Qualification: 
MSc Nursing
kanmanijob@aims.amrita.edu

Kanmani Job currently serves as Professor in the Department of Medical – Surgical Nursing, College of Nursing, Health Sciences Campus, Kochi. 

Education

YEAR DEGREE/PROGRAM INSTITUTION
2013 Pursuing Ph.D Nursing Meenakshi Academy of Higher Education and Research ( MAHER), Meenakshi University, Chennai.
1999 -2001 M.Sc Nursing (Medical Surgical Nursing) Omayal Achi College of Nursing, Avadi ,The Tamilnadu Dr. M.G.R. Medical University, Chennai
1995–1997 Post Basic B.Sc Nursing School of Medical Education, Regional Centre, L.F Hospital, Angamaly, under Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam, Kerala
1986- 1991 Diploma in General Nursing and Midwifery Santokba Durlabhji Memorial Hospital cum Medical Research Institute, Bhawani Singh Marg, Jaipur, under Rajasthan Nursing Council.

Experience

Year Affiliation
May 26, 2009 – Present Professor: Amrita College of Nursing
June 15, 2006 - May 25, 2009 Associate Professor: Amrita College of Nursing
January 1, 2003 - June 14, 2006 Assistant Professor: Amrita College of Nursing
September 16, 2001 - December 31, 2003 Lecturer: Amrita College of Nursing
June 5, 2001- October 15, 2002 Lecturer: Sree Mookambika College of Nursing, Kulasekharam, K.K.Dist, Tamilnadu
August 11, 1998- May 31, 1999 Nursing Tutor/ Clinical Instructor : School of Nursing, Indira Gandhi Co Operative Hospital, Kadavanthra. Kochi, Kerala
February 08, 1991- October 18, 1994 Staff Nurse ( CCU, Operation Theatre ) : Santokba Durlabhji Memorial Hospital cum Medical Research Institute, Bhawani Singh Marg, Jaipur

Responsibilities Held

  • Head of Department of Medical Surgical Nursing since 10.06.2017.
  • Research guide for Under Graduate and Post Graduate Nursing students.
  • Question paper setter and examiner for both Under Graduate and Post Graduate Nursing programmes of different universities.
  • Reviewer Amrita Journal of Medicine.

Membership

Membership in Professional Bodies

  • Trained Nurses Association of India (TNAI) No : 79414
  • Nursing Research Society of India (NRSI) No : 545
  • Critical Care Nurses Society : No: CCNS/ KE/ 213

Member of Different Committees at Amrita College of Nursing

  • UGP (School Level)
  • Curriculum Committee.
  • Research Committee.
  • Anti ragging Committee.
  • Student Counselling Committee.
  • Library Committee.
  • Parent Teachers Executive Committee .
  • Chair Person, CNE Cell

Courses Done

  •  2009 : Certificate Course in Essentials of Palliative Care conducted by Indian Association of Palliative Care (IAPC) with reg no: 0800743 on 05.01.2009
  • 2012 : International Fellowship on Health Technology Assessment (HTA) conducted by Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences in association with Joanna Briggs Institute of Evidence Based Medicine, Australia, HealthCare Technology Innovation Centre,IIT Madras and NABH from 9th to 16th December 2012.
  • 2013 : Short Course on Clinical Trail and Meta Analyses conducted by Department of Biostatistics Resourse and Training Centre, Christian Medical College, Vellore, India, from 27th to 31st May 2013.
  • 2013 : Short Course on How To Do Qualitative Study conducted by Community Health Department, Christian Medical College, Vellore, India from 18th to 23rd November 2013.

