Dr. (Mrs.) K.A. Sriyani

Senior Lecturer (Grade II)

Faculty of Health Sciences
Contact:

Central Campus, Faculty of Health Sciences, The Open University of Sri Lanka, Nawala, Nugegoda.

Office: +94112881000, Ext: 646 Mobile: +718617392

Email: hdmedilab@ou.ac.lk kasri@ou.ac.lk


Area of Specification:

Nursing

Research Intrests:

Diabetic ulcer healing, leg ulcers, pressure ulcers, exercises, instrument validation, quality of life, nursesƒ?? involvement in wound care and wound care education, ODL research

Affiliations:
  • Member of the Open University Teachers’ Association (OUTA)
  • Life member of Sri Lanka Association for the Advancement of Science (SLAAS)
  • Member of the National Science Foundation (NSF)
  • Secretary of the Graduate Nurses; Foundation of Sri Lanka (GNFSL) – 2018/2019
  • Member of the Sri Lanka Nurses’ Association (SLNA)
Course Coordination:

MDU3207 Health Communication, NGU6602 Public Health Nursing

Awards:

NRC Merit Award for Scientific Publication-2013

Sriyani, K.A., Wasalathanthri, S., Hettiarachchi, P, Prathapan, S. (2013). Predictors of diabetic foot and leg ulcers in a developing country with a rapid increase in the prevalence of diabetes mellitus. PLOS ONE 8(11): e80856. Available at: https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0080856.

Best Oral Presentation -2018

Sriyani, K. A., Wasalathanthri, S., Hettiarachchi, P. and Gunawardena, N. S.  (2018). Impact of Diabetic Foot Ulcers: Health-Related Quality of Life and Associated Factors.  GNF Annual Academic Sessions Proceedings, pp. 21-28.

Best Oral Presentation (Theme: Health & Medicine) – 2018

Samaranatha M.S.,Gangani, J.M.N.,  Kumari, S.A.D.C., Damayanthi, M.W.C.S. & Sriyani, K.A. (2018). Overview of teenage pregnancies in two urban hospitals. South Asia Conference on Multidisciplinary Research 2018. Colombo, Sri Lanka. October 5th-6th.p.13

Researches:
  1. Sriyani, K. A., Wasalathanthri, S., Hettiarachchi, P. and Gunawardena, N. S.  (2018). Impact of Diabetic Foot Ulcers: Health-Related Quality of Life and Associated Factors.  GNF Annual Academic Sessions Proceedings, pp. 21-28 (Best Oral Presentation).
  2. Sriyani, K.A. (2018). Wound Care Management and Dressing Materials. Res Inves Sports Med 3(5). RISM.000571.2018. DOI:10.31031/RISM.2018.03.000571(Mini Review).
  3. Sriyani, K.A. (2017). Lifestyle Management of Diabetes Mellitus”. EC Diabetes and Metabolic Research SI.01 (2017): 01-02. (Short Communication).
  4. Sriyani, K. A., Wasalathanthri, S. and Hettiarachchi, P. (2017) Knowledge and attitudes of nurses towards diabetic ulcers: a cross-sectional institution based study in Sri Lanka. Journal of Clinical Nursing.  pp.1-10. http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/jocn.13917/pdf
  5. Sriyani, K. A., Gunawardena, N. S., Wasalathanthri, S. and Hettiarachchi, P. (2016) Validation of Sinhala Version of Cardiff Wound Impact Schedule in patients with diabetic leg and foot ulcers, Asian Nursing Research [online]. 10 (2016), pp.240-245. Available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.anr.2016.06.005
  6. Sriyani, K.A., Wasalathanthri, S., Hettiarachchi, P, Prathapan, S. (2013). Predictors of diabetic foot and leg ulcers in a developing country with a rapid increase in the prevalence of diabetes mellitus. PLOS ONE 8(11): e80856. Available at: https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0080856 .
Ongoing Research:

Self perceived ability of research skills among undergraduates of three Health Sciences degree programmes in the Open University of Sri Lanka

Research Supervisions:

