Publications

Publication Type: Magazine Article

Year of Publication Publication Type Title

2020

Magazine Article

Dr. Sunil M., “Medi News and Medi Wonders - A Monthly column for January”, Manorama Aarogyam, 2020.

2020

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Dr. Sunil M., “Jeevitha Rekhakal- A Monthly column for January”, Aarogya Mangalam, 2020.

2020

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Dr. Sunil M., “Medi News and Medi Wonders - A Monthly column for February”, Manorama Aarogyam, 2020.

2020

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Dr. Sunil M., “Jeevitha Rekhakal- A Monthly column for February”, Aarogya Mangalam, 2020.

2020

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Dr. Sunil M., “Jeevitha Rekhakal- A Monthly column for March”, Aarogya Mangalam, 2020.

2020

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Dr. Sunil M., “Digital B P Meter Ariyendathellam - An article on Digital B P Meter and its functioning”, Vanitha, March, 2020.

2020

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Dr. Sunil M., “Corona Guide - An article on COVID 19”, Manorama Aarogyam, April, 2020.

2020

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Dr. Sunil M., “Jeevitha Rekhakal- A Monthly column for July”, Aarogya Mangalam, 2020.

2020

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Dr. Sunil M., “Lock down and health of senior citizens - An educational video”, Manorama Arogyam Online, July , 2020.

2020

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Dr. Sunil M., “Corona Updates”, Manorama Arogyam Online, July, 2020.

2020

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Dr. Sunil M., “Jeevitha Rekhakal- A Monthly column for August”, Aarogya Mangalam, 2020.

2020

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Dr. Sunil M., “Mistakes done while using face masks - An educational video”, Manorama Arogyam Online, August, 2020.

2020

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Dr. Sunil M., “Jeevitha Rekhakal- A Monthly column for September”, Aarogya Mangalam, 2020.

2020

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“Health Problems among Teachers”, An article in Vanitha Online, September, 2020.

2020

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Dr. Sunil M., “Thirichariyanam Kunjinte Kazhivukal - An article on Parenting”, Vanitha, September, 2020.

2020

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Dr. Sunil M., “Suraksha Urappaakkaam - An article on Corona Gadgets”, Manorama Arogyam, October, 2020.

2020

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Dr. Sunil M., “Jeevitha Rekhakal- A Monthly column for October”, Aarogya Mangalam, 2020.

2020

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Dr. Sunil M., “Jeevitha Rekhakal- A Monthly column for November”, Marogya Mangalam, 2020.

2019

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Dr. Sunil M., “Vilarchayundo ? Parishodhichariyaam, An article on Anemia”, The Dentcare, 2019.

2019

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Dr. Sunil M., “Medinews and Mediwonders, A monthly column for January”, Manorama Arogyam, 2019.

2019

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Dr. Sunil M., “Medinews and Mediwonders, A monthly column for February”, Manorama Arogyam, 2019.

2019

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Dr. Sunil M., “Sasthrakriya ini pedi venda, An article on Surgeries in general”, Manorama Arogyam, 2019.

2019

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Dr. Sunil M., “Veyilathu Vaadathirikkan - An Article on Health Care During Summer Season”, Arogyamangalam, 2019.

2019

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Dr. Sunil M., “Moothram Pathayunnathu Rogalakshanamaakam - An article on frothy urine”, Arogyamangalam, 2019.

2019

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Dr. Sunil M., “Alekkollum Murivaidyam - An Article on Quacks and the Dangers”, The Dentcare, 2019.

2019

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Dr. Sunil M., “Sasthrakriya Evide Cheyyanam - An article on Surgeries in general”, Manorama Arogyam, 2019.

2019

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Dr. Sunil M., “Medi News and Medi Wonders - A Monthly column for August”, Manorama Aarogyam, 2019.

2019

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Dr. Sunil M., “Medi News and Medi Wonders - A Monthly column for September”, Manorama Aarogyam, 2019.

2019

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Dr. Sunil M., “Medi News and Medi Wonders - A Monthly column for October”, Manorama Aarogyam, 2019.

2019

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Dr. Sunil M., “Medi News and Medi Wonders - A Monthly column for November”, Manorama Aarogyam, 2019.

2019

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Dr. Sunil M., “Medi News and Medi Wonders - A Monthly column for December”, Manorama Aarogyam, 2019.

2018

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

2018

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

2018

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

2018

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

2018

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

2018

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

2018

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

2018

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

2018

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

2018

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

2018

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

2018

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

2018

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

2018

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

2018

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

2018

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

2018

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Dr. Sunil M., “Enthanu Allergic Rhinitis ?”, An article on Allergic Rhinitis”, The Dentcare, 2018.

2018

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Dr. Sunil M., “Pranikalude kadiyettaal, An article on Insect bites”, The Dentcare, 2018.

2018

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Dr. Sunil M., “Medinews and Mediwonders, A monthly column for November”, Manorama Arogyam, 2018.

2018

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Dr. Sunil M., “Medinews and Mediwonders, A monthly column for December”, Manorama Arogyam, 2018.

2017

Magazine Article

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

2017

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

2017

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

2017

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

2017

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

2017

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

2017

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

2017

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

2017

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

2016

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

2016

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

2016

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

2016

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

2016

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

2016

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

2016

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

2016

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

2015

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

2015

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

2015

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

2015

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

2015

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

2015

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

2015

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

2015

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

2015

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

2015

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

2015

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

2015

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

2014

Magazine Article

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

2014

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

2014

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

2014

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

2014

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

2014

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

2014

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

2014

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

2014

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

2014

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

2013

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

2013

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

2013

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

2013

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

2013

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

2012

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

2012

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

2012

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

2012

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

2012

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

2012

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

2012

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

2012

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

2012

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

2011

Magazine Article

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

2011

Magazine Article

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

2011

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

2011

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

2011

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

2011

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

2011

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

2011

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

2011

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

2011

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

2011

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

2011

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

2011

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

2011

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

2010

Magazine Article

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

2010

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

2010

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

2010

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

2010

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

2010

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

2010

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

2010

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

2010

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

2010

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

2010

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

2010

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

2010

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

2010

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

2010

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

2009

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

2009

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

2009

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

2008

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

2008

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

2008

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

2007

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

2007

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

2007

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

2006

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

2006

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

Publication Type: Journal Article

Year of Publication Publication Type Title

2020

Journal Article

Prof. Moly K. T., “Bariatric Surgery: A pathway to fertility in obese – A case study”, International Journal of Psychosocial Rehabilitation, vol. 24, no. 10, pp. 4466-4472, 2020.[Abstract]


There is an increasing popularity of bariatric surgery in reproductive-age women. This is a description of a morbidly obese woman with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) and hypothyroidism seeking treatment to become pregnant underwent Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy (LSG). The patient feels she could not achieve her wishes because of her obesity in childhood. The article explains the positive and negative experiences the woman had to undergo striving for control and normality post surgically, throughout the pregnancy and postnatal period. Immediately after the surgery her weight was 56 kg which means she has lost approximately 37 kg weight. But her present weight is 65 kg. Over a period of three years there is a gain of 9kg in the weight. The overall score of SF – 36 was 87% with the MCS higher (92% ) than PCS (83.3%). Coping with the food especially during the initial years, concerns about pregnancy and the growth of the baby often due to food intolerances were expressed. Finally the enjoyment that has come as a result of improvement in self esteem, independence in the patient, in her work and family was evident as she thinks she has taken the right decision at the right time. The present concern for her is the weight regain and struggle to maintain the new weight. The case study highlights the improvement in quality of life, at the same time reinforces the need for interventions and support groups to alleviate the concerns related to weight regain and maintenance.

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2020

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Prof. Sheela Pavithran, MV, S., and R, S., “Oral Health related quality of life of patients on chemotherapy”, Biomedical Pharmacology Journal, 2020.[Abstract]


Chemotherapy is a systemic treatment to combat primarily the disease sites, metastatic areas and possibly microscopic spread of disease. Along with the cancer cells, many actively dividing normal cells of the body are also destroyed. The current study, oral health related quality of life of patients on chemotherapy, a survey design was conducted with the aim to determine the impact of chemotherapy on oral-health and compare the OHRQoL of life at baseline, at Cycle III and V of chemotherapy. The study subjects included 60 patients receiving chemotherapy from the chemotherapy unit selected by total enumeration sampling. Oral-health status was assessed using Oral Health Impact Questionnaire. Study reported a gradual decline in the OHRQoL as the cycle of chemotherapy advanced (mean – 21.78 + 23.38, 28.02 + 21.24 and 34.33 + 21.45 at baseline, cycle III and V respectively). Statistically significant difference was noted in all the seven domains of OHRQoL between baseline, cycle III and V (p<0.01). Factors like co-morbidity, oral hygiene, presence of decayed, missing and sensitive teeth were significantly associated with OHRQoL (p<0.05). Hence, it is evident that chemotherapy pause a serious impact on the oral health. Keeping in view impact of chemotherapy on the oral health, assessment of the oral cavity must be part of the routine assessment of all the patients receiving chemotherapy and if necessary, consultation of a dentist must be done.

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2020

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A. Philip T, R., N., John, J., C.S., B., Vettom, A., Thomas, L., and Kanjamattathil, J., “Practices and Problems Related to Breastfeeding among Mothers of Under-Five Children”, Medico Legal Update, 2020.[Abstract]


Objective: The purpose of present study is to identify the practice and problems related to breastfeeding among the mothers of under five children .
Design: A quantitative, descriptive survey design
Setting: Paediatric In Patient and Out Patient Department at AIMS, Kochi, Kerala, India.
Subjects: Convenience sampling was used to select 60 mothers of under-five children .
Method: Semi structured interview schedule was used to assess the breast feeding practices among mothers of under-five children and Checklists to assess breast feeding problems and factors influencing breast feeding practices among mothers of under-five children.
Result: Majority of mothers (90%) given colostrum. 53.3% had given exclusive breast feed while thirty seven mothers 46% opted formula feed and 26.7% had given expressed breast milk during the first six months of life. 48.3% mothers feed their baby completely from one breast before offering the other. 70% offered alternate breast during next feed, 43.3% taken dietary modifications and supplements to increase breast milk. Most of the mothers 58.35% initiated breast feeding after two hours. Majority of mothers 46.7% had complaints of problems related to biting during breast feeding. Out of sixty mothers twenty one (35%) reported inadequate breast milk production as a problem during feeding, 30% faces problems related to breast engorgement. Conclusion: WHO recommended the exclusive breast feeding up to 6 months. But the present study shows that 46.7% of the mothers initiated formula fed before six months and of 90% of mothers fed colostrum. Hence there is a need to educate mothers about exclusive breast feeding up to 6 months.

