prof-priyadarshika hettiarachchi

RESEARCH & PUBLICATIONS


 

Prof.  Priyadarshika Hettiarachchi

Prof. Priyadarshika Hettiarachchi MBBS, MPhil, PhD

Associate Professor
Department of Physiology

Telephone - Office : +94 11 2758000 Ext: 4535     Mobile : +94 70 2792844
E-mail : priyadarshikahett@gmail.com


 

PUBLICATIONS


 

  1. Sundarapperuma T, Champa Wijesinghe C, Hettiarachchi P, Wasalathanthri S.Perceptions on diet and dietary modifications during postpartum period aiming to attenuate progression of GDM to DM: a qualitative study of mothers and health care workers.Journal of Diabetes Research. Volume 2018, Article ID 6459364, 6 pages.
  2. Kumarasinghe SA, Hettiarachchi P, Wasalathanthri S. Nurses' knowledge on diabetic foot ulcerdisease and theirattitude towards patients affected: a cross-sectional institution based study. Journal of Clinical Nursing. 2018;27:e203-e212.
  3. RP Upul Cosman, Priyadharshika Hettiarachchi, Kamani Wanigasuriya. PPR Perera Glycemic and Lipid Metabolic Markers in Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus Patients after Consuming Red Pigmented Parboiled Rice as a Staple-A Clinical Trial.Food science & Nutrition Studies.2017;1(2):122-134.
  4. Sriyani KA, Gunawardena N, Wasalathanthri S, Hettiarachchi P. Validation of the Sinhala Version of Cardiff Wound Impact Schedule in Patients with Diabetic Leg and Foot Ulcers. Asian Nursing Research.2016;10:240-245.
  5. Hettiarachchi P, Rajitha Wickremasinghe AR, Frost GS, Deen KI, Pathirana AA, Murphy KG, Jayaratne SD..Resection of the large bowel suppresses hunger, food intake and modulates gastrointestinal fermentation.Obesity (Silver Spring). 2016 Aug;24(8):1723-30. D oi: 10.1002/oby.21550.
  6. Wasalathanthri. S,.Hettiarachchi P, Prathapan P. Sweet taste. sensitivity in pre-diabetics, diabetics and normoglycemic controls: a comparative cross sectional study. BMC Endocrine Disorders.2014; 14:67. doi: 10.1186/1472-6823-14-67.
  7. Vidanage D, Hettiarachchi P. Information Seeking Methods Used by the Undergraduates in University of Sri Jayewardenepura for their Academic Studies. Research Forum: International Journal of Social Sciences; ISSN: 2348 4411,2013;1(1):1-5.
  8. Sriyani K A, Wasalathanthri S, Hettiarachchi P, Prathapan S Predictors of diabetic foot and leg ulcers in a developing country with a rapid increase in the prevalence of diabetes mellitus. PLoS ONE. 2013; 8(11): e80856. doi:10. 1371/journal.pone.0080856.
  9. Prathapan S, Hettiarachchi P, Wimalaekara SW.Respiratory illnesses and ventilatory function among gem cutters in Sri Lanka.Ceylon Medical Journal. 2013 Mar;58(1):29-31.
  10. Hettiarachchi P, Jiffry MTM, .Jansz ER,.Wickramesinghe AR, Fernando DJS. Glycaemic Indices of different varieties of rice grown in Sri Lanka. Ceylon Medical Journal 2001; 46:11-1.

 

 

COMMUNICATIONS


 

