Qualification: 
MSc Nursing
reginaantony@aims.amrita.edu

Regina Antony serves as the Associate Professor and Head of the Department of Foundations of Nursing at Amrita College of Nursing, Health Sciences Campus, Kochi. She has technical learning and experience of over 11 years in undergraduate and 3 years in postgraduate programmes in Nursing. 

EDUCATION QUALIFICATIONS

Year Course College
1996-2000 BSc Nursing (Basic) Nitte Institute of Nursing Sciences, Mangalore, Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences, Karnataka.
2004-2006 MSc Nursing- Medical-Surgical Sri Mookambika College of Nursing, Kulasekaram, Dr. M.G.R Medical University, Tamil Nadu.

Level of Education: Masters In Medical Surgical Nursing

RESOURCE PERSON

  • 2012: National Conference on Geriatric Nursing organized by Amrita College of Nursing - conducted a session on Sleep in Elderly.
  • DGHS aided workshop on Emergency Nursing conducted in Amrita College of Nursing
  • DGHS aided workshop on Educational Technology conducted in Amrtia College of Nursing

Major Workshops Organised

  • Co – ordinator in International Conference on " Obesity – A multifaceted Approach" 2017 ,organized by Amrita College of Nursing on 1st & 2nd Dec 2017.
  • Organising committee member in National Conference on "Organ Transplant – together towards tomorrow" organized by Amrita College of Nursing on 20th & 21st Nov 2015.
  • Organising committee member in 3rd National conference on " Infusion Nurse's Society – India held at Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences ,Kochi on 21st & 22nd Nov 2014.
  • 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.

Workshop/Conference Attended/Conducted

Year Affiliation
2016 Participated in workshop on "Diabetes Care "– conducted by SDC Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences ,Kochi , on 19th and 20th Sept ,2016
2014 Participated in workshop on " Evauation strategies " - conducted by KVM College of Nursing ,Cherthala ,Alappuzha ,on 6th & 7th March ,2014
2013 Participated in state conference on "Adding quality to research tools" conducted by Government College of Nursing ,Alappuzha on 20th April ,2013
2012 Participated in workshop on " Research skills in Nursing faculty – filling the gaps – conducted by Amrita College of Nursing ,Kochi on 29th Nov , 2012

Poster Presentations:

"Health at all size" in International Conference on " Obesity – A multifaceted Approach" 2017 ,organized by Amrita College of Nursing on 1st & 2nd Dec 2017
"Memory loss" in International Conference on " Obesity – A multifaceted Approach" 2017 ,organized by Amrita College of Nursing on 1st & 2nd Dec 2017.

Publications

Publication Type: Journal Article

Year of Publication Title

2020

Regina Antony, Shalimol U. S., Nair, R. R., and R, T., “The Drug Compliance and Factors Influencing Therapeutic Regimen among Senior Citizen”, Indian Journal of Public Health Research & Development, vol. 11, no. 3, pp. 437-441. , 2020.[Abstract]


Background of the Study: One of the serious consequences in older patients is drug noncompliance. Nearly 40% to a high of 75% is estimated as the extend of noncompliance in the elderly .The aim of present study is to determine the compliance level and to identify the factors influencing the therapeutic regimen among senior citizen. Materials and Method: Quantitative approach with non-experimental descriptive design was used. A modified Morisky Medication Adherence Scale (MMAS) and modified WHO’s Adherence Model tool was used to assess the level of compliance and to identify the factors influencing the therapeutic regimen among the 409 subjects in Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences, Kochi (AIMS). Result: The study results showed that among 409 subjects,all were on medications and were between the age group from 60 – 76 yrs and above, 210 (51.3%) subjects were male and 199(48.7%) subjects were female,majority of the subjects 338(82.8%) were married the educational status of the subjects were 113(27.6%) had primary education and 160(39.1%) subjects had secondary education, nearly 228(55.7%) subjects were unemployed and 119(29.1%) subjects were retired 65(15.9%) subjects had good compliance however, 295(72.1%) subjects had moderate compliance and 49 subjects (12%) were identified with poor compliance to therapeutic regimen. There was significantly high association between education(0.002), income (0.043) and level of compliance (p<0.05), but there was no significant association between level of compliance and other demographic variables. Conclusion: The level of compliance among the elderly were good among highly educated elderly and of high economic status.