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2020

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Monisha U. and Balakrishnan., I., “Effectiveness of Video-Assisted Teaching Programme on knowledge and attitude regarding Temporary family planning Method among postnatal mothers.”, Medicolegal Update, 2020.[Abstract]


The present study was intended to evaluate the effectiveness of video-assisted teaching program on knowledge and attitude regarding temporary family planning method among postnatal mothers. Objectives were to assess the knowledge and attitude regarding temporary family planning method among postnatal mothers,evaluate the effectiveness of video-assisted teaching program on knowledge and attitude and to find out its association with socio personal variables. The theoretical framework adopted for the study was Betty Neuman Systems Model. The investigator adopted quantitative pre experimental approach and the research design used was one group pre test post test design. The study was conducted in the postnatal ward and family planning OPD of Govt. T.D. Medical College Hospital, Alappuzha. Fifty sample were selected by purposive sampling. The socio personal variables were gathered by self reporting. The knowledge and attitude were assessed by Structured Questionnaire and Modified Likert scale respectively. The sample were provided witha video-assisted teaching program on second postnatal day in the postnatal ward and the post test were conducted on 45 days after normal vaginal delivery in the family planning OPD. The findings revealed that there was a significant difference in the level of knowledge and attitude among postnatal mothers after videoassisted teaching program at p < 0.001. Thus it was concluded that video-assisted teaching program had a significant effect in improving the level of knowledge and attitude regarding temporary family planning method among postnatal mothers.

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2020

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Reshma. K. Sasi, Rafia Islam, Dr. Sunil M., and A, M., “Lower Extremity Perfusion among Patient with Type 2 Diabetes Mellitusin a Tertiary Care Hospital, Kochi”, Indian Journal Public Health Res Dev , vol. 11, no. 1, pp. 319-314, 2020.[Abstract]


Introduction: Diabetes as one of Non-communicable diseases has consumed a large share of money, material, time and human resources of health systems. Now, due to advancement in lifestyle and industrial process, prevalence of diabetes and its associated complications have been raised. Among these complications, diabetic foot considered as a common complication of diabetes. Method: The present study was a quantitative quasi experimental two group pretest posttest design. The study was done at Amrita Hospital, Kochi. The main objective of the study was to evaluate the effectiveness of Burger Allen exercise on level of lower extremity perfusion among patients with type 2 Diabetes Mellitus. Totally 100 samples were taken in which 50 are in experimental and 50 in control group using convenience sampling technique. Results: In the present study, majority were males with the average age among experimental group were 55.30 +- 4.58, 36(72%) and 55.30+- 4.58, 34 (68%) in the control group. The study result showed that mean and standard deviation of ABPI score among both groups on Day 1(0.07±0.01), day 2 (0.05±0.02) and day 3(0.19±0.01). There was statistical significance with the p value <0.01. There was also significant difference between the groups and within the groups in ABPI scores in 3 days among patients with type 2 DM which is significant at <0.05. Conclusion: In the light of present study result, it depicted that the Buerger Allen exercise improve lower extremity perfusion among patient with type 2 diabetes mellitus.

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2020

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Prini Varghese, V, A., and A, K., “Effectiveness of Distraction Versus Cutaneous Stimulation on Venipuncture Pain Response among Children”, Indian Journal of Public Health Research & Development, 11(2) vol., pp. 363-367, 2020.[Abstract]


Introduction: Intravenous procedure is invariably painful for children. Non-pharmacological techniques such as distraction and cutaneous stimulation provide coping strategies that help to manage and reduce perception of pain and decrease anxiety without medications. Aim: To compare the effectiveness of passive distraction (group I) versus cutaneous stimulation (group II) on venipuncture pain response among children. Materials and Method: A quantitative two group post-test only single centered study was conducted among 100 children, between the age group of 3 to 7 years attending a selected hospital and undergoing venipuncture at a given time. OUCHER Scale (Asian Version- Male and Female) was used to assess pain responseto compare the effectiveness of passive distraction and cutaneous stimulation aimed at decreasing pain by applying ice pack over the site of procedure. The comparison of effectiveness of interventions wascomputed by using independent‘t’ test. Results: The result showed that the mean pain score of group I (passive distraction) and group II (cutaneous stimulation) was 4.68±2.66 and 3.48±2.16, which was statistically significant (p = 0.01). There was a significant association between selected clinical aspects of children like being afraid of coming to hospital, being hospitalized and fear of needles with the pain score at p< 0.05 among children received distraction technique, whereas there was no association between the selected clinical aspects of children with the pain score in group received cutaneous stimulation. Conclusion: In the present study cutaneous stimulation was found more effective pain relieve strategy than passive distraction during venipuncture.Hence, all the health care professionals should use optimal nonpharmacological pain management techniques in all aspects of paediatric practice and improve children outcomes to an extent as possible while maintaining high quality health care

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2020

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Anju Kayathri S. and C.V., L., “Prevalence and Risk Factors of Obesity among Women.”, Indian Journal Public Health Res Dev, vol. 11, no. 2, pp. 437-442, 2020.[Abstract]


Background: Obesity is a state throughout that there’s a generalized buildup of humoring fat among the
body, leading to a weight of quite two hundredth of the essential weight. Fatness invites disability, disease
and premature death.[1] Women are vulnerable to becoming overweight because of inadequate resources for
physical activity, healthy food choices and family demands.
Objective:
1. To review the prevalence of obesity among women.
2. To determine risk factors of obesity among women.
Material and Method: A Quantitative approach with descriptive survey design was adopted for this present
study. It was conducted among 300 adult women aged 20-60 years of selected wards of Athirampuzha
Panchayat using simple random sampling method. BMI was calculated by WHO Asian classification and
risk assessment check list was used to identify risk factors. Odd’s ratio was used to examine association
between obesity and risk factors.
Results: Prevalence of obesity was 24.3%.It was found that 66.2% of women were housewives. Common
risk factors of obesity identified among women were consumption of bakery items (40%), family history and
history of hypothyroidism (23.3%), excessive intake of fried item (35%), lack of exercise (34%), retained
weight gain in relation to pregnancy (26.6%). Odds ratio shows significant positive association between
obesity and risk factors [ OR> 1].
Conclusion: Enhancing knowledge regarding regular physical activity and healthy dietary practices would
obviously decrease the risk factors of obesity which would turn improve the health status of the women.

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2020

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K. SA, T, A. Philip, Mohan,, and R, S., “Assess the Knowledge and Risk Factors among Pregnancy Induced Hypertension among Antenatal Mothers”, Indian Journal Public Health Res Dev , vol. 11, no. 2, pp. 443- 446, 2020.[Abstract]


Background of the Study: Hypertension, complicating 5-10% of all pregnancies worldwide, is a leading cause of maternal and fetal morbidity. The control of pregnancy-induced hypertension (PIH) appears difficult to achieve. Part of the reason for poor control of hypertension in these women might be limited PIH self-care knowledge. Objective: to assess the knowledge and risk factors of PIH among antenatal mothers and to find out the association between knowledge and risk factors with selected demographic variables. Materials and Method: Study was conducted on 110 antenatal mothers attending in Gynecologic OPD, AIMS, Kochi, Kerala. The research design used was non experimental descriptive design. Result: The present study reveals that more than half of the mothers (63.6%) had average knowledge regarding PIH. Half of the mothers had the risk factors of family history of hypertension (50%) and followed by 32.7% had the habit of high non vegetarian food intake. A statistically significant association was observed for education and knowledge and comorbidities and knowledge of antenatal mothers. Significant association was found in risk factors and comorbidities of antenatal mothers. Conclusion: The finding of the study shows that antenatal mothers had average knowledge related to PIH. Health care providers should implement the focused health education programme during antenatal visit

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2020

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B. B, Linda Varghese, S, S. C., and K., S. P., “The Empowerment among Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus Patients.”, Indian Journal Public Health Res Dev, vol. 11, no. 2, pp. 455-45, 2020.[Abstract]


Context: TYPE 2 DIABETES MELLITUS is one of the most serious health concerns and policy agendas around the world. Diabetes is strongly associated with the patients’ unhealthy lifestyle and behavioural patterns and socio-economic changes. New model of thinking is required to recognize whether the patients are in control of and responsible for the daily self-management of Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus. A descriptive study was conducted for a period of 4 weeks in 2018 in AIMS hospital. Objective is to assess the level empowerment among Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus, to find the association between Diabetes Empowerment Scale and selected variable. Method Data were collected by using Diabetes Empowerment Scale(DES). Collected data was analysed by using IBS SPSS software version 20. Methodology: A quantitative research approach with convenience sampling technique was used for study the setting of the study was the sample size of Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus patient selected. A semistructured questionnaire used to assess demographic data and diabetes empowerment scale used to assess empowerment among type 2 Diabetic Patient. Result: A sample size of 150 was available for analysis, ranging from 20 years to above with 43% of the subjects belongs to the age group above 65 years and majority are females. Using, diabetes empowerment scale, each domains of ‘managing the psychosocial aspects of diabetes, assessing dissatisfaction and readiness to change and setting and achieving diabetes goal were measured and scored for each patient. The Data analysis revealed a statistical significance in age. Conclusion: Using the empowerment approach, healthcare professional would help patients make informed decision in accordance with their particular circumstance.

