Publications

Publication Type: Conference Proceedings

Year of Publication Publication Type Title

2018

Conference Proceedings

“test 4”, CDSA, Dept of Biotechnology, Ministry of Science and Technology, Govt. Of India at Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences . 2018.

2017

Conference Proceedings

Aswathy Krishnan S., “Pickwickian Syndrome (Poster)”, First Prize at the International conference on Obesity: A Multifaceted approach conducted by Amrita College of Nursing ,Kochi. 2017.

2017

Conference Proceedings

Bency Bhasy, “Obesity and PCOD (Poster)”, International Conference on Obesity: A Multifaceted approach at Amrita College of Nursing ,Kochi . 2017.

2017

Conference Proceedings

Anjana A. P., “Obesity and memory loss (Poster)”, International Conference on Obesity- A Multifaceted Approach organized by Amrita College of Nursing , Kochi . 2017.

2017

Conference Proceedings

Anjana A. P., “Micronutrients: A Macro effect after bariatric surgery (Poster)”, International Conference on Obesity- A Multifaceted Approach organized by Amrita College of Nursing , Kochi . 2017.

2017

Conference Proceedings

Anjana A. P., “Bariatric surgery and its effects on skin and skin disease (Poster)”, International Conference on Obesity- A Multifaceted Approach organized by Amrita College of Nursing , Kochi . 2017.

2017

Conference Proceedings

Sheeba S, “Diabesity : Obesity a Leading Cause of Diabetes”, International Conference on Obesity - A Multi Faceted Approach. 2017.

2017

Conference Proceedings

Sheeba S, SK, A., and P, S. K., “Prevalence of Obesity and its Relationship with Early Menarche Among UP School Girls”, International Conference on Obesity - A Multi Faceted Approach. 2017.

2016

Conference Proceedings

Linda Varghese, “Level of Stress and its Contributing Factors Among Working Antenatal Mothers ”, National conference on Health innovations through advanced Nursing Research and Practice . Laxmi Memorial College of Nursing, Manglore, 2016.

2016

Conference Proceedings

Aswathy Krishnan S., “Knowledge regarding Umbilical cord stem cell among Staff Nurses”, National conference on Health innovations through advanced Nursing Research and Practice. Laxmi Memorial College of Nursing, Manglore. 2016.

2015

Conference Proceedings

Aswini Sukumaran, Jeenu K., Nikitha P. M., Steffy John, and Prof. Anila K. P., “Effectiveness of a structured teaching programme on knowledge and skill regarding paediatric Basic Life Support (BLS) among staff nurses in selected paediatric wards at AIMS, Kochi, Kerala”, International Conference on Evidence informed practice: An approach to health care reform . Manipal College of Nursing, Manipal, 2015.

2015

Conference Proceedings

Prof. Sheela Pavithran and M., S. C., “Sensory Perceptual Alterations Among Patients Admitted in ICUs”. Proceeding of International Conference on Evidence Informed Research, 2015.

2015

Conference Proceedings

Prof. Sheela Pavithran, Raju, N., Krishna, P., and Raj, R., “Awareness Regarding Procurement, Storage and Handling of Organs for Transplantation Among Students of Nursing Programme at Amrita”, National conference on Organ transplantation Together, Towards Tomorrow . p. 65, 2015.[Abstract]


Study regarding awareness on procurement, storage and handling of organs for transplantation among the students of nursing programmes, a descriptive study was conducted with the objectives to 1) determine the level of awareness of students regarding procurement, storage and handling of organs for transplantation, 2) find the association between level of awareness and selected variables and 3) prepare an information booklet on procurement, storage and handling of organs for transplantation. Data were collected from 60 Undergraduate and Post- Graduate nursing students selected by disproportionate stratified random sampling using a structured knowledge questionnaire. Level of awareness was categorized as poor, average and good. Data were analyzed using frequency, percentage and chi- squares. The study results indicate that majority (33, 55%) of the students had average level of awareness and none had good level of awareness. The mean awareness score was 10.3 against the maximum score of 31. Procurement (77%) and storage of the organs (70%) were the major areas of poor awareness. The Post-Graduate [MSc (N)] students had better knowledge followed by Post Basic B Sc (N). Steady increase in level of knowledge was observed in the Undergraduate programme where 60% fourth year students had average level of awareness followed by II and III year BSc (N) with 27%. Out of the 60 students only (37%) were willing to donate their organs while they are alive, but majority (90%) were willing to donate their organs after death. No association was found between level of awareness and selected variables (p>0.05). The findings of the study suggest the need for awareness regarding different aspects of organ donation.

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2015

Conference Proceedings

Rajeesh R Nair and Prof. Moly K. T., “Patients Psychology in the post organ transplant period: An overview”, National conference on Organ transplant: “together , towards, tomorrow”, Amrita College of Nursing, Health Sciences campus, Amrita vishwa vidyapeetham, Kochi. 2015.

2015

Conference Proceedings

Aswathy Krishnan S., “Pregnancy After Kidney Transplantation”, National conference on "Organ Transplant – together, towards tomorrow" organized by Amrita College of Nursing, Kochi. 2015.

2015

Conference Proceedings

Anjana A. P., “Stress among Primary Caregivers of Liver Transplant Patients (Poster)”, got second prize in the National Conference on Organ Transplant: Together, Towards Tomorrow organized by Amrita College of Nursing , Kochi . 2015.

2014

Conference Proceedings

D. Prasad, “Prevalence of undetected Cognitive Impairment and Depression among elderly residing in rural areas.”, Proceedings of the International Conference on Active Ageing. p. 34, 2014.

2014

Conference Proceedings

Linda Varghese, “Knowledge Regarding Selected Minor Ailments of Pregnancy Among Antenatal Mothers ”, International Seminar on Research Methodology. Carmel College of Nursing, 2014.

Publication Type: Journal Article

Year of Publication Publication Type Title

2018

Journal Article

Nila K. M., D, M. V., and Nair, S. R., “Anxiety, Depression and Self Care Management Among Patients with Hypothyroidism”, Asian journal of pharmaceutical and clinical research, vol. 11, no. 1, 2018.[Abstract]


Objective: The objective of the study was to assess anxiety, depression, and self-care management among patients with hypothyroidism.
Methods: A qualitative descriptive study was done among 65 patients who was diagnosed with hypothyroidism, and the data were collected using structured questionnaire to know about self-care management of hypothyroidism and standardized tool (Hamilton rating scale) for assessing anxiety
and depression.
Results: The result showed that among 65 subjects, 30 (46.2%) had good self-care management, only 1 (1%) had excellent self-care management, 46.1% had severe anxiety, whereas 4.6% subjects had severe depression. There was a positive association between anxiety and depression with self care management.
Conclusion: Hypothyroidism is now becoming more prevalent in the Indian population. From the results of the study, it is obvious that patients with hypothyroidism are at increased risk of anxiety and depression. Self-care management decreases with an increase in anxiety and depression. Hence,
proper management is necessary to reduce the deleterious effect of hypothyroidism on physical as well as mental health.

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2018

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Soumya Raj, Rajan, R., and Kj, S., “Incidence of Minor Ailments of Puerperium and Related Knowledge Among Postnatal Mothers”, Asian Journal of Pharmaceutical and Clinical Research, vol. 11, no. 1, 2018.[Abstract]


Objective: The objective of the study was to identify the incidence and knowledge of minor ailments of puerperium among postnatal mothers and to develop an information leaflet on the management of minor ailments of puerperium.

Methods: A quantitative approach with descriptive design and convenience sampling technique was used in this study. With these methods, the researcher selected 100 postnatal mothers attending Obstetrics and Gynecology ward, AIMS, Kochi. A semi-structured questionnaire along with a checklist was used to assess the knowledge and the incidence of minor ailments among postnatal mothers.

Result: The result showed that the common incidence of minor ailments was afterpain (67%), perineal discomfort (50%), constipation (43%), and fatigue (67%). Majority of the postnatal mothers had average knowledge (65%) level, and some of them had good knowledge (21%), and some of them had poor knowledge (14%).

Conclusion: The study revealed that the main four problems of minor ailments of puerperium were afterpain, perineal discomfort, constipation, and fatigue. Number of studies from different part of the world, including India, shows that a large proportion of postnatal mother experiences minor ailments of puerperium. This provides evidence for giving importance to minor ailments of puerperium. Researchers also provided a baseline information leaflet on the management of minor ailments of puerperium.

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2018

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Linda Varghese, Bency Bhasy, Aswathy Krishnan S., and Viswanath, D. Lekha, “Perceived Risks and Abilities for Health Practices Related to Prevention of Type II DM Among Postnatal Mothers with GDM”, Asian Journal Pharmaceutical and Clinical Research, vol. 11, no. 3, pp. 354-356, 2018.

2018

Journal Article

Anjana A. P., Joseph, G., and A.Valsan, R., “Assessment of Knowledge Regarding Post Exposure Prophylaxis Following Needle Stick Injury among B. Sc. Nursing Students”, Indian Journal of Public Health Research & Development , vol. 9, no. 4, 2018.[Abstract]


Needle stick injuries constitute a major hazard for the transmission of viral diseases such as Hepatitis B, Hepatitis C, and HIV. In the clinical settings, lack of clinical experience and insufficient attention to personal safety put nursing students at high risk for occupational exposure to blood borne pathogens through needle stick injuries and sharp injuries. The purpose of the study was to determine the knowledge regarding post exposure prophylaxis (PEP) following needle stick injuries among B.Sc. Nursing students.

Materials and methods: The research design adopted for the study was descriptive design. The study was conducted among 134 B.Sc. Nursing students using convenience sampling technique. The data were collected using semi structured knowledge questionnaire and analyzed by using descriptive and inferential statistics with the help of SPSS package.

Results: The results revealed that out of 134 respondents 125(93%) had an average knowledge regarding post exposure prophylaxis following needle stick injury, and also revealed that there is no significant association between level of knowledge regarding PEP following needle stick injury with demographic variables. Regarding students knowledge on different variables on PEP following needle stick injury they have a good knowledge on prevention, average knowledge regarding meaning and risk factor of needle stick injuries and the lowest mean score in the area of management and complications of PEP.

Conclusion: Based on the findings of the study, it is concluded that the nursing students have an average knowledge regarding post exposure prophylaxis following needle stick injury. Further analysis revealed that student had least knowledge on areas like management and complications of PEP. Therefore there is a need for regular training and education to update the awareness and knowledge about post exposure prophylaxis which serves as an effective strategy to prevent the spread of blood borne disease.

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2018

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T. Antony, Kanmani, J., and Anjana A. P., “Study to Assess the Seizure Severity, depression and Quality of life among Patients with epilepsy at AIMS, Kochi”, Indian Journal of Public Health Research & Development, vol. 9, p. 25, 2018.[Abstract]


Epilepsy is a condition that has life consequences that extend well beyond the experience of having seizures.

Objectives: The objective of the study were to identify the seizure severity, depression and quality of life, find out the relationship between seizure severity, depression and quality of life and to find out the association between seizure severity, depression, quality of life and selected demographic and clinical variables.

Materials and Method: A total of 100 patients with epilepsy were studied by standardized Seizure Severity Questionnaire, Becks Depression Inventory, and Quality of Life in Epilepsy 31.

Results: showed that 78 (78 %) of subjects with epilepsy were having have moderate degree of seizure severity, 12 (12%) having severe, 10 (10%) having mild degree of seizure severity. The depression showed 55 (55 %) of subjects with epilepsy having normal level, 31 (31%) having mild mood disturbance, 11 (11%) has moderate depression, three (3%) has borderline clinical depression and no severe and extreme depression. The quality of life in epilepsy showed 62 (62%) having low quality of life and 38 (38%) having high quality of life. There was a significant strong negative correlation exist relationship between depression and quality of life (r = -.563) and seizure severity and quality of life (r=-.343). There was a significant positive correlation between seizure severity and depression (r =.226). A significant association between depression and educational status (χ2 = 3.88), quality of life quality of life and educational status (χ2 =9.283) and type of seizure and quality of life (χ2 =6.84).

Conclusion: The study concluded that seizure and depression were predictive indicators for assessing quality of life.

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2018

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A. Thomas and Job, K., “Arm function and quality of life among patients after mastectomy”, Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research, vol. 12, pp. XC01-XC04, 2018.[Abstract]


Introduction: For many women with breast cancer, mastectomy is a common form of treatment which has an indirect effect on female beauty, sexuality and feminity. Also, the patients suffer severe arm and shoulder morbidity post surgery which affects their quality of life. Aim: To determine the arm function and quality of life among patients after mastectomy and find correlation between these two aspects. Materials and Methods: A quantitative descriptive correlational design with non probability convenience sampling technique was used to collect data from 60 post mastectomy women. The setting used for the study was Gynaecological Oncology OPD at Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences (AIMS), Kochi, Kerala, India. Data collection was done from November 2016 to December 2016. A standardised Quality of Life-Breast Cancer Patient Version (QOL-BCV) questionnaire and DASH (Disability of Arm Shoulder Hand) tool was used for the assessment along with a structured questionnaire to assess sociodemographic and clinical data. Karl Pearson correlation test was used for data analysis. Results: The study result showed that majority of the patients 48 (80%) had good arm function with less disability. Quality of life of 21 (35%) patients was high and 39 (65%) patients had moderate quality of life. There was a significant correlation found between disability score and quality of life (r=-0.802) and with all the domains of quality of life {physical (r=-0.771), psychological (r=-0.695), social (r=-0.746) and spiritual (r=-0.500)}. Also a significant association was found between arm function and the clinical variables like oedema (p=0.006) and radiation therapy (p=0.017). Conclusion: Arm disability influences quality of life of patients after mastectomy. The results of this study will help to improve actions to reduce arm disabilities such as lymphoedema as early as possible, through proper assessment and post mastectomy exercises, including special care for patients undergoing radiation therapy. This will improve the quality of life of post mastectomy patients. © 2018, Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research. All rights reserved.

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2018

Journal Article

Prini Varghese and Prof. Sunil M., “Parental Knowledge, Attitude and Practices Regarding Antibiotic use for Respiratory Tract Infections in Children”, Sunil M Indian Journal of Public Health Research & Development, vol. 9, 10 vol., 2018.

2017

Journal Article

Prof. Sunil M., John, S., and V, A. P., “Knowledge Regarding School Phobia Among Parents of Children in Selected Wards of Nayarambalam Panchayath, Ernakulam, Kerala, India”, Journal of emerging technologies and innovative research, vol. 4, no. 5, pp. 110-115, 2017.[Abstract]


School phobia or school refusal is an emotional disorder of the children who are afraid to leave the parents, especially mother, and prefer to remain at home and refuse to go to school absolutely. The title of the study is ג€œKnowledge regarding school phobia among parents of children in selected wards of NayarambalamPanchayat, Ernakulam.ג€Objectives: to- 1) assess the knowledge regarding school phobia among parents.2) find out the association between knowledge regarding school phobia among parents and selected demographic variables. 3)prepare an informationleaflet on school phobia in children and its management and prevention. Methodology- non-experimental descriptive researchdesign, among 80 parents of children between (4-10 years), using non-probability convenience sampling technique and the data was collected using structured knowledge questionnaire on school phobia. Results - Out of 80, majority of the subjects 45(56.3%) had average knowledge regarding school phobia. 33(41.3% ) of the subjects had good knowledge and 2(2.5%) of subjects had poor knowledge.The maximum score was 26. The mean score of overall knowledge on school phobia among parents was 16.39 and standard deviation was 3.563. There was no significant statistical association between parents knowledge on school phobia and selected demographic variables.Conclusion- The parents knowledge regarding school phobia is only average. Therefore interventions need to be planned to enhance their knowledge so that they will be in a position to prevent the future occurances of school phobia and manage a child with school phobia with minimum complications.

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2017

Journal Article

S. E, Prof. Sheela Pavithran, and R, R., “Case Control Study to Identify The Risk Factors of Chronic Kidney Disease”, International Journal of Pharma and Bio Sciences, vol. 8, no. 2, pp. 512-516, 2017.[Abstract]


Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) is a global issue and its risk factors differ between races and countries. The increase in incidence of CKD in the last decade attributes to the lifestyle changes which need to be identified. It is worth understanding the risk factors in India where there is diversity in the income, food, cultural traditions and lifestyle habits. This “case control study to assess the risk factors of chronic kidney disease among adults” was conducted among 200 subjects with the objectives to identify the risk factors of chronic kidney disease and to estimate the exposure to risk factors among patients with and without chronic kidney disease using retrospective survey design. The data were collected using a structured questionnaire and analysed using Odd’s ratio (OR). The findings show that age (OR-2.6675, CI-95%, 1.443-4.957) and family history of CKD (OR-4.846, CI-95%, 1.020-23.0228) were the non-modifiable risk factors. Co-morbidities like hypertension (OR-18.971, CI-95%, 9.235-38.969), diabetes mellitus (OR- 3.618, CI-95%, 2.017-6.490), coronary artery disease (OR-11.821, CI-95%, 4-34.933), urinary tract infections (OR-5.664, CI-95%, 2.460-13.043) and use of analgesics (OR-6, CI-95%, 2.186-16.467) were major modifiable risk factors. Modifiable risk factors play an important role in the development of CKD. So screening the patients at risk for CKD should be emphasized and treating the modifiable risk factors at an early stage will help to reduce the incidence and or progression of the disease. Prevention and control should also focus on the life style habits.

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2017

Journal Article

and Bency Bhasy, “Knowledge Regarding Cord Blood Donation Among Antenatal Mothers”, Indian Journal of Public health Research & Development; R.K Sharma, vol. 8, 2017.