Conferences / Workshops : Organized & Organizing Sectretary

  • 2007 : Member Organizing Committee Continuing Medical Education Programme on Drug Safety Issues in Health Care organized by the Department of Pharmacology, School of Medicine, School of Pharmacy and Pharmacy Services, College of Nursing and Nursing Services at Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences (AIMS), Kochi on 12th November 2007.
  • 2008 : Workshop on Leadership Skills for Nurse Managers organized by CNE Cell, Amrita College of Nursing from 28th to 29th March 2008 at Amrita College of Nursing, AIMS, Kochi.
  • 2009 : CNE State level Workshop [Govt. of India/ DGHS aided] on Emergency Nursing organized by Amrita College of Nursing from 29.02.2009 to 07.03.2009 at AIMS, Kochi ..
  • 2009 : CNE State level Workshop [Govt. of India/ DGHS aided] on Emergency Nursing organized by Amrita College of Nursing from 16.03.2009 to 25.03.2009 at AIMS, Kochi . .
  • 2010 : National Conference on Geriatric Nursing- “Adding Life to Years and Years to Life” organized by Amrita College of Nursing , at Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences, Kochi on 8th and 9th September 2010 .
  • 2011: CNE State level Workshop [Govt. of India/ DGHS aided] on Management Techniques for Nurse Managers organized at Amrita College of Nursing from 21.02.2011 to 27.02 2011 at AIMS, Kochi .
  • 2011: CNE State level Workshop [Govt. of India/ DGHS aided] on Emergency Nursing organized by Amrita College of Nursing from 08.03.2011 to 14.03.2011 at AIMS, Kochi
  • 2012 : Workshop on Research Skills in Nursing Faculty – Filling the Gaps organized by CNE Cell, Amrita College of Nursing on 29th November 2012.
  • 2014 : 3rd National Conference of INS – India organized by Infusion Nurses Society – India ( An International Affiliate of INS, US) and Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences, Kochi on 21st and 22nd November 2014 - Scientific Commitee.
  • 2015 : National Conference on Organ Transplant - “ Together, Towards Tomorrow” organized by Amrita College of Nursing in collaboration with the Transplant Team, Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences on 20th and 21st November, 2015 at AIMS, Kochi.
  • 2017 : International Conference on Obesity – A Multifaceted Approach organized by Amrita College of Nursing on 1st and 2nd December 2017 at Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences, Kochi.

Conferences / Workshops : Resource Person

Year Title Resource Person
2017

 

International Conference on Obesity – A Multifaceted Approach organized by Amrita College of Nursing  on 1st and 2nd December 2017 at Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences, Kochi.

 

Pre & Post Operative Nursing Management of Patients After Bariatric Surgery – Case Presentation

 

2015

 

National Conference on Comprehensive Nursing Mangement in Stroke – One Step Ahead  conducted by the Nursing Service Division , Sree Chitra Tirunal Institute for Medical Sciences and Technology, Thiruvananthapuram on 24th and 25th January 2015.

 

Nursing Management of Acute  Stroke Patients

 

2015

 

National Conference on Comprehensive Nursing Mangement in Stroke – One Step Ahead  conducted by the Nursing Service Division , Sree Chitra Tirunal Institute for Medical Sciences and Technology, Thiruvananthapuram on 24th and 25th January 2015.

 

Chair Person on Thrombolysis for Stroke

 

2014

 

3rd International Conference on Transforming Nursing Practice Through  Research  organized by International Centre for Collaborative Research i(ICCR), Omayal Achi College of Nursing in Collaboration with Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh and University of Saskatchewan, Canada at Omayal Achi College of Nursing, Chennai, India on 8th, 9th & 10th January 2014.

 

Chaired Scientific Paper Presentations

 

2012

 

Workshop on “Stroke”: An Emerging Clinical Crisis – Nurse's Challenge organized by BCF College of Nursing, Chemmanakary, Vaikom, Kottayam, Kerala on 02.08.2012

 

Nursing Management of Acute Stroke

 

2012

 

2nd International Conference on Mixed Methods Research  organized by International Centre for Collaborative Research (ICCR), Omayal Achi College of Nursing in Collaboration with Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh and University of Saskatchewan, Canada at Omayal Achi College of Nursing, Chennai, India on 18th, 19th &20th January 2012.

 

 Co- Chaired Scientific Paper Presentations

 

2001

 

Continuing Nursing Education program  organized by Director of Medical and Rural Health Services, Govt of Tamilnadu, at I.M.A Hall, Nagercoil , Kanyakumari District,  on 20.10.2001.