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2020

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


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

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2020

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B. A, Sabitha V. Janardhanan, R., S., and K.S., S., “Sleep Quality and Glycemic Control among Patients with Type II Diabetes Mellitus”, Indian Journal Public Health Res Dev, vol. 11, no. 3, pp. 41-46, 2020.[Abstract]


Background: Diabetes Mellitus is one of the most serious health problem that arise from poor sleep quality. Objective: Objectives of the study were 1. Identify relationship between the sleep quality and glycemic control among patients with type II Diabetes Mellitus. 2. Determine association of sleep quality and glycemic control with selected socio demographic and clinical variables. Materials and Method: A Non-Experimental descriptive study was conducted among 200 Type II diabetic patients attending Endocrinology OPD at atertiary care hospital, Kochi. Subjects were selected using convenient and purposive sampling. Data were collected by using Tool 1: Structured Questionnaire and Tool 2: Pittsburgh Sleep Quality Index and Tool 3: Recent FBS and HbA1C Scoring Results: The study found that there is a borderline significance (p value of 0.046) (?2=6.1773) with uncontrolled diabetes (HbA1C >6.5) and poor sleep quality (PSQI >5)but the correlation of FBS and PSQI was insignificant (p value of 0.319) (?2=2.283). Moreover females were the groups with poor sleep quality when compared to males (p value of 0.022) (?2=5.227) and the co morbidities (P=0.049(?2=3.885) and duration of illness within 4-8years (p value =0.027) (?2=7.217) presents positive correlation with the PSQI values. Conclusion: Diabetes Mellitus being a metabolic disorder, it affects various physiologic process. The one among being sleep. So by better glycemic control, it will pay a way to have good sleep quality.

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2020

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


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

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2020

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S. S, Prof. Anila K. P., and Rafia Islam, “Competency on Breast Feeding among Mothers of High Risk Babies and Practice of Nurses in Assisting the Mothers with a View to Develop A Protocol.”, Indian Journal of Public Health Research & Development, vol. 11, no. 3, pp. 442-447, 2020.[Abstract]


Introduction: The mother of a high risk neonate is confronted with numerous parenting challenges, not the least of which is the decision about how to nourish her vulnerable newborn. Successful breastfeeding depends on overcoming obstacles posed by neonate’s condition, maternal health, and intensive care unit environment. Objective: to assess the competency on breastfeeding among mothers of high risk babies and practice of nurses in assisting the mothers in selected Intensive Care Unit, AIMS, Kochi, with a view to develop a nursing care protocol. Methodology: The descriptive research design was adopted and non-probability convenience sampling technique was used to collect data from 40 mothers by using structured questionnaire and observational checklists to assess the practice of mothers and staff nurses in NICU. Results: The study reveals that 22 (55%) mothers were having average knowledge and most of the mothers 23 (57.5%) had poor practice regarding the breastfeeding of the high risk neonate in NICU. Most of the staff nurses (50%) had average level of practice while assisting the mothers during breastfeeding in NICU. There is significant association between knowledge and demographic variables like education of the mother, order of pregnancy and source of knowledge. Conclusion: The nursing protocol was implemented and established a comprehensive improvement in the knowledge, care, support and management. Thus, the health care professional ultimately work towards providing a positive impact on the lives of high risk neonate.

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2020

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Soumya Raj, M, A. Raj, and N., A., “Level of Stress and Coping Strategies among Institutionalised and Non-Institutionalised Elderly”, Indian Journal of Public Health Research & Development, vol. 11, no. 3, pp. 637-642, 2020.[Abstract]


Objective: The objective of the study is to assess and compare the level of stress and coping strategies experienced by the institutionalized and non-institutionalized elderly. Methods: A descriptive comparative research design and convenient sampling was used in this study, with this technique the researcher selected 70 sample from community (Nayarambalampanchayath) and 70 samples from two old age homes. Demographic Proforma, Sheldon Cohen Perceived Stress Scale and the Deakin Coping Scale were used to assess and compare the level of stress and level of coping. Result: Among institutionalized elderly people 18.6% are having no stress, 32.9% are having mild stress. 37.1% are having moderate stress and 11.4%are having severe stress .Among non institutionalized elderly 37.1% are having no stress,55.7% are having mild stress,7.1% are having moderate stress and none of them having severe stress. While considering level of coping among institutionalized elderly people 21.4% members coping strategies are not effective,50% are having effective coping strategies and 28.6 are having most effective coping strategies. Among institutionalized elderly 18.6 are having not effective coping strategies,62.9% are having effective coping strategies and 18.6% having most effective coping strategies. There is a significant correlation between stress and coping among institutionalized elderly. Conclusion: The feeling of loneliness along with the natural age related decline in physical and psychological functioning makes elderly prone to psychological disturbance,so institutionalized elderly feels more moderate and severe stress than non institutionalized elderly.

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2020

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D. S. V, Abraham, R., and Manjooran, R., “Assessment of Level of consciousness with Coma Recovery scale among patients with Traumatic brain injury.”, Indian Journal of Public Health Research & Development, vol. 11, no. 5, pp. 79-83. , 2020.[Abstract]


Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is one of the major cause of fatality and disability in paediatric age groups and young adults. TBI is usually termed to as the “silent epidemic” because the adverse effects from TBI, such as changes affecting thought process, perception, language, or emotional process, may not be readily apparent1. It was found that nearly 1.5 to 2 million persons are injured and 1 million directed to death every year in India. The objectives are to categorise the patients with traumatic brain injury based on the level of consciousness, to compare the domains of level of consciousness (LOC) of patients with TBI and to find out the association between the LOC and selected variables among patients with TBI at Govt. Medical college Hospital, Kottayam. A quantitatve non experimental approach was used for the study. A total of sixty patients with TBI were selected for the study by purposive sampling technique. The data were collected using socio personal-clinical data sheet and Coma Recovery Scale-Revised (CRS-R). The LOC of patients with TBI was assessed with CRS-R. The assessment of level of consciousness was assessed again by using the same scale on the sixth day to compare the domains of the LOC through the recovery process. The obtained data were categorised, compared and analysed by using descriptive and inferential statistics. The results showed that the majority of patients selected were minimally conscious and the mean scores of domains of level of consciousness (auditory, visual, motor, verbal, communication and arousal) increased from day 1 to day 6 and there is a significant association between the LOC and pupillary reaction at the time of first assessment (p<0.05)

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2020

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Prof. Moly K. T., “Communication Issues Among Patients, Significant Others And Nurses In Critical Care Units”, World Journal of Pharmaceutical Research, vol. Vol 9, no. 13, pp. 768-776, 2020.

2020

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Mercy Joseph, Reshma. K. Sasi, Michael, A., and C, A., “Effect of Facilitated Tucking on Physiological and Behavioural Responses to Pain among Infants Receiving Vaccination.”, Indian Journal of Forensic Medicine & Toxicology [Internet]., vol. 14, no. 4, pp. 7189-93, 2020.[Abstract]


Objective: To evaluate the effect of facilitated tucking on physiological and behavioural responses to pain among infants between experimental and control group before and after the IM vaccination Method: A quantitative approach with true experimental design and consecutive sampling technique was used in this study. Researcher selected 100 infants up to the age of 6 month receiving IM vaccination in the immunization clinic, AIMS, Kochi, and they are randomly assigned to control and experimental group. Demographic and clinical data was collected using structured interview schedule. Heart rate and SPO2 was monitored 2 minutes prior to the vaccination and facilitated tucking was given to the experimental group before and during the immunization and routine position was given to the control group, after that behavioural response was assessed by using neonatal infant pain scale and physiological response such as heart rate and SPO2 was assessed after 5 minutes. Result: The result showed that all the subjects in the control group had severe pain 100 %, whereas in the experimental group 50 % of the subjects had moderate pain and 50% of them had mild pain. Also there was a significant difference in the mean score of the physiological and behavioural response between the control and experimental group after the intervention Conclusion: The study revealed that the Facilitated Tucking improves the emotional security and reduces the pain perception. The nurse or care givers can effectively implement facilitative tucking for reducing pain during vaccination in any setting as it is a very simple technique

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2020

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


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

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2019

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Dr. Sunil M. and Joseph, V., “Effectiveness of an educational intervention programme on knowledge, attitude and practice of school children regarding prevention of hypertension”, Indian Journal of Public Health Research & Development, vol. 10, no. 8, pp. 515-520, 2019.[Abstract]


A study was conducted to find out the effectiveness of an educational intervention programme on knowledge, attitude and practice regarding prevention of hypertension among school children from selected schools of Kerala.

Objectives of the study

(1) To find out the effectiveness of an educational intervention programme on knowledge, attitude and practice of school children regarding prevention of hypertension (2) To find out the correlation between knowledge, attitude and practice (3) To find out the association of knowledge, attitude and practice with selected variables.

Methodology & Design

Evaluative research approach with pre-test post-test control group design was used. 220 school children with pre hypertension in the age group of 13–16 years studying in 8th and 9th standards were included using simple random sampling in the study. An educational intervention programme aimed at diet, exercise and lifestyle modifications of school children was then implemented.

Results

The overall pre test knowledge score was 14.97 ± 5.06 in the control group and 15.37 ± 5.47 in the experimental group. Also it was seen that majority of school children in the control group (84%) and experimental group (75%) were having a favourable attitude on prevention of hypertension. And almost half of the school children in the control group (47.2%) and experimental group (48.1%) were having a fair practice on prevention of hypertension. After the intervention there was a significant difference between the post test knowledge and attitude scores of the control and experimental groups. The practice sore also was significantly improved.

Conclusion

The results of the present study is very much encouraging that similar programmes can definitely help in controlling life style diseases among children which is an emerging public health problem

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2019

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Dr. Sunil M. and Joseph, V., “Effectiveness of a multi component intervention programme on blood pressure of school children”, Indian Journal of Public Health Research & Development, vol. 10, no. 8, pp. 361-366, 2019.[Abstract]


A study was conducted to find out the Effectiveness of a Multicomponent Intervention Programme on blood pressure of school children from selected schools of Kerala.

Objectives of the study

(1) To find out the prevalence of pre hypertension and hypertension among school children. (2) To find out the effectiveness of a multi component intervention programme on blood pressure of school children

Methodology & Design

Evaluative research approach with pre-test post-test control group design was used. 220 school children with pre hypertension in the age group of 13–16 years studying in 8th and 9th standards were included using simple random sampling in the study after screening 1328 children. A multi component intervention programme aimed at diet, exercise and lifestyle modifications of school children was then implemented.