2017

Journal Article

P. S. R., Linda Varghese, and Aswathy Krishnan S., “Effectiveness of prenatal teaching on prevention of breast engorgement”, International Journal of Reproduction, Contraception, Obstetrics and Gynecology, vol. 6, 9 vol., pp. 3927–3931 , 2017.[Abstract]


Background: Breast engorgement is a major issue in the early postpartum period under the influence of hormonal shift and increase milk production. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the prevention, recognition and management of breast engorgement.Methods: Quasi Experimental, quantitative study conducted in AIMS, Kochi among sixty mothers by Convenience sampling technique. The design used was pre-test post-test control group design. A semi structured knowledge questionnaire, Bristol Breastfeeding Assessment Tool and an Observational checklist were used to collect the data. Prenatal teaching provided to the Experimental group.Results: The mean pre-test knowledge level of control group was 9.83 and the post-test knowledge was 10.03. In the Experimental group, the mean pre-test level was 10.20 and the post-test level is 20.76. The ‘t’ value of control group was 0.71 and that of Experimental group was 12.83 which was highly significant at 0.001 level. There was a significant increase in knowledge score in Experimental group. Comparing the breastfeeding practices regarding positioning and attachment in both groups, showed a significant difference at the level of 0.001 but other two aspects, sucking and swallowing were not significant. Comparing the incidence, 13.3% mothers reported in experimental group whereas 63.3% in the control group, which showed a remarkable decrease in the incidence of breast engorgement in the former group.Conclusions: The prenatal teaching was effective in improving the health of mothers as well as practices of breastfeeding and it helped in reduction of the incidence of breast engorgement.

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2017

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Linda Varghese and Bency Bhasy, “Knowledge and Attitude of Antenatal Mothers Regarding Cord Blood Donation, AIMS, Kochi”, Indian Journal of Public Health Research & Development, vol. 8, 3 vol., no. 3, pp. 88-90, 2017.[Abstract]


Background : Stem cell research is one of the most important and at the time, the most controversial topics of science today. Blood stem cells have been used to treat certain cancer, blood and metabolic and immune disease.

Methodology : The aim was to assess the knowledge and attitude of antenatal mothers about cord blood donation and to associate between knowledge score and selected demographic variables. It was a descriptive study conducted among 70 antenatal mothers at Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences, Kochi. The sample selected by Non Probability convenience sampling technique and data collected by semi structured knowledge questionnaire including socio-demographic variables. Investigator developed five point Likert scale to assess the attitude of antenatal mothers regarding cord blood donation.

Result: Majority of the antenatal mothers (61%) had poor knowledge, 29% of the mothers had average knowledge and only 10% of them had good knowledge regarding cord blood donation. The mean knowledge of antenatal mothers was 4.17 with a Standard Deviation of 1.802. Out of total subjects 41.4% mothers had positive attitude, 48.6% mothers had average attitude and 10% of the mothers had negative attitude towards cord blood donation. There was no significant association between knowledge score and selected demographic variables.

Conclusion: From the study, investigator observed that antenatal mothers had very little knowledge regarding the concept of cord blood donation, one the other hand majority of them have average attitude to cord blood donation.

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2017

Journal Article

Prof. Sunil M., George, R., and S., S., “Effectiveness of a planned teaching programme on knowledge regarding refractive errors among primary school teachers in selected schools Ernakulam”, Kerala Nursing Forum, vol. 12, 2017.

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

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R. Margret Mathew, T, A. Philip, and Sreejamol M. G., “Perceived postpartum stress and coping strategies among postnatal mothers at aims, Kochi”, Asian Journal of Pharmaceutical and Clinical Research, vol. 10, p. 116, 2017.[Abstract]


Objectives: The present study aimed to identify the perceived postpartum stress among postnatal mothers, identify coping strategies adopted by postnatal mothers, find out correlation between the level of perceived postpartum stress and coping strategies among postnatal mothers and find out the association between the level of perceived postpartum stress and demographic variables.Methods: A quantitative descriptive study was conducted among 100 postnatal mothers. Convenience sampling technique was used. Hung postpartum stress scale and coping strategies inventory short form were used for the assessment of postpartum stress and coping strategies.Results: Among the 100 participants, 63% of the postnatal mothers had mild stress, 33% had moderate stress, and only 4% had severe stress. Majority of the mothers were used problem-focused engagement as a coping strategy. There was a positive correlation found between the level of perceived postpartum stress and coping strategies such as emotion-focused engagement and emotion-focused disengagement. There was significant association found between the level of perceived postpartum stress and demographic variables such as age, education, length of marriage, status of pregnancy, method of baby feeding, pregnancy events, intrapartum events, birth weight of baby, child birth experience, status of newborn, and postpartum events.Conclusion: The high proportion and severity of postpartum stress observed among this study group proves that postpartum stress is common and cannot be ignored.

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2017

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A. Mary Nelson, Viswanath, L., and T, A. Philip, “Awareness and Predictors of PCOD among Undergraduate Students”, Indian Journal of Public Health Research & Development, vol. 8, p. 18, 2017.[Abstract]


Polycystic ovarian Disease(PCOD) is one of the most common endocrine diseases in women of reproductive ages. It is a syndrome classically characterized by features of anovulation combined with signs of androgen excess. The purpose of this study was to assess the awareness of PCOD and predictors of PCOD present in undergraduate students. Present study was based on the Health Belief Model. A quantitative research approach with descriptive research design was used. The settings of the study were St. Xavier's College for women, Aluva and St. Theresa's College, Ernakulam. By using cluster sampling method, 150 undergraduate students were selected from each college with a total of 300 students. A self administered questionnaire was used to assess the knowledge of PCOD and a checklist to assess the predictors of PCOD. Data analysis was done by using descriptive and inferential statistics. The study results showed that 48% of students had poor level of awareness regarding PCOD. The major risk factors identified were Waist- Hip ratio > 0.80 (97%). Among the subjects 22% reported manifestations suggestive of PCOD. There was a statistically significant association found between branch of education and awareness of PCOD (P<0.05). From the study result, it is evident that awareness regarding PCOD is inadequate and high prevalence of risk factors and manifestations are seen among this age group. © 2017, Indian Journal of Public Health Research and Development. All rights reserved.

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2017

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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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2017

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Prof. Sreedevi P. A., Sreejamol M. G., and Joy, F. Elizabeth, “Exploratory Study on Tobacco Use among Adolescents”, Indian journal of Public Health Research and Development., vol. 8, 2017.[Abstract]


Background of the study: The increasing burden of tobacco-related diseases, particularly oral cancer, in India bears a direct association to the increase in consumption of a wide range of tobacco products. Adolescents are the most vulnerable section of the population exposed to tobacco use. Objective : to explore the extent of use of tobacco use among adolescents, knowledge and attitude of adolescents towards smoking Materials and method: A descriptive survey design was used for the study. The sample consisted of 200 adolescents studying in plus one and plus two of a selected private higher secondary school of Ernakulam District, Kerala. Data were collected using Global Youth Tobacco Survey (GYTS) questionnaire. The data obtained was analyzed using descriptive statistics . Results: Out of 200 subjects, 44(22%) subjects used cigarettes even one or two puffs during their life time. Majority 22(50%) of them used tobacco for the first time between the age of 14-15 years. Approximately 22% of the students stated that they live in homes where family members smoke in their presence and nearly half of the students (44%) are around others who smoke in places outside their home. Majority of them 137(68%) have average level of knowledge and 38(19%) have good level of knowledge regarding smoking. More than half of the ever smokers (57.1%) reported that they want to stop the tobacco use but 42.9% said that they don't want to stop tobacco use Conclusion: The findings of the study show that tobacco addiction is emerging as a big threat among adolescents. There is urgent need for implementation of the comprehensive tobacco control program.

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2017

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J. Sherin Ann, T, M. K., A., S. P., and R, N. Rajani, “Effectiveness of Nursing Process -Based Clinical Practice Guideline on Quality of Nursing Care Among Post CABG Patients”, International Journal of Nursing Education, vol. 9, no. 2, pp. 120-126, 2017.

2017

Journal Article

Anjana A. P., S, A. V., and J, J. M., “Stress among Primary Caregivers of Liver Transplant Patients”, Asian Journal of Nursing Education and Research, vol. 7, 1 vol., pp. 105-107, 2017.[Abstract]


Liver transplantation is the replacement of a diseased liver with some or all of a healthy liver from another person. Liver transplantation is a viable treatment option for end stage liver disease and acute liver failure. Family members of liver transplant patients continue care giving activities for a lengthy period after transplantation. A descriptive study was conducted to assess the stress among primary caregivers of liver transplant patient at AIMS, Kochi. The objectives of the study were to identify the stress among primary caregivers of patient undergone liver transplantation and find out the association between the level of stress and selected demographic variables. Methodology: the research design used for the study was quantitative descriptive research design and the samples were 50.Sampling technique was convenience sampling. The tool used for the study was Dr. Steven Zarit (modified version) self stress-assessment scale along with a semi structured questionnaire. Result: majority of the subjects 46 (92%) were have mild stress and only 4(8%) were had moderate stress. None of them reported to have severe stress. There is a significant association between stress with age (p=0.028), income (p=0.088) and duration of care (p=0.088). Conclusion: the study findings showed that the direct caregivers of liver transplant patients had mild stress since majority of the care givers were life partners.

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S. Vasudevan, Sumathi Senthilvel, and Sureshbabu, J., “Study on risk factors associated with Diabetic Retinopathy among the patients with Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus in South India”, International Journal of Ophthalmology , vol. 17, 9 vol., pp. 1615-1619, 2017.

2017

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Sheeba S, K, S. A., and Biju, V., “Knowledge and Self-Care Practices Among Diabetics”, Asian J Pharm Clin, vol. 10, no. 12, pp. 234-237, 2017.

2017

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Reshma. K. Sasi and Mathew, J. A., “Application of Maccoby and Martin's Parenting style model and Rosenstock's Health Belief Model.”, International Journal of Pediatric Nursing, vol. 3, no. 7, pp. 2455- 6343, 2017.

2017

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Mercy Joseph, “Effectiveness Of Parent Care Guide On Knowledge And Practice Of Mothers Regarding The Feeding Problems Of Children Undergone Correction Of Oral Facial Cleft”, Journal Article In Kerala Nursing Forum , 2017.

2017

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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

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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

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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

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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

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and J, K., “Psychosocial Level of Patients Undergoing Solid Organ Transplanation”, vol. 8, no. 3, pp. 131-136 , 2017.

2017

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Anooja Antony and Prof. Sheela Pavithran, “Taste Alterations and Quality of Life of Patients Recieving Chemotherapy”, Asian Journal of Pharmaceutical and Clinical Research, vol. 10, no. 12, pp. 380-383, 2017.[Abstract]


Objective: The study was conducted with the aim to determine the taste alteration (TA) and its relation with quality of life (QOL) of patients receiving chemotherapy. Methods: The present study was undertaken among 100 patients receiving cancer chemotherapy with the aim of identifying the commonly experienced TA and its relation with QOL of the patients. The patients were selected by convenience sampling from a selected Cancer Institute in Kerala. Results: The study reported that TA was present in all the patients receiving chemotherapy ranging from mild to severe where 50% had moderate and 9% had severe alteration in taste. There were 19% patients who had poor and 45% who had average QOL. The TAs had a moderately negative correlation with QOL (r=−0.51) indicating that an increase in TA decreases the QOL. Conclusion: The study evinces that TA is a common side effect of chemotherapy which often impacts the QOL negatively. Hence, it is essential to understand the types of TA and the specific drug causing it. This will enable the health-care team members to develop treatments for these conditions and educate patients regarding the strategies to be adopted to manage the problem, thereby improving patients’ QOL. Keywords: Chemotherapy, Taste alterations, Quality of life, Chemotherapy-induced taste alteration scale, Side effects of chemotherapy

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2017

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Prof. Moly K. T. and Dharan, D. R., “Factors influencing compliance to therapeutic regimen among patients with hypertension”, Asian Journal of Pharmaceutical and Clinical Research, vol. 10, no. 12, pp. 286-289, 2017.[Abstract]


Objectives: The objectives of the study were to identify the level of compliance to therapeutic regimen, assess the factors promoting and interfering compliance, and to find the association between level of compliance and factors influencing it in patients with hypertension in a Tertiary Care Hospital, Kochi, with a view to develop an information booklet.

Methods: Nonprobability convenience sampling technique was used to collect data from 150 individuals attending outpatient departments. Data on compliance were assessed through interview using standardized Hill And Bone High Blood Pressure Compliance. Scale and factors promoting and interfering compliance were assessed using self-developed semi-structured questionnaire.

Results: Only 55 (36.7%) had good compliance, while 52 (34.7%) had average and 43 (28.7%) had poor compliance to anti-hypertensive therapeutic regimen. The major factors promoting compliance were found as patient-prescriber relationship 146 (97.3%), family support 133 (88.7%), motivation 125 (83.3%), communication with healthcare providers 122 (81.3%), health literacy 104 (69.3%), and patient satisfaction 75 (50%). The factors interfering with compliance were lack of self-esteem 136 (90.7%), long-term adherence 129 (86%), misconceptions and erroneous beliefs 122 (81.3%), cost of therapy and income 100 (80%), forgetfulness 107 (71.3%), difficulty in adjustment to dietary change 82 (54.7%), and fear of side effects 70 (50%). A significant association between the level of compliance and factors promoting and interfering with compliance to therapeutic regimen (p<0.01) was noted. Level of compliance with therapeutic regimen was found to be lower in patients with associated comorbidities such as diabetes mellitus (c2=9.52, p<0.01) and coronary artery disease (c2=6.737, p<0.05).

Conclusion: The study concludes the significance of developing systems to tack and ensure compliance to therapy among hypertensives with a focus on factors promoting compliance not only from the patient perspective but also from the perspective of family and society.

Keywords : Hypertension, Compliance, Therapeutic regimen, factors influencing

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2017

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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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2017

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Linda Varghese, Manju, M., and Radhakrishnan Anil, “Vision related quality of life in patients after corneal transplantation.”, Indian Journal of Public Health Research and Development, vol. 8, no. 4, pp. 178-183, 2017.[Abstract]


Aims

The aim of this study was to assess the vision-related quality of life and satisfaction of patients who underwent corneal transplantation and to evaluate the effects of corneal transplantation on the health related quality of life of patient's.

Method

A descriptive study conducted to determine the vision-related quality of life among corneal transplanted patients. The information collected by telephonic interview and direct interview method with patients (n = 30) undergoing routine follow-up examinations at least 6 month after corneal transplantation. NEI VFQ 25 instrument was completed for each participant. Association between clinical and questionnaire outcomes were evaluated using analysis of frequency percentage and chi square test.

Results

Corneal transplant recipients had an increased vision-related quality of life as demonstrated by the NEI VFQ-25 and there was an association existed between employment and vision related quality of life. Also an association with various sub scales of the questionnaire which demonstrated the positive vision related quality of life.

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2017

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M. Mary Punnen, Prof. Anila K. P., and Deepa, S., “Knowledge and practice of mothers in care of new born receiving phototherapy in selected hospital, Kochi”, International Journal of Nursing education, vol. 9, pp. 109-112, 2017.

2017

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E. M. C and Vishwanath, L., “Effectiveness of self instructional module on knowledge and selected outcome among women undergoing hysterectomy in a tertiary care hospital”, south India international Journal of Reproduction, Contraception, Obstetrics and Gynecology., 2017.

2017

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D. baby, A, D., and Linda Varghese, “Nutritional status and related knowledge among antenatal mothers attending obstretics”, Kerala Nursing forum, 2017.

2017

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Prof. Sheela Pavithran, A, E. S., and R, R., “Case control to identify the risk factors of chronic kidney disease”, International Journal of Pharma and Bio Sciences, vol. 8, no. 2, pp. 512-516, 2017.

2017

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S. Ann Jhony, Prof. Moly K. T., and Prof. Sreedevi P. A., “Effectiveness of nursing process based clinical practice guidelines on quality of nursing care among CABG patients”, International journal of Nursing Education, vol. 9, no. 2, pp. 120-126, 2017.[Abstract]


Background
Coronary artery bypass grafting is one of the high risk and high cost surgeries performed all over the world. Post operative complications prolong the length of hospitalization. Clinical Practice Guidelines (CPGs) are relatively new quality improvement tools which are developed for maintaining quality, minimizing costs and improving out comes.

Methods
A quasi experimental pretest post test design was used to compare the quality of nursing care of the conventional care group with those of the experimental group. The sample comprised of 60 post CABG patients admitted to the cardiothoracic ward and 30 staff nurses caring them. The non probability, total enumeration sampling technique was used. The quality of nursing care and patients’ satisfaction with nursing care was assessed before and after the implementation of the Nursing Process Based Clinical Practice Guideline.

Results
The study findings showed that the quality of nursing care of the experimental group was significantly higher than that of the conventional group (249.90±23.58 Vs 145.17±22.70, p= 0.001). Further the level of satisfaction of the experimental group was significantly higher than that of the conventional care group (187.7±25.0 Vs 148.1± 36.9, p= 0.001).

Conclusion
Nursing Process Based Clinical Practice Guideline was effective in improving the quality of nursing care of post-CABG patients, which in turn improved the patients’ satisfaction.

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Laly K George and S, A. K., “Depression in Renal Transplant Recipients, in a Tertiary Care Hospital Kochi.”, International Journal of Nursing Education, vol. 9, no. 1, pp. 71-76, 2017.[Abstract]


ackground

In end-stage renal disease patients have two options in order to stay alive: life-long dialysis or renal transplantation. Of these options, kidney transplantation is considered as the treatment of choice. Both end-stage kidney disease and transplantation are associated with depression, which may decrease adherence to treatment and influence survival.

Objective
The objective was to identify depression among renal transplant recipients and to associate between depression and socio-demographic variables and clinical data.

Materials and Method
A cross sectional study was conducted among 30 renal transplant recipients at Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences, Kochi. The sample selected by non probability purposive sampling technique and data collected by standardized Beck's Depression Inventory (BDI) Scale.

Result
Depression was found to be lower in transplant recipients. Out of total subjects 80% did not have depression, 10% had depression and 10% with mild mood disturbance. There was no association between depression and clinical variables but high level of significance was found between depression and marital status (p=0.01, p<0.05).

Conclusion
From the study, the investigator observed that prevalence of depression was only 10% among sample, since they continued regular follow up and had good family support.

