-05-2010 to 3-05-2013 Lecturer - Amrita College of Nursing
28-05-2007 to 28-05-2008 Staff Nurse - Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences and Research Centre

Membership in Professional Organization

  1. Trained Nurses Association of India


Publication Type: Journal Article

Year of Publication Title


A. Mary Nelson, Viswanath, L., and T, A. Philip, “Awareness and Predictors of PCOD among Undergraduate Students”, Indian Journal of Public Health Research & Development, vol. 8, p. 18, 2017.[Abstract]

Polycystic ovarian Disease(PCOD) is one of the most common endocrine diseases in women of reproductive ages. It is a syndrome classically characterized by features of anovulation combined with signs of androgen excess. The purpose of this study was to assess the awareness of PCOD and predictors of PCOD present in undergraduate students. Present study was based on the Health Belief Model. A quantitative research approach with descriptive research design was used. The settings of the study were St. Xavier's College for women, Aluva and St. Theresa's College, Ernakulam. By using cluster sampling method, 150 undergraduate students were selected from each college with a total of 300 students. A self administered questionnaire was used to assess the knowledge of PCOD and a checklist to assess the predictors of PCOD. Data analysis was done by using descriptive and inferential statistics. The study results showed that 48% of students had poor level of awareness regarding PCOD. The major risk factors identified were Waist- Hip ratio > 0.80 (97%). Among the subjects 22% reported manifestations suggestive of PCOD. There was a statistically significant association found between branch of education and awareness of PCOD (P<0.05). From the study result, it is evident that awareness regarding PCOD is inadequate and high prevalence of risk factors and manifestations are seen among this age group. © 2017, Indian Journal of Public Health Research and Development. All rights reserved.

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R. Margret Mathew, T, A. Philip, and Sreejamol M. G., “Perceived postpartum stress and coping strategies among postnatal mothers at aims, Kochi”, Asian Journal of Pharmaceutical and Clinical Research, vol. 10, p. 116, 2017.[Abstract]

Objectives: The present study aimed to identify the perceived postpartum stress among postnatal mothers, identify coping strategies adopted by postnatal mothers, find out correlation between the level of perceived postpartum stress and coping strategies among postnatal mothers and find out the association between the level of perceived postpartum stress and demographic variables.Methods: A quantitative descriptive study was conducted among 100 postnatal mothers. Convenience sampling technique was used. Hung postpartum stress scale and coping strategies inventory short form were used for the assessment of postpartum stress and coping strategies.Results: Among the 100 participants, 63% of the postnatal mothers had mild stress, 33% had moderate stress, and only 4% had severe stress. Majority of the mothers were used problem-focused engagement as a coping strategy. There was a positive correlation found between the level of perceived postpartum stress and coping strategies such as emotion-focused engagement and emotion-focused disengagement. There was significant association found between the level of perceived postpartum stress and demographic variables such as age, education, length of marriage, status of pregnancy, method of baby feeding, pregnancy events, intrapartum events, birth weight of baby, child birth experience, status of newborn, and postpartum events.Conclusion: The high proportion and severity of postpartum stress observed among this study group proves that postpartum stress is common and cannot be ignored.

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S. L. C, V, L., and T, A. Philip, “Menopausal problems among post menopausal women”, Journal of south Asian federation of Menopausal societies, vol. 4, no. 2, pp. 7-12, 2016.


S. Shiju, Sreelakshmi, M. S., Varghese, S., Thomas, S. Mathew, and T, A. Philip, “Effectiveness of Information Booklet on Immunosuppressant Therapy after Organ Transplantation among Students.”, International Journal of Advances in Nursing Management, vol. 4, pp. 289–293, 2016.[Abstract]

Organ transplantation is the moving of an organ from one body to another1. Immunosuppressive drugs reduce the strength of the body’s Immune system, but they do not eliminate the Immune system. The combination of medications and smaller dosage are used to develop a balance between providing enough Immune suppression to avoid rejection and to minimize the side effects. The purpose of the study is to assess the Effectiveness of information booklet on immunosuppressant therapy after organ transplantation among students of health science campus, Kochi. Objectives of the study: 1) Compare the level of knowledge regarding immunosuppressant therapy before and after intervention among students. 2) To find out the association between pre-test level of knowledge regarding immunosuppressant therapy and demographic variables. Methodology: Quantitative approach with experimental research design was adopted for the study. Probability sampling was used to select 80 samples from health sciences campus at Aims, Kochi. The tools used where semi-structured questionnaire to assess the effectiveness of information booklet on Immunosuppressant therapy after organ transplantation. Data were analyzed using both descriptive and inferential statistics. Major findings: Majority of the students 37(92.5%) in experimental group belongs to the age group of 18-20 years and 34(85%) are females. Half of the students 20(50%) are taken from both Nursing and Pharmacy. Most of the students 21(52.5%) have no previous knowledge in experimental group. The major information regarding immunosuppressant therapy obtained from books 13(32.5%). Most of the students in experimental group 29(72.5%) have average knowledge in pre-test; while in post-test 36(90%) have good knowledge. The mean score on level of knowledge in experimental group was 11.98 in pre-test and 22.45 in post-test, the estimated t-value was 18.194 which is significant at p<0.05. The mean score on post-test level of knowledge between experimental group and control group was 12.68, the calculated t-value was 15.859 which is significant at p<0.001.The association of pre-test level of knowledge with selected demographic variable shows that level of knowledge is significantly associated with gender and professional qualification. Conclusion: Immunosuppressant therapy is essential and effective for the survival of patients after organ transplantation. Those who are dealing with the patients need more and adequate knowledge regarding immunosuppressant therapy. So for improving knowledge on immunosuppressant therapy information booklet is effective.