Results

The prevalence of pre systolic hypertension and pre diastolic hypertension among the study population was 265/1000 and 226/1000 respectively. The mean systolic blood pressure in the experimental group was significantly reduced after the multi component intervention programme (117.23 ± 5.36) compared to pre-test (119.25 ± 4.90). There was a significant association of systolic blood pressure of school children only with their class of study (x2= 4.98, p=0.026).

Conclusion

Multi component intervention programme was effective in reducing the blood pressure of school children. The results of the present study is very much encouraging that similar programmes can definitely help in controlling life style diseases among children which is an emerging public health problem

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2019

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S. Vasudevan, Sumathi Senthilvel, and Sureshbabu, J., “Knowledge attitude and practice on iodine deficiency disorder and iodine level in salt in retail and vendors among the rural population in south India: A community based observational and descriptive study”, Clinical Epidemiology and Global Health, vol. 7, no. 3, pp. 300 - 305, 2019.[Abstract]


Background An Iodine deficiency disorder causes a major problem of brain damage in human beings and it is a major public health problem in India and worldwide. Objective To assess the knowledge, attitude and practice regarding use of iodized salt among households and to find the iodine content level at the traders and retail vendors in the rural study areas of the Marakkanam block. Methods A community based descriptive study on IDD was conducted in Marakkanam block population, Tamil Nadu with a sample size of 1233 individuals. Results The goiter prevalence was high in female gender when compared with male and higher goiter prevalence rate was found in the lower economic group. Among 1233 individuals, 796 (64.6%) were heard about iodized salt, whereas 437 (35.4%) were not heard about it. Only 294 (23.8%) of the respondents were aware that iodine deficiency caused some disease or health problem. Total of 525 salt sample packets was collected at the traders' level and it that 99% of the salt samples were iodized but most of them weren't adequately iodized. Conclusion From our present study, we have concluded that nearly one fourth of the study population didn't have enough knowledge about IDD and its consequences. To eliminate the lack of their knowledge on IDD by conducting an effective awareness programs. Try to eradicate IDD related diseases in the study areas by encouraging the community people to use iodized salt, encourage the retail shop owners, vendors to sell an adequate iodized salt packets and by reducing the cost of the iodized salt packets through Government of Tamilnadu or private Non – Governmental Organizations.

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2019

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


Background of the Study

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

Materials and Method

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

Result

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

Conclusion

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

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2019

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D. Krishna, Perathur, A., Jayakrishnan R., S., A. A., and Vijayan, S., “Perceived trigger factors and control measures among patients with asthma”, Indian Journal of Public Health Research & Development, vol. 10, no. 8, pp. 348-354, 2019.[Abstract]


Background

Asthma patients have a high exposure to different allergens, but have little awareness concerning their specific trigger factors.

Method

A quantitative approach using descriptive research design was conducted among 100 asthma patients were selected through convenience sampling. A trigger factor checklist and a semi-structured questionnaire regarding knowledge level on asthma control were administered. The data analysis was done by appropriate descriptive statistics and principal factor analysis.

Results

In this study, 91% of asthma patients reported that home dust and mites was their major trigger factor, 66% of participants reported that once pre-sensitized to home dust mite it always triggered asthma attacks. The study revealed that home dust mites was the most predominant trigger factor identified in 45% of cases and other interrelated trigger factors noted are climate, pollen and stress/anxiety. We also found that 25% of participants had poor knowledge about asthma control. Majority of asthma patients were unable to pinpoint a specific trigger factors.

Conclusion

If asthma patients can identify and avoid home dust/mites then majority of asthma sudden attacks can be prevented.

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2019

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Prof. Moly K. T. and Krishna, D., “Integrated Clinical Experience on Clinical Skills and Self-Esteem”, Indian Journal of Public Health Research & Development, vol. 10, no. 8, pp. 389-394, 2019.[Abstract]


Background

The need for new clinical teaching models to provide quality experiences for student nurses to bridge the theory practice gap has been realized long back. Newer preceptorship models like integrated clinical experience (ICE) can develop competence and confidence. The process of learning clinical decision making must be practiced during nursing education programs.

Objective

To evaluate the perceived effect of ICE on clinical skills and self-esteem among undergraduate nursing students.

Method

Quantitative, One group pre test post-test design. Data was collected from 139 final year undergraduate nursing students using total enumerative sampling. The students were given clinical experience continuously for a month in one clinical area in two shifts under a professional registered nurse. The students’ perceptions on clinical skills were assessed usinga self developed Questionnaire and self esteem using Rosenberg self-esteem scale before and after ICE.

Results

The perceived effect of ICE on all the twenty clinical skills and self esteem were found to be statistically significant (p value <0.001). The pre and post percentages of the sample on three levels of self esteem were-low self esteem 8.6/2.2, normal 90.7/84.9 andhigh 0.7/12.9.

Conclusion

ICE can smoothen the role transition from student to professional nurse as it affects the clinical skills and self esteem which are central to clinical decision making. However the preceptor's attributes, competency and training on preceptorship are influencing factors to be ensured for better outcomes.

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2019

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A. Philip T., Aswathy Krishnan S., A., S., and N., A., “Mobile phone dependence and sleep quality among undergraduate students”, Indian Journal of Forensic Medicine & Toxicology, vol. 13, no. 3, pp. 11-15, 2019.[Abstract]


Aim of the Study

The study is intended to determine the correlation between mobile phone dependence and sleep quality among undergraduate students of Kerala, India.

Material and Method

A descriptive study conducted among 280 undergraduate students of Maharaja's College, Kerala, India. The study samples were selected using cluster sampling method. Participant's information like age, gender, family type, phone type, duration of use per day and years of mobile phone usage were collected using demographic questionnaire. The Mobile phone Dependency of the samples were collected using MPD(Mobile Phone Dependence) questionnaire. PSQI questionnaire administered to assess the sleep quality among samples. Using Pearson's correlation the relationship between the two variables found.

Result

Mobile phone dependence was found in 74(26.4%) of samples.67(23.7%) of samples having poor sleep quality. Among the 74 undergraduate students with mobile phone dependence 27(36.5%)are having poor quality of sleep. There is a moderate positive correlation (r = 0.347) persists between mobile phone dependence and quality of sleep among undergraduate students.

Conclusion

Mobile Phone Dependence has been found to be an emerging public health problem. There is need to recognize early the growing trends and negative consequences of inappropriate mobile phone use in young users so as to prevent a major public health issues.

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2019

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Sreejamol M. G., R., H. V., and P., V. Sheeja, “Knowledge Regarding Lithium Therapy among Care Givers of Mentally Ill Patients”, Indian Journal of Forensic Medicine & Toxicology, vol. 13, no. 3, pp. 1-6, 2019.[Abstract]


Lithium has several less common but important metabolic adverse effects. Prevention and avoidance of risk factors are essential key to the management of lithium toxicity. Patient and the family education about early warning signs of all adverse effects and the need for immediate intervention regarding lithium therapy in clinical setting is unavoidable. Aims To determine the level of knowledge on lithium therapy among caregivers of mentally ill patient and find out the association between knowledge level and selected demographic variables. Method Descriptive design was adopted. Sampling technique used was convenience and 60 subjects were selected. Results The study results showed that among the care givers, 55% had average knowledge, 38% had poor knowledge and only 7% had good knowledge regarding lithium therapy and there was a significant association between caregivers sex (p=0.007) and knowledge level, i.e. the females were having better knowledge than males. A significant association was found between education and knowledge (p=0.02) which revealed that those with higher education had better knowledge. An association between socio economic status (p=0.007) with knowledge regarding lithium therapy was also found. As majority of the caregivers were from middle socio economic status, the association found may be due to that. Conclusion The study result highlights the need for patients and care givers to be given ample information about lithium prior to commencement of treatment and an energizer educational program during lithium therapy. More »»

2019

Journal Article

Prof. Moly K. T., “Excessive Weight Loss and Quality of Life after Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy—A Correlational Study”, Indian Journal of Public Health Research & Development, vol. 10, no. 6, pp. 296-301, 2019.[Abstract]


Background

Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy (LSG) is the latest method of bariatric surgery used to treat clinically severe obesity. Percentage of excess weight loss (EWL) is commonly used as a marker of success or failure of LSG affecting the quality of life (QoL) of obese.

Objective

To find out the relationship between EWL and the QoL of patients after LSG.

Materials and Method

A descriptive cross sectional study of 100 patients who have completed at least six months after LSG were selected using convenience sampling technique. 50% of the sample was obtained from the GI Surgery OPD in a tertiary care hospital, Kerala and 50% through telephonic interview. Data on QoL was collected using SF-36 questionnaire

Results

The mean weight of the subjects before surgery was 115.99Kg +/-22.97, while the mean weight after surgery was 84.02Kg +/-17.75. The mean percentage of EWL was 63.31Kg+/-26.20. The mean bMI before surgery 42.46 Kg/m2 +/-6.02 came down to 30.76 Kg/m2 +/-5.04 after surgery. A positive correlation was found between QoL and EWL (p =0.768)

Conclusion

There is agreement that weight loss leads to better QoL. However, the need for longitudinal studies with multiple check points on the determinants of QoL including weight loss cannot be neglected

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2019

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A. Murali, Job, K., and Udayakumaran, S., “Effectiveness of Structured Teaching Program on Knowledge Regarding Home Care Management of Children with Hydrocephalus and Shunt among their Parents.”, J Pediatr Neurosci, vol. 14, no. 3, pp. 114-119, 2019.[Abstract]


Background: Parents of children with hydrocephalus play a crucial role in recognizing the early signs of shunt-related complications and to prevent morbidity and mortality.

Aim: To evaluate the effectiveness of an educational intervention among the parents of children with hydrocephalus and shunt.

Materials and Methods: Quantitative, quasi-experimental one group pretest-posttest design was used for the study. Twenty parents of children (<5 years) with ventricular shunt were selected by non-probability convenience sampling technique from pediatric neurosurgery outpatient department of tertiary care hospital, Kerala, India. Tool 1 was used to assess the demographic and clinical variables of the sample and the child and tool 2 was the structured knowledge questionnaire on home care management of children with hydrocephalus and shunt.

