Qualification: 
MSc Nursing

Salini K currently serves as Assistant Professor at the Department of  Medical Surgical Nursing, Amrita College of Nursing, Health Sciences Campus, Kochi. She obtained her Masters Degree in Medical Surgical Nursing from K.G College of Nursing, Coimbatore under Dr. M.G.R Medical University, Chennai in 2009 and  Bachelor of Nursing Degree from Oxford College of Nursing, Bangalore under Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences, Bangalore in 2007. She joined in Amrita College of Nursing as Assistant Professor in the year 2021. Her main research interest is on Rehabilitation of Stroke Patients, Preventive and Rehabilitative measures for COPD patients. She has published 2 research articles.

Education

  • M.Sc. Nursing- (Medical Surgical Nursing- Critical Care Nursing)
    K.G College of Nursing, Coimbatore
    Dr. M.G.R Medical University, Chennai

Associations

  • Trained Nurses Association of India (TNAI)
  • Critical Care Nurse’s Society, Mumbai (CCNS)

Conference / Workshop Attended / Conducted

Year Affiliation
2019 “Innovations, Future Challenges: Exploring New Horizons in Nursing Research” – NRSICON -2019, Nursing Research Society of India : 5th South Regional Conference, Aster MIMS Hospital , Calicut, May
2017 “Future of critical care nursing: Elevate & Innovate”, 2ndInternational& 4th National conference - Critical Care Nurses Society, Mumbai, January
2016 “QUEST – Stepping Towards Qualitative Research Perspectives” Workshop, Al Shifa College Of Nursing, Perinthalmanna, June
2013 "Leading Change, Conquering Heights" - International Conference-Critical Care Nurses Society, Mumbai, February
2013 “Curriculum development : structuring education for progress”, Workshop, P D Hinduja college of nursing, Mumbai, November
2013 “Basics of class room evaluation”, Workshop, P D Hinduja college of nursing, Mumbai, May
2012 “Disaster Management”, Workshop, P D Hinduja National hospital & medical research center, Mumbai, November
2010 “Application of statistical tools in allied health research”, K G College of physiotherapy, State level workshop, Coimbatore, October

Publications

Publication Type: Journal Article

Year of Publication Title

2019

Salini K, Jayalakshmi, M., and Sunumol, M., “Obesity and Infertility a Correlation Study on Anthropometric Indices and Infertility among Women Attending Selected Infertility Clinic”, IOSR Journal of Nursing and Health Science (IOSR-JNHS), vol. 8, no. 6, 2019.[Abstract]


With the rising prevalence of infertility among women and men in kerala, the problem needs recognition as a public health issue. Even though the causes of infertility are numerous, recent studies have shown that obesity is largely linked to infertility. A study was conducted to assess correlation on anthropometric indices and infertility among women attending selected infertility clinic at Kottayam Aims: 1) Estimate the anthropometric indices such as Body Mass Index[BMI], Waist to Hip Ratio[WHR] and Waist Circumference[WC] and infertility in women. 2) Identify the relationship between obesity and infertility in women. 3)Find out the association between anthropometric indices and infertility with selected demographic variables. Methods: research approach used was quantitative; design was descriptive. The sample consisted of conveniently selected 150 women (fertile women-50, infertile women -100). The tool administered were 1) A semi structured questionnaire which includes subject’s socio-demographic data 2) Anthropometric measurements were taken according to standardized methods and techniques using standardized equipments like scale, weighing machine, measuring tape and standiometer. Results: The average value of BMI of infertility group is 26.94 and the fertile group is 23.55 and the p value is <0.001.So there is a significant relationship between obesity and infertility. The average value of anthropometric indices between family history of infertility (group 1,0.937±0.057, group 2,0.873±0.047) and type of marriage (group 1, 0.936±0.057, group 2, 0.873±0.047) shows that WHR have significant difference between groups (p=0.005). Conclusion: Women with excess body weight are more likely to have fertility problems and therefore weight reducing therapies such as exercises and dietary interventions must be incorporated into the treatment of infertility.

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2019

Salini K, “Therapeutic Back Massage on the Quality of Sleep among Hospitalized Patients with Sleep Pattern Disturbances”, IOSR Journal of Nursing and Health Science (IOSR-JNHS), 2019.[Abstract]


During hospitalization sleep of person can easily be changed by illness or hospital routines. Promoting rest and sleep is integral to the profession of nursing.A study was conducted to assess the effectiveness of therapeutic back massage on the quality of sleep among hospitalized patients with sleep pattern disturbances in K.G hospital, Coimbatore. Objectives: 1)Assess sleep pattern of experimental and control group2)Administer therapeutic back massage to experimental group. 3) Re-assess quality of sleep after therapeutic massage on experimental group. 4) Compare effectiveness of therapeutic back massage between experimental and control group. 5) Associate the findings with selected demographic variables.Methodology: Research approach used was quantitative; design was quasi experimental-Pretest-posttest control group. The sample size was 40 hospitalized patients, selected by purposive sampling.Data was collected using semistructured scale for assessing sleep habit and Richards Campbell sleep questionnaire to assess the quality of sleep before and after theintervention of back massage for 3 days. Results:In experimental group pretestsleep score, 2(10%) of them had inadequate sleep and 18(90%) of them had poor sleep. In control group 7(35%) of them had inadequate sleep and 13(65%) of them had poor sleep. In third day of posttest 4(20%) of them had adequate sleep, 16(80%) of them had fairly adequate sleep in experimental group. While comparingposttest sleep score between the groups, calculated value of ‘Z’> tabulated value of ‘Z’ at 5%level ofsignificance. Conclusion: This shows that the back massage was effective in improving quality of sleep in hospitalized patients with sleep pattern disturbance. Based on these findings, nurses can adopt back massage as a simple nursing intervention to promote the well-being and to prevent complications of sleep deprivation.

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