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Community Health Nursing

Research focus
The Department is actively participating in the clinical and non-clinical research in the following levels:
Departmental
Inter departmental
International 

Thrust Areas:
• Women’s and Geriatric Health 
• Community nutrition 
• Communicable (TB, malria)and Non communicable diseases (HT,DM,CAD, stroke, cancer, obesity) 
• Complimentary therapies 

Collaborating Institutions:
A project on Cross National Understanding of terminal sufferings of palliative patients (CUTS) along with UK - four phases. 

Awards:
Dr. Aruna. S, received Bursary Award of £1,500 to attend the 11th palliative carecongress at Glasgow, Scotland, UK on 9th to 11th March 2016 to present the paper on Socio-Demographic Determinants of Holistic Needs among Hospitalized Terminally Ill Indian Patients. 
Dr. Aruna.S, awarded “Thiru. Govinda Rao Best Research Publication Gold Medal- Faculty of Nursing” for best publication from the university (Sri Ramachandra University) for the year, 2014 under the Faculty of Nursing for a large number of indexed publications in Nursing. 
Dr. Aruna.S received best paper award during 10th International Nurses Conference at Chennai (Jan2014) on “Premenstrual syndrome and depression among school students.” 

Ph D guidance:
Dr.S.Aruna, Reader as guide for four Ph.D candidate in Meenakshi University 

Membership:
Doctoral members are enrolled in Nursing Ph D Society which primarily has interest in research efforts of the doctoral faculty of India

Completed Research Projects (Students & Faculty):

Sl.No Title of the project Name of the project leader Completed / On Going Name of the funding agency Year
1 A study to assess the effectiveness of Reflexology on pain, anxiety and Quality of life among patients underwent major abdominal surgery at SRH Poongodi. R Completed 2014 Departmental 2014
2 A study to assess the effectiveness of nursing intervention regarding the pediculosis human capitis on knowledge and level of infestation among school children and their mothers Ms. Jiss Mary Varghese, Aruna S Completed 2014 Departmental 2014
3 A study to assess the effectiveness of aerobic exercises on anthropometric measurements among school children at selected schools in Chennai Ms. Baby subathra. T.V Poongodi R Completed 2014 Departmental 2014

Ongoing Research Projects:

Sl.No Title of the project Name of the project leader Completed / On Going Name of the funding agency Year
1 A study to assess the effectiveness of Tai Chi therapy on bio psychosocial status among elderly residing at selected old age homes at Chennai Lisy Joseph On Going Departmental 2014
2 A study to assess the utilization of cervical cancer screening programme and feasibility of involving self help group women in cervical cancer screening programme among rural women in selected villages in Thiruvallur district Uma Devi S On Going GATE,SRU 70,000 2014
3 Cross national understanding of terminal suffering among hospitalized South Asians: A mixed methods study Nalini S J Dr Aruna S Dr Seethalakshmi Dr Sreelekha. B Dr Sujithja E. Dr Lisy Joseph On Going GATE,SRU 1,00,000 November 2014
4 A study to assess the knowledge and attitude on maternal care among spouse of pregnant women at selected hospital in Chennai Ms.Vinmathi. S On Going Departmental 2015
5 A study to assess the knowledge on anemia and adherence to iron folate supplementation among antenatal mothers at a selected hospital in Chennai Ms.Saranya. P On Going Departmental 2015
6 Factors associated with prehospital delay in patients with acute stroke 1.Prof.Dr.S.Revathi 2. Prof. Dr. Sankar 3. Mrs. Caroline Mary, D. On Going Departmental 2016
7 Factors associated with prehospital delay in patients with acute coronary syndrome Prof. Dr. S. Revathi 2. Mrs. Caroline Mary. D. 3. Prof. Dr. T.R. Muralidharan On Going Departmental 2016