 

Legal Aspects of Nursing

 

Conferences / Workshops : Participated

Year Type Title
2018 Participation Dissemination Program on ICMR National Ethical Guidelines for Biomedical and Health Research involving Human Participants and Childrenorganized by Clinical Development Services Agency (An extramural unit of Translational Health Science & Technology Institute, Dept of Biotechnology, Ministry of Science & Technology, Govt. of India) and Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences, Kochi, Kerala  on 22nd February 2018
2017 Participation One Day Workshop on Haemophilia organized by Department of Medical Oncology & Haematology, in association with World Federation of Haemophilia (WFH) and Haemophilia Federation of India (HFI) at Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences, Kochi, on17th December 2017.
2016 Participation Continuing Medical Education Programme on Amrita Breast Cancer Comprehensive Teaching Program organized by Department of Medical Oncology, Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences, Kochi on 9th January 2016.
2016 Participation Continuing Medical Education Programme on Evidence Based Symposium- All We Need To Know About Navigating The Complex Medical Literature conducted by Department of Internal Medicine, Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences, Kochi, Kerala on 24th July 2016.
2016 Participation Certification Programme on Diabetes Care conducted by Staff Development Centre of Amrita Instiytute of Medical Sciences, Kochi on 18th & 19th April 2016.
2015 Participation National Conference on Comprehensive Nursing Mangement in Stroke – One Step Ahead  conducted by the Nursing Service Division , Sree Chitra Tirunal Institute for Medical Sciences and Technology, Thiruvananthapuram on 24th and 25th January 2015.
2014 Participation 3rd International Conference on Transforming Nursing Practice Through  Research organized by International Centre for Collaborative Research (ICCR), Omayal Achi College of Nursing in Collaboration with Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh and University of Saskatchewan, Canada at Omayal Achi College of Nursing, Chennai, India on 8th, 9th & 10th January 2014.
2014 Participation 10th International Nurses Conference on Expedite Nursing Vision  organized by Sri Ramachandra School & College of Nursing, at Sri Ramachandra University, Porur, Chennai from 6th to 8th January 2014.
2012 Participation Workshop on Research Skills in Nursing Faculty – Filling the Gaps organized by CNE Cell, Amrita College of Nursing on 29th November 2012.
2012 Participation Continuing Medical Education Programme on The Sunshine Vitamine organized by Department of  Biochemistry, at Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences (AIMS), Kochi on 20th Octobber 2012.
2012 Participation 2nd International Conference on Mixed Methods Research organized by International Centre for Collaborative Research (ICCR), Omayal Achi College of Nursing in Collaboration with Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh and University of Saskatchewan, Canada at Omayal Achi College of Nursing, Chennai, India on 18th, 19th &20th January 2012.
2010 Participation National Conference on Geriatric Nursing- “Adding Life to Years and Years to Life”  organized by Amrita College of Nursing , at Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences, Kochi on 8th and 9th September 2010.
2010 Participation International Conference on Qualitative Research Methods organized by International Centre for Collaborative Research in Primary Health Care, Omayal Achi College of Nursing in Collaboration with Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh and University of Saskatchewan, Canada at IIT, Chennai, India on 11th & 12th January 2010.
2009 Participation Continuing Medical Education Programme on Consiousness organized by Department of Physiology at Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences (AIMS), Kochi on 09th December 2009.
2009 Participation 13th National Conference of Nursing Research Society of India, on Standards in Nursing Education – Implications for Practice at College of Nursing, Christian Medical College, Vellore, Centenary Year of Nursing Education  (1909-2009) held on 12th and 13th November 2009.
2008 Participation Workshop on Leadership Skills for Nurse Managers organized by CNE Cell,Amrita College of Nursing from 28th to 29th March 2008 at Amrita College of Nursing, AIMS, Kochi. 
2007 Participation Continuing Medical Education Programme on Drug Safety Issues in Health Care organized by the Department of Pharmacology, School of Medicine, School of Pharmacy and Pharmacy Services, College of Nursing and Nursing Services at Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences (AIMS), Kochi on 12th November 2007.
2006 Participation The Indo Australian Critical Care Nursing Conference organized by the Dept of In-Service Education, Nursing Services, Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences in association with Critical Care Education Foundation, India held at Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences, Kochi on 15th & 16th November 2006 .
2005 Participation The 51st Annual Conference of the Indian Association of Cardiovascular – Thoracic Surgeons (CTCON-2005) , Kochi, Kerala from 17- 20th February 2005.
2004 Participation National Workshop on Policy, Politics & Nuring – Research Perspectives organized by Nursing Research Society of India  at Govt College of Nursing, Kozhikode, Kerala  on 8TH,on 8th , 9th and 10th  November 2004.
2004 Participation Continuing Nursing Education program on Critical Care Nursing Update – Basic Concepts & Skills  organized by In-Service Education Department , Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences, Kochi on 08.05.2004.
2003 Participation I n-Service Program conducted by BD India Pvt Ltd on Best Practices of Peripheral Vascular Access at Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences, Kochi on 11.04.2003.-Won Best Practice Leader
2003 Participation Workshop on Nursing Education Update for Nurse Educators , organized by Trained Nurses Association of India, Kerala State Branch at Govt College of Nursing, Kottayam from 04.02.2003 to 06.02.2003.
2001 Participation Continuing Nursing Education program  organized by Director of Medical and Rural Health Services, Govt of Tamilnadu, at I.M.A Hall, Nagercoil , Kanyakumari District,  on 20.10.2001.