Results: The difference in the mean pretest-posttest knowledge score was statistically significant at < 0.01. There was a significant association between the mean knowledge score of the sample and the age of the mother, the age of the mother at pregnancy, and the previous knowledge from various sources.

Conclusion: The study revealed that the parent-centered education was effective in improving the knowledge of parents regarding care of children with hydrocephalus and shunt. It helps them to extend the care of these children from hospital to home and hence improve their quality of life.

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2019

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D. John and J., K., “Effect of Task Related Exercise on Arm and Hand Function among Patients with Stroke”, Indian Journal of Public Health Research and Development, vol. 10, no. 4, pp. 92-98, 2019.[Abstract]


Background

Stroke is a chronic neurologic disorder that often results in severe functional impairments. The functional capacity of the upper extremity is largely affected causing residual impairments in the post stroke patients. Task specific training improves functional outcomes after stroke.

Purpose

The main purpose of the study to compare the arm and hand function before and after task related exercises among experimental and control group of patients with stroke.

Method

A quasi experimental study was conducted on the effect of task related exercises on arm and hand function among patients with stroke in selected wards, AIMS hospital, Kochi. The study was done on 60 subjects, 30 each to experimental and control group scheduling task related exercise for a 2 weeks period for 20 minutes two times a day. Purposive sampling was done and matching of the two groups was done based on pretest scores. A standardized Chedoke Arm and Hand Activity Inventory (CAHAI-7) tool was used for the assessment.

Results

The study results showed that the mean pretest score of arm and hand function in both experimental and control group was 24.07, while mean post test score of control group was 26.33 and of experimental group was 30.93. A significant improvement in the post test scores after providing task related exercises was noted (t=8.34, p=<0.001) A significant association between time of arrival of hospital after the onset of symptoms and arm and hand function was noted (F =8.68, p<0.05).

Conclusion

The study concluded that the task related exercises are effective in improving arm and hand function in post stroke patients.

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2019

Journal Article

J. Kanmani, Laly, K. G., and Nila, K. M., “The Effectiveness of Planned Educational Intervention on Knowledge and Skills in Home Care Management among Care Givers of Patients with Spinal Cord Injury”, Indian Journal of Public Health Research & Development, vol. 10, no. 3, pp. 56-60, 2019.[Abstract]


Introduction

The effects of Spinal Cord Injury are variable and may be permanent; there is currently no cure, emphasizing the need for effective management to prevent potential complications. A Pre experimental study was conducted on the effectiveness of planned educational intervention on knowledge and skills in home care management among care givers of patients with spinal cord injury in selected wards, AIMS, Kochi.

Purpose

The Objectives of the study were to 1) compare the knowledge of care givers of patients with spinal cord injury before and after the administration of a planned educational intervention, 2) assess the skill of care givers of patients with spinal cord injury after the administration of a planned educational intervention, 3) find the association between the knowledge and skills in home care management among care givers of patients with spinal cord injury and selected demographic variables.

Materials and Method

The research approach was quantitative research approach and the research design was pre experimental one group before-after design. The study was done on 30 caregivers of patients with Spinal Cord Injury in selected wards, AIMS, Kochi. The sampling technique used was convenience sampling.

Results

The mean pretest knowledge score of care givers of patients with spinal cord injury was 12.20, while mean post test knowledge score was 30. A significant improvement in the post test knowledge scores were noted at 0.001% level of significance(t=34.61). Post test skill score shows 90% of subjects achieved a grade of good in areas like mouth care, skin care, NG tube feeding, and ROM exercise. 93.3% of subjects achieved grade of good in area like catheter care.

Conclusion

The study concludes that the planned educational intervention on home care management were effective in improving knowledge and skills of caregivers of patients with spinal cord injury.

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2019

Journal Article

Linda Varghese, P.J., P., and Lekha Viswanath, “A study to identify the menstrual problems and related practices among adolescent girls in selected higher secondary school in thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, India”, Journal of South Asian Federation of Obstetrics and Gynaecology (SAFOG), vol. 11, no. 1, pp. 13-16, 2019.[Abstract]


Background: Menarche and menstruation are important aspects of female life. Even though the menstruation is a normal physiological process, adolescent girls have difficulty to handle menstruation. The main objective of this study was to identify the menstrual problems and related practices among adolescent girls.

Methodology: A descriptive survey approach was adopted for the study. The sample consisted of 350 adolescent girls selected by proportionate stratified random sampling from the 9th, 10th, 11th and 12th standards of Government Girls Higher Secondary School, Thiruvananthapuram. A semi-structured questionnaire was used to collect data regarding background information, menstrual characteristics, menstrual problems, and related practices. Biophysical measures such as weight, height, and body mass index (BMI) were taken along with the data.

Results: Most of the adolescent girls had irregular menstruation (24%), 12.6% had polymenorrhea, 6.3% had scanty menstruation and only 4% adolescent girls had menorrhagia. The majority (79%) were experiencing dysmenorrhea during menstruation. The menstrual symptoms experienced were abdominal pain (74%), backache (42.9%) and fainting (8.9%).

Conclusion: Menstrual problems form an important domain of adolescent health and because of these problems are unreported, it is necessary that adequate attention and care is provided. The consequences of the neglect of menstrual problems result in impaired reproductive and sexual health in older women.

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2019

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B. Nisha, Dhanyamol, K., Shaji, D., and Seguin, R., “Effects of Strength Training Exercises on Physical Parameters and Quality of Life among Older Adults in Selected Geriatric Homes in Kerala, India”, Indian Journal of Public Health Research & Development, vol. 10, no. 1, pp. 201-205, 2019.[Abstract]


Background

Falls and consequent injuries in older people are a significant public health problem among older adults in Kerala. Thirteen percent of people in Kerala state are over age 60; the highest among all states in India. Since many older individuals are physically weak and frail, they may not be strong enough to move their own body weight. For these individuals, aerobic activities can be extremely difficult to perform. With more strength, older adults have better health, quality of life and physical function and fewer falls. Therefore, strength training can be vital in restoring independence and functionality.

Objectives

1) Assess the effects of strength training exercise (STE) on physical parameters, 2) Compare the effectiveness of STE between experimental and control groups, 3) Assess the association between effectiveness and demographic variables and 4) Assess quality of life.

Methodology

The study had a quasi-experimental, non-randomized pre/post design. The data was collected using structured questionnaire on demographic variables, clinical variables (blood pressure (BP), Body mass index (BMI) were measured, and the Senior Fitness Test by Rikli and Jones. Quality of life was assessed by McGill Quality of Life Questionnaire. The elderly people in the experimental group received six weeks of intervention.

Results

Senior STE had a significant effect on the following physical parameters: chair stand/lower body strength (p=0.0001), chair sit and reach/lower body flexibility (p value=0.006), back scratch/upper body flexibility (p =0.004), and 8-foot up-and-go/agility and dynamic balance (p=0.0001). There was no significant difference with regard to the 2-minute step test/aerobic endurance or arm curl/upper body strength in the experimental group. The 8-foot up-and-go test (p=0.0001) was the only test significantly different between the two groups. In addition, there was no significant difference in BMI after the intervention, however STE had an effect on BP (p=0.001). Quality of life improved in the experimental group (p =0.0001), but not in the control group.

Interpretation and Conclusion

Progressive strength training in the elderly is efficient to retain motor function. It is apparent that strength training can enhance musculoskeletal fitness and increase overall quality of life.

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2019

Journal Article

M. Sruthi and Nirmala, F. C. C., “Effect of Bidirectional Dyadic Association on Anxiety and Self Esteem among Patients Undergoing Mastectomy”, Indian Journal of Public Health Research & Development, vol. 10, no. 1, pp. 270-275, 2019.

2019

Journal Article

A. S. Krishnan, Philip, A. T., R., P. Anjaly, and Nirmala, D. Anjana, “Effects of Placental Characteristics on Perinatal Outcome among Singleton Deliveries”, Indian Journal of Public Health Research & Development, vol. 19, no. 2, pp. 28-33, 2019.[Abstract]


Introduction

Placenta, the organ that links mother and fetus during pregnancy have a crucial role in determining the perinatal outcome. Placental problems can lead to both mortality and morbidity among mothers and fetus1.

Aim

The main purpose of the study is to find out the relationship between placental characteristics and maternal outcome.

Method and Materials

A quantitative study with descriptive design was conducted among 100 intranatal women at labor room of Amrita Institute Of Medical Sciences And Research Centre, Kochi. The samples were collected through convenience sampling technique and data collected regarding maternal characteristics, newborn characteristics and placental characteristics.

Statistical Analysis used

Analysis was done by using mean, frequency, percentage and Pearson Chi-Square test.

Results

It was observed that among 100 samples collected the mean placental weight was 475.15gm and there was a positive correlation between fetal birth weight and placental weight [r=0.551]and it is significant [p value, 0.001]. Also there was a positive correlation between placental weight and fetal distress. In babies with fetal distress the mean placental weight[440.71g] is decreased [SD=85.092] and in babies without any fetal distress had increased placental weight [mean=484.30], [SD= 71.184], [P-value=0.019].

Conclusion

Awareness among healthcare proffessionals regarding the placental findings will helpfull in managing perinatal time

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2019

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


Objective

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

Materials and method

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

Result

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

Conclusion

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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2018

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S. Vasudevan, Priyankaraj, C. K., Senthilvel, S., and Sureshbabu, J., “Iodine Deficiency Disorder in Rural Population: A Community Based Observational Study on Prevalence in Coastal Area of Tamil Nadu State, South India”, Indian Journal of Public Health Research and Development, vol. 9, pp. 100-105, 2018.[Abstract]


Background and Objectives: Iodine is an essential micronutrient needed for normal human growth and brain development. Methods and Study Design: A community based observational study was done in Anichakuppam, Villupuram district, Tamil Nadu, South India in the year of 2012 with a sample of 2830 individuals from 1233 households. Eight villages were randomly selected and data were collected by house-to-house survey. All age groups were included with an exclusion of &lt;2 years in this present study. Results: In the present study, overall goiter prevalence was 8% of which the visible goiter rate was 2.6%. The prevalence of goiter is more in the lower socio-economic group, higher prevalence was found in females as compared to males’ population. Conclusion: We have concluded that the prevalence of goiter would be reduced by consuming mineral water for drinking purpose and by a program of distribution of iodized salt has been initiated to eliminate goiter problem.

