Dr. (Mrs.) K.A. Sriyani

Senior Lecturer in Nursing (Grade II)

Nursing
Faculty of Health Sciences
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Contact:

Central Campus, Department of Nursing, Faculty of Health Sciences, OUSL.

Office: 11288100, Ext: 325 Mobile: +94718617392

Email: kasri@ou.ac.lk skumarasinghe5@gmail.com


Academic Qualifications      

2019  June to date: Following Postgraduate Diploma in Professional Practice in English

2012  July  –  2016 September: Ph.D. (USJP)

2013:   Certificate in Computer Based Data Analysis (USJP)

2010- 2011 :    Certificate in Teaching in Higher Education, The Open University of Sri Lanka

2002-2003 :     Diploma in Teaching and Supervision, Post Basic College of Nursing, Colombo.

1999-2002 :     BSc. Degree  in Nursing  (2nd upper) The Open University Sri Lanka.

1996 :              Midwifery in Nursing, School of Nursing, Galle

1992-1995 :     Diploma in Nursing, School of Nursing, Galle

 

Other

2013:                Certificate in Computer Based Data Analysis, University of Sri Jayewardenepura

 

Professional Experience

Jan1996 -Jan 2004:   Worked as Staff Nurse at Cardiothoracic Theater, The National Hospital of  Sri Lanka, Colombo

Jan 2004 -July 2009:  Worked as Nursing Tutor at the School of Nursing, Colombo.

July 2009- July 2016:  Lecturer in Nursing, Department of Health Sciences, Faculty of Natural Sciences.

August 2019 to date : Senior Lecturer in Nursing, Department of Nursing, Faculty of Health Sciences, The Open University of  Sri Lanka.

 

Affiliations:

Member:         

Open University Teachers’ Association (OUTA)

Sri Lanka Association for the Advancement of Science (SLAAS)

National Science Foundation (NSF)

Sri Lanka Nurses’ Association (SLNA)

Organization for Women in Science for the Developing World:  Member Since 2018

Graduate Nurses' Foundation of Sri Lanka (GNFSL)

2003/2004 -Assistant Secretary

2005/2006 – Secretary

2018/2019 – Secretary

2020/2021 – President

 

 

Area of Specification:

Nursing, Medical Education

Research Intrests:

Nursing education, diabetes mellitus, wound healing and wound care, quality of life, insruments validation, clinical nursing

Affiliations:

Member:   Sri Lanka Association for the Advancement of Science (SLAAS)

                Graduate Nurses Foundation of Sri Lanka

                Sri Lanka Nurses’ Association

Secretary / Graduate Nurses' Foundation of Sri Lanka (2018/2019)

Programmes Coordination:

Course Coordination:

NGU5303 Research Methods in Nursing/NGU6311-Research in Nursing, NGU6602 Public Health Nursing/NGU5910 Priary Health Care 1

Awards:

Best Oral Presentation -2018

Sriyani, K. A., Wasalathanthri, S., Hettiarachchi, P. and Gunawardena, N. S.  (2018). iIpact 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 2018.p.13

NRC Merit Award -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.

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.

Conference proceedings (National/International Symposia)

