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The Department of Nursing has adequate infrastructure for research activities. There is good clinical facility and sufficient related books as well as e-journals in the library. Research is conducted by DPN, DNN, B.Sc. Nursing IV year, M.Sc. Psychiatric Nursing and Ph.D. Nursing  students at the bed side. The research activities are assisted by Staff Nurses, ward supervisors and nursing tutors. The faculty guide the research activities of the students in the areas of neuro critical, infection control, effectiveness of structured teaching program, self care ability development among neurologically dependent and psychiatrically ill, capacity development in various levels of hospital personnel, counseling psychiatric patients and their families, follow up work on domiciliary care services in OPS and research in the community also. There are excellent clinical facilities in the areas of neuro-psychiatric nursing, neuro-nursing and community mental health, both rural and urban as well as neuro-psychiatric rehabilitation nursing. Nursing faculty are members of the departmental research review committee where meetings are conducted twice in a year to review the research work of P.G and Ph.D nursing students. The department has brought out a book compiling the abstracts of all the research conducted by PG students and faculty members. The Head of the Department collaborates with other disciplines in conducting the Ph.D course work. The department has close collaboration with all other departments of the Institute for further support in the research activities and it is a part of the multi-disciplinary team. Faculties also are involved in funded as well as non-funded ERB approved intra as well as inter and multi-disciplinary projects.

Area of research interest:

Dr.Sailaxmi Gandhi, Additional Professor: and Head: Occupational stress and stress management programs, capacity building for hospital personnel, school mental health, psychiatric rehabilitation, child and adolescent psychiatric nursing..

Dr.Prasanthi Nattala, Associate Professor: Developing and testing interventions for individuals with substance use disorders.

Dr.G Radhakrishnan, Assistant Professor: Relapse prevention in Alcoholism, Geriatric Mental Nursing, Family Mental Health Interventions, school Mental Health Counselling and Forensic Psychiatric Nursing, Child and Adolescent Mental Health, Community Mental Health, Tele- Psychiatric Nursing

Completed Research work

 

Sl No. Name of the candidate Title of the thesis Guide/Co-Guide/s Remarks
1. Mrs.N.Kusuma Effectiveness of nursing intervention on Stress, Copingand Burdenon Care-givers of critically ill Traumatic Brain Injury patients hospitalized in Critical Care Unitsat NIMHANS Dr.Nagarajaiah, Addl.Professor, Dept.of Nursing, NIMHANS, Bangalore-29 Degree Awarded June,2013
2. Ms.K.N.Jayanthi A study to explore and compare the knowledge, attitude and practice of code of ethics and law among nursing students and practic ingnurses invarious hospitals in Bengaluru Guide Dr.Nagarajaiah, Addl.Professor, Dept.ofNursing, NIMHANS, Bangalore-29(Guide) Co-Guides 1)Dr.K.Reddemma Sr.Professor of Nursing,NIMHANS 2)Dr.B.M.Suresh, Additional Professor, Dept.of Psychiatry Degree Awarded July,2013

 

Research Project by DPN students (2010-11) “A study to assess the prevalence of mental disorders among the general population residing at Kalkere village, Bangalore”

Research Project by DPN students (2011-12) “Psychiatric inpatient subjective perception on Mental Health” CMHU, Sakalwara, Bangalore.

Research Project by DPN students (2012-13) …………………………………….

Research project by DPN students (2013-2014) students guided by Mr.Mohan Krishna, Nursing Tutor: ‘An explorative study to assess the prevalence of mental disorders among the general population Residing at Vajarahalli village, Anekal taluk, Bangalore.

Research project by DNN students (2010-2011) “A descriptive study to assess the level of knowledge of Group D officials in Bio Medical waste management at Neuro Centre, NIMHANS, Bangalore, 2011”.

Research Project by DNN students (2011-12) “Perception and knowledge assessment of clients regarding specific radiodiagnostic procedures at Neurocentre, NIMHANS”

Research project by DNN students (2012-2013) “In patient satisfaction with health service at Neuro Centre, NIMHANS”.

Research project by DNN (2013-2014) students: “Brain abscess – Current knowledge & Updates on causation, trauma modalities & outcomes”.

Research project by DNN students (2012-2013) “In patient satisfaction with health service at
Neuro Centre, NIMHANS”.

Research project by DNN (2013-2014) students: “Brain abscess – Current knowledge &
Updates  on causation, trauma modalities & outcomes”.

 

Ongoing research activities

Dr.Sailaxmi Gandhi, Additional Professor and Head:  Is currently a co-investigator in two

multi-disciplinary research projects’ titled (1) ‘A naturalistic study of clinical and socio
demographic characteristics of patients attending psychiatric rehabilitation services for
rehabilitation’ (Non-funded, IRB approved) and (2) ‘Explanatory Models Of Mental Illness
Among Caregivers Of Mentally Ill referred To Rehabilitation Services’ (non-funded, IRB
approved)

Dr.Prasanthi Natalla, Associate Professor:  Is currently the Principal Investigator for the research project titled ‘Adolescent Children of Alcoholics (ACoAs): assessment of cognitive functions, salivary stress biomarkers, gender-based experiences and responses to their fathers’ alcohol dependence’, funded by Dept. of Science & Technology (DST).

