Qualification: 
MSc Nursing
shalimol19846@aims.amrita.edu

Ms. Shalimol U.S. currently serves as Assistant Professor in the Department of Medical Surgical Nursing, Amrita College of Nursing, Health Sciences Campus, Kochi. She received her Master Degree from Sri Ramachandra College of Nursing, Chennai and awarded as “Best Outgoing and Top Scorer” of the batch. She graduated from Amrita College of Nursing, Kochi in 2007. She joined Amrita College of Nursing as Lecturer in the year 2013.

She completed MBA (Health Care Sciences) from Sikkim Manipal University in 2015. She has done certificate programme in Infection Control from Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences in 2018. Her areas of interest include research and clinical studies.

Research Works Involved

Year Title
2012 Perceived social support among patients with ESRD  in 7th international conference  at Sri Ramachandra Faculty Of Nursing
2014 Lived in experience of patients with ESRD  in 8th International Nurses conference  at Sri Ramachandra Faculty Of Nursing
2016 Poster presentation 3rd prize for  national conference on  organ transplantation at Amrita Institute of medical science and research centre 
2017 Paper presentation in 14th international nurses conference titled Assess the prevalence of obesity and level of activity among rural and urban high school children conducted by  Sri Ramachandra Faculty Of Nursing   Paper presentation in 1st international conference   titled A co-relation obesity and level of activity  school children conducted by Amrita College of Nursing  

Publications

Publication Type: Journal Article

Year of Publication Title

2020

A. K., Shalimol U. S., and Anjana A. P., “Quality of Life among Post CABG Patients.”, Indian Journal of Forensic Medicine & Toxicology [Internet]. , vol. 14(4), pp. 9313-20, 2020.[Abstract]


Introduction: Coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) surgery is one among the most common procedures performed in the world, and it is one of the possible treatments for coronary artery disease (CAD). Although the effectiveness of coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) is being evaluated in terms of mortality, complications or recurrence of symptoms, empirical studies assessing the change in patients quality of life (QOL) after CABG need to be studied as findings keep changing as time progress. A systematic analysis of how well the patient is considering a multiple variable need to be studied which has greater impact in improving the overall performance of the patients after CABG. Aim: Aim of the study is to assess the quality of life among post coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) patients. Method: A quantitative approach with a descriptive design using a non-probability convenience sampling technique was used to collect data from 101 post CABG patients. The setting used for the study was CVTS OPDs at AIMS, Kochi. A standardized quality of life questionnaire (SF-36) along with a semi-structured questionnaire to assess socio-demographic and clinical data. Results: The study result showed that the majority of samples (97%) had good QOL with mean score of 69.22. PCS (96%) showed higher value than MCS (68. 3). A significant association found between QOL and socio-demographic variables like occupation (p=0.018). Conclusion: Overall QOL improved one year after CABG.

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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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2016

Shalimol U. S., “Lived-in Experiences of Patients Undergone Kidney Transplantation”, Pondicherry Journal of Nursing, 2016.

2015

A. M. A and Shalimol U. S., “Knowledge and self reported practice on diabetic foot care among diabetes mellitus patients.”, International Journal of Emerging Technology and Research, vol. 2, no. 15, pp. 9-10, 2015.

2015

Shalimol U. S., “Assessing depression among stroke survivors”, KNF, 2015.

2014

Shalimol U. S., “Social support for patients with End Stage Renal Disease”, Nightingale Nursing Times, 2014.

2013

Shalimol U. S., “Lived in Experience of Patients with End Stage Renal Disease at Sri Ramachandra Medical and Research Centre Chennai Porur-India”, Nursing Times of India (Nationalized journal), 2013.

2013

Shalimol U. S., “Perceived Social Support Among Patients with ESRD”, In Sri Ramachandra Nursing Journal , 2013.

Publication Type: Conference Paper

Year of Publication Title

2015

Shalimol U. S., “ Lived-In Experiences Of Patients Undergone Kidney Transplant”, in National Conference on Organ Transplant: Together, Towards Tomorrow , Amrita College of Nursing in Collaboration with transplant team, AIMS, Kochi, 2015.

Involved in Student Research Works

Year Title
2015 UG Studies Lived-in experiences of patients undergone kidney transplantion. PG Studies Knowledge and self reported practice on diabetic foot care among Diabetes mellitus patients,
2016 UG Studies Assess the prevalence of obesity and level of activity among rural and urban high school children
2017 UG Studies Perception and usage of complementary among elderly population   PG Studies Quality of  life and Quality of sleep among Post CABG