  1. Sundarapperuma T, Wijesinghe C, Wasalathanthri S, Hettiarachchi P. Perspectives of primary health care workers regarding the implementation of a dietary and exercise intervention for postpartum mothers with a history of GDM :A community based qualitative study, Proceedings of the 2nd Congress of South Asia Initiative for Diabetes in Pregnancy (SAIDIP), India. 2018 May ;25-27.
  2. Vidanage D, Wasalathanthri S, Hettiarachchi P.Impact off anthropometric measurments on taste perception for sucrose in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus. Proceedings of the 5th Ruhuna Science and technology conference. University of ruhuna, matara, SriLanka. 2018 February; page 34.
  3. Sundarapperuma T, Wasalathanthri S, Wijesinghe C, Hettiarachchi P. Energy and nutrient intake of Sri Lankan mothers with a history of gestational diabetes mellitus at six weeks postpartum. Proceeding of the International Diabetes Federation Congress, Abu Dhabi.2017 December4-8.P-1007.
  4. Vidanage D, Wasalathanthri S, Hettiarachchi P. Impact of gender and age on taste perception for sucrose in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus. Proceeding of the Annual 15th Open University Research Sessions Sri Lanka, 2017 November16-17; page261-265.
  5. Sriyani KA, Wasalathanthri S, Hettiarachchi P. Gunawardena NS. Impact of Diabetic Foot Ulcers: Health-Related Quality of Life and Associated Factors. Proceedings of the 1st Biannual Academic Sessions Graduate Nurses foundation of Sri Lanka (GNF) Post Basic College of Nursing Colombo 2017 February. page; 21-28.
  6. Sundarapperuma T, Wasalathanthri S, Hettiarachchi P, Wijesinghe C, Katulanda P. Postpartum glycemic profile 6 weeks after delivery in mothers with Gestational Diabetes Mellitus(GDM) - a community based cross sectional study. Proceedings of the 130th Annual Scientific Sessions of the Sri Lanka Medical Association (SLMA 2017) Colombo. 13-16th July 2017. Published in The Ceylon Medical Journal Volume 62 Supplement 1, OP 019, Page 50.
  7. Sundarapperuma T, Wasalathanthri S, Hettiarachchi P, Sivayogan S. Perception of health care workers regarding postpartum physical activities of mothers with a history of GDM: community-based qualitative study. Proceedings of the SAAPCON 2016 5th Biennial Conference of South Asian Association of Physiologists, Dhulikhel, Nepal; November 2016;Page 205.
  8. SundarapperumaT, Wasalathanthri S, Wijesinghe C, Hettiarachchi P. Physical activity patterns at six weeks postpartum among Sri Lankan mothers with a history of Gestational Diabetes Mellitus (GDM). Proceedings of the SAAPCON 2016 5th Biennial Conference of South Asian Association of Physiologists, Dhulikhel, Nepal; November 2016;Page143.
  9. Sriyani KA, 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. Proceedings SAAPCON 2016 5th Biennial Conference of South Asian Association of Physiologists, Dhulikhel, Nepal; November 2016;Page 221.
  10. SundarapperumaT, Hettiarachchi P, Wasalathanthri S, Sivayogan S. Perception of antenatal mothers with GDM regarding physical activities during the postpartum period - a community-based qualitative study. Proceedings of the 129th Anniversary International Medical Congress of the Sri Lanka Medical Association. 2016 July 25-27. Colombo Sri Lanka; page 154.
  11. SundarapperumaT, Hettiarachchi P, Wasalathanthri S, Sivayogan. Qualitative study on perception of health care workers regarding postpartum dietary practices of mothers with a history of GDM. Proceedings of the International Conference on Maternal and Child Nutrition. 2015 November23-24; page 78.
  12. SundarapperumaT, Hettiarachchi P, Wasalathanthri S, Sivayogan, Qualitative study on perception of mothers regarding dietary practices during the postpartum period.Proceedings of the International Conference of Multi-disciplinary approaches. 2015 September 11-12; page 41.
  13. Kumarasinghe AS, Wasalathanthri S, Hettiarachchi P, Gunawardena, N. Health related quality of life of patients with diabetic leg and foot ulcers. Proceedings of the 8th International Research Conference. General Sir John Kotelawala Defence University, Sri Lanka. 2015 August 27-28;page130.
  14. Sriyani KA, Gunawardena N, Wasalathanthri S, Hettiarachchi P. Assessment of quality of life of patients with diabetic ulcers by Cardiff Wound Impact Schedule (CWIS). Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Multidisciplinary Approaches, University of Sri Jayawardenepura, 2015 September 11-12. Faculty of Graduate Studies, University of Sri Jayewardenepura; page 22.
  15. Kumarasinghe AS, Gunawardena N, Wasalathanthri S, Hettiarachchi P. Impact of ulcer healing on health related quality of life of patients with diabetic leg and foot ulcers. Proceedings of the Annual Academic Sessions of the Open University of Sri Lanka , 2015 November 19-20; page167-170.