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2020

Neenu Merin and Regina Antony, “Quality of Sleep among Diabetes and Non–Diabetes–Pilot Study.”, Indian Journal Public Health Res Dev, vol. 11, no. 3, pp. 643-646, 2020.[Abstract]


Almost everyone has trouble sleeping once in a while, but if occasional episodes of sleep escalate into an unhealthy night time routine, and it will hamper the productivity and sap the patients quality of life1. Objective: Of this pilot study was to compare the quality of sleep among patients with and without diabetes. Methodology: Quantitative approach with a descriptive design was used. A non-probability convenience sampling technique was used to select samples in this study. A semi-structured questionnaire prepared by the investigator was used to collect the socio-demographic and clinical data from the subjects. A standardized Pittsburgh Sleep Quality Index tool was used to compare the sleep quality among 37 diabetic and 37 nondiabetic subjects. Results: The study findings shows that in both diabetic (DM) and non-diabetic (NDM) subjects majority of the subjects 75.7% and 43.2% respectively were of the age group of 56-65 years. In both the groups majority were male (DM-24 and NDM – 27). The results also showed that among the groups most of the subjects were had high school education, were employed,and were married and had a monthly income >Rs.15,000. Among diabetic subjects 22(59.4%) were hypertensive whereas among non-diabetic subjects 9(51.35%) were hypertensive. The study findings revealed that, majority of the subjects with diabetes had poor sleep quality 78.4% (29), whereas among non-diabetic subjects only 51.4% (19) subjects reported poor sleep quality and the quality of sleep among non-diabetic subjects were better than diabetic subjects at (p=0.014). Conclusion: As a healthcare practitioner, the health care providers should focus their attention to the quality of sleep of their patients and should take initiative to make the people to aware about the importance of sleep in their day to day life to live healthy.

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2019

Regina Antony, S., H., and Paul, S., “Effectiveness of structured teaching programme on knowledge of kangaroo mother care among mothers”, Indian Journal of Public Health Research & Development, vol. 9, no. 12, pp. 74-79, 2019.[Abstract]


Objective

The objective of the study was to find out the efficacy of structured teaching programme (STP) of Kangaroo Mother Care (KMC) among mothers in AIMS, Kochi.

Materials and method

A quantitative approach with quasi experimental pretest-posttest design and convenience sampling technique ws used in this study. Study was conducted on 100 antenatal mothers’ (50 experimental and 50 control group) attending gynecologic OPD, AIMS, Kochi, Kerala. The tools used for the study was Knowledge Questionnaire on KMC with 13 items related to demographic data and 17 items related to KMC.

Result

The present study reveals that out 50 subjects of experimental group, the mean pretest knowledge score is 7. 4 and the mean posttest knowledge score is 10.5 after the implementation of Structured Teaching Programme (STP). The control group, mean pretest knowledge score is 8.2 and the mean posttest knowledge score is 6.9. There is high level of significance in the knowledge score of the subjects between the experimental and control group at (t (98) =2.62, p<0.000). The pretest and post test knowledge score was greater in primigravida mothers than multi gravida mothers. A statistically significant association was observed for educational level and knowledge score (f 17.56, p<0.05), prior information and knowledge score (f 8.369, p<0.05).

Conclusion

Based on the study findings the STP was significantly effective to improve the knowledge level of mothers’ regarding the KMC. Majority of the mothers’ 35 (68%) had inadequate knowledge regarding KMC before the implementation of the STP and after the implementation 37 (74%) attained adequate knowledge.

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2019

Regina Antony, IR, A., Mohanan, A., and Pushkaran, B., “Knowledge and self-reported practice regarding mobility safety measures of patients among employees”, Indian Journal of Public Health Research & Development, vol. 10, no. 8, pp. 541-547, 2019.[Abstract]


Background of the Study

The falls suffered by the patients during their hospitalization are one of the most important occurrence in the breakdown of security and often responsible for an increased number of hospital days and worse recovery conditions. The aim of the study were to assess the knowledge regarding mobility safety measures of patients with spinal cord injury among patient mobility services (PMS) employees and identify the self reported practice of body mechanism of the employees.

Materials and Method

Quantitative approach with non experimental survey design was used. The study was conducted among 60 patient mobility service department employee in Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences, Kochi (AIMS) sampling technique used was convenience sampling. A knowledge questionnaire regarding mobility measures in spinal cord injury patients and a self-reported questionnaire was distributed to 60 patient mobility employee to identify the physical activity levels, personal characteristics, and associated work factors.

Result

The participants age were between 17–25 years, majority(51.7%) of them were males. Most of the employees 26.7% had poor knowledge, 55% had average knowledge and 18.3% had good knowledge.50% of the employee had good practice skill, 31.7% had excellent practice skill 10% had average skill and 8.3% had poor skill.31.7% employee did not have and 41(68.3%) employee had experience in shifting patients’ with spinal cord injury. There was significant association between area of work and safety mobility measures using (χ2 = 0.045, (p=0.05)) and there was also highly significant association between previous exposure of information and body mechanics χ2 = 0.001(p=0.001).