Poster Presented

Year Title Poster 
2017 International Conference on Obesity - A Multi Faceted Approach, Amrita College of Nursing, Kochi, 2017. 1. Candy Cane Syndrome.
2. Micro Nutrients: A Macro Effect After Bariatric Surgery.
3. Obesity Hypoventilation Syndrome.
4. Suicide Risk After Bariatric Surgery: Time for Action.

Publications

Publication Type: Journal Article

Year of Publication Publication Type Title

2018

Journal Article

F. Sharief, Kanmani J, and Kumar, S., “Risk factors, symptom severity and functional status among patients with carpel tunnel syndrome.”, Neurol India, vol. 66, no. 3, pp. 743-746, 2018.[Abstract]


Background: Carpal tunnel syndrome refers to a constellation of symptoms resulting from compression of the median nerve at the wrist. The characteristic symptoms include pain and numbness in the hands.

Aim: To identify the risk factors responsible for carpal tunnel syndrome, to identify the symptom severity as well as functional status of patients with carpal tunnel syndrome, and to determine the relationship between symptom severity and functional status among patients with carpal tunnel syndrome.

Settings and Design: A non-experimental descriptive study was conducted.

Materials and Methods: A semi-structured questionnaire was administered to assess the risk factors. Standardized questionnaires included the symptom severity scale (SSS) and functional status scale (FSS).

Results: The risk factors assessed were the female gender (64%), premorbidities (75%), diabetes mellitus (53%), hypertension (25%), dyslipidemia (24%), osteoarthritis (8%), and impaired thyroid functions (10%). Fifty-one patients were overweight and 8 were obese. There was an association between symptom severity and presence of any of the premorbidities (χ = 5.80; P < 0.05). There was also an association between symptom severity and diabetes mellitus (χ = 13.62; P < 0.05). A positive correlation was also noted between the symptom severity and the functional status of patients with carpal tunnel syndrome (r = 0.705; P = 0.00).

Conclusions: Prompt recognition, timely management, and avoidance of risk factors responsible for the manifestations of carpal tunnel syndrome have practical implications in the treatment of carpal tunnel syndrome.

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2017

Journal Article

G. G, Linda Varghese, and Kanmani J, “Effectiveness of Structured Teaching Programme on knowledge regarding preventive measures of Uterine Prolapse among mothers”, Journal of Clinical Diagnostic Research, vol. 11, no. 12, pp. QC05- QC08 , 2017.[Abstract]


Introduction: Uterine Prolapse (UP) is the contributor to reproductive health problems that influence the women’s quality of life. It is the most frequent cause of gynaecological morbidities among women in India and major indication for hysterectomy.