Undergraduate Research Projects, Deaprtment of Nursing

Publications:
  1. Sriyani, K.A. Pathirana, D.H. & Herath, H.M.S.P. (2018). Reasons for not attending day schools of undergraduate Students of the Faculty of Health Sciences, The Open University of Sri Lanka.  Open University International Research Sessions, 29th-30th November 2018. p.11-12.
  2. Samaranatha M.S.,Gangani, J.M.N.,  Kumari, S.A.D.C., Damayanthi, M.W.C.S. & Sriyani, K.A. (2018). Overview of teenage pregnancies in two urban hospitals. South Asia Conference on Multidisciplinary Research 2018. Colombo, Sri Lanka. October 5th-6th 2018.p.13 (Best oral Presentation award at the under the Theme: Health & Medicine)
  3. Priyadarshini, G.H.K.A., K.K.J.I. Kodithuwakku, A.G.M., Madushani, S.N., Marakanda & Sriyani, K.A.  (2017). Factors related for low back pain among nurses at Teaching Hospital, Karapitiya.  Extended abstract accepted for oral presentation at Annual proceedings, The Open University of Sri Lanka, 16-17th November, 2017.
  4. Rukshani, B.M.M., Samarakoon., G.R.N.D., Maduka,W.S.N.,  Senadheera, A.S.P.L. & Sriyani, K.A. (2017)..Physical, social, and psychological impacts of Psoriasis. Extended abstract accepted for oral presentation at Annual proceedings, The Open University of Sri Lanka, 16-17th November, 2017.
  5. Abeysekara, M.S.S.K. Weerasekara M.P.N.P,. Wijesena, B.V.T.N.. Perera,  R.A.C.N., Sriyani, K.A., &. Kuruppu,N.R. (2017). Mothers’ knowledge, believes and practices regarding febrile convulsions and home management.  Extended abstract accepted for oral presentation at Annual proceedings, The Open University of Sri Lanka, 16-17th November, 2017.
  6. Sriyani, K.A., Hettiarachchi, P., Wasalathanthri, S., Weerasekera, D: Effects of non-weight bearing leg and foot exercises on ulcer healing and its associated factors in patients with type 2 diabetes. 5th Biennial Conference of South Asian Association of Physiologist (SAAP), Nepal, 10-13 November 2016, (Poster presentation).
  7. Sriyani, K.A.,  Gunawardena, N.,Wasalathanthri, S., Hettiarachchi, P. Impact of ulcer healing on health related quality of life of patients with diabetic leg and foot ulcers. Annual proceedings, The Open University of Sri Lanka, 27-28th November, 2015. pp.167-170. (Extended abstract  & Oral presentation).
  8. Kumarasinghe, A S., Gunawardena, N., Wasalathanthri, S., Hettiarachchi, P: Assessment of quality of life of patients with diabetic ulcers by Cardiff Wound Impact Schedule (CWIS). International Conference on Multidisciplinary Approaches (ICMA 2015), University of Sri Jayawardenapura, 11-12th September 2015, p.22. (Oral presentation).
  9. Kumarasinghe, A. S., Wasalathanthri, S., Hettiarachchi, P., Gunawardena, N: Health related quality of life of patients with diabetic leg and foot ulcers. 8th International Research Conference. General Sir John Kotelawala Defence University, Sri Lanka. 27-28th August 2015. p.130. (Oral presentation).
  10. Sriyani, K.A., Gunawardena, N., Wasalathanthri, S., Hettiarachchi, P: Quality of life in patients with diabetic ulcers:  Validation of Cardiff Wound Impact Schedule (CWIS) in a Sri Lankan hospital setting. International Conference on Health and Medicine. Colombo, Sri Lanka, 17- 18th March, 2015. p.44. (Oral presentation).
  11. Sriyani, K.A., Hettiarachchi, P., Wasalathanthri, S., Weerasekera, D: Associations between ulcer characteristics and dressing types on ulcer healing of diabetic leg and foot ulcers. Annual Proceedings, The Open University of Sri Lanka, 27-28th November 2014. pp.199-203. (Extended abstract  & Oral presentation).
  12. Sriyani, K.A., Hettiarachchi, P., Wasalathanthri, S: Knowledge and attitudes of nurses on diabetic leg and foot ulcer disease. International Conference on Multidisciplinary Approaches (ICMA 2014), University of Sri Jayewardenepura, 13th&14th August 2014. p.28. (Oral presentation).
  13. Sriyani, K.A., Hettiarachchi, P., Wasalathanthri, S. (2013). Detecting distal peripheral neuropathy (DPN) through simple screening tests in patients with diabetic ulcer disease.  Proceedings of the 69th Annual Sessions: Sri Lanka Association for the Advancement of Science (SLAAS), December 2-6th December 2013:205.  (Poster presentation).
  14. Sriyani, K.A., Hettiarachchi, P., Wasalathanthri, S. An overview of diabetic foot ulcer disease: preliminary study. Annual Proceedings, The Open University of Sri Lanka, November 27-28th November 2013. pp.193-197. (Extended abstract  & Oral presentation).
  15. Sriyani, K.A.  (2012). Student nurses’ satisfaction with clinical training during clinical placement. Annual Academic Proceedings. The Open University of Sri Lanka, 27-28th November 2012. pp.140-143 (Extended abstract  & Oral presentation).
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