Tg Nadeeka Shayamalie GunarathneUniversity of Peradeniya | UOP · Department of Nursing
Tg Nadeeka Shayamalie Gunarathne
Lecturer at University of Peradeniya
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Citations since 2016
12 Research Items
December 2007 - July 2022
PhD in Nursing Science Msc in Applied Epidemiology BSc in Nursing
Field of study
- Chronic Disease Epidemiology, Renal Nursing, Symptom burden, Community Health Nursing
Association between stress, illness perception, symptom burden, social support and fatigue among incident hemodialysis patients
Home health visiting (HHV) is a proven strategy for strengthening families and improving the health status of women, children and their families. Advantages of HHV are: Reach families who wouldn't come to the regular clinics and work with family members in their home setting.
Context: Stress is a common comorbid disorder among hemodialysis patients, and diverse factors contribute to stress perception in such individuals. Although numerous findings have been consistent across the literature, there has been a lack of consensus on which factor is the most influential on stress perception. This systematic review aimed to pr...
People with end stage renal disease and undergoing hemodialysis experience a high symptom burden that impairs quality of life. This study aimed to assess the prevalence, dynamicity and determinants of symptom burden among middle-aged and older adult hemodialysis patients. A descriptive cross-sectional study together with a longitudinal assessment w...
Background: Haemodialysis (HD) patients are subjected to bio-psychosocial stress in many ways even after successful hemodialysis session. Therefore, this study was designed to survey on relationship between knowledge and treatment satisfaction with psychological well-being among haemodialysis patients. Methods: This cross-sectional study included...
Background: Postkidney transplant (PKT) infections are associated with significant morbidity and mortality, especially in the early posttransplant period. The type of infection, associated risk factors, and predicted outcomes of the infections are essential for targeted appropriate management. Scientific published data, especially in local settings...
Dynamic presentation of Illness Perception among Hemodialysis patients
Background: Satisfaction of treatment in patients on haemodialysis is determined by various factors and it has been recognized as foremost determinant of quality of life of patients. Moreover, it represents quality of comprehensive healthcare. Information on satisfaction regarding treatment in patients on haemodialysis was scarce. Objective: To ass...
Introduction: Chronic kidney disease of unknown ethology (CKDu) was first recognized in 1990s in Sri Lanka. Considering the distribution of CKDu in the country, endemic and non-endemic areas have been identified. This study was conducted to compare the biochemical profile between CKDu known endemic and non-endemic communities. Methods: A cross sec...
No: 957 (Poster) Health and Hygiene Diabetes mellitus (DM) is a chronic and a common global health problem. Type 2 DM is the commonest among types of DM for which obesity, family history, lack of exercise, dietary habits, persistent stress, smoking and alcohol consumption are known risk factors. Fasting Blood Glucose (FBG) levels ≥7 mmol/l (or 126...
Pain is a complex feeling that has physiological, behavioral, emotional and cognitive aspects. Pain-related catastrophizing can be defined as an exaggerated negative cognitive response to actual or anticipated pain experience. Pain necessitates people to seek medical advice but more often than not, seek relief from at-hand medications as a pain cop...