Aim: To evaluate the effectiveness of Structured Teaching Programme (STP) on knowledge regarding preventive measures of UP among mothers and to find out the association between knowledge of mothers regarding preventive measures of UP and selected demographic variables.

Materials and Methods: A quantitative research approach with pre-experimental one group pre-test and post-test design was used for the study. The setting of the study was Gynaecology OPD at AIMS, Kochi. By using non-probability convenience sampling technique, 40 antenatal mothers were selected. A semi-structured questionnaire was used to assess the demographic data and knowledge regarding preventive measures of the UP in mothers. The STP was provided to the participants after pre-test. The post-test was done on the 14th day after pre-test. The sample characteristics were described using frequency, percentage. Chi–square test was used to find out the association between knowledge of mothers regarding preventive measures of UP and selected demographic variables.

Results: The mean pre-test knowledge score was 11.85±4.36 and the mean post-test knowledge score was 19.75±2.98. There was a statistically significant improvement in the level of knowledge regarding preventive measures of UP among the mothers (t-value=16.01, p<0.05) and significant association was found between Pre-test level of knowledge and age of mothers (?2=6.30,p=0.043). However, no significant association was found between pre-test level of knowledge and selected demographic and clinical variable which includes education, occupation, place of residence, previous information about UP etc.

Conclusion: The findings of the study showed a significant improvement in knowledge regarding preventive measures of UP among mothers. The STP was effective and it is also suggested that the programme should be continued in order to uplift the overall health and practices of mothers. Hence, it will help to reduce the incidence of UP and enhance the quality of life in future.

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2017

Journal Article

Kanmani J and Thomas, D. S., “Explore the Motives of Organ Donation, Indian Journal of Public Health Research & Development ”, Indian Journal of Public Health Research & Development , 2017.[Abstract]


Introduction: The transplant waiting list has increased seven fold during the last 20 years with increasing number of patient’s death in need of an organ abruptly. The motives and decision making of living donors are critical areas for transplant, yet these topics remain relatively unstudied. The objective of the study was to examine the motives for organ donation as experienced by the donors. Materials and method: A qualitative descriptive phenomenological study was conducted among living donors in AIMS, Kochi. Ten living donors voluntarily participated in two staged unstructured in-depth interview. The interviews were tape recorded and transcribed and analyzed to facilitate the development of themes. Results: The major themes identified were the real motives core to the decision to donate, the factors influenced which had the controlling power over the decision to donate, the concerns before the donation, responding about the feeling of donation, categorizing the live donors. Based on the content analysis, the units identified and evolved into subthemes which were utilized to generate main themes. Majority of the donors were relationship oriented donor, whose major motives were desires to relieve the suffering and save the life of their loving ones. Conclusion: The donor motives are complicated and influenced by multiple factors. This study helps us to identify the donor motives and factors affecting their motive and decision making. By deriving the motives many more intervention to improve the willingness to be a living organ donor can be evolved.

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2017

Journal Article

Kanmani J and Anooja Antony, “Psycho - Social Level of Patients Undergoing Solid Organ Transplantation”, Indian Journal of Public Health Research & Development , vol. 8, 2017.[Abstract]


Organ transplantation has been developed over past 100 years. It is a process which is challenging for patients and his/her family members. It requires lifelong commitment which results in psychosocial distress. Hence along with the clinical evaluation of the patient psychosocial assessment is also important. Purpose: The objectives of the study were to identify the psychosocial level of patients undergoing solid organ transplantation. Materials and method: A quantitative descriptive study was done among 50 patients who were planned for undergoing solid organ transplantation at AIMS, Kochi. A standardized questionnaire, Stanford Integrated Psychosocial Assessment Tool was used for assessing the psychosocial level along with the questionnaire for socio demographic and clinical variables. Results: The study results shows that among 50 subjects 36(72%) were males and 14(28%) were females. Majority 47(94%) of them had good social support .Out of 50 subjects 37(74%) are waiting for kidney transplantation and 13 (26%) are waiting for liver transplantation. With regard to psychosocial levels 68% were belongs to category of good candidates. The mean score of the study was 16.14. There was statistically significant association were found between education and monthly income (p<0.005) Conclusion: The patients who are undergoing organ transplantation or on transplantation treatment are connected with long term emotional tension, experiencing strong anxiety, depressive disorders and so on. Hence the psychosocial assessment is very essential for transplant patients to cope up with the life after transplantation.