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2017

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Lekha Viswanath and Nathan, G. G., “Assessment of Health Related Quality of Life among Liver Transplant Recipients”, International Journal of Nursing Education, vol. 9, no. 1, pp. 52-57, 2017.[Abstract]


Background and Aim
Liver transplantation (LT) is the standard treatment for end-stage liver disease. As a result of advances in surgical techniques and emerging immunosuppressive therapy, the survival and clinical outcomes have improved, and the focus has shifted to Quality of Life (QOL) outcomes after surgery. Many patients are more concerned about Health related quality of life (HRQoL) after LT than longevity, which gives importance to QOL assessments. The present study was undertaken to assess the HRQoL among liver transplant recipients.

Method
A descriptive survey approach was used for the study. Thirty liver transplant recipients who have completed one month after surgery were selected as a sample of convenience. WHOQOL – BREF scale was used to assess HRQoL among liver transplant recipients.

Results
Among 30 subject, 14(46.7%) had high QOL and 16(53.33%) had low QOL. The mean score was highest in general health domain(76.3%) followed by environmental domain (73.5%) and social domain(71.5%) and lowest in psychological domain(66.8%). There was no association between QOL in different domains with any of the variables except general health domain. In general health domain a significant association was found with education and occupation (p<0.05). A positive correlation was observed between QOL and duration after transplantation(r=0.276,p=0.014).

Conclusion
The study concluded that most of the recipients have low QOL but it improves over a period of time. Achieving high QOL depends on adequate awareness regarding post transplant care and regular follow up.

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2016

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Chitra P. and Jeenu, K. M., “Perspectives of Strange Environmental Stressors among Hospitalized Children at AIMS, Kochi”, Indian Journal of Public Health Research & Development, vol. 7, pp. 266–270, 2016.[Abstract]


Introduction: Common fears of childhood which includes fear of separation, loss of control and bodily injury, mutilation or harm. Hospitalization does affect the child’s control over decisions related to his/her own body. Method: The qualitative approach, exploratory research design was chosen. The tools used were Dichotomous Questions, NAVAS (Noise Assessment Visual Analogue Scale), Photographs images, Rank Order and Forced Choice Questions. The study was conducted among 100 Hospitalized Children (HC) used non probability purposive sampling technique to select the children. Results: The children 49 of them had previous exposure and 51 of them were new experience of hospitalization. Researchers were asked the opinions about existing ventilation, all (100)of them preferred open ventilation in day time but nearly half of them (52) liked closed ventilation in night. Perspectives of Strange Environmental Stressors (SES)was assessed by the use of selected photographs images - to choose in color of the unit, bedding, uniform and light set up. Most of them have chosen blue color is their favorite. Procedure room and indoor play room they have selected fantasyimagery. Hospitalequipments, supplies and utensils they have chosen fashionable, picturized items. A question was asked regarding what causes fear and stress during their hospitalization, majority of them reported such a manner, afraid of strange of any equipment’s, threatened pain in invasive procedures, scared in white uniform nurses talk and touch. Conclusion: The study findings revealed that, children’s perspectives is different, and too depth to visualize in each and everything. Especially where they spend time even if it is hospital, they are expecting fantasy environment they didn’t think as adult about the importance of hospital, treatment, health..

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2016

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Chitra P. and Sukumaran, A., “Perceived Impact of Parenting Style on Self-Esteem among Early Adolescents at Selected Schools, Ernakulam”, International Journal of Nursing Education, vol. 8, pp. 185–190, 2016.[Abstract]


Introduction
The beginning of the early adolescence period is the most difficult and critical period of development for both adolescents and their parents. Every reactions parents express consciously or unconsciously is absorbed by children and influences their self-concept. Aim-To assess the perceived impact of parenting style on self-esteem among early adolescents at selected schools, Ernakulam".

Methods
Correlation study design, among 200 early adolescents between (11–14 years), using non-probability convenience sampling technique and the data was collected Tool 1 Rosenberg's Self Esteem(SE) Scale, Tool-2 Parenting Style (PS) questionnaire developed by the researchers on the basis of standardised tool by John Buri.

Results
Nearly half of 97 (48.5%) subjects reported with high level of SE in Flexible Parenting Style(FPS). FPS was the predominant PS in maternal and paternal parenting, followed by Strict Parenting Style (SPS), Liberal Parenting Style (LPS) and Neglectful Parenting Style (NPS). Positive correlation was found between maternal FPS (r=0.441) and paternal FPS (r=0.526) and SE among early adolescents. There was no correlation between SPS and LPS (maternal and paternal) and SE among early adolescents. A negative correlation was found between maternal NPS (r=-0.360) and paternal NPS (r=-0.336) and SE among early adolescents. A significant association was found between SE of early adolescents and selected demographic variables-gender, area of residence, education of father and monthly income of the family (p-value <0.05). Conclusion-Positive parenting style are believed to produce excellent qualities and attitudes in children, such as higher levels of self-esteem, responsibility, motivation for goal achievement and friendliness.

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2016

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D. A, Lekha Viswanath, and T, A. Philip, “Effectiveness of Breast Massage on Expression of Breast Milk among Mothers of Neonates Admitted in Neonatal Intensive Care Unit”, J South Asian Feder Obst Gynae , 2016.

2016

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Prof. Sunil M. and Valsamma J, “Hypetension – a study on prevalence among school children- a study on knowledge and attitude of school teachers”, Kerala Nursing Forum, vol. 11, no. 2, 2016.

2016

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T. J and Prof. Sunil M., “Assessment of life style related risk factors for cardiovascular disease among adolescents”, Indian Journal of Public Health Research and Development, vol. 3, no. 4, pp. 4-6, 2016.

2016

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Prof. Sunil M. and Sinu, P., “Assessment of Psychosocial Problems among Parents of Dyslexic Children attending Child Guidance Clinics”, International Journal of Nursing Education, vol. 8, no. 2, 2016.[Abstract]


A descriptive study was undertaken to assess the psychosocial problems among parents of children attending child guidance clinic in a tertiary care hospital at Ernakulum. This study was aimed to identify the psychosocial problems of parents of dyslexic children as well as to find out the association between problems faced by parents of dyslexic children and selected demographic variables. An information booklet was also developed on care of children with dyslexia. A quantitative research approach has been used. The data was collected using socio demographic profi le and self administered rating scale on psychosocial problems among parents of dyslexic children at ending the Child Guidance Clinic. The data was analysed using descriptive (frequency, percentage) and inferential (Fishers exact probability test) statistics. Among 70 parents, 11.4% had mild psychosocial problem, 75.7% had moderate psychosocial problem and the remaining 12.9% had severe psychosocial problem. There were signifi cant association between two demographic variables, duration of disability (p value=0.011) and number of therapy sessions attended (p value=0.039). The investigation of psychosocial problems among parents of dyslexic children attending Child Guidance Clinic is warranted to facilitate the implementation of established adaptive system that prevents and decrease emotional, social, physical, cognitive and spiritual problems among the parents by providing awareness about their child’s condition.

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2016

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Chitra P. and Prini Varghese, “Risk factors for morbidity in Pediatric liver transplantation at AIMS, Kochi. ”, International Journal of Nursing Education, vol. 8, pp. 149-154, 2016.[Abstract]


Introduction
Liver Transplantation (LT) revolutionized the management of liver disease. LT has been very successful in treating children with end stage liver disease, and offers the opportunity for long healthy life. Rejection and infection are important adverse events after Pediatric Liver Transplantation (PLT). The objectives of the study are to identify the risk factors for morbidity in the LT children.

Method & Tools
A descriptive single centered study explored during 2006–2015, total number of children underwent LT was 50. The electronic Medical Records (eMR) were used with the permission of administrative authority and ethical approval from thesis review committee at AIMS. The data which includes socio demographic, specific donor characteristics, clinical profile of liver transplantation recipients, assumed risk factors were scrutinized in preoperative and post-transplant recipients.

Results
Out of 50 LT children, 36(72%) are survivors and 14(28%) were died in which 19(38%) were males and 31(62%) were females of ages ranging from 6 months to 17 years. The primary diagnosis noticed for the LT was Biliary atresia, Fulminant hepatic failure, Wilson's disease, Cirrhosis of liver respectively. The pre and post-transplant nutritional status of the children were very poor. Of all transplants 48(96%) were Living-related liver transplantation and 2(4%) were whole liver transplantation in which 29(58%) grafts were left lobe. For 39(78%) children donors were mothers. Bacterial infections were most frequent 41(82%) followed by viral 16(32%) and fungal 3 (6%). Among 50, 18(36%) of LT children has pleural effusion, typically on the right side, 12(24%) had bile leakage and 8(16%) had acute rejection.

Conclusion
Liver failure due to rejection was the major cause of death after LT. The risks for mortality and morbidity after LT is a multifactorial problem and all factors to be listed and need attention to give each to reduce this risk of better outcome.

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2016

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Chitra P. and Nair, B. B., “Awareness Regarding Management and Preventive measures of Dog bite among parents in selected wards of Nayarambalam Panchayat, Ernakulam, Kerala”, Indian Journal of Public Health Research Development, vol. 7, pp. 310-316, 2016.[Abstract]


Introduction
The children below the age group younger than 10 years represent the high risk group for dog attacks. Studies revealed that boys between the ages of 5 to 9 are bitten five times more by dogs than any other group of people. Rabies, a disease of antiquity continues to be a major public health problem in India1. With around 1.06 lakh canine bite cases being reported in 2014–2015 and 40,000 in 2015 alone2.

Methods
The study design was descriptive research design. The study was conducted among 100 parents of children who met with the eligibility criteria following non probability convenience sampling technique.

Results
None of the parents exhibits adequate knowledge on dog behaviors towards child, 56(56%) are unaware about the dog behaviors, 44(44%) had average knowledge. Nearly 47(47%) of the subjects had inadequate knowledge regarding management of dog bite and 41(41%) had inadequate knowledge regarding the prevention of dog bite. Even though the incidence of dog bite is tremendously increasing in the country, awareness regarding child behaviors towards dog among parents was found to be poor, only 10(10%) had adequate knowledge, 58 (58%) had average knowledge, 32(32%) had inadequate knowledge. Regarding the misbeliefs related to dog bite, 41% of the subjects had misbeliefs related to dog bite.

Conclusion
The study findings revealed that fact most of the dog bite incidents are occurring due to the children are unaware of dog behaviors and not taught by parents or school how to behave or avoid such a situation. Dogs are understanding mostly by nonverbal cues, body language and previous exposure or treatment by humans based on exhibiting their behaviors.

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2016

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Chitra P. and Jidhun, P., “A Case Report on Childhood Dysthymia-Low Mood Triggers The End”, International Journal of Nursing Education, vol. 8, no. 2, pp. 219-222, 2016.[Abstract]


Dysthymia is a chronic form of depression that lasts for at least two years (one year for children), but often lasts for many years. Although the symptoms that are associated with this type of depression are fewer and less severe than those that are associated with major depression, they can still seriously reduce the quality of life for anyone who suffers from it. In some cases it will lead to end of life also. Over the long term, these symptoms can negatively impact normal functioning as much as major depression More »»

2016

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Chitra P., James, P., and Kurian, G., “Living Donor & Deceased Donor Renal Transplantation ; Differences in Early Outcome at Amrita Institute of Medical sciences”, International Journal of Nursing Care, vol. 4, pp. 38-42, 2016.

2016

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P. Paul, Prof. Sunil M., and Deepu Prasad, “Effectiveness of structured teaching programme on knowledge regarding adverse effects of internet usage among adolescents”, KNF, vol. 11, no. 4, 2016.

2016

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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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2016

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Prof. Sheela Pavithran, Raju, N., Krishna, P., and Raj, R., “Awareness Regarding Procurement, Storage and Handling of Organs for Transplantation Among Students of Nursing Programme at Amrita”, World Journal of Pharmaceutical Research, vol. 5, no. 7, pp. 1388-1398, 2016.[Abstract]


Study regarding awareness on procurement, storage and handling of organs for transplantation among the students of nursing programmes, a descriptive study was conducted with the objectives to 1) determine the level of awareness of students regarding procurement, storage and handling of organs for transplantation, 2) find the association between level of awareness and selected variables and 3) prepare an information booklet on procurement, storage and handling of organs for transplantation. Data were collected from 60 Undergraduate and Post- Graduate nursing students selected by disproportionate stratified random sampling using a structured knowledge questionnaire. Level of awareness was categorized as poor, average and good. Data were analyzed using frequency, percentage and chi- squares. The study results indicate that majority (33, 55%) of the students had average level of awareness and none had good level of awareness. The mean awareness score was 10.3 against the maximum score of 31. Procurement (77%) and storage of the organs (70%) were the major areas of poor awareness. The Post-Graduate [MSc (N)] students had better knowledge followed by Post Basic B Sc (N). Steady increase in level of knowledge was observed in the Undergraduate programme where 60% fourth year students had average level of awareness followed by II and III year BSc (N) with 27%. Out of the 60 students only (37%) were willing to donate their organs while they are alive, but majority (90%) were willing to donate their organs after death. No association was found between level of awareness and selected variables (p&gt;0.05). The findings of the study suggest the need for awareness regarding different aspects of organ donation.

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2016

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M. M. A. and Prof. Sheela Pavithran, “Effectiveness of a Self-Instructional Module on Knowledge Regarding Rehabilitation Among Patients With Ileal Conduit at AIMS”, International Journal of Pharam and Bio Sciences, vol. 7, no. 3, pp. 1018 - 1021, 2016.[Abstract]


Ileal conduit is the most common surgical procedure performed for individuals after surgical removal of the bladder for severe trauma or malignancy, a congenital defect of the urinary tract, and neurogenic nonfunctioning bladder in which other methods to maintain urinary flow are unsatisfactory. This urinary diversion being permanent, knowledge and skill in the self care and rehabilitation is very important. The present one group pretest-posttest study on “Effectiveness of a self-instructional module on knowledge regarding rehabilitation among patients with ileal conduit” conducted through telephonic interview among 30 patients selected by purposive sampling showed a statistically significant improvement in knowledge regarding rehabilitation (t(29)=16.279, p&lt;0.05). Problems with personal relationship (76.7%), body image disturbance (76.7%), constipation (63.3%), foul smelling urine (26.7%) and infection (20%) were the major problems faced by the patients with ileal conduit. The study report that the self–instructional module is an effective means to improve the knowledge and useful as subjects could read and clear their doubt at their own pace.

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2016

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Linda Varghese, Joseph, D. P., and Lekha Viswanath, “Effectiveness of Childbirth Education on Childbirth Experience of Pregnant Women in Tertiary Hospital, Kochi, kerala ”, Journal of Nurse Midwifery and Maternal Health , vol. 2, 2016.

2016

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S. Shiju, Sreelakshmi, M. S., Varghese, S., Thomas, S. Mathew, and T, A. Philip, “Effectiveness of Information Booklet on Immunosuppressant Therapy after Organ Transplantation among Students.”, International Journal of Advances in Nursing Management, vol. 4, pp. 289–293, 2016.[Abstract]


Organ transplantation is the moving of an organ from one body to another1. Immunosuppressive drugs reduce the strength of the body’s Immune system, but they do not eliminate the Immune system. The combination of medications and smaller dosage are used to develop a balance between providing enough Immune suppression to avoid rejection and to minimize the side effects. The purpose of the study is to assess the Effectiveness of information booklet on immunosuppressant therapy after organ transplantation among students of health science campus, Kochi. Objectives of the study: 1) Compare the level of knowledge regarding immunosuppressant therapy before and after intervention among students. 2) To find out the association between pre-test level of knowledge regarding immunosuppressant therapy and demographic variables. Methodology: Quantitative approach with experimental research design was adopted for the study. Probability sampling was used to select 80 samples from health sciences campus at Aims, Kochi. The tools used where semi-structured questionnaire to assess the effectiveness of information booklet on Immunosuppressant therapy after organ transplantation. Data were analyzed using both descriptive and inferential statistics. Major findings: Majority of the students 37(92.5%) in experimental group belongs to the age group of 18-20 years and 34(85%) are females. Half of the students 20(50%) are taken from both Nursing and Pharmacy. Most of the students 21(52.5%) have no previous knowledge in experimental group. The major information regarding immunosuppressant therapy obtained from books 13(32.5%). Most of the students in experimental group 29(72.5%) have average knowledge in pre-test; while in post-test 36(90%) have good knowledge. The mean score on level of knowledge in experimental group was 11.98 in pre-test and 22.45 in post-test, the estimated t-value was 18.194 which is significant at p<0.05. The mean score on post-test level of knowledge between experimental group and control group was 12.68, the calculated t-value was 15.859 which is significant at p<0.001.The association of pre-test level of knowledge with selected demographic variable shows that level of knowledge is significantly associated with gender and professional qualification. Conclusion: Immunosuppressant therapy is essential and effective for the survival of patients after organ transplantation. Those who are dealing with the patients need more and adequate knowledge regarding immunosuppressant therapy. So for improving knowledge on immunosuppressant therapy information booklet is effective.

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2016

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S. L. C, V, L., and T, A. Philip, “Menopausal problems among post menopausal women”, Journal of south Asian federation of Menopausal societies, vol. 4, no. 2, pp. 7-12, 2016.

