Colombo Regional Center, Department of Nursing, Faculty of Health Sciences, The Open University of Sri Lanka, Nawala, Nugegoda
Office: 0112881325, Ext: 325
I am A.V. Pramuditha Madhavi, a senior Lecturer in Nursing and the former head of the department of nursing. I am currently in overseas on study leave for reading PhD in Health in Auckland University of Technology in New Zealand.
I began my career as a registered nurse after I obtained my basic nursing diploma from College of Nursing Galle. I completed by Midwifery qualification and owned the practice license as a Registered Midwife too. A significant milestone in my career was leaving the clinical nursing arena to join with nursing academia in 2004 as a nursing tutor in College of Nursing Galle after obtaining a diploma in Teaching and Supervision offered by the ministry of Health, Sri Lanka.
One of my eminent memories in academic life was joining to the Open University of Sri Lanka as a probationary lecturer in 2006. I became a senior lecturer after completing the Master of Nursing (fulltime-Thesis Stream) Degree in Canada. As a lecturer having 13 years- experience, my philosophy is creating teaching-learning partnership with my students where teaching is meaningful, purposeful, and valuable for both the student and the teacher. Through my research interest in Gerontological Nursing, I continue to explore ways to improve quality of life and to promote healthy aging for older Sri Lankans.
Areas of Specialization:
Research in Gerontology
Research Project, Trends and issues in Nursing, Gerontological Nursing, Teaching and Learning, Concepts in Nursing, Communication Skills in Nursing
“Heda Uththamabimani” Life-time award in 2013 awarded by Government Nursing officers Association in Sri Lanka
The Degree of Bachelor of Science in Nursing; an Excellent Opportunity for Sri Lankan Nurses to Broaden their Horizons – Sunday Times, November 20, 2011.
Pramuditha Madhavi Ahangama Vidanagei, Sepali Guruge, Jasna K. Schwind, Lori Schindel Martin, (2014). Exploring the experience of loneliness among older Sinhalese immigrant women in Canada, Perspectives, 37 (1), 06- 14.
A.V.Pramuditha Madhavi, Sumeda S. Subasingha, Devika P. Chandrasekara, Menaka S. Jayakotana(2014). School Children’s Knowledge, Attitudes and Beliefs Regarding STIs/HIV; A Comparative Descriptive Study in Rural and Urban Settings in Sri Lanka. Scientific Research Journal, 2 (7), 31-37.
A.V.Pramuditha Madhavi, Rachitha Wickramasinghe, K.B.N.Jayasooriya, N.I.S.Nawarathna, R.C.P.Ranaweera (2014). Mothers knowledge and practices on thermoregulation of neonates in Sri Lanka. European International Journal of Applied Science and Technology, 1 (4), 55-69.
M.A.J.D. Mallawa Arachchi, A.G.D. Kumari, R. Wickramasinghe, N.R. Kuruppu, A.V. Pramuditha Madhavi (2017). Stigmatization in Leprosy: a descriptive study from patients’ perspective in Sri Lanka. Scientific Research Journal, 5 (9), 10 – 13
R.M.A.K.Rathnayake, W.Nimalika, M.D.C.Suranji, N.R.Kuruppu, A.V.Pramuditha Madhavi (2017). Quality of life of patients with diabetes mellitus: a descriptive study in Sri Lanka. International Journal of Applied Research, 3 (9), 503-505.