Conclusion

Overall results provide relevant feedback of the knowledge and the self-reported practice of the employee which throws light on the importance of reducing and possibly minimizing threats as well as extend safe patient handling.

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2017

S. John and Regina Antony, “The Perception of Children Regarding their Mother's Employment in Selected School, Ernakulam.”, Asian Journal of Nursing Education and Research, vol. 7, p. 185, 2017.[Abstract]


A descriptive study on the perception of children regarding their mother’s employment in selected school was conducted with the objectives to (1) ddetermine the perception of children regarding their mother’s employment (2) findout the association between perception of children regarding mother’s employment and selected demographic variables. The design used for the study was descriptive research design. The mother’s employment is a multidimensional variable that has a differential impact on children depending on the number of hours a mother works, her job description, job stability and role satisfaction. Materials and Methods: The study sample size was 100 subjects of 6th, 7th, 8th and 9th classes who met the inclusion criteria. Convenience sampling technique was used. The data were collected using (5-point likert scale) semi-structured questionnaire on child’s perception regarding mother’s employment. Results: Overall 96(96%) subjects had good perception, 4(4%) of subjects with moderate perception regarding mother’s employment. There were no subjects with poor perception. Regarding child’s perception based on gender and ordinal level of class shows that both male and female subjects were 9(100.0%) and 11(100.0%) from 6th standard with good perception. Male 9(100.0%) and female 9(81.8%) were from 7th standard with good perception and female 9(100.0%) and male 20(95.2%) from 8th standard had good perception. Male 11(100.0%) and female 18(94.7%) from 9th standard had good perception. There were no subjects from 6th standard with moderate perception. Female 2(18.2%) from 7th standard had moderate perception. Male 1(4.8%) from 8th standard had moderate perception, female 1(5.3%) from 9th standard had moderate perception about their mother’s employment. There were no subjects with poor perception based on gender and ordinal level of class. Based on child’s perception with ordinal level of class shows majority 100% of subjects were from 6th standard with good perception and minority 3% of subjects were from 8th and 9th standard with moderate perception. There were no subjects who had poor perception. There was no significant association between child’s perception on mother’s employment and selected demographic variables. Discussion: The study concluded that the perception of children is unaffected by the mothers work period because in the present study findings, majority of the subjects had good perception on mother’s employment.

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2016

Regina Antony, Saju, A. V., Abraham, A., and Aleena, N. M., “Assess the Knowledge on Nursing Management of Brain Death among Nursing Students AIMS, Kochi, Kerala”, International Journal of Advances in Nursing Management, vol. 4, p. 294, 2016.[Abstract]


Brain death occurs when there is destruction of the brain cells, including the brain stem and cerebellum. Having correct knowledge of identification of early signs of brain death and the nurse's role in managing the condition increases the student nurses’ self-confidence and they can answer questions of the bereaved families. However shortage of the knowledge among nurses is observed practically such as making mistake in diagnosing the difference between brain death and persistent vegetative state. The study titled “Assess the knowledge on nursing management of brain death among nursing students AIMS, KOCHI” was done with the

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2016

Krishna S Nair, Prof. Sheela Pavithran, and Regina Antony, “Risk Factors and its Awareness Among Patients with Colorectal Cancer”, Kerala Nursing Forum, vol. 11, no. 3, pp. 35-41, 2016.[Abstract]


The present study was conducted among colorectal cancer patients to assess the risk factors and its awareness among patients with colorectal cancer. The objectives of the study were to estimate the presence of risk factors among patients with colorectal cancer, determine the knowledge of risk factors among patients with colorectal cancer, and find the association between the risk factors and selected variables. A descriptive research design was used to study 50 patients with colorectal cancer attending the oncology department of a selected tertiary care hospital. The findings revealed that majority of the subjects having colorectal cancer were &gt;50 years (62%) and were males(60%) . Majority of the subjects had comorbidities like hypertension 17(34%), and diabetic mellitus 16(32%). Seventeen(34%) subjects had the habit of smoking and alcoholism. Majority of the subjects 45(90%) were non vegetarians 47(94%) included vegetarians diet and 30(66.7%) of the non-vegetarians were consuming red meat once a week. There were 14(28%) subjects who did not perform any exercises. Only 24(48%) of the subjects had good knowledge about colorectal cancer but none of the subjects had poor knowledge. No Significant association was observed between risk factors and selected variables.

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Publication Type: Presentation

Year of Publication Title

2015

Regina Antony, “Assess the knowledge on nursing management of brain death among nursing students AIMS”, National Conference on Organ Transplant: Together, Towards Tomorrow . Amrita College of Nursing in Collaboration with transplant team, AIMS, Kochi, 2015.

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