2016

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Arun Kumar S. K., Kumar, G. Anil, Jayadevan, J., and Biju, J., “Knowledge and Attitude on Eye Donation among Selected Rural and Urban Higher Secondary School Students, Ernakulam District”, Asian Journal of Nursing Education and Research, vol. 6, p. 471, 2016.[Abstract]


In the present scenario it is essential to enhance the awareness regarding eye donation among the potential donors in an effort to increase the procurement of corneas. Well-informed higher secondary school students could be expected to influence eye donation rates. The aim of study was to determine whether knowledge and attitudes towards eye donation among higher secondary school students differ according to geographical location. Materials and Methods : The study was a comparative, questionnaire-based, crosssectional survey of higher secondary school students from selected rural and urban schools of Ernakulam district conducted in November 2015. A total of 160 higher secondary school students of age 16-18 years were participated in the present study. Eighty sample selected from Amrita Vidyalayam, Kunnumpuram and 80 from Bhgavathivilasam Higher Secondary School, Nyarambalam. Structured questionnaires were employed to collect data such as demographic characteristics and knowledge on eye donation. Level of attitude on eye donation was measured by a five point likert scale prepared by the investigators. Collected data were analyzed using descriptive and inferential statistics. Values for P less than .05 were considered statistically significant. Results : The mean level of knowledge score on eye dentation of urban higher secondary secondary school students was 10.06 +/- 2.834 and that of rural higher secondary school students was 8.15+/-1.93. The mean level of attitude score of urban higher secondary school students was 60.09+/- 9.24 and that of rural higher secondary school students was 59.03+/-8.93. There was a significant difference in knowledge on eye donation among rural and urban higher secondary school students (Independent t test score = 4.989 at p=0.001). The investigators did not observe any significant difference in attitude towards eye donation among rural and urban higher secondary school students. Highly significant association between age of urban higher secondary school students and level of knowledge on eye donation was observed at at p ≤ 0.05 (χ 2 =11.51 p=0.009) and there was no significant association between demographic variables of rural higher secondary students and their knowledge level on eye donation. Significant association was observed between attitude towards eye donation and educational status of the mothers of urban higher secondary students at p ≤ 0.05 (χ 2 = 11.92 p=0.036). There was no significant association between demographic variables of rural higher secondary students and their attitude level. Conclusion : The study concluded that the both the rural and urban higher secondary school student had severe lack of knowledge regarding eye donation. While comparing knowledge level the findings from present study revealed that urban higher secondary school students had higher knowledge level than that of the rural higher secondary school students, but in case of attitude there was no considerable difference. The deficit in knowledge on eye donation of respondents may be justified by the lack of information about this significant issue.

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2016

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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

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Rajeesh R Nair, S, S., F, S. F., and A, S. P., “Knowledge level regarding dietary modification among patients with chronic renal disease waiting for renal transplant”, Pondicherry Journal of Nursing , vol. 9, no. 2, pp. 7-9, 2016.

2016

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J. P, Prof. Sreedevi P. A., and Sreejamol M. G., “Assessment of Infertility Related Stress and Perceived Social Support Among Women Seeking Treatment for Infertility in a Selected Treatment Centre. Kottayam”, International Journal of Nursing Care, vol. 4, no. 1, pp. 38-46, 2016.[Abstract]


Infertility is considered as a crisis in couple's life. The society has a stigmatized view on infertile couples which influences their social support, family and personal life also. It is one of the most stressful experience in a woman's life. The stress associated with it will have a significant impact on their life.

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2016

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S. Jacob and A., S. P., “Marital Satisfaction Among Spouses of Patients with Chronic Mental Illness Attending the Psychiatry Department of a Tertiary Care Centre, Kochi”, International Journal of Nursing Education and Research , vol. 4, no. 2, 2016.

2016

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A. P. Thampi, Sreejamol M. G., and Joy, F. Elizabeth, “Assessment of Adjustment Problems among Adolescents Residing in Orphanage”, International Journal of nursing education, vol. 8, no. 2, 2016.[Abstract]


A descriptive study was undertaken to assess the adjustment problems among adolescents residing in selected orphanage at Kerala, India. This study was aimed to identify adjustment problems of adolescents residing in orphanage as well as to fi nd out the association between adjustment problems of adolescents residing at orphanage with their socio - demographic variables. An information booklet was also developed on adjustment problems of adolescents residing in the orphanage and it’s coping strategies. A quantitative research approach has been used. The data was collected using socio demographic profi le and self administered rating scale on adjustment problems among adolescents residing in the orphanage. The data was analyzed using descriptive (frequency, percentage) and inferential (chi – square test and fi sher exact probability test) statistics. Among 100 adolescents in the orphanage, 71% of subjects had good adjustment and the remaining 29% had moderate adjustment. None of them had poor level of adjustment. There were signifi cant association between three demographic variables, education level of the adolescents ((χ2 = 3.918, df = 1, p< 0.05), parents living (χ2=8.114, df = 3, p<0.05) and visit by parents (p = 0.035). The investigation of adolescent adjustment problems among those residing in the orphanage is warranted to facilitate the development and implementation of established support system that prevents and decrease emotional and behavioural problems among institutionalized adolescents.

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2016

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M. S. Sreeja and Laly K George, “Assessment of compliance and factors influencing therapeutic regimen among patients with heart failure in a tertiary care hospital, Kochi”, International Journal of nursing education, vol. 8, no. 2, pp. 4-6, 2016.

2016

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P. Sinu and Zacharias, A., “Assessment of knowledge among caregivers on safe practice in infants admitted in pediatric medical ward of a teritiary care hospital”, International Journal of nursing education, vol. 8, no. 2, 2016.

2016

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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

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N. K. M and Robert, T., “Quality of life of patients undergone surgery for head and neck cancer”, Pondicherry Journal of Nursing, vol. 9, no. 1, pp. 1-4, 2016.

2016

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S. T. Varghese and Prof. Moly K. T., “Exploratory study on the knowledge and skill of critical care nurses on endotracheal suctioning”, The Jounal of National Accreditation Board for Hospitals and Healthcare, vol. 3, no. 1, pp. 13-19, 2016.[Abstract]


Background and Objectives: A descriptive exploratory study to assess the knowledge and skill of critical care nurses on endotracheal (ET) suctioning was conducted in the eight Intensive Care Units of AIMS, Kochi. The objectives of the study were (1) to assess the knowledge of critical care nurses on ET suctioning, (2) to assess the clinical skill of critical care nurses in performing ET suctioning, and (3) to find out the correlation between knowledge and clinical skill of critical care nurses on ET suctioning.
Materials and Methods: The sampling technique used was nonprobability convenience (n = 50).
Results: Majority of the participants (70%) had an acceptable level of knowledge. Most of the participants (64%) had least acceptable level of knowledge on the actual suction event and 54% on postsuctioning practice. The nurses who had an acceptable level of skill in performing ET suctioning were 56% whereas skill in practices before suctioning was least acceptable in 86% of the nurses. A significant difference (P < 0.001) was obtained between the current practice observed and the best recommended practice on ET suctioning. The elements of ET suctioning which were not followed by majority of the nurses include auscultation of chest (2%), postsuctioning assessment (2%), wearing apron (6%), maintaining suction pressure (10%), reassuring the patient before (30%) and after suctioning (18%), hand washing before (42%) and after suctioning (28%), time of suction applied (36%), and maintaining the suction catheter's sterility (46%).
Interpretation and Conclusion: Even though nurses had an acceptable level of knowledge and skill, inadequacies exist in the practice of various phases of ET suctioning. Hence, training on ET suctioning could be focused specifically to those phases.

Keywords: Critical care nurses, endotracheal suctioning, knowledge, skill

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2016

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M. A. M. Antony, Prof. Moly K. T., and Dharan, M. Dhanya R., “Assessment of Knowledge and salf reported Clinical Practice on prevention of Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT) among staff Nurses”, IOSR Journal of Nursing and Health Science, vol. 5, no. 1, pp. 18-24, 2016.[Abstract]


Abstract: A descriptive study to assess the knowledge and self reported clinical practice on prevention of Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT) among staff nurses working in selected units in a tertiary care hospital, Kochi. Objectives of the study are to: (1) assess the knowledge of staff nurses on the prevention of Deep vein thrombosis (DVT). (2) find out the self reported clinical practice of staff nurses on prevention of Deep vein thrombosis (DVT). (3) find out the association between the knowledge and self reported clinical practice of staff nurses on prevention of Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT). (4) prepare an informational booklet on the prevention of Deep vein thrombosis (DVT).

Methodology: The study was conducted among 100 subjects who met the eligibility criteria using non probability convenience sampling technique.

Results: Eventhough, majority of the subjects, 50(50%) had adequate experience and exposure in the respective unit as a registered nurse, knowledge on DVT seems to be average (58%) to poor (42%). As the data was collected using self reported practice checklist, it was expected to have some inflation in the scoring. But the result was striking as majority had average (14%) and poor practice (86%) on prevention of DVT. There was no significant association between knowledge and practice of staff nurses on prevention of DVT among hospitalized patients. The study throws light on the fact that staff nurses with average knowledge are also not practicing it in clinics.
Conclusion: The study findings revealed the fact that no staff nurses were having a good knowledge and a good practice, inspite of the fact that 60% of them were graduates. DVT is often negligible, even though, life threatening conditions are associated with it such as PE. The assessment of mere knowledge may not give an accurate result of their practice. It also shows that rather than memorizing, practice is always hands on training. Moreover, it throws light on the fact that degrees have no meaning, if it is not practiced well in clinics.
Key Words: knowledge, self reported clinical practice, prevention of Deep Vein Thrombosis.

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2016

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S. Susan Jacob, Joy, F. Elizebeth, and Sreejesh K. P., “Study to Assess Depression and its Risk Factors Among Patients with Chronic Medical Conditions Attending Selected Units of AIMS, Kochi”, International Journal of Psychiatric Nursing, vol. 2, no. 1, 2016.

2016

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P. Chitra and Prini Varghese, “Living donor and deceased donor renal transplantation, Difference in early outcome at AIMS, Kochi, Kerala”, IJOC, vol. 4, no. 2, pp. 38-42, 2016.

2016

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D. Lekha Viswanath and Mathew, M. R. Margret, “Level of fatigue among liver transplant Recipients in a selected tertiary care hospital, Kochi ”, International journal of multidisciplinary educational research , vol. 5, no. 10, 2016.

2016

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N. Bindya B and Sreelakshmi, M., “A study to assess the knowledge and attitude of parents regarding sibling rivalry and its prevention among mothers of children under five years attending pediatric units of AIMS”, International Journal of Nursing Education and Research, vol. 4, no. 1, pp. 27-30, 2016.[Abstract]


Sibling rivalry is the jealousy, competition and fighting between brothers and sisters. It is a concern for almost all parents of two or more kids. Problems often start right after the birth of the second child. Sibling rivalry usually continues throughout childhood and can be frustrating and stressful to parents1.
Methods

The approach used for the study was quantitative approach using descriptive research design. The study was conducted among 32 parents of children under five years with non probability convenience sampling technique. The data were collected using self prepared knowledge questionnaire and attitude scale on sibling rivalry and its prevention.

Findings

The study revealed that the most of the parents (46.9%) were in the age group of 26–30 year and (40.6%) aged above 30 years. Most of the parents (34.4%) were having higher secondary education and 28.1% have graduation. Most of them 45.5% had a boy child and a girl child. Among 32 parents 65.6% had average knowledge regarding sibling rivalry and its prevention. More than half of the parents 53.1% had positive attitude towards sibling rivalry and its prevention. There was no significant association between knowledge and selected demographic variables. Positive correlation was found between knowledge and attitude regarding sibling rivalry and its prevention.

Conclusion

Researcher concluded that most of the parents had average knowledge and each one had different views about sibling rivalry and its management. Educational interventional programme have to be implemented in the community as well as clinical setting to improve the knowledge of mothers.

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2016

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Sreejesh K. P., Beula, S. S., Dona, C., and M., D., “Awareness and Attitude Regarding Organ Transplantation Among People Residing in Rural and Urban Area, Ernakulam District”, International Journal of Nursing Education and Research, vol. 4, no. 3, pp. 359-362, 2016.[Abstract]


Background

Organ transplantation is one of the most miraculous achievements of modern medicine. It is the gift of an organ to help someone else who needs a transplant. But they depend entirely on the generosity of donors and their families who are willing to make this lifesaving gift to others. One donor can give life to several people and restore the sight two more. There is a severe shortage of organs and the gap between the number of organs donated and the number of people waiting for transplant is increasing. Right now, more than 10, 000 people in the India need an organ transplant and every year 1, 000 people die while waiting1The reason behind this problem is the scarcity of donors. The main reason is lack of knowledge among the public regarding the organ transplantation. The purpose of the study is to assess the public awareness and attitude regarding organ transplantation so as to provide data on the learning needs of the specific population. The objectives of the study were to 1. Assess the awareness and attitude regarding organ transplantation in urban and rural population 2. Compare the awareness and attitude regarding organ transplantation in rural and urban population 3. Find the association between organ transplantation among rural and urban population with selected variables.

Methodology

A quantitative research approach has been used in the study and the research design was Non experimental comparative descriptive survey design. The subjects comprised 50 peoples of rural and urban population convenience sampling technique was used to select the sample. A self-administered semi structured questionnaire was used to collect the data from the people. A five point Likert scale used to assess attitude towards organ transplantation. The data thus obtained was analysed using descriptive and inferential statistics.

Result

The results revealed that 36 subjects (72%) in rural area and 38 subjects(76%)urban area had moderate awareness regarding organ transplantation. The results also show that 32 subjects (64%) in rural area and 28 subjects (56%) in urban area had favorable attitude towards organ transplantation. There was no significant difference found in awareness score and attitude score between the rural and urban population regarding the organ transplantation. Statistically there was significant association between the occupational status of the people residing in rural area and level of awareness score and there was a significant association between occupation and religion with attitude towards organ transplantaion among people residing in urban area.

Conclusion

Most of the people had moderately adequate awareness regarding organ transplantation. Despite the positive attitude towards organ transplantation the awareness of the people regarding organ transplantation remains average. There is a need of providing education to the people regarding organ transplantation for improving their awareness and attitude.

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2016

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P. T, S, A. C., T, A., and S, A. M., “Attitude of Liver transplantation among patients with chronic liver disease”, PJN, vol. 9, no. 3, 2016.

2016

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V. G, Prof. Sheela Pavithran, and M, S. K., “Risk factors and measures to prevent ventilator associated events among mechanical ventilated patients in selected ICU’s of a tertiary care hospital”, International Journal of Nursing Education and research, vol. 4, no. 4, 2016.

2016

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S. P. N and V, L., “Nature and characteristics of after pain among postnatal mothers admitted in a tertiary care hospital in South India”, International journal of contraception , obstetrics and Gynaecology, vol. 5, no. 9, 2016.

2016

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, Prof. Sheela Pavithran, and k, A., “Foot reflexology as an add on intervention on pain among women having undergone mastectomy”, The nursing Journal of India, vol. CVII, 2016.

2016

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S. U. S, K, K. V., K, K., and J, L. S., “Lived -in experiences of patients who have undergone kidney transplantation”, Pondicherry Journal of Nursing, vol. 9, no. 3, 2016.

2016

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T. Robert and Nila K. M., “A Cross Sectional Study to Assess the Quality of Life of Patients Undergone Surgery for Head and Neck Cancer”, Pondicherry Journal of Nursing, vol. 9, no. 1, 2016.[Abstract]


Objectives: To determine the QoL of patient who had undergone head and neck cancer surgery and to find out the association between quality of life after head and neck cancer surgery and selected variables.
Methods: Descriptive survey design
Results: Low quality of life was observed in 45 % subjects. Significant association was found between QoL with many symptoms.
Conclusion: With advanced cancer treatment methods, the numbers of Head and neck cancer survivors are increasing but their QoL would be affected significantly if these problems are not addressed properly.

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2016

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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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2016

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Prof. Sunil M. and Valsamma J, “Hypertension – a study on prevalence among school children- a study on knowledge and attitude of school teachers”, Kerala Nursing Forum, vol. 10, no. 3, 2016.

2016

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

2015

Journal Article

Chitra P. and Vidya, V., “Predisposing factors among children with Autism in selected Special schools”, International Journal of Nursing Education, 2015.

2015

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Chitra P. and P., V., “Estimate the Prevalence of Non-Nutritive Sucking among the preschool children in selected schools at Ernakulam”, International Journal of Nursing Education, 2015.

2015

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Chitra P., Paul, P., Jayakrishnan R., George, R., E., B., and Joseph, A. C., “Explore the contributing factors of Juvenile Delinquency among children in selected Juvenile homes”, Pondicherry Journal of Nursing, 2015.

2015

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Chitra P., “Application of Theory of Unpleasant Symptoms on impact of chemotherapy adverse effects among haematological and solid tumors”, International Journal of Nursing Care, vol. 3, pp. 10-13, 2015.

2015

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Chitra P., “Efficacy of Non Pharmacological intervention to reduce the impact of chemotherapy adverse effects among haematological and solid tumors”, Global Science Direct Forum, 2015.

2015

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Belbimol E. and Prof. Anila K. P., “A study to assess the knowledge and attitude of mothers of under five children regarding immunization in a selected community”, Kerala Nursing Forum, 2015.

2015

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Jayakrishnan R., Prof. Anila K. P., and TK, S., “Assess the awareness on danger signs of infancy among mothers of infants attending paediatric units at AIMS, Kochi with a view to prepare an information booklet”, Kerala Nursing Forum, 2015.

2015

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Chitra P. and Nair, B. B., “Awareness regarding Management and Preventive Measures of Dog bite among Parents in Selected Wards of Nayarambalam Panchayat, Ernakulam, Kerala (Accepted)”, International Journal of Nursing Care, 2015.

2015

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Chitra P. and Aswini Sukumaran, “Perceived Impact of Parenting Style on Self-Esteem among Early Adolescents at Selected schools, Ernakulam (Accepted)”, International Journal of Nursing Education, 2015.

2015

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P. Jidhun and Chitra P., “A case report on Childhood Dysthymia - Low Mood Triggers the End (Accepted)”, International Journal of Nursing Education, 2015.

2015

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Chitra P. and Suresh, N., “Effectiveness of Health Education Programme on Knowledge and Practice on Home Care Management of Diarrhoea among mothers of underfive children in selected Rural Area, , Alappuzha, Kerala”, vol. 1, 2015.

2015

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S. L, Viswanath, D. Lekha, and Joy, J., “Assessment of perceptions and practice of family planning among married women. ”, The official Journal of Trained nurses association of India, Kerala Nursing Forum., vol. 10, no. 4, pp. 35-45, 2015.