A.V.Pramuditha Madhavi, M.I.Nirmalee, R.C.W.Rajapaksha, M.M.A.R. Chandralatha, M.S.Udayakumari, L. Chandana. (2013). Body image perception and dietary patterns among teenage girls. The Proceedings of Annual Academic Sessions 2013, the Open University of Sri Lanka. Pp198-201. ISSN 2012-9912
A.V.P. Madhavi, J.M.S.Jayawardane, H.G.N.D. Premachandra, H.M.A.K.Kumarasinghe, G.G.W.C. Wijesekara. (2013). Mothers’ experiences of maternity care during labour at the Teaching Hospital, Kandy. The Proceedings of Annual Academic Sessions 2013, the Open University of Sri Lanka. Pp198-201. ISSN 2012-9912
E.M.M.G.N. Kumari, P.S.P. Balasooriya, P.K.G.N. Palambakumbura, A.V.P. Madhavi, W.G.N. Isurudisi (2013) An examination of self care practices among diabetic mellitus patients in diabetic clinic at the Teaching Hospital, Peradeniya. The Proceedings of Annual Academic Sessions 2013, the Open University of Sri Lanka. Pp198-201. ISSN 2012-9912
P. Ahangama RN., RM., BScN., MN (C). S. Fredericks RN., PhD (2009). Identification of Learning needs of cardiovascular surgical patients: A systematic review of the literature. The poster presentation on Research Day at the Ryerson University, Toronto, Canada.
Mullevithana, A.K., De Silva, B.S.S. & Madhavi, A.V.P. (2012). Nurses’ knowledge, attitudes and practices regarding pediatric post operative pain management. The Proceedings of Annual Academic Sessions 2012, the Open University of Sri Lanka. Pp. 128-132. ISSN 2012-9912.
Madhavi, A.V.P. (2011). Experience of loneliness among older Sinhalese immigrant women in canada. The Proceedings of Annual Academic Sessions 2011, the Open University of Sri Lanka. Pp .161-163. ISSN 2012-9912.
Pramuditha Madhavi Ahangama Vidanagei, Sepali Guruge, Jasna K. Schwind, Lori Schindel Martin, (2009). Experience of loneliness among older Sinhalese immigrant women in canada: A preliminary Study. Poster presentation, The 2nd Annual Nursing Research Day, Daphne Cockwell School of Nursing, Ryerson University, Canada.
D.I.U.K.Karannagoda, K.A.D.T.Leelarathne, K.B.Wimalasooriya, G.G.W.C.Wijesekara, and A.V.P.Madhavi (2014). Nurses’ knowledge and practices regarding the nutritional management of patients with nasogastric tube feeding. The Proceedings of Annual Academic Sessions 2014, the Open University of Sri Lanka. Pp. 113-116. ISSN 2012-9912.
H.E.Yapa, and A.V.P. Madhavi (2014). Effectiveness of the programme of Diploma in Nursing at OUSL: Diplomates’ perspective. The Proceedings of Annual Academic Sessions 2014, the Open University of Sri Lanka. Pp. 129-131. ISSN 2012-9912.
R.A.W.Rajapaksha, U.C.K.De Silva, Y.R.Madarasinghe, and A.V.P.Madhavi (2014). Experience of teenage pregnant mothers: by choice or by chance. The Proceedings of Annual Academic Sessions 2014, the Open University of Sri Lanka. Pp. 145-149. ISSN 2012-9912.
K.A.S.N.Jayarathne, W.D.Sagari, K.A. A.Srimalika, D.P.D.S.Dissanayake, and A.V.P.Madhavi (2014). Impact of cultural diversity on nutritional status of pregnant mothers and anthropometric measurements of their babies. The Proceedings of Annual Academic Sessions 2014, the Open University of Sri Lanka. Pp. 154-158. ISSN 2012-9912.