Dr. G Radhakrishnan, Assistant Professor: Effectiveness of Nurses Implemented Music Add- on Therapy (NIMAT) in managing children with behavioral problems admitted in Child Psychiatry Centre, NIMHANS, Bengaluru.

 Current Research work by M.Sc. Psychiatric Nursing students:

Sl.
No.

STUDENT

                      TITLE

RESEARCH GUIDE

RESEARCH
CO-GUIDE

1.

Alphy Thomas

Effectiveness of structured teaching programme on the knowledge regarding stress management among primary caregivers of patients diagnosed with schizophrenia admitted in selected psychiatric wards at NIMHANS.

Dr. K. Lalitha,
HOD & Professor,
Dept.Of Nursing.
NIMHANS

Dr. Mahendra P. Sharma,
Professor,
Behavioural Medicine Unit,
Dept. Of Clinical
Psychology.

Dr. Geetha Desai,
Associate Professor,
Dept. Of Psychiatry.

2.

Amrita Kuriakose

Effectiveness of a structured teaching
programme on the  knowledge about the
 Human Rights of Mentally Ill Among the
primary caregivers of  inpatients with Schizophrenia at NIMHANS,
Bangalore.

Dr, Sailaxmi Gandhi
Asst. Professor,
Dept. of Nursing.

Dr. Naveen Kumar,
Asst. Professor,
Dept. of Psychiatry.

3.

Arpitha
Elizabeth
Jolly

Effectiveness of structured
 teaching programme on knowledge of primary care providers on the
 management of violent behaviour in patients diagnosed  with schizophrenia admitted in inpatient facility, NIMHANS

Dr. K. Lalitha ,
HOD & Professor,
Dept of  Nursing.
NIMHANS

Dr. Shivarama
Varambally,
Associate Professor,
Dept of Psychiatry

4.

Lavanya D

A study to assess knowledge
and attitude  towards epilepsy
among Primary care givers of
children diagnosed with
epilepsy at  NIMHANS, Bangalore.

Dr, Prasanthi Nattala
Assistant professor,
Dept of Nursing
NIMHANS

 

5.

Rebecca .k

Job satisfaction among nursing
personnel in an organisation

Dr. Ramachandra
Addl.professor
Dept. of nursing
NIMHANS.

DR. Parthasarathy
Professor
Dept .of psychiatric
Social work
NIMHANS.

6.

Rituparna
Samanta

A comparative study to assess
the quality of life among
 tobacco user and non tobacco user adults in NIMHANS campus.

Dr. Ramachandra
Addl. Professor
Dept of Nursing
NIMHANS

Dr. Vivek Benegal
Professor
Dept of Psychiatry

7.

Sheeba Sara
Daniel

A comparative –correlational study to assess Knowledge
and attitude towards e-hospital among nurses working in psychiatry and neurology wards at NIMHANS, Bangalore.

Dr:Sailaxmi Gandhi
Assistant professor department of nursing
NIMHANS

Dr: V.L.  Sateesh
Chief Medical
Superintendent,
NIMHANS

8.

Usha N

A study to assess Caregiver’s
Satisfaction with the services
 provided at inpatient setting of department
 of child and
adolescent
psychiatry,
NIMHANS,
 Bangalore.

Dr. Prasanthi Nattala,
Assistant professor,
Dept of Nursing.
NIMHANS

 

 

Current Research work by Ph.D.Nursing students:

Sl
No.

Name of the candidate

Title of the thesis

Guide/Co-Guide/s

Remarks

1.

Mrs. R. Sumathi

Life skills, adjustments and quality of life of adolescents in Rural Secondary Schools

Guide:
Dr. Ramachandra,
Additional Professor,
Dept.of Nursing,
NIMHANS,
Bangalore-29.
Co-Guide
Dr. R. Parthasarathy,
Professor, Dept. of Psychiatric Social Work

Completed

2

Mrs. D. Mythili

Impact of traditional versus  modern teaching strategies on psychiatric nursing learning of B.Sc nursing students from specific colleges of nursing, Bangalore

Guide:
Dr. Sailaxmi Gandhi
Assistant Professor,
Dept. of Nursing,
NIMHANS,
Bangalore-29.
Co-Guide:
Dr. A. Thirumoorthy,
Additional Professor,
Dept. of Psychiatric Social Work

Completed

3

Ms. Achla Dagdu
Gaikwad

Effect of play therapy on Disruptive Behaviour Disorders  among children  attending Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Department at NIMHANS,
Bangalore

Guide:
Dr. K. Lalitha,
Prof. & Head,
Dept. of Nursing,
Co-Guide:
Dr. Shekar Seshadri,
Prof. of Psychiatry.
Dept. of Child &Adolescent Psychiatry.

Completed