2015

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, Lekha Viswanath, and L, V., “Learning needs of antenatal mothers in a teriary care hospital.”, South India. Journal of Nurse Midwifery and Women’s Health., 2015.

2015

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, Thampi, A. P., and Lekha Viswanath, “Level of anger and its psychosocial factors among adolescents”, Global Journal of Multidisciplinary Studies, vol. 4, 2015.[Abstract]


The graph of youth involved in violence has been constantly moving upward. Anger is the drive or motive behind aggressive behavior and the subjective experience that accompanies aggressive impulses. The aim of the present study was to determine anger among adolescents and their perception on factors that influence their anger as well as the association between levels of anger with the socio demographic variables. A structured questionnaire on demographic variables and self reporting clinical anger scale (CAS) was administered among 300 subjects by using Stratified cluster sampling technique. Results shows out of 300, 188 (62.7%) had minimal clinical anger, 39 (13%) had mild level of anger, 41(13.7%) were in moderate level and 32(10.7%) had severe levels of clinical anger.Thus the investigation on adolescent anger levels, do warrant to facilitate the development and implementation of anger management programs at schools that would prevent and decrease violent behaviours in our society.

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2015

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Lekha Viswanath and Jose, A., “Impact of a Comprehensive Nursing Intervention Package on the glycemic control of women with GDM”, Journal of Nurse Midwifery and Women’s Health, 2015.

2015

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Prof. Sunil M. and Valsamma J, “Hypetension among children- a study on knowledge and attitude of school teachers”, Kerala Nursing Forum, vol. 10, 2015.

2015

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P. M. Nikhitha, Prof. Sunil M., and Prasad, D., “A Study to Assess the Knowledge and Illness Perception of Parents of Children with Leukemia, Attending Oncology units, at AIMS, Kochi”, International Journal of Nursing Education and Research, vol. 3, no. 4, pp. 344–350, 2015.[Abstract]


Leukemia is the most common malignancy of children with a prevalence of 129 in one million, and the second cause of death among children aged 5 to 14 years. Leukemia is a broad term covering a spectrum of diseases. In turn, it is part of the even broader group of diseases affecting the blood, bone marrow, and lymphoid system, which are all known as neoplasm. Leukemia can affect people at any age.

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2015

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J. W and Prof. Sheela Pavithran, “Correlational Study on Emotional Intelligence and Academic Performance of Nursing Students in a Selected College of Nursing”, International Journal of Pharmaceutical Science and Health Care, vol. 4, no. 5, 2015.[Abstract]


Emotional Intelligence (EI), often measured as an Emotional Intelligence Quotient (EQ), describes ability, capacity, skill or a self-perceived ability, to identify, assess, and manage the emotions of one's self, of others, and of groups.The study is titled “Correlational study on emotional intelligence and academic performance of nursing students in a selected college of nursing, Kochi”. The objectives were 1) to determine the emotional intelligence of the nursing students. 2) to determine the academic performance of the nursing students. 3) to correlate the emotional intelligence and the academic performance of the nursing students. 4) to determine influencing factors of emotional intelligence and academic performance. Methodology: A quantitative approach, descriptive correlational design, among 90 nursing students who were selected by stratified random sampling technique and the data were collected using an Emotional intelligence questionnaire. Results:Overall academic performance has a positive correlation between adaptability(0.540), achievement (0.539), conflict management (0.549), teamwork and collaboration (0.553), influence (0.660). Correlation between the emotional intelligence and academic performance during higher secondary level of the students shows a significant positive correlation in the ability to adapt (r=0.500) and achievement (r=0.508). Correlation between the emotional intelligence and academic performance during the previous year of the nursing students shows a significant positive correlation in the area of conflict management (r=0.544). The association between emotional intelligence and socio demographic variables shows that except gender (p&gt;0.05), none of the variables are associated with EQ and in regard of academic performance, it has no association with any of the socio demographic variables (p&gt;0.05). Conclusions: Nursing students who were more emotionally intelligent performed better in both the continuous assessments and the final professional examination. Therefore, it is possible that emotional skill development may enhance nursing students' academic performance.

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2015

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Linda Varghese and Francis, S., “Assess the Screening Behaviors , Knowledge and Beliefs Regarding Breast Cancer Among College Women”, Journal of Science , vol. 5, pp. 637-640 , 2015.

2015

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Linda Varghese, baby, D., and Lekha Viswanath, “Learning needs of Antenatal Mothers in Selected Hospital”, Journal of Nurse Midwifery and Maternal Health , vol. 1, 2015.

2015

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Linda Varghese, Chacko, B. Lali, Kurup, M. Nisha S., L., M. Sreelakshm, Udayan, M. Seethu, and N, M. Anjali, “A Study to Assess the Knowledge Regarding Selected Minor Ailments of Pregnancy Among Antenatal Mothers ”, Journal of Nurse Midwifery and Maternal Health , vol. 1, 2015.

2015

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M. Anujalekshmi and T, A. Philip, “Knowledge on road safety measures among school children in selected schools, Kottayam.”, International Journal of Advances in Nursing Management , vol. 3, no. 4, pp. 341-344, 2015.[Abstract]


Road safety measures are the methods and measures that are issued to reduce risks of injury, death and harm to drivers, passengers and pedestrians.1 The aim of road safety is to convey information to road users so as to enhance their knowledge on road safety measures, influence their behavior and or prepare them for new safety measures. As adults, we are responsible for young children’s safety around traffic whether they are pedestrians or passengers.2 The aim of the study is to assess the level of knowledge among school children regarding road safety measures and also to find out the association between level of knowledge regarding road safety measures and selected demographic variables.

Using quantitative research approach, descriptive design was used from a total of 100 school children were selected by probability lottery sampling technique from eighth and ninth standards of selected school in Kottayam. Self developed semi structured knowledge questionnaire was used to collect data from school children. Descriptive and inferential statistics were used to analyze the data.

Among 100 school children, 52% of them are pedestrians, 28% of school children uses motor vehicles, 18% uses school bus and only 2% uses cycle as mode of transport. The study result showed that 53% had average knowledge level, 45% had good knowledge and only 2% of the school children had poor knowledge regarding road safety measures. Study findings denoted that there is significant association found between the gender and mode of transport to the school and knowledge regarding road safety measures.

Road traffic accidents are one of the main causes of death and injury to children of school age.3 From the above study findings it was revealed that the school children are aware of road safety measures and had adequate knowledge regarding the road safety measures.

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Arun Kumar S. K. and G., V., “Assess the acceptance and quality of Life of Patients with Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator (ICD) in selected OPD’s of a Tertiary Care Hospital, Kochi”, International Journal of Advances in Nursing Management , vol. 3, no. 4, 2015.[Abstract]


A descriptive study was conducted to assess the acceptance of patients to Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator (ICD), determine the quality of life of patients with ICD and find out the association between selected demographic variables. Quality-of-life outcomes with the ICD may be directly related to coping successfully with ICD shocks. Little is known about the acceptance and the quality of life of patients with ICD. This study was conducted among 40 subjects, selected using non-probability convenient sampling technique and data were collected using questionnaires including the Florida Patient Acceptance Survey (FPAS) and SF-36 as a measure of quality of life (QOL). Overall patient acceptance of the ICD was moderate, with FPAS acceptance score of 51.9 ± 10.8 on the 0-to-100 point scale. The FPAS subscale mean scores indicated that the group was very positive (83.4) about the benefits of having the device and had few body image concerns (13.7), moderate device-related distress (41.1), and moderate return to function scores (53.1). The mean SF-36 v2 indicated worst quality of life (QOL) scores in the physical component (PCS) (44.2 ± 8.8), and worst QOL scores in the mental component (MCS) (47.3 ± 14.2). Better QOL was observed in vitality of mental component with mean score 50.6. Whereas worst QOL was observed in all the physical domains which includes physical functioning, role functioning, bodily pain and general health with mean score of 42.3, 43.5, 45.6 and 46.2 respectively. In the mental domains worst QOL was observed in social functioning, role emotional and mental health with mean score of 45.8, 40.8 and 48.5. Demographic data show that majority 30 (75%) of subjects were above 60 years and 36 (90%) were males. There were no significant association exist between demographic variables and mental and physical components of quality of life scores. The study concluded that majority of the subjects had moderate to high device acceptance and quality of life of the subjects were borderline to worst. This may be because majority of the subjects 75% were above 60 years of age. Monitoring as well as therapeutic interventions are needed to improve acceptance and QOL of patients with ICD.

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2015

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M. Elizabeth Joy, Prof. Sreedevi P. A., and Joy, F. Elizabeth, “Effectiveness of a Structured Teaching Programme on Knowledge Regarding Home Care of Intellectually Disabled Children Among Care Givers”, Indian Journal of Psychiatric Nursing , vol. 9, no. 1, 2015.[Abstract]


Dependent variable Knowledge regarding home care management of children with cerebral palsy among mothers Independent variable Structured teaching programme regarding home care management of children with cerebral palsy Demographic variable In this study demographic variables of the mothers include age, marital status, education, type of family, income, religion, occupation, residence, number of children, antenatal problem, type of delivery, heard about cerebral palsy and source of information

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2015

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E. Elias, Prof. Sreedevi P. A., and Sreejamol M. G., “Assessment of Knowledge and Attitude of Adolescents Regarding Suicide”, Indian Journal of Psychiatric Nursing, vol. 9, no. 1, 2015.

2015

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S. Paul, Prof. Sheela Pavithran, and Anjana A. P., “Body image, Self esteem and Social functioning among women after Mastectomy”, Kerala Nursing Forum, vol. 10, 2 vol., pp. 38-47 , 2015.

2015

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Sreejamol M. G., “Knowledge of mothers regarding behavioral problems of children in a selected community”, Global Journal of Multidisciplinary studies, 2015.

2015

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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.

2015

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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

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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

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Prof. Sunil M., “Hypertension among children – A study on knowledge and attitude of school teachers”, Kerala Nursing Forum , pp. 7-9, 2015.

2015

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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

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

2015

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D. baby, Lekha Viswanath, and Linda Varghese, “Learning needs of antenatal mothers in a Tertiary Care Hospital, South India”, Journal of Nurse Midwifery and Maternal Health, vol. 1, 2015.

2015

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S. Suresh and Sreejesh K. P., “Sleep Disorders Among Patients with Parkinson’s Disease”, International Journal of Pharmaceutical Science and Health Care, vol. 4, 2015.

2015

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S. Francis and Prof. Moly K. T., “Assess the symptom related distress among patients with lung cancer in selected outpatient departments in a Tertiary care Hospital, Kochi”, Journal of Science, vol. 5, no. 11, pp. 1059-1063., 2015.[Abstract]


A descriptive study was conducted to assess the symptom related distress among patients with lung cancer in selected outpatient departments in a tertiary care hospital, Kochi. The study was conducted among 80 subjects who met the eligibility criteria using purposive sampling technique. The demographic and clinical data were collected using selfdeveloped structured interview schedule, data regarding symptom related distress were assessed using Sheffield Profile for assessment and referral to care developed by SamH Ahmedzai. Results: Symptom related distress was assessed under various domains physical symptoms, psychological issues, religious and spiritual issues, independence and activity, family and social issues, treatment issues. Collected data was categorized under no distress, mild distress, moderate distress, severe distress. Majority of the subjects 46 (57.5%) experienced severe distress from independence and activity issues followed by family and social issues 20 (25%) and was negligible in other domains. Most of the subjects experienced moderate distress from physical symptoms 59 (73.8%), family and social issues 57 (71.3%), religious and spiritual issues 51 (63.8%), psychological issues 42 (52.5%). Of the physical symptoms most reported symptoms were tiredness 79 (98.75%), shortness of breath 70 (87.5%). Most reported psychological issues were change in appearance 76(95%), restless and agitated 75 (93.75%), anxiety 74 (92.5%). Significant associations were found between symptom related distress from physical symptoms with current treatment. (P<0.05), symptom related distress from psychological issues with level of education (P<0.05) and current treatment (P<0.05), symptom related distress from religious and spiritual issues with level of education (P<0.05), symptom related distress from independence and activity with monthly income (P<0.05), symptom related distress from treatment issues with age (P<0.05).

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2015

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L. L and Sarkar, M., “A descriptive study to assess the self care management among patients with Multiple Sclerosis”, International Journal of Emerging Technology and Research, vol. 2, no. 4, 2015.

2015

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T. Daniel Simon, Prof. Moly K. T., and Laly K George, “Long term health problems and awareness regarding its management among patients after valve replacement surgery. ”, Kerala Nursing Forum, vol. 10, no. 3, 2015.[Abstract]


A descriptive study to assess the long term health problems and awareness regarding its management among 110 patients after valve replacement surgery was conducted in Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences, Kochi. The Objectives of the study were to (1) find out the long term health problems of patients after valve replacement surgeries; (2) determine the level of awareness on management of long term health problems among patients after valve replacement surgeries; Results: The major long term health problems identified were physical problems 87 (79%), valve related problems 72 (65%) and psychological problems 67 (61%). Awareness regarding management of long term health problems was average among majority of the subjects 72 (65%). Association was found between type of prosthetic valve and certain valve related problems like hearing unusual sounds from the valve (χ2 = 12.303, p<0.001), disturbance due to the noise from the valve (χ2 = 5.065, p<0.05) and thromboembolic problems (χ2 = 4.611, p<0.05) - common among patients with mechanical valve. There was a significant association between PT-INR value and bleeding problems (χ2 = 6.164, p<0.05), i.e., patients with an elevated PT-INR value experienced more bleeding problems. Patients' level of awareness regarding management of long term health problems had significant association with valve related problems (χ2 = 5.877,
p<0.05), dental problems (χ2 = 4.982, p<0.05) and compliance problems (χ2 = 4.195, p<0.05). Conclusion: Need for ongoing follow up and patient teaching on management of long term health problems after valve replacement surgery

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2015

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S. N. R and Deepu Prasad, “Assess the therapy related symptoms and self care among patients with cancer in a Tertiary care Hospital Kochi.”, Journal of Science, vol. 5, no. 8, pp. 641-645, 2015.[Abstract]


A descriptive study was done to identify the therapy related symptoms, severity of symptoms, self care management of therapy related symptoms among patients with cancer. Using convenience sampling technique 100 subjects with breast cancer, lung cancer and hematological cancer were selected from medical oncology, radiation oncology outpatient departments and chemotherapy day care unit of Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences (AIMS), Kochi. A standardized tool (checklist for reporting symptoms and side effects) developed by Phoebe D Williams was used to collect data. The results revealed that most frequently reported symptoms were taste changes (92%), fatigue (89%), decreased appetite (78%), difficulty in sleeping (78%), loss of memory (75%), vomiting (72%) and hair loss (71%). Statistically significant association was found between age in years and pain, age in years and loss of hearing, education and loss of memory, occupation and chest pain, type of cancer and chest pain (p<0.05). Highly significant association was found between age in years and shortness of breath, type of cancer and shortness of breath (p<0.01). 71 (71%) of the subjects reported that fatigue was a very severity producing symptom. For fatigue, diet was used as a self care measure by 60% of patients. The severity of 80% of patients regarding taste changes ranged from moderate to severe, 68% were not using any self care measure for taste changes. Regarding decreased appetite, worst severity was reported by 50% of the subjects. For decreased appetite, 71% were following balanced diet as a self care measure.

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2015

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S. N. R and Prof. Moly K. T., “Assess the needs of patients with hematological cancer with a view to prepare a care guide in a tertiary care hospital, Kochi. ”, Journal of Science , vol. 5, no. 11, pp. 1051-1054, 2015.

2015

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R. Merlin Babu, “Mammography”, Health Action , 2015.

2015

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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

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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

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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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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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2015

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M. Sreelekshm L, Lekha Viswanath, and Joy, J., “Perception and practice of family planning among married women”, Kerala Nursing Forum, 2015.

2014

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C. P. and VishnuPriya, M. B., “Awareness Regarding Adverse effects of Chemotherapy among Parents of Children Attending Oncology Units of AIMS”, International Journal of Nursing Care, vol. 2, pp. 20–26, 2014.[Abstract]


Introduction: Cancer remains the most frequent medical cause of death among the children.
Method: The approach used for the study was quantitative approach using descriptive research design.The study was conducted among 60 parents of children who met with the eligibility criteria following non probability convenience sampling technique.
Findings: Regarding the CAE, 4 (6.7%) of the subjects had very poor knowledge, 41(68.3%) had inadequate knowledge and 15 (25%) had adequate knowledge. The highest occurrence of adverse effects was vomiting and the next was alopecia. The other adverse effects reported were fatigue 10(16.7%), diarrhea 6(10%), color change in nails 5(8.3%), fever 3(5%), constipation 2(3.3%) respectively. Regarding awareness of cancer and its treatment 27(45%) had inadequate knowledge.
Conclusion: The researchers investigated the awareness of CAE among parents, 41(68%) were not aware about the CAE and its management. Regarding Myths and Facts 25% of the subjects had wrong beliefs and 75% of them aware about the facts regarding CAE

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2014

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Chitra P. and Simon, S. V., “Effectiveness of distraction techniques on pain relief during intravenous cannulation among the school children in selected paediatric wards at AIMS”, Pondicherry Journal of Nursing, vol. 7, no. 1, pp. 29-33, 2014.

2014

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A. N, Lekha Viswanath, and T, A. Philip, “Assess the Knowledge on Menopausal Self-care among Perimenopausal Women”, Journal of South Asian Federation of Menopause Societies (SAFOMS), vol. 2, pp. 55-58, 2014.[Abstract]


Perimenopause which generally begins more than 5 years before the permanent cessation of menses, it is a time of transition characterized by unstable endocrine physiology and
highly variable, unpredictable hormone profiles. The purpose of the study is to assess the knowledge on menopausal self-care among perimenopausal women in selected wards of Nayarambalam Panchayath, Ernakulam. Quantitative approach with descriptive survey design is used for the study. Sample consists of 120 perimenopausal women of 35 to 50 years, residing in selected wards of Nayarambalam Panchayath, Ernakulam. The knowledge regarding menopausal self-care is poor among 71% of perimenopausal women, average among 28% of perimenopausal women and 1% of them have good knowledge. Mean knowledge score is 8.04, SD is 5.09 and maximum score is 30. No significant association was found between knowledge and variables like age, educational status, family income and menopausal status. Perimenopausal women have inadequate knowledge on menopausal self-care. Findings of the study highlight the need of educational intervention for improving the knowledge of self-care among perimenopausal women.