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2017

Journal Article

Kanmani J and S., S., “Effectiveness of nursing educational interventionon knowledge regarding first aid measures of epilepsy among care givers of children with epilepsy”, International journal of Nursing Education, vol. 9, pp. 114-119, 2017.[Abstract]


Background
Epilepsy is a disorder of the brain that is characterized by an enduring predisposition to generate seizures and by its neurological, cognitive, psychological and social consequences.

Aim
The aim of the study was to evaluate the effectiveness of nursing educational intervention on knowledge regarding first aid measures of epilepsy among care givers of children with epilepsy.

Settings and design
Pre experimental one group pre test post test design was used. The study was conducted among care givers of children with epilepsy in selected wards and OPDs of AIMS, Kochi.

Materials and method
Quantitative approach with pre-experiential design was used to collect the data. The sample size of the study was 30 care givers who were taking care of children with epilepsy attending neurology OPD and selected wards of AIMS, Kochi. Pre designed and validated structured questionnaires were used to collect the data.

Results
The study results showed that the majority 28(93.3%) of the subjects were females and mothers to the children with epilepsy and 13(43.3%) of the subjects had higher secondary level of education. Among the 30 subjects 15(50%) had previous experience of managing epilepsy. The comparison of mean pre-test (15.1) and post-test (23.3) shown that there is a significant increase in the knowledge level after the nursing educational intervention. There was also a significant association between the pre-test knowledge score and the selected demographic variables, that is education (‘t’=2.76, p<0.01) and previous experience of managing epilepsy (‘t’= 4.388, p<0.001).

Conclusion
The study concludes that the nursing educational intervention on first aid measures of epilepsy was an effective strategy for enhancing the knowledge of caregivers of children with epilepsy regarding the first aid measures of epilepsy.

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2017

Journal Article

Kanmani J and Suresh, S., “Role Strain and Burden Among Caregivers of Parkinson’s Disease”, World Journal of Pharmaceutical and Life Sciences (WJPLS), vol. 2, no. 6, pp. 376-388 , 2017.[Abstract]


Objective: Parkinson’s disease is a progressive neurodegenerative disorder with the major burden of informal care on the spouse and other family members. Objectives of the study were to identify the role strain and burden, find correlation between role strain and burden and find association between role strain and burden with selected variables among caregivers of patients with Parkinson’s disease. Materials and Methods: A quantitative research approach with descriptive design was chosen. 85 subjects who were caregivers of patients with Parkinson’s disease were selected using non- probability convenience sampling technique and the data were collected using Modified Caregiver Strain Index (MCSI) and Zarit Burden Interview (ZBI). Results: Among 85 subjects, 67 (78.8%) were spouses .Clinical data revealed 39 (45.9%) patients were in stage 3 of their illness and more than half i.e.52 (61.2%) patients had disease onset within 5 years. Majority of 75 subjects (88.2%) belong to mild category of MCSI and 81(95.3%) subjects had minimal burden. A moderately positive correlation between role strain and burden was found. The disability of disease was significantly associated with role strain and burden. Also there was a significant association between burden and clinical variables including urinary problems, disease severity, and medication carbidopa -levodopa at p>.05 level of significance. Conclusion: The study findings revealed the fact that role strain and burden were correlated and the relatively low role strain and burden among the caregivers of patients with Parkinson’s disease can be attributed to less severity and duration of disease

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2017

Journal Article

Kanmani J and Thomas, D. S., “Explore the motives of organ donation”, Indian Journal of Public Health Research and Development, vol. 8, no. 3, pp. 40-45, 2017.[Abstract]