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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

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B. Bhasy, Varghese, L., Krishnan, A., and Viswanath, L., “Perceived risk and abilities for health practices related to prevention of type II diabetes mellitus among postnatal mothers with gestational diabetes mellitus”, Asian Journal of Pharmaceutical and Clinical Research, vol. 11, pp. 354-356, 2018.[Abstract]


Objectives: The study is aimed to assess the perceived risk and abilities for health practices related to prevention of Type II diabetes mellitus (DM) among postnatal mothers with gestational DM (GDM). Methods: This is a descriptive study involving 60 postnatal mothers at Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences, Kochi. Non-probability convenience sampling technique was used for the study, data collected through semi-structured questionnaire, risk perception survey for developing diabetes is used to assess the perceived risks and self-rated abilities for health practice scale is used to assess abilities for health practices. Result: Most of the postnatal mothers 55% with GDM had an average personal control and 53% of postnatal mother with GDM were high optimistic that they will not develop Type II DM. In case of diabetes risk knowledge, more than half of the mothers 54% with GDM had average perception. Based on health practices, majority of the postnatal mothers 63 % with GDM have average abilities for health practices related to prevention of Type II DM. Conclusion: Strategies should be designed to care for the postnatal mothers with GDM such as early detection and postpartum screening are mandatory to detect future DM. © 2018 The Authors.

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2018

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Prini Varghese and Dr. 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, no. 10, pp. 29-34, 2018.

2018

Journal Article

Sumathi Senthilvel, Vasudevan, S., S., A. P., Sukumaran, A., and Sureshbabu, J., “Assessment of Symptoms and Quality of Life among Postmenopausal Women in a Tertiary Care Hospital in Kochi, South India: A Hospital-based Descriptive Study.”, J Midlife Health, vol. 9, no. 4, pp. 185-190, 2018.[Abstract]


Background: Menopause is a physiological event in the women's life that can strongly affect the quality of life (QOL). More than 80% of women state that physical and physiological symptoms commonly accompany menopause and affect women's health and well-being.

Objective: The aim of the study was to assess the menopause-related symptoms and their impact on the women's life.

Materials and Methods: We have done a hospital-based descriptive study at the Outpatient and Inpatient Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences and Research Centre, Kochi, Kerala, with 150 postmenopausal women. The data were collected using the structured Menopause-specific QOL (MENQOL) questionnaire. The data were collected for 4 weeks from the Outpatient and Inpatient of Department of OBG with inclusion criteria of women who were coming as bystanders' age in between 50 and 65 years.

Statistical Analysis: Mean, standard deviation, frequency, and proportions were calculated. The association between the MENQOL scores and selected demographic variables was found using one-way ANOVA test.

Results: Among 150 postmenopausal women, 51 (34%) were in the age group of 55-59 years and more than half of the study population ( = 116, 77.3%) were married. The management of menopausal symptoms was followed by 28 (18.7%) women. The prevalence levels of the classical menopausal symptoms such as hot flushes, night sweats, and vaginal dryness in women aged 50-65 years were 75.3%, 58%, and 30.7%, respectively. The overall MENQOL mean total score was found as 112.47 ± 28.80. The majority of them experienced the mean physical symptom, which was found to be 62.05 ± 17.82. The associations between QOL scores with educational status and socioeconomic status were statistically highly significant with &lt; 0.01 and with marital status statistically significant with &lt; 0.05.

Conclusion: From the present study, we have concluded that the postmenopause-related physical symptoms are frequently reported by the middle age group classifications. The association between QOL scores with educational status, socioeconomic status, and marital status was statistically highly significant. By nursing education, creating appropriate awareness and health education on the management of postmenopausal symptoms to that age group and it could be reducing the burden of the women population.

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2018

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D. Abraham, Ravindran, V., Rose, V., and Michael, J. Sarojini, “Effectiveness of Chlorhexidine Bath, Saline Bath, and Standard Bath on Bacterial Colonization on the Skin”, Asian Journal of Pharmaceutical and Clinical Research, vol. 11, no. 10, pp. 330-334, 2018.[Abstract]


Objective: The main objective of the study was to determine whether bathing with 2% chlorhexidine or 0.9% saline or standard soap and water will reduce the bacterial colony count on skin effectively.

Methods: Quantitative approach with experimental design and consecutive sampling was used. The study was conducted among 102 children admitted in pediatric wards of Christian Medical College, Vellore. Swabs from axilla and groin were collected at 0 h, 2 h, and 24 h of intervention to determine the bacterial colony count in subjects.

Results: The results showed that, of 102 children, 73 (71.56%) of them had high axillary colony count and 69 (67.64%) of them had high groin colony count during admission. Majority 88.2% and 78% of them had colonization with coagulase-negative staphylococcus in the axilla and groin, respectively. There was no significant difference in the bacterial colony count in axilla at 2 and 24 h in all three groups. There was a significant difference in the bacterial colony count in groin at 2 h after the intervention in the chlorhexidine group, and the difference was not significant at 24 h. The colony count was not significantly different at 2 h post-intervention in saline and standard soap and water group but was statistically different in these groups at 24 h after the intervention.

Conclusion: Chlorhexidine has shown to be effective for a shorter duration and it can be adopted for children who are undergoing invasive procedures and preoperatively in surgical wards while continuing routine standard bath for all children which is considered to be cost effective too.

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2018

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A. Varghese and Prof. Moly K. T., “Effectiveness of magnesium sulfate with glycerine versus cold compress on patients with peripheral intravenous cannula induced phlebitis”, Asian Journal of Pharmaceutical and Clinical Research, vol. 11, no. 10, p. 275, 2018.[Abstract]


Objective: The objective of the study was to determine the effectiveness of magnesium sulfate with glycerine versus cold compress on patients with a peripheral intravenous cannula (PIVC) induced phlebitis.

Methods: A quasi-experimental pre-test post-test study on 60 subjects, 30 in each group, with interventions magnesium sulfate with glycerine application to one group and cold compress to another group of patients with PIVC induced phlebitis was done in a tertiary care hospital, Kerala. Purposive sampling with random allocation of subjects to each group was done. A standardized visual infusion phlebitis (VIP) scale was used to assess the severity of PIVC induced phlebitis.

Results: Both magnesium sulfate with glycerine (MD=2.1, t29=16.16, p<0.001) and cold compress (MD=1.6, t29=17.59, p<0.001) were found to be effective in reducing the PIVC induced phlebitis. The difference in post-interventional VIP scores between application of magnesium sulfate with glycerine and cold compress was found to be statistically significant (F(1,57)=5.362*, p<0.05). The mean post-interventional VIP scores of magnesium sulfate with glycerine application (0.059) was less than the cold compress (0.274). The study concluded that magnesium sulfate with glycerine application was more effective than cold compress for treating PIVC induced phlebitis.

Conclusion: The study highlights the significance of exploring the foremost effective intervention out of the many good practices currently in use in the prevention and management of phlebitis.

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2018

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


Purpose

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

Method

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

Results

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

Conclusion

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

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2018

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


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

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

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

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

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

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2018

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B. O. M. Manjula, P., A. K., and T, A. Philip, “Effectiveness of an organized play session among hospitalized children and parents’ attitude”, Indian Journal of Public Health Research & Development, vol. 9, no. 8, pp. 137-142, 2018.[Abstract]


Purpose

To assess the effectiveness of an organized play session on reaction of children to hospitalization and parental attitude towards play among hospitalized children between the age group of six to twelve years.

Method

The research design of the study was Quasi experimental conducted among 44 hospitalized children and their parents. Sample selected by convenience sampling method and the study was conducted at Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences and Research Center, Kochi, Kerala. Study instruments included an interview schedule to assess the reaction of children to hospitalization, a 5 point Likert scale to asses the parental attitude towards organized Play session among their hospitalized children and observational checklists used to determine the level of participation of children during play session for four consecutive days. Data was collected for six weeks.

Results

All children 100%(44) showed severe reaction to hospitalization before the intervention. After the play session, reaction was reduced to a moderate level among 31.8%(14) of children. The parental attitude towards play activities of their hospitalized children are significantly varied, that is 81.8% (36) had favorable attitude towards play before the intervention and in post test it was improved to 97.7%(43). Significant association was found between parental attitude towards play and their educational status. (x2 =4.42, p=0.01).

Conclusion

The study concludes that it is necessary to plan a conducive environment to hospitalized children, recruit nursing personnel with appropriate skills and training with techniques in conducting organized developmentally appropriate play sessions as a rehabilitation measure in pediatric wards.

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2018

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Jayakrishnan R., Jimmy, A., and Reji, A., “Awareness regarding immunization among mothers of children from Northern Kerala attending pediatric units, AIMS Kochi”, Indian Journal of Public Health Research & Development, vol. 9, no. 8, pp. 175-179, 2018.[Abstract]


Background

Immunization is one of the global strategies for prevention of several infectious diseases. It is also recognized to be one of the best strategies for ensuring child health. The vaccines are the lifesaving protective measures, which shield children from dangerous life threatening conditions.

objectives

The objectives of the study were to identify the level of awareness on immunization among mothers of children and its association with selected demographic variables.

Materials and Method

From September 2016 to May 2017, a descriptive study was conducted among 100 mothers of children from northern Kerala. The sample size was calculated to be 100. The study tool used was a semi structured questionnaire regarding awareness on immunization and socio demographic characteristics.

Results

Among 100 mothers, 20 percent had poor awareness, 68 percent had average and 12 percent had good awareness regarding imunization. There is significant association between awareness on immunization and mother's education. Among the subjects, 59 were not educated upto graduate level. In these mothers only (3%) having good awareness related to immunization.

Conclusion

Majority of mothers only had average level awareness on immunization. So, there is a need to arrange mass awareness campaigns for mothers of children especially in the community area with main emphasis on importance of immunization. The study results also recommend for the periodic assessment of immunization rate and the use of educational programmes to improve the immunization rate, knowledge and practice.