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S. Udayan, Lekha Viswanath, and Linda Varghese, “Awareness regarding Antenatal Investigations among Antenatal Mothers attending Selected Tertiary Hospital, Kochi, Kerala.”, Journal of South Asian Federation of Obstetrics & Gynecology, vol. 6, no. 3, pp. 129-132, 2014.[Abstract]


Background: An antenatal investigation has now literally entered in the domain of prenatal care. Early antenatal investigations help to identify many sorts of medical and infectious diseases during pregnancy and initiate treatment for safeguarding the health of mother and fetus. Many antenatal mothers undergo antenatal investigations without adequate understanding. Objectives: To identify awareness regarding antenatal investigations among antenatal mothers and to prepare an information booklet on antenatal investigations. Materials and methods: It is a descriptive study conducted among 180 antenatal mothers attending Obstetrics and Gynecology Outpatient Department in Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences (AIMS) at Kochi. The subjects were selected using quota sampling technique. The trimester was selected as the quota. Sixty women each were selected from first, second and third trimesters. Data were collected using semistructured knowledge questionnaire developed by the investigator. Results: The mean score of antenatal investigations was 8.96 ± 6.33 with maximum score 19. Among 180 subjects, 61% of antenatal mothers had poor level of awareness regarding antenatal investigations, 63% were belong to first trimester and 64% were primigravida. Interpretation and conclusion: The study concluded that the level of awareness among antenatal mothers was poor. It is very essential to organize an awareness program to increase the uptake of antenatal investigations.

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2014

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Lekha Viswanath and Jose, A., “Self- care Agency of Women with Gestational Diabetes Mellitus-Effectiveness of a Self- care Enhancing Intervention”, International Journal of Nursing Care, vol. 2, pp. 26-31, 2014.[Abstract]


The prevalence of gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) is increasing worldwide. Providing effective care to the women with GDM to improve the maternal and fetal outcome is a growing challenge for the nurses. The present study was conducted to identify the effect of a self-care enhancing intervention on the self-care agency of women with GDM. The study used a pre-test pot-test control group design. Forty women with GDM attending a tertiary hospital, selected as a sample of convenience were randomized to experimental and control group (20 each). The self-care agencies of both the group were assessed to form the baseline (88.4±8.7 in the experimental group and 89.1±13.3 in the control group). Participants in the experimental group were given self-care enhancing intervention to enhance their self-care agency while the control group received routine care. Self-care agency of both the groups was compared using independent sample t-test. It was found that the self-care agency of the experimental group (110.7±7.4) was significantly higher than that of the control group (96.4±10.2) following intervention. The mean gain in self-care agency in the experimental group (22.3) was also significantly higher than the control group (7.3). The findings of the study conclude that self-care enhancing intervention is effective in improving the self-care agency of women with GDM.

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2014

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K. T. Moly, Neeraja, V., and Sijimol, K. M., “Correlational study on quality of life and learning needs among patients with permanent pacemaker”, Nightingale Nursing Times, pp. 57-60, 2014.

2014

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J. M. Babu and Moly, K. T., “Risk factors of patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease”, Nightingale Nursing Time, 2014.

2014

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T. D. Indhumol, Prof. Sheela Pavithran, and George, L. K., “Effectiveness of Structured Teaching Programme on Knowledge Regarding Prevention of Urinary Tract Infection among Adolescent Girls”, International Journal of Pharma Medicine and Biological Sciences, vol. 3, pp. 121-126, 2014.[Abstract]


Effectiveness of structured teaching program on knowledge regarding prevention of urinary tract infection was conducted among 119 adolescent girls (experimental 56 and control 63) using quantitative pre test-post test control group design. Subjects were selected by one stage cluster sampling. Data were collected using structured uestionnaire. Results: The study result showed statistically significant difference in gain in knowledge regarding prevention of urinary tract infection in the experimental group who had attended the structured teaching program (t(117) = 4.973, p< 0.001). Amount of water intake per day, voiding habits and hygienic practice during menstruation were the main contributing factors identified in the study population. Knowledge was significantly associated with the contributing factors of urinary tract infection like frequency of voiding during school hours (χ2 (1)= 12.930, p<0.05), voiding in unclean toilet (χ2 (1)=12.296, p<0.05), taking bath during menstruation (χ2 (1)= 5.761, p<0.05) and cleaning genitalia during enstruation (χ2 (1)= 4.145, p<0.05).

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2014

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N. Surendran, Sheela, P., and C. M. Sijimol, “Self medication practice and related Knowledge among students of slected nursing institutions”, International Journal of Pharma Medicine and Biological Sciences, 2014.

2014

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S. V. S and Prof. Sheela Pavithran, “Sexual Dysfunction among Patients With and Without Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia”, International Journal of Pharma Medicine and Biological Sciences, vol. 3, no. 2, pp. 17-20, 2014.[Abstract]


Study to assess the sexual dysfunction among patients with and without Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia was conducted among 100 subjects using descriptive comparative design Samples were selected by purposive sampling. Data were collected using International Prostate Symptom Score (IPSS) and Brief Male Sexual Function Inventory (BMSFI). Results: The study result show that the major sexual dysfunctions among the subjects were erectile dysfunction followed by decreased sexual drive. A statistically significant difference in sexual dysfunction were observed between the patient with BPH and without BPH (sexual drive - χ 2(1) = 26.813, p &amp;lt; 0.05; erectile function - χ 2(1) = 27.750, p &amp;lt; 0.05; ejaculatory function - χ 2(1) = 33.512, p &amp;lt; 0.05) and in the overall satisfaction χ 2(1) = 10.81, p &amp;lt; 0.05). Duration of diabetes was also found to be significantly associated with sexual drive and erectile function (p &amp;lt; 0.05). The present study reveals that sexual dysfunction is present in BPH patients at various levels.

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2014

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A. C. Joseph, Prof. Anila K. P., and Indukala, C. K., “Management of Fever among children”, Nightingale Nursing Times, pp. 55-58, 2014.

2014

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S. Krishnan, Hem, M., and George, L. K., “Effect of Selected Strengthening Exercises on Functional Status among Patients with Chronic Kidney Disease”, International Journal of Pharma Medicine and Biological Sciences, vol. 3, p. 20, 2014.[Abstract]


In the study to assess the effect of selected strengthening exercises on functional status among patients with Chronic Kidney Disease, 30 subjects were selected by using non probability convenience sampling technique. Modified functional status questionnaire was used to assess the functional status of subjects before and after intervention. The intervention was performance of selected strengthening exercises by each subject for 20 min twice a day in the morning and evening in the presence of the investigator from day 1 to day 13. Post test was done on day 14. On comparison of functional status among subjects before and after intervention, the computed ‘t’ value (2.38) was greater than table value (2.05) at 0.05 level of significance. There was statistically significant increase in the functional status of subjects after selected strengthening exercises (p=0.05). There was statistically significant increase in each parameters of functional status ie, Basic activities of daily living, Instrumental activities of daily living , psychological function and social function (p=0.05). There was no statistically significant association between functional status and sociodemographic, clinical variables (p=0.05). The present study demonstrated that selected strengthening exercises are effective in improving functional status among patients with Chronic Kidney Disease More »»

2014

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J. E.F, .T.T, J., and .A.K, N., “Effectiveness of Jacobson's Progressive Muscle Relaxation (JPMR) Technique on SocialAnxiety Among High School Adolescents”, Nitte University Journal of Health Science, 2014.

2014

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

2014

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N. Surendran, Prof. Sheela Pavithran, and C. M. SijiMol, “Self Medication Practice and Related Knowledge Among Students of Selected Nursing Institutions”, vol. 3, 2014.[Abstract]


Study to assess the self-medication practice and related knowledge among nursing students was conducted among 200 subjects using descriptive design. Subjects were selected through stratified random sampling technique from five selected nursing institutions at Ernakulam district of Kerala, India and prevalidated semistructured questionnaire related to various aspects of self-medication was used for data collection. The data were analysed using descriptive and inferential statistics. Self-medication was reported among 63% of the nursing students. The respondents who used self-medication found it to be using for minor ailments. The most common ailments for which self-medication was practiced include fever (58%) and pain (40%). Antipyretics (72%), analgesics (48%) and antacids (28%) were the most common self-medication medicines used. Of the respondents, 3% experienced adverse reactions as a result of self-medication practice. The present study reports that the prevalence of self-medication among nursing students was high and a significant number of students are unaware of the adverse effects of the medication that they themselves take and suggest to others. Therefore, potential problems of self-medication should be emphasized to the students.

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2014

Journal Article

V. Senthilvel, Sathiyamoorthi, R., Sumathi Senthilvel, and Jayanthi, V., “Finding Influencing factors and probability to develop Diabetes Mellitus among adult Hypertensive population in Puducherry (UT), South India: Hospital based retrospective Study.”, IOSR Journal of Dental and Medical Sciences, vol. 13, no. 12, 2014.

2014

Journal Article

Sumathi Senthilvel, Senthilvel, V., Radhakrishnan, R., Sathiyamoorthi, R., and Jayanthi, V., “A study on finding influencing factors on diabetic retinopathy among diabetic patients using Multiple Regression approach”, IOSR Journal of Dental and Medical Sciences, vol. 1, no. 4, pp. 20-23, 2014.[Abstract]


Background: Diabetic retinopathy (DR) is retinal disease associated with diabetes. DR is the leading cause of blindness among working aged adults around the world. High blood pressure is an established risk factor for the development of macular edema and is associated with the presence of PDR. Objective: To find the influence of factors in the prediction of DR by using multiple regression analysis approach and find out the thickness of the center of retina (macula). Methods: 200 diabetic retinopathy patients were selected through simple random sampling by using pre-designed and pre-tested questionnaire. Macular edema thickness is to be measured by Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT) in the unit of μm and to find other influencing factors age, gender, duration of diabetics, level of hyperglycemia (HbA1c), HDL, triglycerides, family history, hypertension, LDL related to DR. Results: Out 200 patients, 133 (66.50%) were male and 67 (33.50%) were female. Mean age of the patients was 59.78 ± 11.31 years and range was 24 – 87 years. The mean thickness of the center of the retina (macula) was 452.30 ± 138.92 μm. In this paper, the influencing factors were indentified, gender and HDL were had no influence over for developing DR. Conclusion: The influencing factors have been indentified and on the basis of which prediction of DR for a person is identified. By finding the influencing factors of DR and one can protect themselves from the development of DR.

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2014

Journal Article

P. P. Chitra, “Care guideline for CAE among children”, International Journal of Nursing Care, vol. 2, no. 1, 2014.

2014

Journal Article

P. P. Chitra, “Bottle feeding practices among mothers”, Pondichery Journal of Nursing, vol. 2, no. 1, 2014.

2014

Journal Article

S. Krishnan, Hem, M., and George1, L. K., “Effect of selected strengthening exercises on functional status among patients with Chronic kidney disease in selected wards”, International Journal of Pharma Medicine and Biological Sciences , vol. 3, no. 4, 2014.[Abstract]


In the study to assess the effect of selected strengthening exercises on functional status among patients with Chronic Kidney Disease, 30 subjects were selected by using non probability convenience sampling technique. Modified functional status questionnaire was used to assess the functional status of subjects before and after intervention. The intervention was performance of selected strengthening exercises by each subject for 20 min twice a day in the morning and evening in the presence of the investigator from day 1 to day 13. Post test was done on day 14. On comparison of functional status among subjects before and after intervention, the computed ‘t’ value (2.38) was greater than table value (2.05) at 0.05 level of significance. There was statistically significant increase in the functional status of subjects after selected strengthening exercises (p=0.05). There was statistically significant increase in each parameters of functional status ie, Basic activities of daily living, Instrumental activities of daily living , psychological function and social function (p=0.05). There was no statistically significant association between functional status and sociodemographic, clinical variables (p=0.05). The present study demonstrated that selected strengthening exercises are effective in improving functional status among patients with Chronic Kidney Disease.

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2014

Journal Article

J. M. Babu, Prof. Moly K. T., and , “Risk factor for patients with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease.”, Nightingale Nursing Times , vol. 10, no. 6, 2014.

2014

Journal Article

N. V, Prof. Moly K. T., and K.M, S., “Correlational study on quality of life and learning needsamong patients with Permanent pacemaker. ”, Nightingale Nursing Times, vol. 10, no. 9, 2014.

2014

Journal Article

M. Laly K. George, Zacharias, M. Anitha, and Sreekumar, M. Indu, “Assessment of the study skills of B.Sc Nursing students to develop strategies to enhance their study skills.”, Edufocus, vol. 8, no. 2, pp. 69-73, 2014.

2013

Journal Article

Lekha Viswanath, “Relationship of basic conditioning factors, self- care agency and self- care practice among women with gestational diabetes mellitus- an application of Orem’s theory of self care”, Kerala Nursing Forum, vol. 8, 2013.

2013

Journal Article

S. S. and P., C., “Effectiveness of oral hygiene programme on knowledge and oral hygiene among lower primary school children”, vol. 6, no. 3, 2013.

2013

Journal Article

S. P. A., Mohan, M., and F, J. E., “Relationship Between Caregiver Burden and Coping Strategies Among Caregivers of Patients with Mood Disorders”, Journal of Nursing, pp. 20-21, 2013.

2013

Journal Article

A. Akhilkumar, A., S. P., and Sreejamol M. G., “Effect of Laughter Therapy on depression of senior citizens residing in selected old age homes”, Journal of Nursing, pp. 29-31 , 2013.

2013

Journal Article

L. Louis, A., S. P., and Nair, R. R., “Parental Self-efficacy Among Parents of Children with Intellectual Disability.”, Pondicherry Journal of Nursing, pp. 35-37, 2013.

2013

Journal Article

R. .R., Sunderraj, P., Salini, P. U., ,, and Mukes, M., “Comparative evaluation of larvicidal activity between various species of tulsi”, Pharma J. Series, pp. 2-6, 2013.

2013

Journal Article

M. L. Louis, A, P. Sreedevi, and Rajeesh R Nair, “Parental self efficacy among parents of children with intellectual disability”, Pondicherry Journal of Nursing , vol. 6, no. 3, 2013.

2013

Journal Article

L. Liya, A., S. P., and R. Rajeesh, N., “Parental Self-Efficacy Among Parents of Children with Intellectual Disability”, Pondicherry Journal of Nursing, vol. 6, no. 3, pp. 35 - 37, 2013.

2013

Journal Article

M. Monisha Mohan, Prof. Sreedevi P. A., and Joy, M. F. Elizabath, “Study to assess the relations between caregiver burden and coping strategies among the Caregivers of patients with mood disorders in psychiatric Unit of AIMS Kochi”, Pondichery Journal of Nursing , vol. 6, 2013.

2013

Journal Article

M. Akhil Kumar, Prof. Sreedevi P. A., and Sreejamol M. G., “Effect of Laughter Therapy on depression Among Senior citizens residing in selected old age homes at Ernakulam”, Pondicherry Journal of Nursing , vol. 6, no. 3, 2013.

2013

Journal Article

M. L. Louis, Prof. Sreedevi P. A., and Rajeesh R Nair, “Study to assess parental self efficacy among parents of children with intellectual disability in selected special school”, Pondicherry Journal of Nursing , vol. 6, no. 3, 2013.

2013

Journal Article

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

2013

Journal Article

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.

2012

Journal Article

Rajeesh R Nair, “Effectiveness of Guided Imagery in patients with depression.”, Pondicherry Journal of Nursing, Pondicherry, vol. 5, no. 1, pp. 26-29, 2012.

2012

Journal Article

S. A. S., “Correlation of health related quality of life with other disease severity indices in Indian Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Diseases patients”, International Journal of COPD, 2012.

2011

Journal Article

Chitra P., M., D. Jeyagowri, and Dr. Pavithran K., “Standards Practice and Safe Handling of Chemotherapy Drugs”, Prisms Nursing Practice, vol. 6, no. 3, 2011.

2011

Journal Article

A. Philip T, “Effectivness Of Planned Nursing Interventions Among Postnatal Mothers Interms Of Attitude,practice &inter Recti Distance”, vol. 6, 2011.

2011

Journal Article

A. Kochanujan Pillai, K., S. K., K., G. Y., and S., B., “Anti emetic effect of Ginger powder Vs Placebo as an add on therapy in children and young adults receiving High Emetogenic Chemotherapy, Pediatric Bolld and Cancer”, vol. 56, pp. 234-238, 2011.

2010

Journal Article

Chitra P., M., D. Jeyagowri, and Dr. Pavithran K., “Foot Massage - A Nursing Practice”, Prisms Nursing Practice, vol. 5, no. 1, 2010.

2009

Journal Article

Lekha Viswanath, “Exercise therapy for glycemic control in the women with gestational diabetes”, Journal of Nursing Research Society of India, 2009.

2009

Journal Article

S. Thomas, “Comparative Effectiveness of Tepid Sponging and Antipyretic Drug verus only Antipyretic Drug in the Management of Fever Among children: A randomised controlled trial”, Indian Pediatrics, vol. 46, 2009.

2009

Journal Article

Lekha Viswanath, “Effect of Exercise Therapy on the Glycemic Levels of Women with Gestational Diabetes Mellitus Admitted in the Institute of Maternal and Child Health; Kozhikode”, Journal of Nursing Research Society of India, vol. 1, no. 4, pp. 36-38, 2009.

2008

Journal Article

Chitra P., M., D. Jeyagowri, and Dr. Pavithran K., “Complementary medicine and alternative therapies”, Indian Journal of Holistic Nursing, vol. 4, no. 2, 2008.