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D. A, Lekha Viswanath, and T, A. Philip, “Effectiveness of Breast Massage on Expression of Breast Milk among Mothers of Neonates Admitted in Neonatal Intensive Care Unit”, J South Asian Feder Obst Gynae , 2016.


M. Anujalekshmi and T, A. Philip, “Knowledge on road safety measures among school children in selected schools, Kottayam.”, International Journal of Advances in Nursing Management , vol. 3, no. 4, pp. 341-344, 2015.[Abstract]

Road safety measures are the methods and measures that are issued to reduce risks of injury, death and harm to drivers, passengers and pedestrians.1 The aim of road safety is to convey information to road users so as to enhance their knowledge on road safety measures, influence their behavior and or prepare them for new safety measures. As adults, we are responsible for young children’s safety around traffic whether they are pedestrians or passengers.2 The aim of the study is to assess the level of knowledge among school children regarding road safety measures and also to find out the association between level of knowledge regarding road safety measures and selected demographic variables.

Using quantitative research approach, descriptive design was used from a total of 100 school children were selected by probability lottery sampling technique from eighth and ninth standards of selected school in Kottayam. Self developed semi structured knowledge questionnaire was used to collect data from school children. Descriptive and inferential statistics were used to analyze the data.

Among 100 school children, 52% of them are pedestrians, 28% of school children uses motor vehicles, 18% uses school bus and only 2% uses cycle as mode of transport. The study result showed that 53% had average knowledge level, 45% had good knowledge and only 2% of the school children had poor knowledge regarding road safety measures. Study findings denoted that there is significant association found between the gender and mode of transport to the school and knowledge regarding road safety measures.

Road traffic accidents are one of the main causes of death and injury to children of school age.3 From the above study findings it was revealed that the school children are aware of road safety measures and had adequate knowledge regarding the road safety measures.

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A. N, Lekha Viswanath, and T, A. Philip, “Assess the Knowledge on Menopausal Self-care among Perimenopausal Women”, Journal of South Asian Federation of Menopause Societies (SAFOMS), vol. 2, pp. 55-58, 2014.[Abstract]

Perimenopause which generally begins more than 5 years before the permanent cessation of menses, it is a time of transition characterized by unstable endocrine physiology and
highly variable, unpredictable hormone profiles. The purpose of the study is to assess the knowledge on menopausal self-care among perimenopausal women in selected wards of Nayarambalam Panchayath, Ernakulam. Quantitative approach with descriptive survey design is used for the study. Sample consists of 120 perimenopausal women of 35 to 50 years, residing in selected wards of Nayarambalam Panchayath, Ernakulam. The knowledge regarding menopausal self-care is poor among 71% of perimenopausal women, average among 28% of perimenopausal women and 1% of them have good knowledge. Mean knowledge score is 8.04, SD is 5.09 and maximum score is 30. No significant association was found between knowledge and variables like age, educational status, family income and menopausal status. Perimenopausal women have inadequate knowledge on menopausal self-care. Findings of the study highlight the need of educational intervention for improving the knowledge of self-care among perimenopausal women.

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A. Philip T, “Effectivness Of Planned Nursing Interventions Among Postnatal Mothers Interms Of Attitude,practice &inter Recti Distance”, vol. 6, 2011.

Publication Type: Conference Paper

Year of Publication Title


A. Philip T, “Breast feeding practices of mothers of Under five children”, in 2nd National Conference on Women Health “ Challenges and Solutions”, Sharada Shakthi, Tilak Ayurved Mahavidyalaya and MES institutes of Health Sciences, Pune, 2015.


A. Philip T, “Practices And Problems Related To Breast Feeding”, in National Conference On Women's Health Challenges & Issues, Pune, 2015.

Poster Presented

  • A Big Fat Crisis : Endometrial Cancer, presented during the International Conference on Obesity: A Multifaceted approach conducted by Amrita College of Nursing ,Kochi , on 1st and 2nd December, 2017.
  • Pickwickian Syndrome, got First Prize at the International Conference on Obesity: A Multifaceted approach conducted by Amrita College of Nursing ,Kochi , on 1st and 2nd December, 2017.
  • Experiences of mothers who underwent abortion at 10th Annual International Conference for emergency medicine. Salem, Tamil Nadu
  • Reducing maternal and neonatal risks during pregnancy at International Conference on Midwives-challenges in emergency maternal and newborn care , Salem, Tamil Nadu

Conference Attended/Conducted

Year Affiliation
2018 Participated in the "Dissemination of ICMR National Ethical Guidelines 2017" conducted by CDSA, Dept of Biotechnology, Ministry of Science and Technology, Govt. Of India on 22nd February, 2018 at Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences .
2017 Organising committee member in International conference on Obesity: A Multifaceted approach conducted by Amrita College of Nursing ,Kochi , on 1st and 2nd December, 2017.
2015 Organising committee member in National conference on "Organ Transplant – together, towards tomorrow" organized by Amrita College of Nursing on 20th & 21st November, 2015 .
2014 Participated in workshop on " Evauation strategies " - conducted by KVM College of Nursing ,Cherthala ,Alappuzha ,on 6th & 7th March , 2014
2012 Participated in workshop on " Research skills in Nursing faculty – filling the gaps – conducted by Amrita College of Nursing ,Kochi on 29th November, 2012
2010 Organising committee member in National conference on "Geriatric Nursing – adding life to years & years to life"organized by Amrita College of Nursing on 8th & 9th Sept 2010.
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