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2018

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S. US, Sudhinasudhakaran,, and DK, K., “Level of activity and obesity among high school children”, Indian Journal of Public Health Research & Development, vol. 9, no. 8, pp. 205-209, 2018.

2018

Journal Article

P. James and P., A. K., “Explore the feeding practices on health outcome of infants among mothers in pediatric wards at AIMS, Kochi”, Indian Journal of Public Health Research & Development, vol. 9, no. 8, pp. 186-190, 2018.[Abstract]


A descriptive study to explore the feeding practices on health outcome of infants1 among mothers in pediatric wards at AIMS, Kochi.

objectives of the study

(1) Identify the breast feeding practices of mothers of infants (2) Identify the self reported practice of infant feeding among mothers (3) Correlate the feeding practices with the health outcome of infants (4) Find association between feeding practices of mothers of infants with selected demographic variables (5) Prepare an information booklet for mothers on feeding practices of infants.

Methodology

A Quantitative research approach has been used in the study, with a primary objective to determine the feeding practices of mothers of infants. The data was collected by using structured questionnaire on demographic variables and used open ended questions to explore the feeding practices of mothers of infants. The data was analyzed by using descriptive (frequency and percentage) and inferential (Pearson's correlation coefficient, Chi-square test) statistics.

Results

Among 60 mothers of infants 40 (66.6%) had average practices and 20 (33.3%) had poor practice in infant breastfeeding, 45 (75%) had average practices and 15 (25%) had poor practice in infant feeding practices. The result showed that there were no significant correlation between feeding practices and health outcome of infants. There were no significant association between the feeding practices and selected demographic variables in mothers of infants.

Conclusion

The study findings showed that most of the mothers had average feeding practices. There was no correlation between feeding practices and health outcome. There was no association between infant feeding practices and selected demographic variables.

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2018

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S. R. K. and A., M. J., “Self-esteem and adolescents’ perception regarding maternal parenting style”, Indian Journal of Public Health Research & Development, vol. 9, no. 8, pp. 215-220, 2018.

2018

Journal Article

K. Nair, Sunny, B. M., and Y., S. M., “Knowledge and Life Style Practices of Individuals with Pre-Hypertension”, Indian Journal of Public Health Research & Development, vol. 9, no. 6, pp. 37-43, 2018.[Abstract]


Introduction

Pre-hypertension is a forerunner to hypertension and is emerging as an important risk factor of cardiovascular disease. So early identification of the disease in the pre-hypertensive stage assumes significance in prevention of hypertension. A descriptive study was conducted in selected wards of Nayarambalam Grama Panchayath at Ernakulam district in Kerala. Pre-hypertension is systolic pressure from 121 to 139 millimetre of mercury (mm of hg) and diastolic pressure from 81 to 89 mm of Hg.

Method

Descriptive survey design. The sample identified was 100 individuals with pre hypertension, with assessment checklist and purposive sampling technique.

Results

The prevalence of the study finding reveals that, among 151 individuals, 100 (66.6%) were identified as Pre-hypertensive. The overall findings show that majority of sample (76.0%) were having moderate knowledge, and the life style of individual with prehypertension shows that only(53.0%)having good practice. The findings suggest the need to prepare a leaflet that constitute home remedies to improve the life style practices of individuals with prehypertension. An association was found between income of the family and their knowledge, ie those who are having high monthly income had adequate knowledge about Pre-hypertension.

Conclusion

The increase in pre hypertension in rural population is a public concern.

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2018

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P. Sreedevi, Aswathy, B., and Roy, N., “A Correlational Study on Assertiveness and Self Esteem of Undergraduate Students of a Selected College of Nursing, Ernakulam”, Indian Journal of Public Health Research & Development, vol. 9, no. 6, pp. 49-55, 2018.[Abstract]


Objectives

The study was designed to identify the levels of assertiveness and self esteem of undergraduate nursing students and to correlate these two variables.

Materials and Method

This descriptive study was conducted after the ethical procedures, among a randomly recruited sample of 120 B. Sc. Nursing students (30 each from 1st to 4th year) of a selected College of Nursing. Data were collected using Personal information schedule, and two standardised self-report tools, the Rathus Assertiveness Schedule and Rosenberg Self-esteem scale.

Results

The sample mean of assertiveness was 9.29 (SD. 20.89) and that of the self-esteem was 21.07 (SD. 3.36). Only 26.7% of the nursing students were found to be assertive. Eighty five percentage of the sample had average self esteem. No correlation was observed between assertiveness and self-esteem of students. There was statistically significant association between assertiveness and the year of study, medium of instruction before joining nursing, participation in extra curricular activities and percentage of marks obtained in plus two examination. Self esteem was associated with students who rated themselves as introverts.

Conclusion

Based on the study findings, the researchers suggest to include assertiveness training mandatory in the undergraduate nursing education programme.

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2018

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A. Arya Medakkel and Prof. Sheela Pavithran, “Vibration Perception Threshold Values and Clinical Symptoms of Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathy”, Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research, vol. 12, no. 5, pp. YC05-YC08, 2018.[Abstract]


Introduction: Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathy (DPN) causes damage to the peripheral nerves. Vibration Perception Threshold (VPT) helps to test the loss of protective sensation of the nerves.

Aim: To find the association between VPT values and clinical symptoms of DPN.

Materials and Methods: The descriptive study assessed association between the VPT values and clinical symptoms of 220 diabetic patients selected by purposive sampling. The VPT was measured by a sensitometer. A metal probe was placed under the toes of the patient and the voltage was increased gradually from zero and the transition from no vibration to the point of vibration is marked as VPT. Average of three measurements were taken to calculate the VPT value of the given patient. The VPT values were graded as ‘normal’ (<15v), ‘mild’ (15-20v), ‘moderate’ (20-25v) and >25 as ‘severe’ neuropathy. Data were collected using S-LANSS pain score and questionnaire on clinical symptoms of DPN. Frequency and percentage were used to analyse the sample characteristics and Fishers exact to find the association between VPT values and the clinical symptoms. Pearson’s correlation was computed between the VPT value and number of neuropathic symptoms.

Results: Almost all 219 (99.5%) the patients were symptomatic and a moderate positive correlation (r=+0.59) was found between VPT values and clinical symptoms of DPN. Sensory symptoms were observed in 96.5% of patients. Clinical symptoms of diabetic peripheral neuropathy such as unsteadiness, slipping of foot from chappal, tingling, callus, dry skin, cut/ulcer, hyper pigmentation, black discolouration, oedema, pin and needle sensation (plantar), muscle cramps, night symptoms, osteomyelitis were significantly associated with VPT value. There was a positive correlation between VPT values and the number of symptoms of DPN (r=0.590).

Conclusion: Diabetic patients are at risk for DPN and proper foot care is mandatory to prevent foot complications and probable amputation. So, VPT score can be considered an indicator of DPN and be used to identify high-risk patients.

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2018

Journal Article

A. KS, Prof. Moly K. T., and FE, J., “Risk Behaviours and Knowledge on Oral Cancer among Adolescents”, Indian Journal of Public Health Research & Development, vol. 9, no. 5, pp. 6-11, 2018.[Abstract]


Background: India is considered as the oral cancer capital of the world. Extensive studies on risk behaviours and public awareness seem to be obligatory. Objectives: The objectives of the study were to identify the risk behaviours of oral cancer among adolescents and to assess their knowledge on oral cancer. Method: A descriptive survey design with convenience sampling technique was used. Sample comprised of 160 students from a selected Government Higher Secondary School, Kottayam, Kerala, India. A three point rating scale to identify the risk behaviours of oral cancer &amp; a structured questionnaire to assess the knowledge on oral cancer were used to collect the data. Results: Of the ten risk behaviors of oral cancer assessed, risk behaviours most frequently found include, intake of smoked foods 117(73.1%), lack of performance of self-oral examination 73(45.6%) and intake of hot or spicy foods 54(33.7%). Majority of the subjects 113(71%) had average knowledge regarding oral cancer. It was also noted that of the various components assessed, the highest knowledge was found on prevention of oral cancer (59%) and the lowest was on clinical manifestations of oral cancer (27%). Conclusion: The data on risk behaviours show the trend in dietary intake like smoked foods among adolescents. The study findings throw light on the need to conduct large studies on risk behaviours &amp; create awareness on oral cancer among them.

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2018

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T. KM, MS, M., and N., F., “Noncompliance and its contributing factors among patients with tuberculosis”, Indian Journal of Public Health Research & Development, vol. 9, no. 4, pp. 141-146, 2018.

2018

Journal Article

Linda Varghese, Krishnan, A., Joseph, A., and Davis, D., “Assess the level of Stress among Antenatal Mothers”, Indian Journal of Public Health Research & Development, vol. 9, no. 4, pp. 43-47, 2018.[Abstract]


background of the study

Pregnancy is a special time for a woman and her family. It is a time of many changes in a pregnant woman's body. Stress during pregnancy may lead to several problems to the mother and unborn child. Stress reacts physically, mentally and emotionally to the various conditions. The aim of this study was to find out the level of stress among antenatal mothers and its association with selected demographic variables among antenatal mothers.

Materials and Method

Study was conducted on 150 antenatal mothers attending in Gynecology OPD, AIMS, Kochi, Kerala. The research design used was non experimental descriptive design.

Result

The present study reveals that more than half of the mothers (51%) had average to high level of stress. Majority of the sample (64%) had average level of stress in the second trimester. A statistically significant association was observed for education of antenatal women and stress.