S.S.Subasinghe, D.P.Chandrasekara, M.S.Jayakotana, W.G.N.Isurudisi, and A.V.P.Madhavi (2014). School children’s knowledge, attitudes and beliefs regarding STIs/HIV: a descriptive study in a rural setting. The Proceedings of Annual Academic Sessions 2014, the Open University of Sri Lanka. Pp. 167-170. ISSN 2012-9912
A.M.A.P.M.K. Jayasundara, M.P.C.S.K.Pathirana, H.D.H.N.Gunawardane, B.M.C.R.Wimalasiri, and A.V.P.Madhavi (2014). Knowledge and practices regarding health care waste management amongst sanitary workers in two hospitals in Sri Lanka. The Proceedings of Annual Academic Sessions 2014, the Open University of Sri Lanka. Pp. 176-180. ISSN 2012-9912
K.B.N.Jayasooriya, N.I.S.Nawarathne, R.C.P.Ranaweera, N.K.R.D.Wickramasinghe, and A.V.P. Madhavi (2014). A study on the knowledge and practices of mothers in thermoregulation of neonates. The Proceedings of Annual Academic Sessions 2014, the Open University of Sri Lanka. Pp. 195-198. ISSN 2012-9912
W.N.Priyanthi, A.V.P.Madhavi, G.Ponnamperuma, and C.Wijeratne (2015). Level of Knowledge on Diabetes among Diabetic Educator Nursing Officers (DENOS): A preliminary study. 8th International Research Conference 2015, General Sir John Kotelawala Defense University, Sri Lanka. Pp 228
Sandamali, W.M.l.S., Himali, P.A.D., Wijesundara, W.A.T.N., Edirisinghearachchi, A.A., Kuruppu, N.R. & Pramuditha Madhavi, A.V. (2017). Risk factors for falls among elderly people in the home environment, Open University Research Session, 2017.p277-281.
Madhavi, A.V.P., Gamage, T.V. & Kuruppu, N.R. (2018).The examination of mothers’ knowledge on antenatal exercises for safe labour practices in antenatal clinic, General Hospital, Galle. Proceedings of the International Nursing Congress, Department of Nursing, Faculty of Allied Health Sciences, University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka, Vol.01, 6th and 7th April 2018, p.32
Nimalsiri, W. H. A., Dissanayake,G. E. M. N. K., Dharmarathne, N. D. C. V. K., Kuruppu, N. R., Madhavi, A. V. P. (2018). Usage of facebook as a communication channel: adolescents’ perspective. Proceedings of 1st Symposium of Faculty of Allied Health Sciences, University of Ruhuna, Sri Lanka, November 8th 2018, p.63
Devika, M.T.S., Thushani, W., Samarasekara, G.L.S. & Madhavi, A.V.P. (2018) Evidence based practice of nurses in Sri Lanka: nurses’ perspectives. International Scientific Sessions on Nursing Research, Joint Collaboration of Government Nursing Officers’ Association and KAATSU International University 11th May 2018,p.77
Jayakody, J.A.S.N., Wimalasooriya, H.G.G.A.K., Wijesinghe, W.M.A.C.L., Kumari,U.N.A.K., Kuruppu, N.R. & Pramuditha Madhavi, A.V (2017). Adolescents’ experiences of self-ingestion of poisoning: Exploring the related risk factors from survivors’ perspective, National Health Research Symposium-NHRS 2017.p.146.
Monika,K., Wijayarathne, H.G.I., Gunarathna, G.A.M.I.L., Wijesekara, G.G.W.C. & Pramuditha Madhavi, A.V. (2017) Mothers’ experiences of having a child with autism spectrum disorder in a Tertiary Care Hospital, Sri Lanka, Open University Research Session, 2017.p209-212. at the Ryerson University, Toronto, Canada.
Nuwansala, H.U.C., N.M.Patterson, N.M., Madhavi, A.V.P., (2020). Perceptions of and Attitudes towards Plagiarism among University Students in Asia-A Review of Literature. 5th Asian IP Works- In-Progress Conference, Hong Kong. p. 37
Panchalinganathan, S., Sutharshiny, T., Piratheepan, T., Nuwannsala, H.U.C, Madavi, A.V.P., (2020). Influencing Factors for Poor Compliance of Oral Hypoglycemic Agents among Patients with Diabetes Mellitus in Teaching hospital, Jaffna. 2nd Biennial Scientific Sessions- Graduate Nurses’ Foundation of Sri Lanka, Colombo- Sri Lanka. p.42.