2008

Journal Article

Chitra P., M., D. Jeyagowri, and Dr. Pavithran K., “Nursing Intervention in Laughter Therapy”, Nightingale Nursing Times, vol. 4, no. 8, 2008.

2007

Journal Article

Lekha Viswanath, “Effect of Postprandial Exercise on Gestational Diabetes Mellitus”, The Journal of Nursing Research, vol. 2, no. 2, pp. 1-5, 2007.

2006

Journal Article

K. B. P., “Nurses and Protection of Patient's Rights”, The Nursing Journal of India, vol. 97, no. 10, pp. 223-224, 2006.

2006

Journal Article

Prof. Moly K. T., Joseph, V., Khora, L., and Beevi, A., “A study to Identify the Extent -Causes- Effect and Probable Measures to Overcome Political Apathy among Nurses”, The Journal of Nursing Research, vol. 1, no. 1, 2006.

2000

Journal Article

Prof. Sheela Pavithran, “Effectiveness of Incentive Spirometry and Deep Breathing Exercise in Improving Pulmonary Function”, Journal of Midwifery and Nursing, vol. 1, no. 1, pp. 19-22, 2000.

Publication Type: Magazine Article

Year of Publication Publication Type Title

2018

Magazine Article

Prof. Sunil M., “Vayaruvedanaye Ariyuka An Article on Stomach Pain”, Arogyamangalam, 2018.

2018

Magazine Article

Prof. Sunil M., “Rogikkum Venam Perumaattachattam An Article on the Right Behaviours of Patients”, The Dentcare, 2018.

2018

Magazine Article

Prof. Sunil M., “Pareekshakkalam Arogyathode” An Article on Health Care of Children During Exam Season”, The Dentcare, 2018.

2018

Magazine Article

Prof. Sunil M., “Hemophilia Karuthal Venam”, An Article on Hemophilia”, The Dentcare, 2018.

2018

Magazine Article

Prof. Sunil M., “Thermometer Upayogam Sradhayode An Article on Use of Thermometer at Home”, Vanitha, 2018.

2018

Magazine Article

Prof. Sunil M., “Ee Verpadu Padippikkunnathu An Article on Safety in the Bathrooms”, Manorama Arogyam, 2018.

2018

Magazine Article

Prof. Sunil M., “Rakthadaanam Mahadaanam”, An article on blood donation. The Dentcare, 2018.

2018

Magazine Article

Prof. Sunil M., “Pediyaruthu, Parihaaramundu”, An article on fear of diseases. Arogyamangalam, 2018.

2018

Magazine Article

Prof. Sunil M., “Medinews and Mediwonders”, A monthly column in Manorama Arogyam, June, 2018.

2018

Magazine Article

Prof. Sunil M., “Porottayekkurichu Veendum Chilathu”, An article on bread made with refined flour and its adverse effects, Arogyamangalam, 2018.

2018

Magazine Article

Prof. Sunil M., “Medinews and Mediwonders”, A monthly column in Manorama Arogyam, July, 2018.

2018

Magazine Article

Prof. Sunil M., “"Idiminnal – Sookshichal dukhikkenda”, An article on Thunder and lightning. ”, The Dentcare, 2018.

2018

Magazine Article

Prof. Sunil M., ““Bronchoscopy – Enthu enthinu?”, An article on Bronchoscopy.”, The Dentcare, 2018.

2018

Magazine Article

Prof. Sunil M., ““Mobile Bomb”, An article on Mobile phone bursting. ”, The Dentcare, 2018.

2018

Magazine Article

Prof. Sunil M., ““Medinews and Mediwonders”, A monthly column in Manorama Arogyam”, Manorama Arogyam, 2018.

2018

Magazine Article

Prof. Sunil M., ““Lab parishodhana 70% vare kurakkam”, An article on reducing the lab investigation cost.”, Manorama Arogyam, 2018.

2017

Magazine Article

Prof. Sunil M., “"Bhakshanaththile Krithrima Niram Visham" An Article on Adverse Effects of Food Colours”, Ayurarogyam Magazine, 2017.

2017

Magazine Article

Prof. Sunil M., “School Thurakkumpol Ormikkan Chila Karyangal, An Article on Preparedness for New Academic Year in Schools”, The Dentcare Magazine, 2017.

2017

Magazine Article

Prof. Sunil M., “Marunnu kazhikkumpol orkkenda naalu kaaryangal - Article on safe administration of medications”, The Dent Care, 2017.

2017

Magazine Article

Prof. Sunil M., “Sthreekalileyum kuttikaliyelum vayaruvedana - Article on Abdominal pain in ladies and children”, The Dent Care, 2017.

2017

Magazine Article

Prof. Sunil M., “Peivishabadha - Sookshichal Dukhikkenda Article on Rabies and its prevention”, The Dent Care, 2017.

2017

Magazine Article

Prof. Sunil M., “Kaikazhukal Seelamaakku Rogangale padikadathu - Article on Importance of hand washing”, The Dent Care, 2017.

2017

Magazine Article

Prof. Sunil M., “Antibiotic upayogam karuthalode - Article on Safe use of antibiotics”, The Dent Care, 2017.

2017

Magazine Article

Prof. Sunil M., “ Kuttikale doctore kaanikkumpol" Article on Points to be remembered while consulting Pediatrician”, The Dent Care, 2017.

2017

Magazine Article

Prof. Sunil M., “Vayaruvedana Nissaaramaakkaruthu- An Article on Abdominal Pain”, The Dent Care, 2017.

2016

Magazine Article

Prof. Sunil M., “Kunjuvavaye urakkumbol- an article on children and sleep”, The Dent Care, 2016.

2016

Magazine Article

Prof. Sunil M., “Puthiya Kaalathum Nursing an article on scope of nursing”, Deshabhimani Eduplan, 2016.

2016

Magazine Article

Prof. Sunil M., “Thalachoru theeni amoeba Keralathilum an article on brain eating amoeba”, Arogyamangalam, 2016.

2016

Magazine Article

Prof. Sunil M., “Ariyaam Parishodhanakal an article on complete blood count”, Manorama Arogyam , 2016.

2016

Magazine Article

Prof. Sunil M., “Ariyaam Parishodhanakal an article on blood sugar test”, Manorama Arogyam , 2016.

2016

Magazine Article

Prof. Sunil M., “School Thurakkumbol an article on preparation for new academic year in schools”, Manorama Arogyam , 2016.

2016

Magazine Article

Prof. Sunil M., “Chottupaathram orukkumbol an article on preparation of lunch box for children”, Manorama Arogyam , 2016.

2016

Magazine Article

Prof. Sunil M., “Ariyaam Parishodhanakal an article on Hb A1 C test”, Manorama Arogyam , 2016.

2015

Magazine Article

Prof. Sunil M., “Mazha varumbol rogangal akattaam- an article on health care during rainy season”, Arogyamangalam, 2015.

2015

Magazine Article

Prof. Sunil M., “Pollunna veyilil vaadathirikkan- an article on health care during summer season”, Arogyamangalam , 2015.

2015

Magazine Article

Prof. Sunil M., “Kuttikalile moothrashaya anubadha- an article on urinary tract infection in children”, Arogyamangalam, 2015.

2015

Magazine Article

Prof. Sunil M., “Kunjungal kildakka nanakkumbol- an article on Enuresis in children”, Arogyamangalam, 2015.

2015

Magazine Article

Prof. Sunil M., “Noodlesine Bhayappedano? an article on Health Effects of Noodles ”, Manorama Arogyam, 2015.

2015

Magazine Article

Prof. Sunil M., “Healthy Shopping”, The Dent Care, 2015.

2015

Magazine Article

Prof. Sunil M., “Valakkannikal murukumbol- an article on internet and children”, Deshabhimani Chikilsa, 2015.

2015

Magazine Article

Prof. Sunil M., “Nirappakittarnna bhakshanam- venam jagratha- an article on health effects of food colours”, Deshabhimani Chikilsa, 2015.

2015

Magazine Article

Prof. Sunil M., “Kunjuvava karayumbol- an article on cry in children”, The Dent Care, 2015.

2015

Magazine Article

Prof. Sunil M., “Kuli tharum arogyavum athmaviswasavum- an article on health benefits of bathing”, The Dent Care, 2015.

2015

Magazine Article

Prof. Sunil M., “Amminjapal enna amrithu- an article on breast feeding”, The Dent Care, 2015.

2015

Magazine Article

Prof. Sunil M., “Nursing puthiya sadhyathakal- an article on scope of nursing”, Deshabhimani Eduplan, 2015.

2014

Magazine Article

Prof. Sunil M., “Pakshippani uyarthunna velluvilikal- An article on avian flu”, Arogyamangalam, 2014.

2014

Magazine Article

Prof. Sunil M., “Chardhi rogamalla, lakshanam mathram- an article on vomiting”, Arogyamangalam, 2014.

2014

Magazine Article

Prof. Sunil M., “Kuthivaippo? Pedikkenda- an article on injections”, Manorama Arogyam, 2014.

2014

Magazine Article

Prof. Sunil M., “Computer upayogam karuthalode- an article on safe use of computers”, Deshabhimani Chikilsa, 2014.

2014

Magazine Article

Prof. Sunil M., “Thottathinum pidichathinum antibiotic- an article on misuse of antibiotics”, Arogyamangalam , 2014.

2014

Magazine Article

Prof. Sunil M., “Lalitham Surakshitham Urakal- an aricle on use of condoms”, Manorama Arogyam, 2014.

2014

Magazine Article

Prof. Sunil M., “Kuttikale pidikoodumbol- an article on hypertension among children”, Manorama Arogyam , 2014.

2014

Magazine Article

Prof. Sunil M., “Nursing : puthiya mechilppurangal- an article on the profession of nursing”, Deshabhimani Eduplan , 2014.

2014

Magazine Article

Prof. Sunil M., “Ivare namukku thirike vilikkam- an article on learning difficulties in children”, Arogyamangalam, 2014.

2014

Magazine Article

Prof. Sunil M., “Kurangupani sookshikkuka- an article on monkey fever”, Arogyamangalam, 2014.

2013

Magazine Article

Prof. Sunil M., “Engane thadayanakum kuttikalodulla ee krooratha?- an article on child abuse ”, Mathrubhumi Arogya masika, 2013.

2013

Magazine Article

Prof. Sunil M., “Cancer thadayan pathu kalppanakal- an article on prevention of cancer”, Deshabhimani Chikilsa, 2013.

2013

Magazine Article

Prof. Sunil M., “Apoorvam ee raktha grooppukal- an article on blood groups”, Arogyamangalam, 2013.

2013

Magazine Article

Prof. Sunil M., “ICU Psychosis”, Manorama Arogyam, 2013.

2013

Magazine Article

Prof. Sunil M., “Garbhakalathe aswasthyangalum pariharangalum- an article on minor disorders of pregnancy”, Kanyaka fortnightly, 2013.

2012

Magazine Article

Prof. Sunil M., “Cartoon Medical Clinic- Bladder stones”, Manorama Arogyam, 2012.

2012

Magazine Article

Prof. Sunil M., “Cartoon Medical Clinic- Murivaidyam (quacks)”, Manorama Arogyam, 2012.

2012

Magazine Article

Prof. Sunil M., “Vardhakyathil Thalarenda- an article on geriatric health”, Arogyamangalam, 2012.

2012

Magazine Article

Prof. Sunil M., “Cartoon Medical Clinic- Nethrarogyam (eye health)”, Manorama Arogyam, 2012.

2012

Magazine Article

Prof. Sunil M., “Cartoon Medical Clinic- Piles”, Manorama Arogyam, 2012.

2012

Magazine Article

Prof. Sunil M., “Cartoon Medical Clinic- Prameham (diabetes)”, Manorama Arogyam, 2012.

2012

Magazine Article

Prof. Sunil M., “Marunnukal sookshikkumbozhum kazhikkumbozhum”, Manorama Arogyam, 2012.

2012

Magazine Article

Prof. Sunil M., “Cartoon Medical Clinic- Hrudrogam (Coronary heart disease)”, Manorama Arogyam, 2012.

2012

Magazine Article

Prof. Sunil M., “Cartoon Medical Clinic- Marunnukal (Medicines)”, Manorama Arogyam, 2012.

2011

Magazine Article

Prof. Sunil M., “Cartoon Medical Clinic- Aids”, Manorama Arogyam, 2011.

2011

Magazine Article

Prof. Sunil M., “Gulf thozhilalikalil kidney stone koodunnu- an article on kidney stones”, Arogyamangalam, 2011.

2011

Magazine Article

Prof. Sunil M., “Cartoon Medical Clinic- Amitha vannam ( obesity )”, Manorama Arogyam, 2011.

2011

Magazine Article

Prof. Sunil M., “Cartoon Medical Clinic- Asthma”, Manorama Arogyam, 2011.

2011

Magazine Article

Prof. Sunil M., “Porotta, autorikshaw pinne mammoottiyum- article on life style diseases”, Manorama Arogyam, 2011.

2011

Magazine Article

Prof. Sunil M., “Vardhakyathile Moothrasaya prasnangal- an article on urinary problems of the old”, Mathrubhumi Arogya masika, 2011.

2011

Magazine Article

Prof. Sunil M., “Mummy enikku schoolil pokandaaye- an article on school phobia”, Mathrubhumi Arogya masika, 2011.

2011

Magazine Article

Prof. Sunil M., “Medical tourism kuthippinorungunna Keralam- an article on medical tourism”, Arogyamangalam, 2011.

2011

Magazine Article

Prof. Sunil M., “Avadhikkalathu kuttikal enthu kazhikkanam? - an article on nutrition of children during vacation”, Arogyamangalam, 2011.

2011

Magazine Article

Prof. Sunil M., “Cheripinu ithrakku pokkam veno? - an article on high healed chappal and health ”, Vanitha fortnightly, 2011.

2011

Magazine Article

Prof. Sunil M., “Kuppivellam arogyakaramo?”, Arogyamangalam, 2011.

2011

Magazine Article

Prof. Sunil M., “Kunjuvava karayunnathenthinu?- an article on children and crying”, Kanyaka fortnightly, 2011.

2011

Magazine Article

Prof. Sunil M., “Arumakalkkamrithaayi amminjappaal- an article on breast feeding”, Manorama Arogyam, 2011.

2011

Magazine Article

Prof. Sunil M., “Choothaattathil kurungunna malayali- an article on compulsory gambling”, Arogyamangalam, 2011.

2010

Magazine Article

Prof. Sunil M., “Ho enthoru thalavedana?- an article on head ache”, Arogyamangalam, 2010.

2010

Magazine Article

Prof. Sunil M., “Asupathriyil ninnum rogam pakarumo?- an article on nosocomial infections”, Arogyamangalam, 2010.

2010

Magazine Article

Prof. Sunil M., “Paricharikkaam kuttikaleppole- an article on geriatric care”, Manorama Arogyam, 2010.

2010

Magazine Article

Prof. Sunil M., “Pradhama susroosha enthu? Engane?- an article on first aid”, Arogyamangalam, 2010.

2010

Magazine Article

Prof. Sunil M., “Arogyathilekkoru cycle savary- an article on health benefits of cycling”, Arogyamangalam, 2010.

2010

Magazine Article

Prof. Sunil M., “Apakadakaramakunna murivaidyam- an article on self treatment and quacks”, Arogyamangalam, 2010.

2010

Magazine Article

Prof. Sunil M., “Mulappal enna oushadham- an article on breast feeding”, Kanyaka fortnightly, 2010.

2010

Magazine Article

Prof. Sunil M., “Swapnalokathe balabhaskaranmar- an article on somnambulism”, Arogyapadmam, 2010.

2010

Magazine Article

Prof. Sunil M., “Vaidyuthaghathavum pradhama susrooshayum- an artcle on first aid of electric shock”, Manorama Arogyam, 2010.

2010

Magazine Article

Prof. Sunil M., “Attack kazhinju, ini?”, Arogyamangalam, 2010.

2010

Magazine Article

Prof. Sunil M., “Alpamonno sradhikkoo apakadam ozhivakkoo- an article on prevention of accidents”, Kanyaka fortnightly, 2010.

2010

Magazine Article

Prof. Sunil M., “Upabhokthavu ariyan- labelukalude bhasha an article on food labels”, Arogyamangalam, 2010.

2010

Magazine Article

Prof. Sunil M., “Chicken pox thudakkathile chikilsikkuka- an article on chicken pox”, Mathrubhumi Arogya masika, 2010.

2010

Magazine Article

Prof. Sunil M., “Oru labelil enthirikkunnu ? - an article on food labels”, Arogyamangalam, 2010.

2010

Magazine Article

Prof. Sunil M., “Kalippattangal thiranjedukkumbol- an article on selection of toys ”, Kanyaka fortnightly, 2010.

2009

Magazine Article

Prof. Sunil M., “Stem cell banking, puthan pratheekshakal- article on stem cell banking”, Arogyamangalam, 2009.

2009

Magazine Article

Prof. Sunil M., “School pedi, karanangalum pariharangalum- an article on school phobia”, Arogyapadmam, 2009.

2009

Magazine Article

Prof. Sunil M., “Chovvode chottupathram- an article on nutrition of school children”, Arogyapadmam, 2009.

2008

Magazine Article

Prof. Sunil M., “Nursinginte prathichaya- an article on image of nursing”, College Magazine of Cooperative College of Nursing, Pariyaram , 2008.

2008

Magazine Article

Prof. Sunil M., “Vimanayathrakkorungumbol- an article on health aspects of air travel”, Mathrubhumi Arogya masika, 2008.

2008

Magazine Article

Prof. Sunil M., “Aidsum kuttikalum- an article on HIV and children”, Mathrubhumi Arogya masika, 2008.

2007

Magazine Article

Prof. Sunil M., “Nursing ariyendathellam- an article on the profession of nursing”, Mathrubhumi Arogya masika, 2007.

2007

Magazine Article

Prof. Sunil M., “Amminjappaal amruthinu thulyam- anrticle on breast feeding”, Mathrubhumi Arogya masika, 2007.

