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
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:
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,
Dr. Mahendra P. Sharma,
Dr. Geetha Desai,
Effectiveness of a structured teaching
Dr, Sailaxmi Gandhi
Dr. Naveen Kumar,
Effectiveness of structured
Dr. K. Lalitha ,
A study to assess knowledge
Dr, Prasanthi Nattala
Job satisfaction among nursing
A comparative study to assess
Dr. Vivek Benegal
A comparative –correlational study to assess Knowledge
Dr: V.L. Sateesh
A study to assess Caregiver’s
Dr. Prasanthi Nattala,
Current Research work by Ph.D.Nursing students:
Name of the candidate
Title of the thesis
Mrs. R. Sumathi
Life skills, adjustments and quality of life of adolescents in Rural Secondary Schools
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
Ms. Achla Dagdu
Effect of play therapy on Disruptive Behaviour Disorders among children attending Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Department at NIMHANS,