  1. Jayampathi, K.D.S.S., Samanwaththa, K.A.M.S., Damayanthi, K.A.N., Kevitiyagalavithana, K.P., Karunathilaka, C.D.M.P. and Sriyani, K.A. (2020). Attitudes among caregivers of neurotrauma patients on pressure ulcer prevention. 2nd Biennial Scientific Sessions 2020 (22nd February), Proceedings of Graduate Nurses’ Foundation of Sri Lanka (p.17). ISBN: 978-624-5354-00-9.
  2. Samarasekara, A. P. M., Karunarathne, W. S. H., Gunarathne, B. G. U., Fernando, G. M. C., Nadeeshani, J and Sriyani, K. A. (2020). Practice of self-administration of insulin among mothers with gestational diabetes mellitus at Castle Street Hospital for Women. 2nd Biennial Scientific Sessions 2020 (22nd February), Proceedings of Graduate Nurses’ Foundation of Sri Lanka (p.21). ISBN: 978-624-5354-00-9.
  3. Deepani, H., Dharmasena, A.W.D.A., Namalee, E.A.T.B., Gunarathna, V.G.A.N., and Sriyani K.A. (2020).  Practice on peripheral intravascular cannula site infections and associated factors among nurses at the medical wards of the National Hospital of Sri Lanka.  2nd Biennial Scientific Sessions 2020 (22nd February), Proceedings of Graduate Nurses’ Foundation of Sri Lanka (p.24). ISBN: 978-624-5354-00-9.
  4. Irani, K., Shyamali, M.A.W., Shyamali, P.N., Wijerathna, N.S.K., Kuruppu, N.R. and Sriyani, K.A. (2020). Perceived factors affecting maternal requested caesarean delivery in Teaching Hospital, Mahamodara. 2nd Biennial Scientific Sessions 2020 (22nd February), Proceedings of Graduate Nurses’ Foundation of Sri Lanka (p.25). ISBN: 978-624-5354-00-9.
  5. Senanayake, H.M.A., Sewwandi, R.A.D.D., Thilakarathne, R.D.L.M., Udakanda, U.I.C. and Sriyani, K.A. (2020). Impact of Keratoconus on vision-related quality of life among clinic attendees in the National Eye Hospital, Colombo. 2nd Biennial Scientific Sessions 2020 (22nd February), Proceedings of Graduate Nurses’ Foundation of Sri Lanka (p.30). ISBN: 978-624-5354-00-9.
  6. Deepani H., Dharmasena A.W.D.A., Namalee E.A.T.B., Gunarathna V.G.A.N., Sriyani K.A. (2020).  Knowledge of nurses on peripheral intravascular cannula-site infections and its associated factors.  Proceedings of 7th Ruhuna International Science & Technology Conference 2020 (22nd January). University of Ruhuha, Matara (p.35). ISSN: 1391-8796.
  7. Ganathilaka, K.K.A.S., Jayathilaka, G.K.L.M., Perera, W.S.N., Palliyaguru, A, N., Kumari, L.Y.S.S & Sriyani, K.A. (2019). Dengue fever knowledge and caring practices among mothers attending to the Lady Ridgeway Hospital for children. In M. Gamage, C. Moonesinghe, & V. Thennakoon (Eds.), International Conference on Health Sciences-2019. (17th – 18th October). Steering Horizons: Aspiring Excellence.  University of Sri Jayewardenepura. Sri Lanka. (p.100).
  8. De Silva, B.L.S.R., Priyadarshani, S.A.V, Wijesooriya, W.A.A.S, Dammullage, D.M.M. & Sriyani, K.A. (2018). Exploration of the impact of companion involvement in normal labor at the De Soysa Maternity Hospital for Women. In M. Gamage, C. Moonesinghe, & V. Thennakoon (Eds.), International Conference on Health Sciences-2019. (17th – 18th October). Steering Horizons: Aspiring Excellence.  University of Sri Jayewardenepura. Sri Lanka. (p.120).
  9. Shiromi, W.G. I., Silva, B.G.T.D., Jothirathna, J. P.,  de Silva, B.S.S., & Sriyani, K.A. (2019). Mothers’ knowledge on early detection of autism in Lady Ridgeway Hospital for children. In M. Gamage, C. Moonesinghe, & V. Thennakoon (Eds.), International Conference on Health Sciences-2019. (17th – 18th October). Steering Horizons: Aspiring Excellence.  University of Sri Jayewardenepura. Sri Lanka. (p.125).
  10. Perera, U.K.C., Samarasekara, J.S.E.A., Shiwanthi, H.W.C.K., Mohotti, W.M.D. & Sriyani, K.A. (2018).  Pediatric neurology patients: parental awareness of adverse effects of long-term corticosteroid therapy. In M. Gamage, C. Moonesinghe, & V. Thennakoon (Eds.), International Conference on Health Sciences-2019. (17th – 18th October).  Steering Horizons: Aspiring Excellence.  University of Sri Jayewardenepura. Sri Lanka. (p.158). 