Introduction: The transplant waiting list has increased seven fold during the last 20 years with increasing number of patient’s death in need of an organ abruptly. The motives and decision making of living donors are critical areas for transplant, yet these topics remain relatively unstudied. The objective of the study was to examine the motives for organ donation as experienced by the donors. Materials and method: A qualitative descriptive phenomenological study was conducted among living donors in AIMS, Kochi. Ten living donors voluntarily participated in two staged unstructured in-depth interview. The interviews were tape recorded and transcribed and analyzed to facilitate the development of themes. Results: The major themes identified were the real motives core to the decision to donate, the factors influenced which had the controlling power over the decision to donate, the concerns before the donation, responding about the feeling of donation, categorizing the live donors. Based on the content analysis, the units identified and evolved into subthemes which were utilized to generate main themes. Majority of the donors were relationship oriented donor, whose major motives were desires to relieve the suffering and save the life of their loving ones. Conclusion: The donor motives are complicated and influenced by multiple factors. This study helps us to identify the donor motives and factors affecting their motive and decision making. By deriving the motives many more intervention to improve the willingness to be a living organ donor can be evolved. © 2017, Indian Journal of Public Health Research and Development. All rights reserved.

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2016

Journal Article

Prof. Moly K. T., Kanmani J, and Joy, M. F. Elezebeth, “Perception of clinical learning enviornment by nursing students:Actual versus preferred”, Kerala Nursing Forum, vol. 11, no. 2, pp. 5-16, 2016.

2016

Journal Article

Kanmani J, Moly, K. T., and Joy, F. Elezebeth, “Perception of Clinical Learning Environment by Nursing Students: Actual versus Preferred”, Kerala Nursing Forum , vol. 11, 2016.[Abstract]


Practical hands - on learning opportunities are viewed as a vital component of the education of nursing students. It is therefore important that these clinical learning environments are well suited to student's perceptions and expectations. Purpose of the study was to investigate how undergraduate students enrolled in nursing programs view their clinical learning environment and specifically to compare student's perception of their 'actual' clinical learning environment to that of their 'preferred / ideal' clinical learning environment. The Clinical Learning Environment Inventory (CLEI) was used to collect data from 132 undergraduate nursing students via convenience sampling. Satisfaction of the students was closely linked with the five constructs measured by the CLEI: Personalization, Student Involvement, Task Orientation, Innovation and Individualization. Significant differences were found between the student's perception of their 'actual' clinical learning environment and their 'ideal' clinical learning environment. The study highlights the importance of a supportive clinical learning environment that places emphasis on effective two-way communication. A thorough understanding of student's perceptions of their clinical learning environment is essential.

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2015

Journal Article

M. Gigini George and Kanmani J, “Seizure precipitant factors among persons with epilepsy with a view to develop a teaching module”, International Journal of Current Research, vol. 7, no. 6, 2015.

2015

Journal Article

G. Joy, Kanmani J, and Sharma, R. N., “A Clinical Study on Physical and Psychological effects of patients with Dengue Fever.”, Amrita Journal of Medicine, vol. 2, no. 1, 2015.

2015

Journal Article

Kanmani J and Jacob, W., “Effectiveness of Parent Centered Education on Knowledge Regarding Home Care Management of Children with Spina Bifida”, International Journal of Scientific Research, 2015.[Abstract]


Introduction: Spina bifida is a lifelong condition that is not curable. Some children born with spina bifida will require intensive treatment throughout their lives due to the range of complications associated with the defect. Methods: The approach used was quantitative approach using quasi-experimental one group pre-test post-test research design, conducted among 25 parents of children who met with the eligibility criteria following non-probability total enumeration sampling technique. Findings: Regarding homecare management of spina bifida, in the pretest 13(52%) had average knowledge, two (8%) had good knowledge, and 10(40%) had poor knowledge, and after the parent-centered education, post-test knowledge score showed that 20(80%) had good knowledge and five (20%) had average knowledge. Conclusion: The study depicts the need and importance of implementing various interventions for parents / children with chronic illness, as it would help improve knowledge, follow healthy practices and build up a healthy generation

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2015

Journal Article

Kanmani J, Jolly, J., Kumar, A., and Nair, R., “A Study to Assess the Quality of Life of Patients with Parkinson's Disease”, Amrita Journal of Medicine, vol. 2, no. 1, pp. 0975-9662 , 2015.[Abstract]