2007

Magazine Article

Prof. Sunil M., “Narulla bhakshanam seelamaakkuka- an article on importance of fiber in diet”, Mathrubhumi Arogya masika, 2007.

2006

Magazine Article

Prof. Sunil M., “Niramulla bhakshanam karuthalode- an article on health impacts of food colours”, Mathrubhumi Arogya masika, 2006.

2006

Magazine Article

Prof. Sunil M., “Nalla rogi- an article on the points to be kept in mind while consulting a doctor”, Mathrubhumi Arogya masika, 2006.

Publication Type: Conference Paper

Year of Publication Publication Type Title

2017

Conference Paper

Prof. Sunil M., “Prevalence of Obesity and Hypertension among school children”, in International Conference on Obesity - A Multi Faceted Approach, Amrita College of Nursing, Kochi, 2017.

2017

Conference Paper

Prof. Sunil M., “Correlation on nutritional status, knowledge, attitude and practice of eating habits among adolescents”, in International Conference on Obesity - A Multi Faceted Approach, Amrita College of Nursing, Kochi, 2017.

2016

Conference Paper

Aswathy Krishnan S., “Effectiveness of planned teaching programme on umbilical cord stem cell collection, preservation and utilization among staff nurses”, in National conference on health innovations through advanced nursing research and practice;, Laxmi memorial college of Nursing, 2016.

2016

Conference Paper

Laly K George, “Global warming - Today's concern for tomorrow ”, in International Conference on Global Citizenship, St Joseph TTI for women, Kochi., 2016.

2015

Conference Paper

Chitra P., “Foot Massage Intervention”, in Indian Association for Cancer Research (IACR) Conference, Jaipur, Rajasthan , 2015.

2015

Conference Paper

Lekha Viswanath, “Level of fatigue among liver transplant recipients.”, in National Conference on Organ Transplant., 2015.

2015

Conference Paper

Lekha Viswanath, “Health promoting behaviour among undergraduate nursing students”, in National Conference on Women’s health- Chllenges and solutions organized by Sharada Sak t(the women wing of Vigyaan Bharathi, Sharada Sakti, Pune, 2015.

2015

Conference Paper

Chitra P., James, P., and Kurian, G., “Living Donor & Deceased Donor Renal Transplantation ; Differences in Early Outcome”, in National Conference -Nov 20, 2015, AMRITA Institute of Medical Sciences, Kochi, Kerala, 2015.

2015

Conference Paper

Chitra P. and Varghese, P., “Risk Factors for Morbidity & Mortality in Pediatric Liver Transplantation”, in National Conference -Nov 21, 2015, AMRITA Institute of Medical Sciences, Kochi, Kerala, 2015.

2015

Conference Paper

A. Philip T, “Practices And Problems Related To Breast Feeding”, in National Conference On Women's Health Challenges & Issues, Pune, 2015.

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.

2015

Conference Paper

P. Chitra, “Efficiency of Non pharmacological intervention to reduce the impact of chemotherapy among hematological and solid tumors”, in 34th National Conference at Jaipur, Bench to Bedside Practice, Indian Association for cancer research (IACR), 2015.

2015

Conference Paper

Deepu Prasad, “Perception on factors contributing to and barriers in reporting medication administration errors among registered nurses working in a tertiary care hospital, Kochi, Kerala”, in International Conference of Evidence Informed Practice –an approach to health Care reform, Manipal College of Nursing Manipal, 2015.

2015

Conference Paper

Deepu Prasad, “Knowledge, Attitude and Misconceptions about Organ Donation after Brain Death among People Residing in Rural areas”, in National Conference on Organ Transplant: Together, Towards Tomorrow, Amrita College of Nursing in Collaboration with transplant team, AIMS, Kochi, 2015.

2015

Conference Paper

Prof. Sheela Pavithran, “Awareness regarding procurement, storage and handling of organs for transplantation among students of nursing programme, with a view to prepare an information booklet”, in National Conference on Organ Transplant: Together, Towards Tomorrow , Amrita College of Nursing in Collaboration with transplant team, AIMS, Kochi, 2015.

2015

Conference Paper

Aswathy Krishnan S., “Pregnancy after Renal Transplantation”, in National Conference on Organ Transplant: Together, Towards Tomorrow , Amrita College of Nursing in Collaboration with transplant team, AIMS, Kochi, 2015.

2015

Conference Paper

Anjana A. P., “Assess the Stress among Primary Caregivers of Liver Transplant Patients”, in National Conference on Organ Transplant: Together, Towards Tomorrow, Amrita College of Nursing in Collaboration with transplant team, AIMS, Kochi, 2015.

2015

Conference Paper

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.

2015

Conference Paper

F. Elizabeth Joy, “Knowledge and attitude of females regarding menstrual stem cell banking”, in National Conference on Organ Transplant: Together, Towards Tomorrow , Amrita College of Nursing in Collaboration with transplant team, AIMS, Kochi , 2015.

2015

Conference Paper

R. R, “Assessment of Health Related Quality of Life Among Liver Transplant Recipients”, in National Conference on Organ Transplant: Together, Towards Tomorrow, Amrita College of Nursing in Collaboration with transplant team, AIMS, Kochi , 2015.

2015

Conference Paper

A. Philip T, “Breast feeding practices of mothers of Under five children”, in 2nd National Conference on Women Health “ Challenges and Solutions”, Sharada Shakthi, Tilak Ayurved Mahavidyalaya and MES institutes of Health Sciences, Pune, 2015.

2014

Conference Paper

C. P., “A Study to Explore the Contributing Factors of Juvenile Delinquency among Children in Selected Juvenile Homes”, in International Conference (3rd) on Transforming Nursing Practice through Research, International Centre for Collaborative Resesarch, Omayal Achi College of Nursing, Chennai, 2014.

2014

Conference Paper

Lekha Viswanath, “Self-care practice and glycemic level of women with Gestational Diabetes Mellitus”, in Third International Conference on Transforming Nursing Practice through Research , International Centre for Collaborative Resesarch, Omayal Achi College of Nursing, Chennai, 2014.

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.

2014

Conference Paper

Sreelakshmi S., “Correlation between Nutritional Status and Memory among School Children”, in International Seminar on Rejuvenating Nursing Research Culture in the Present Scenario, Carmel College of Nursing, Aluva, 2014.

2014

Conference Paper

Anu K., “Descriptive Study to assess the Knowledge regarding Intravenous Cannulation among Staff Nurses”, in International Seminar on Rejuvenating Nursing Research Culture in the Present Scenario, Carmel College of Nursing, Aluva, 2014.

2014

Conference Paper

Prof. Sreedevi P. A., “An Exploratory Study on Use of Tobaco among Adolescents.”, in 13th National Conference of Indian Society of Psychiatric Nurses , St.John's Collge of Nursing, Bangalore, 2014.

2014

Conference Paper

Praveen V. P., “An International Study on the Development and Validation of Nursing Discharge Education Program and Low Literacy Discharge Booklet for Parents of Children Receiving Congenital Heart Surgery”, in 5th Congress of the Asia Pacific Pediatric Cardiac Society, Children’s Heart Link at Le Meridian, Delhi , 2014.

2014

Conference Paper

Anu K., “A Descriptive Study to assess the Knowledge regarding Intravenous Cannulation among Staff Nurses.”, in International Seminar on Rejuvenating Nursing Research Culture in the Present Scenario, Carmel College of Nursing, Aluva, 2014.

2013

Conference Paper

Lekha Viswanath, “Breast feeding practice, Self- efficacy and its antecedents among postnatal mothers: An application of Dennis’s Breast- feeding self- efficacy theory”, in National Conference on Theoretical Foundations and its application in Nursing, RVS Collge of Nursing, Sulur, Coimbatore, 2013.

2013

Conference Paper

Lekha Viswanath, “Graduate Nurses Perception of Nursing Education ”, in National Conference on Changing the landscape of Nursing Education & Practice, MIMS College of Nursing, Calicut, 2013.

2013

Conference Paper

Prof. Sreedevi P. A., “Fatigue and Psychological Distress among Staff Nurses”, in 12th Annual Conference of Indian Society Of Psychiatric Nurses, ISPN and West Fort College of Nursing, Thrissur , 2013.

2013

Conference Paper

Sreejamol M. G., “Psychosocial Problems of Children”, in 12th Annual Conference of Indian Society of Psychiatric Nurses, ISPN and West Fort College of Nursing, Thrissur, 2013.

2013

Conference Paper

Deepu Prasad, “Application of Orems Self Care Theory in Nursing are of a Patient with Multiple Medical Diagnosis: A Case Study Approach”, in National Nursing Conference on Theory Development and Application in Nursing: Success and Challenges, College of Nursing, Christain Medical College, Vellore , 2013.

2012

Conference Paper

Chitra P., “Foot Massage Interventions in Chemotherapy Induced Pain in Children with Cancer”, in International Conference on Good Governance and Sustainable Dvelopment at Annamalai University, Annamalainagar, Tamil Nadu, 2012.

2012

Conference Paper

Chitra P., “Foot Massage Interventions in Chemotherapy Induced Nausea & Vomiting”, in UGC sponsored National Seminar on Evidence Based Practice in Nursing, Rani Meyyammai College of Nursing, Annamalai University, Annamalainagar, Tamil Nadu, 2012.

2012

Conference Paper

Chitra P., “Questioning is a method of Teaching”, in CNE ( Govt of India / DGHS Aided) Education Technology, Amrita College of Nursing, Kochi, Kerala, 2012.

2012

Conference Paper

Lekha Viswanath, “Self-care agency and self-care practice of pregnant women with diabetes”, in International Conference on Nursing Theories- Myths and Facts, MIMS College of Nursing, Calicut, 2012.

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.

2012

Conference Paper

Deepu Prasad, “Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner : A Need of the Hour in the Indian Context”, in National Conference on Forensic Nursing, Manipal College of Nursing, Manipal, Manipal University, 2012.

2012

Conference Paper

Lekha Viswanath, “Selfcare Agency and Selfcare Practice of Pregnant Women with Diabetes”, in International Conference on Nursing Theories - Myths and Facts, MIMS College of Nursing, Kozhikode, 2012.

2012

Conference Paper

Deepu Prasad, “Data Collection Strategies in Mixed Method Research”, in 2nd International Conference on Mixed Method Research , International Center for Collaborative Research (ICCR) and Omayal Aachi College of Nursing, Chennai, 2012.

2011

Conference Paper

Prof. Anila K. P., “An effective tool for professionalism”, in National conference on Evaluation (Poster presentation), Dr. M V Shetty Institute of Health Sciences, Mangalore, Karnataka, 2011.

2011

Conference Paper

Prof. Anila K. P., “Observation – An Effective Tool for Evaluation for Teacher and Students”, in National Conference on Evaluation - An Effective Tool for professionalism, Dr. M. V. Shetty College of Nursing, Manglore, 2011.

2011

Conference Paper

L. K. George, “Objectives and Evaluation”, in National Conference on Evaluation - An Effective Tool for Professionalism, Dr. M. V. Shetty College of Nursing, Manglore, 2011.

2011

Conference Paper

Deepu Prasad, “Interrelationship of Nutritional Status, Physical Activity and Quality of Life among Rural and Urban Elderly”, in National Conference on Gerontology 'Healthy and Productive Aging - The Need of the Hour, Leelabai Thackersey College of Nursing, SNDT Univerity, Mumbai , 2011.

2011

Conference Paper

B. Sankar and V., R., “Parental Awareness on Lead Poisoning and its Prevention”, in International Conference of Waves of Change in Pediatric Emergencies, Sree Gokulam Collge of Nursing, Selem, 2011.

2010

Conference Paper

Chitra P. and Sankar, B., “Spiritual Health of Oncology Patients: Patients Perspective”, in International Conference on Qualitative Research Methods, Omayal Achi College of Nursing, Chennai, 2010.

2010

Conference Paper

B. Sankar and G, L., “Perceived Barriers and Facilitators to Research Utilization among Staff Nurses”, in National Conference on Nursing Research - A Milestone for Career Success, SRM University, Chennai , 2010.

2009

Conference Paper

Chitra P., “Current trends in oncology nursing”, in Workshop organized by PSG College of Nursing, Coimbatore, 2009.

2009

Conference Paper

S. Thomas, “Comparative Effectiveness of Tepid Sponging Antipyretics vs Only Antipyretic in Fever Management among Children”, in PEDICON 2009, National Conference of Indian Academy of Pediatrics, Banglore, 2009.

2008

Conference Paper

Lekha Viswanath, “Effect of exercise therapy on the glycemic level of women with Gestational Diabetes Mellitus ”, in National Conference (12th) of Nursing Research Society of India on Action Research- Bridging the gap between Nursing Theory and Nursing Practice , Manipal College of Nursing, Manipal, 2008.

Publication Type: Presentation

Year of Publication Publication Type Title

2016

Presentation

D. Lekha Viswanath, “Perceptions and Practices of family planning among married couple”, International Conference on Male involvement in improving Women's Sexual and Reproductive Health: Evidences, Actions and Possibilities. National Institute for Research in Reproductive Health Mumbai, 2016.

2015

Presentation

M. Hem, “Assessment of knowledge attitude and practice towards Evidence Based Practice among staff nurses in a tertiary care hospital, Kochi”, International Conference of Evidence Informed Practice –an approach to health Care reform . Manipal College of Nursing, 2015.

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.

2015

Presentation

L. K. George, “Assessment of factors influencing Decision Making of Renal Transplantation among Patients undergoing Hemodialysis”, National Conference on Organ Transplant: Together, Towards Tomorrow. Amrita College of Nursing in Collaboration with transplant team, AIMS, Kochi , 2015.

2015

Presentation

Sreejesh K. P., “Awareness and Attitude Regarding Organ Transplantation among People residing in Urban and Rural Areas”, National Conference on Organ Transplant: Together, Towards Tomorrow. Amrita College of Nursing in Collaboration with transplant team, AIMS, Kochi, 2015.

2015

Presentation

Linda Varghese, “Vision related quality of life in patients after Corneal Transplantation”, National Conference on Organ Transplant: Together, Towards Tomorrow. Amrita College of Nursing in Collaboration with transplant team, AIMS, Kochi , 2015.

2015

Presentation

Rajeesh R Nair, “Knowledge level regarding dietary modification among patients with chronic renal disease waiting for renal transplant”, National Conference on Organ Transplant: Together, Towards Tomorrow. Amrita College of Nursing in Collaboration with transplant team, AIMS, Kochi , 2015.

2015

Presentation

N. Lukose, “Knowledge and Attitude of Antenatal Mothers Regarding Cord Blood Donation”, National Conference on Organ Transplant: Together, Towards Tomorrow . Amrita College of Nursing in Collaboration with transplant team, AIMS, Kochi , 2015.

2015

Presentation

Prof. Anila K. P., “Knowledge of caregivers regarding homecare management of patients after Bone marrow transplantation”, National Conference on Organ Transplant: Together, Towards Tomorrow. Amrita College of Nursing in Collaboration with transplant team, AIMS, Kochi, 2015.

2015

Presentation

Sreejamol M. G., “Knowledge of adolescents regarding kidney donation”, ational Conference on Organ Transplant: Together, Towards Tomorrow . Amrita College of Nursing in Collaboration with transplant team, AIMS, Kochi, 2015.

2015

Presentation

Arun Kumar S. K., “Knowledge and attitude on eye donation among selected rural and urban higher secondary school students”, National Conference on Organ Transplant: Together, Towards Tomorrow. Amrita College of Nursing in Collaboration with transplant team, AIMS, Kochi , 2015.

2015

Presentation

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.

2015

Presentation

Laly K George, “Prevalence of Depression in renal transplant recipients and their activities of daily living, in Amrita Hospital, Kochi”, National Conference on Organ Transplant: Together, Towards Tomorrow. Amrita College of Nursing in Collaboration with transplant team, AIMS, Kochi, 2015.

Publication Type: Book Chapter

Year of Publication Publication Type Title

2015

Book Chapter

Prof. Sunil M., “Nursing”, in Sarvaroga Vijnanakosham- A Medical Ecylopedia, D. C. Books, 2015.

Publication Type: Book

Year of Publication Publication Type Title

2015

Book

Prof. Moly K. T., Professional Nursing– Questions Authentically Answered. CBS Publishers & Distributors Pvt. Ltd., 2015.

Publication Type: Newspaper Article

Year of Publication Publication Type Title

2015

Newspaper Article

Prof. Sunil M., “Nursing ennum eppozhum- an article on scope of nursing profession”, Mathrubhumi daily, 2015.

2014

Newspaper Article

Prof. Sunil M., “Pakshippani pidimurukkumbol- An article on avian flu”, Deshabhimani daily, 2014.

2014

Newspaper Article

Prof. Sunil M., “Pukavali nirthiyal enthu kittum ?- an article on cessation of smoking”, Deshabhimani daily, 2014.

2014

Newspaper Article

Prof. Sunil M., “Kadi cheruthengilum bheeshani valuthu- an article on world health day theme”, Deshabhimani daily, 2014.

2014

Newspaper Article

Prof. Sunil M., “Venalil vadathe- an article on health care during summer”, Deshabhimani daily, 2014.

2014

Newspaper Article

Prof. Sunil M., “Kshayarogam cheruthallatha bheeshani- an article on TB”, Deshabhimani daily, 2014.

2012

Newspaper Article

Prof. Sunil M., “Ajinomotto upayogam sookshichu- an article on dangers of using ajinomotto”, Mathrubhumi daily, 2012.

2012

Newspaper Article

Prof. Sunil M., “Rogikku koottirikkumbol- an article on good bystander”, Mathrubhumi daily, 2012.

2010

Newspaper Article

Prof. Sunil M., “Chengannu padarumbol- an article on conjunctivitis”, Mathrubhoomy daily, 2010.

2010

Newspaper Article

Prof. Sunil M., “Mathiyude mahathuam marakkathirikkuka- an article on health benefits of sardine fish”, Mathrubhoomy daily, 2010.

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