  11. Welivitiya, W.M.D.D.K. & Sriyani, K.A. (2019). Comparison of perceived quality of life between patients with myocardial infarction following thrombolytic therapy and percutaneous coronary intervention. (2019). In H. Rambukwella, S.R. Weerakoon, S.S. Iqbal, V.P.S. Perera (Eds.), Open University Research Session 2019 (30-31st October), The Open University of Sri Lanka, Nawala. (p.65).ISSN 2012-9912.
  12. Sarasi, M. H., Geeshani, P. A. U., Wijesinghe, K. C. L., Galagedara, G. H. N., Kumari, L. Y. S. S. & Sriyani, K. A. (2019). Factors affecting low back pain among theatre nurses at The National Hospital of Sri Lanka. In H. Rambukwella, S.R. Weerakoon, S.S. Iqbal, V.P.S. Perera (Eds.), Open University Research Session 2019 (30-31st October),  The Open University of Sri Lanka, Nawala. (p.69). ISSN 2012-9912.
  13. Sriyani K.A., Wickramasinghe, A.S.D., Samerasekera, P.W.G.D.P., Galgamuwa, L. S. & Chameera, E.W. S. (2019). Self-perceived ability of research skills among undergraduates. In H. Rambukwella, S.R. Weerakoon, S.S. Iqbal, V.P.S. Perera (Eds.), Open University Research Session 2019(30-31st October), The Open University of Sri Lanka, Nawala. (p.72).  ISSN 2012-9912.
  14. Adikari1 A. P. G. A., Nelundeniya., N. D. R. S., Kumari, J. M. M. P., Rathnayaka, D. M. S. M. & Sriyani, K. A. (2019). Incidence and risk factors for lower limb amputation among patients in the surgical section, National Hospital of Sri Lanka, Colombo. In H. Rambukwella, S.R. Weerakoon, S.S. Iqbal, V.P.S. Perera (Eds.), Open University Research Session 2019(30-31st October), The Open University of Sri Lanka, Nawala. (p.73). ISSN 2012-9912.
  15. 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.  (Extended abstract  & Oral presentation).
  16. Senevirathne, W.M.M.K , Dilrukshi, M.D.R , Damayanthi, M.A.N , Kumari, N.M.D.N,  Kumari L.Y.S.S  &  Sriyani, K.A. (2018). Impact of diabetes self-care management education (DSME) on changing self- care practices among type 2 diabetes mellitus patients, Proceedings of 1st Research Symposium of Faculty of Allied Health Sciences, University of Ruhuna, November 8, 2018. p,36.(Abstract & Poster presentation)
  17. 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)
  18. 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.  Annual proceedings, The Open University of Sri Lanka, 16-17th November, 2017.(Extended abstract  & Oral presentation).
  19. 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.  Annual proceedings, The Open University of Sri Lanka, 16-17th November, 2017.(Extended abstract  & Oral presentation).
  20. 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.(Extended abstract  & Oral presentation).
  21. 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).
  22. 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).
  23. 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).
  24. 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).
  25. 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).
  26. 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).
  27. 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).
  28. 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).
  29. 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).
  30. 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).
Research Supervisions:
 Undergraduates Research:  Sex education: Parents’ perceptions and barriers among school children in Homagama educational zone
 Work-family conflicts: factors, outcomes, and coping strategies among nurses
 Factors and perceived barriers influencing learning the nursing degree: Cross-sectional study among undergraduate nurses at the Colombo North Teaching Hospital Barriers related to the usage of Computerized Hospital Information Technology System among Nurses
 Awareness and practices regarding leptospirosis among paddy farmers in Weligepola MOH area in Ratnapura District, Sri Lanka
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