Conclusion

stress during antenatal period was observed among more than half the women and most of the mothers had average level of stress in second trimester. Stress was significant association with type of work

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2018

Journal Article

R. Kaimal, Sreedevi, P. A., and Joy, F., “Exploratory Study on experience of domestic Violence among Women”, Indian Journal of Public Health Research & Development, vol. 9, no. 4, pp. 129-134, 2018.[Abstract]


Background of the study: Domestic violence is a serious problem around the world. Statistics on the prevalence of the problem indicate that domestic violence is a worldwide epidemic. Objective: to explore the experience of domestic violence among women and assess the knowledge of them regarding domestic violence. Materials and methods: A descriptive survey design was used to collect the data. Sample comprised of 200 women between the age of 18-60 years selected by proportionate stratified random sampling. Data were collected using predesigned tools developed by the researcher. Personal interview was conducted to collect the data on experience of domestic violence and knowledge of women regarding various aspects of domestic violence. The data then obtained was analyzed using descriptive statistics (percentage and frequency distribution). Results: Forty three percentage of the subjects were experiencing domestic violence at the time of the study. Majority of the subjects (49%) had poor knowledge and 18% had good knowledge regarding various aspects of domestic violence. Conclusion: The findings of the study show that this evil is still growing in our society. Also the knowledge of the women about domestic violence is found to be poor. It shows the need for gender sensitization and empowerment programmes. © 2018, Indian Journal of Public Health Research and Development. All rights reserved.

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2018

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S. Kp, Ks, A., and J, H., “Awareness and attitude towards stroke and its prevention among hypertensive and non-hypertensive people”, Asian Journal of Pharmaceutical and Clinical Research, vol. 11, no. 3, pp. 39-42, 2018.[Abstract]


 Objectives: objectives of the study are to compare the awareness and and attitude towards stroke and its prevention among hypertensives and non-hypertensives and compare the awareness and attitude towards stroke and its prevention among hypertensives and Non-hypertensives (2) to find out the association between the awareness and attitude toward stroke and its prevention with selected demographic variables among hypertensives and non -hypertensives.

Methods: Descriptive survey design was adopted for the study. Convenience sample technique was used to select 70 hypertensive and 70 non-hypertensive people at 1st and 2nd ward of Nayarambalam Panchayat, Ernakulam, Kerala. The data collection tool consists of a structured questionnaire to identify demographic data and awareness about stroke and prevention and five-point Likert scale to assess attitude toward stroke and its prevention. The datum was analyzed using descriptive and inferential statistics.

Results: Even though the mean awareness score of non hypertensives (11.9714) was relatively higher than the hypertensives (11.6286) there was no significant difference between them. Similarly, mean attitude score of hypertensive people (32.0286) was relatively higher than the non-hypertensive people (30.929) there was no significant difference between. There was significant association found between educational level of non-hypertensive people and awareness regarding stroke and its prevention and educational level of hypertensive people and attitude toward stroke and its prevention.

Conclusion: In conclusion of this study result shows that awareness regarding stroke and its prevention was average even among hypertensives so intense educational need for high-risk group.

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2018

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A. Kumar SK, B, J., and SG, T., “Effectiveness of a training programme on knowledge regarding disaster preparedness among nursing students in a selected College of Nursing”, Asian Journal of Microbiology, Biotechnology & Environmental Sciences Paper, vol. 20, pp. 184-188, 2018.[Abstract]


Preparedness is the key to the success of all disaster management strategies. A quasi-experimental study was conducted to assess the effectiveness of a training programme in terms of knowledge regarding disaster preparedness among nursing students in a selected College of Nursing at Ernakulam district. One group pre-test post-test research design was adopted for the study. Using purposive sampling technique 56 fourth year B.Sc. Nursing students were selected. A pre-test was administered by means of a structured questionnaire and then disaster preparedness training programme was administered. A post test was conducted using the same structured questionnaire. The results of the study revealed that the post-test mean score of level knowledge (17.52±3.19) regarding disaster preparedness among subjects was higher than that of the mean level of knowledge score in pre test (12.70±2.82). As the calculated statistic value 10.8 greater than that of the table value at p≤ 0.001, there was a significant increase in post-test level of knowledge on disaster preparedness among the students. As calculated chi-square value less than that of the Table value there was no significant association of pre-test level of knowledge on disaster preparedness with selected socio-demographic variables of fourth year B.Sc. Nursing students at p ≤ 0.05. The study concluded that training programme was very much effective in improving knowledge on disaster preparedness among fourth year B.Sc Nursing students.

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2017

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Dr. 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

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

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Dr. 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, no. 12, pp. 116-119, 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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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, no. 4, pp. 18-22, 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, pp. 34-39, 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

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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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2017

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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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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 Anooja Antony, “Psycho - Social Level of Patients Undergoing Solid Organ Transplantation”, Indian Journal of Public Health Research & Development , vol. 8, pp. 131-136, 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 Anil Radhakrishnan, “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

Journal Article

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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2017

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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 , vol. 8, no. 1, pp. 21-24, 2016.[Abstract]


Massaging the breast may help a postnatal mother to improve breast milk production, alleviate breast engorgement and facilitate breast milk expression. The purpose of the present study was to identify the effect of breast massage on breast milk expression in terms of volume of breast milk expressed, pain during breast milk expression and experience of breast milk expression among mothers of neonates admitted in neonatal intensive care unit (NICU).

Materials and methods: The quasi-experimental study was conducted among 30 postnatal mothers whose babies were admitted in NICU, selected as a sample of convenience. The design used was time series research design. After the pretest, breast massage was taught to the mothers by the investigator. Breast massage was performed for 10 minutes prior to each expression. The practice of breast massage and breast milk expression is observed by the investigator using a checklist during the next expression. Volume of breast milk expressed and pain during breast milk expression were assessed three times before and after the intervention using a standardized measuring cup and numerical pain scale respectively. The experience of breast milk expression was assessed before and after intervention using breast milk expression experience measure. Analysis was done using mean, frequency, percentage and paired t-test.

Major findings: The results show that the mean pretest volume of milk expressed in milliliters was 7.33 ± 4.86, which increased to 15.56 ± 8.38 (t = 4.22, p = 0.001) after the intervention. The mean pretest pain score was 7.50 ± 1.42 which decreased to 5.01 ± 1.37 (t = 11.73, p = 0.001) after the intervention. The experience of breast milk expression in post-test 37.6 ± 3.88 was significantly higher than pretest 28.4 ± 4.73 (t = 11.25, p = 0.001).

Conclusion: The study findings conclude that the breast massage is effective in increasing the volume of expressed breast milk, reducing the pain during breast milk expression and improving the experience of breast milk expression.

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2016

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Dr. 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

Journal Article

T. J and Dr. 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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Dr. 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, Dr. 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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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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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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Dr. 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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J. T, M, S., and V., R., “Assessment of the lifestyle related risk factors for cardiovascular diseases among adolescents”, Indian Journal of Public Health Research & Development, vol. 7, no. 2, pp. 97-102, 2016.

2015

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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

Journal Article

, 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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Dr. 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, Dr. 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

Journal Article

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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2015

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

2015

Journal Article

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

Journal Article

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

Journal Article

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

Journal Article

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

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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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2014

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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

Journal Article

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

Journal Article

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

Journal Article

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

Journal Article

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

2014

Journal Article

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

Journal Article

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

Journal Article

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, Prof. Sreedevi P. A., 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.

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: Conference Paper

Year of Publication Publication Type Title

2019

Conference Paper

F. Elizabeth Joy, Sreedevi, P., Sreejamol, M. G., Rajeesh R Nair, ,, Nair, G. G., and George, J., “Awareness Regarding Genetic Disorder and Genetic Counselling among Adults Visiting a Tertiary Care Unit at Kochi”, 2019.[Abstract]


Genetic disorders have an irreversible effect in life, if once happen. So it is very important to know about the consequences of genetic disorders and its modern preventive approach in genetics by the public. The main Objectives of the study were to identify the awareness of adults regarding mental retardation and genetic counselling. Methodology: a quantitative approach with descriptive survey design was selected. The sample comprised of 200 subjects, between 20 to 45years (111 males and 89 females). Convenience sampling technique was used for sample section. The study instruments comprised of structured questionnaires on mental retardation and genetic counselling. Results: The study revealed that 150(75%) have good knowledge and 42(21%) of have average and 8(4%) poor knowledge regarding mental retardation. 41.5% subjects stated that mental retardation is curable and 33% subjects agreed that a mentally retarded individual becomes as capable as a normal individual. A substantial number of subjects had knowledge about genetic disorder 190(95%). 8(4%) had an average knowledge and 2(1%) had poor knowledge. Apart from this high level of awareness, 33.5% indicated that purpose of genetic counseling was to advise people about whether or not to have children or to help people understand their ancestry (37%) and half of the participants (46.5%) identified that genetic counselling helps couples have a child with desirable characteristics. Conclusion: The study findings highlight that the adult population have a better understanding of mental retardation and genetic counselling. But still there exist gaps/misconcepts in some aspects. It can be abolished by conducting more public awareness programmes.

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2017

Conference Paper

Dr. 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

Dr. 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

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: 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

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.

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

P. Sheela 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&gt;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.

Publication Type: Presentation

Year of Publication Publication Type Title

2018

Presentation

Linda Varghese, “Incidence of Breast engorgement”, International Conference on Public Health- AMRITACON 2018;AIMS-Dept of Community Medicine & Public Health; 02 & 03 November 2018. 2018.

2016

Presentation

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

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

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.

2014

Presentation

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

Publication Type: Patent

Year of Publication Publication Type Title

2016

Patent

P. Venkat Rangan, Balaji Hariharan, Krishnan, R., Narayanankutty, R., Gopakumar, A., and Uma Gopalakrishnan, “System and Method for Synthesizing, Preserving Consistent Relative Neighborhood positions in Multiperspective Multipoint Tele-Immersive Environment”, U.S. Patent 14/216,083 2016.[Abstract]


An e-learning system has a local classroom with an instructor station and a microphone and a local student station with a microphone, a remote classroom with an instructor display and a student station with a microphone, and planar displays and video cameras in each of the classrooms, the remote and local classrooms connected over a network, with a server monitoring feeds and enforcing exclusive states, such that audio and video feeds are managed in a manner that video and audio of the instructor, the local students and the first remote students, as seen and heard either directly or via speakers and displays by each of the instructor, the local students and the remote students presents to each as though all are interacting in the same room.

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Publication Type: Book Chapter

Year of Publication Publication Type Title

2015

Book Chapter

Dr. 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

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

2014

Newspaper Article

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

2014

Newspaper Article

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

2014

Newspaper Article

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

2014

Newspaper Article

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

2014

Newspaper Article

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

2012

Newspaper Article

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

2012

Newspaper Article

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

2010

Newspaper Article

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

2010

Newspaper Article

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