Background & Objectives: Parkinson’s disease (PD) is the most common form of a group of progressive neurodegenerative disorders.The purposes of the study were to identify the Quality of Life (QoL) of patients with PD, factors influencing QoL of patients with PD, and the association between QoL and selected variables of patients with PD. Methods: In this Non-experimental descriptive study researcher enrolled 80 subjects with PDfor more than one year, by using convenience sampling technique and assessed the QoL using PDQ 39 questionnaire. Results: Among 80 subjects 55 (68.75%) subjects had age of >61 years, 28 (35%) subjects had history of direct exposure to pesticides, 63 (78.75%) subjects had the habit of smoking, 60 (75%) subjects were consuming well water, 37 (46.25%) subjects had poor QoL in the dimension of mobility in PDQ 39 (Score: >66.67), 33 (41.25%) subjects had poor QoL in the dimension of activities of daily living (Score: >66.67), in the dimension of bodily discomfort 31 (38.75%) had average QoL (Score: 33.34 – 66.66), and in the dimension of social support 71 (88.75%) subjects had good QoL. Significant association was found between QoL mobility dimension and sex (p <0.05), emotional well being and marital status (p <0.05), bodily discomfort and hypertension (p <0.05). Conclusion: The study results shows that the main dimensions in which the PD patients had poor QoL were mobility and activities of daily livings and in the dimension of bodily discomfort most of the subjects possess average QoL. Significant association was found between dimension of mobility and sex, the emotional wellbeing and marital status and also between bodily discomfort and hypertension

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2015

Journal Article

W. Jacob and Kanmani J, “Effectiveness of parent centered education on knowledge regarding homecare management of children with spina bifida in a tertiary care hospital, Kochi.”, International Journal of Scientific Research, vol. IV, no. IX, 2015.[Abstract]


Introduction: Spina bifida is a lifelong condition that is not curable. Some children born with spina bifida will require intensive treatment throughout their lives due to the range of complications associated with the defect. Methods: The approach used was quantitative approach using quasi&amp;ndash;experimental one group pre&amp;ndash;test post&amp;ndash;test research design, conducted among 25 parents of children who met with the eligibility criteria following non&amp;ndash;probability total enumeration sampling technique. Findings: Regarding homecare management of spina bifida, in the pretest 13(52%) had average knowledge, two (8%) had good knowledge, and 10(40%) had poor knowledge, and after the parent&amp;ndash;centered education, post&amp;ndash;test knowledge score showed that 20(80%) had good knowledge and five (20%) had average knowledge. Conclusion: The study depicts the need and importance of implementing various interventions for parents / children with chronic illness, as it would help improve knowledge, follow healthy practices and build up a healthy generation.

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Publication Type: Conference Paper

Year of Publication Publication Type Title

2015

Conference Paper

Kanmani J, “Scientific Paper on Psychosocial Level of Patients Undergoing Solid Organ Transplantation at AIMS, Kochi .”, in National Conference on Organ Transplant - “ Together, Towards Tomorrow, AIMS, Kochi., 2015.

2014

Conference Paper

Kanmani J, “Scientific Paper on Effectiveness of Caregiver Support Programs on Burden and Quality of Life of Caregivers of Stroke Clients: A Systematic Review & Meta Analysis”, in 3rd International Conference on Transforming Nursing Practice Through Research , International Centre for Collaborative Research(ICCR),Omayal Achi College of Nursing, 2014.

2012

Conference Paper

Kanmani J, “Role Strain and Coping among Caregivers of Stroke Clients- A Mixed Method Research. ”, in 2nd International Conference on Mixed Methods Research , International Centre for Collaborative Research (ICCR), Omayal Achi College of Nursing in Collaboration, 2012.

Publication Type: Presentation

Year of Publication Publication Type Title

2015

Presentation

Kanmani J, “Explore the Motives for Organ Donation”, National Conference on Organ Transplant: Together, Towards Tomorrow. Amrita College of Nursing in Collaboration with transplant team, AIMS, Kochi , 2015.

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