Nirmala Priyadarshani GamageUniversity of Colombo · Nursing
Nirmala Priyadarshani Gamage
Postgraduate Diploma in Health Development
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Falls may cause devastating consequences in older people. Conducting surveys on falls and factors associated with falls will inform better preventive health practices among older people to improve their quality of life. This study aimed to assess the prevalence and associated risk factors of falls and recurrent falls among rural community-dwelling...
The knowledge and perception of falls facilitate a better pathway to improve the health status among the elderly. Knowledge and perception of falls among community dwelling elderly were assessed in 300 participants (175 females) aged 65 years and above using an interviewer-administered questionnaire. Mean (SD) age of the participants was 73.0 (6.7)...
Continuous education is a vital factor which contributes towards the professional development in nursing and it is directly associated with the health of a country. Continuous education is essential to maintain and improve the knowledge, skills, and attitudes of nurses and provide better health care. The objective of this study was to assess the at...
Dental health is an important aspect of health. Further, teeth related dilemmas are common in pregnancy and thus have influences on the growing fetus. The study was conducted to assess awareness and practices regarding dental health among pregnant women, who attended the antenatal clinic at Sri Jayewardenepura General Hospital, Sri Lanka in 2018. A...
It is estimated that nearly 5.3% of the world population, use illicit drugs, creating a global public health problem. The study aimed to describe the pattern of substance use among the individuals who are enrolled in the residential treatment at a selected drug rehabilitation center, governed by "The Mithuru Mithuro Movement", Sri Lanka. A descript...
Introduction: The importance of continuing education for nurses has been increasingly emphasized since the beginning of the profession. Foundation of professional development of nursing is continuous education. However, it is reported that there are various barriers exist for continuous education in Sri Lanka. The objective of the study was to...