Qualification: 
MSc Nursing
sarikatk@aims.amrita.edu

Sarika T. K. currently serves as Assistant Professor in the Department of Child Health Nursing , Amrita College of Nursing , Health Sciences campus, Kochi. She received her Master Degree from Oriental College of Nursing, Bangalore under Rajiv Gandhi University of Health sciences, Bangalore in 2012 and was awarded “Best outgoing and Top scorer ” of the batch. She graduated from Vydehi College of Nursing, Bangalore under Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences, Bangalore in 2008. She joined Amrita College of Nursing as Lecturer in the year 2012.

Involved in Student Research Works

Year Title
2013 Stress and coping among caregivers of children undergoing,cardiothoracic surgeries
2014 Awareness of mothers about the danger signs of infancy among mothers of infants attending pediatric units at Amrita Institute of Medical sciences,Kochi with a view to prepare an information booklet.
2015 Perceived impact of parenting style on self esteem among early adolescents at selected schools,Ernakulam.
2016 Effectiveness of prenatal education regarding antenatal exercise on practice and selected outcome.
2017 -2018 (ongoing) A comparative study on emotional intelligence and self esteem among children of working and non-working mothers in a selected school , Kochi.
Learning Needs and Perceived Competence OF STAFF NURSES in Agewise Care of Children in a Tertiary care Hospital, Kochi, Kerala, India

Poster Presented

  • “Yoga to shape Obese kids”, presented during the International conference on Obesity: A Multifaceted approach conducted by Amrita College of Nursing ,Kochi , on December 1 - 2 ,2017.
  • "Feed your baby well - Breast feeding Vs Formula feeds ", presented during the International conference on Obesity: A Multifaceted approach conducted by Amrita College of Nursing ,Kochi , on December 1 -2 , 2017.

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 Dec ,2017.
2015 Organising committee member in National conference on "Organ Transplant – together, towards tomorrow" organized by Amrita College of Nursing on 20th & 21st Nov 2015.
2015 Participated in state level workshop on “Inter professional collaboration for better patient outcome” at Amrita college of Nursing on 27th May 2015
2014 Participated in national conference of INS -India at Amrita Institute of Medical sciences on 21st and 22nd Nov,2014
2012 Participated in workshop on " Research skills in Nursing faculty – filling the gaps – conducted by Amrita College of Nursing ,Kochi on 29th Nov , 2012

Publications

Publication Type: Journal Article

Year of Publication Title

2018

S. A. T., T, A. Philip, and Sarika T. K., “Effectiveness of Prenatal Education Regarding Practice on Antenatal Exercises and Minor Ailments among Pregnant Mothers”, Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research, vol. 12, no. 9, pp. QC01-QC04, 2018.[Abstract]


Introduction: Antenatal excersises are essential aspect of antenatal care in most settings and these have a powerful and positive contribution to pregnancy when applied correctly.

Aim: To find out the effectiveness of prenatal education regarding practice of antenatal exercises and prelevance of minor ailments during the third trimester among pregnant mothers.

Materials and Methods: A Quasi experimental pre-test–posttest control group study was conducted among 60 antenatal women (30 in control and 30 in experimental) between 28-30 weeks of gestation attending obstetrics and gynaecology OPD, Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences and research centre, Kochi, Kerela, India. The antenatal women were selected by using nonprobability convenience sampling technique and the data was collected using a self reported checklist to assess the practice of exercise and a self administered rating scale to assess the level of minor ailments experienced by antenatal mothers. On day-1, pre-test measure of minor ailments were done. Then prenatal education regarding antenatal exercises was given to the mothers in experimental group. During follow up visit, on day-14, re-teaching was given. The practice of antenatal exercise was assessed using a self reported check list and the minor ailments of antenatal mothers was assessed using rating scale on day-28. Statistical Analysis was done by using mean, frequency, percentage and paired t-test.

Results: Out of 60 antenatal mothers, majority of the mothers were within the age group of 18-25 years. The mean post-test score of practice in control group was (24.63+4.5) and the mean post-test score in experimental group was (66.3+8.4) and it is significant at the level of p-value <0.001. The mean post-test score of minor ailments in control group was (33.1±1.47) and in experimental group (25.27±2.12). Noticeably the comparison between mean post-test score of minor ailments shows statistically significant difference at the level of p< 0.001 .

Conclusion: Performing exercise during pregnancy helps the mother to be healthy and free from minor ailments.

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2018

D. Antony, Prof. Anila K. P., Sreejesh K. P., and Sarika T. K., “Effectiveness of a structured teaching programme on knowledge regarding food and water borne diseases among school children”, Indian Journal of Public Health Research & Development, vol. 9, no. 9, pp. 166-170, 2018.[Abstract]


Purpose

To assess the effectiveness of a structured teaching programme on knowledge regarding food and water borne diseases and its prevention among upper primary school childern in selected schools in Kochi.

Method

The research design of the study was Quasi experimental, pre test post test control group design. The sampling technique was convenience sampling. There were 100 students selected from two schools in which 50 subjects each in experimental and control group. Data was collected with the help of a structured knowledge questionnaire to assess the level of knowledge and the demographic details. The analysis was done by using frequency, percentage, chi-square and paired t-test.

Results

The findings showed that the mean post test knowledge score 23.96 of children in the experimental group was significantly higher(p<0.05) than the pre test knowledge score of 13.96. Similarly the mean post test 23.90 knowledge score of upper primary school children in the experimental group was significantly higher (p<0.05) than the mean post test knowledge score of 11.66 of control group. There is significant association (p>0.05) between knowledge score and sex of the children. The structured teaching programme regarding food and water borne diseases and its prevention was found to be effective in improving the level of knowledge of school children.

Conclusion

The study depicts the importance of implementing structured teaching programmes for upper primary school children on various topics as it would help to improve knowledge and follow healthy practices, through which the children can build up a healthy generation.

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2015

Jayakrishnan R., Prof. Anila K. P., and Sarika T. K., “Awareness of mothers about the danger signs of infancy”, Kerala Nursing Forum, vol. 10, no. 2, 2015.

2015

J. R, P., A. K., and Sarika T. K., “Awareness of Mothers about the Danger Signs of Infancy Among Mothers of Infants Attending Pediatric Units at Amrita Institute of Medical sciences , Kochi with a View to Prepare an Information Booklet”, The official journal of Trained Nurses Association of India. KNF , vol. 10, 2015.