  16. Sriyani, KA, 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. Proceedings of the International Conference on Health and Medicine. 2015 March 17- 18. Colombo, Sri Lanka; page.44
  17. Sriyani KA, Hettiarachchi P. Wasalathanthri S, Weerasekera D. Associations between ulcer characteristics and dressings type on healing of diabetic leg and foot ulcers. Proceedings of the Annual Academic Sessions of the Open University of Sri Lanka, 2014 November27-28; page199-202.
  18. Sriyani KA, HettiarachchiP. Wasalathanthri S. Knowledge and attitudes of nurses on diabetic leg and foot ulcer disease. Proceedings of the International Conference on Multidisciplinary Approaches, University of Sri Jayawardenepura, 2014 August 13-14. Faculty of Graduate Studies, University of Sri Jayawardenepura; page 28.
  19. Sriyani, KA, Hettiarachchi P, and WasalathanthriS. Detecting distal peripheral neuropathy (DPN) through simple screening tests in patients with diabetic ulcer disease. Proceedings of the 69th Annual Sessions of SriLanka Association for the Advancement of Science (SLAAS), 2013 December 2-6; page 205.
  20. Sriyani KA, Hettiarachchi P, Wasalathanthri S. An overview of diabetic foot ulcer disease: preliminary study. Proceedings of the Annual Academic Sessions of the Open University of Sri Lanka, 2013 November 27-28; page1193- 1196.
  21. De Zoysa ARW, Hettiarachci P, Prathapan S, Wasalathanthri S. Comparison of Sweet Sensation in diabetic, pre diabetic and individuals with normal glycaemic profiles. Proceedings of the Annual Scientific Sessions of the Physiological Society of Sri Lanka. 2013 November 21-22. Colombo Sri Lanka; page16.
  22. Sundarapperuma T, Hettiarachchi P, Wimalasekera S, Hewage C. Factors contributing to complications of diabetes mellitus patients; Results from a diabetic clinic in Sri Lanka. Proceedings of the 3rd Biennial conference of South Asian Association of Physiologists (SAAP3), Sri Lanka, 2012 November 7-10; page 137.
  23. Hettiarachchi P, Wasalathanthri S, Wimalasekera SW, Fernando DMS, Hewage C, Waidyasekera H, Marasinghe C Rajapaksha UPK. The estimation of taste thresholds for sucrose in healthy SriLankan adults- A preliminary study. Proceedings of the 3rd Biennial conference of South Asian association of Physiologists(SAAP 3), Sri Lanka 2012 November 7-10; page 90.
  24. Hettiarachchi P. Bowel fermentation. Symposium lecture. Proceedings of the 3rd Biennial conference of South Asian Association of Physiologists (SAAP3), Sri Lanka, 2012 November 7-10; page 31
  25. Cosman RADU, Hettiarachchi P, Wanigasuriya JKP, Perera PPR. Effect of consumption of red parboiled rice on lipid profile and the BMI. Proceedings of the 3rd Biennial conference of the South Asian Association of Physiologists conference, Colombo Sri Lanka. 2012 November 7-10; page 85.
  26. Cosman RADU, Hettiarachchi P, Wanigasuriya JKP, Perera PPR. Effects of red raw rice on the glyceamic control in type 2 diabetes mellitus patients. Proceedings of the Annual Scientific Sessions, Physiological Society of Sri Lanka, University of Colombo, Faculty of Medicine. 2011 November 18; page 20.
  27. Hettiarachchi P, Wickremasinghe AR, Frost GS, Jayaratne SD, Deen KI, Pathirana AA. The effect of bowel fermentation on GLP1 and PYY concentration. Proceedings of the Annual Meeting of the Physiological Society of Sri Lanka, University of Sri Jayewardenapura, 2006 November 22; page 18.
  28. Madurangi HDVT, Costa MN, Priyadarshani NAD, Dimuthumali WGD, Piyadasa WHAMS, Jeewani AA, Maduka KL, Priyadarshani HMN, Kulatunga BWTU, Faheema KMM , Hettiarachchi P, Prathapan S. Respiratory symptoms and lung function tests among gem cutters in Ratnapura MOH area. Proceedings of the 50th Anniversary Academic Conference, University of Sri Jayewardenapura, Sri Lanka, 2009 December 11-12; page 56.
  29. Hettiarachchi P, Wickremasinghe AR, Frost GS, Jayaratne SD, Deen KI, Pathirana AA. Role of the different parts of large bowel in influencing appetite. Proceedings of the 120th Annual Scientificsessions of Sri Lanka Medical Association 2007 March 22. Published in the Ceylon Medical Journal; Volume 52, Supplement 1, page15.
  30. Hettiarachchi P, Wickremasinghe AR, Jayaratne SD, Frost G. The role of large bowel fermentation in appetite control. Proceedings of the 83rd Annual meeting of the Physiological Society of Japan. 2006 March27. Published in the Journal of Physiological Sciences. 56(Suppl.) page 78.
  31. Hettiarachchi P, Wickremasinghe AR, Jayaratne SD, Frost G. Large bowel fermentation: its role in release of gut hormone and appetite control.Regional Meeting of the Physiological society, University of Sri Jayewardenapura, 24th June, 2005.
  32. Pathirana WPNGW, Pilapitiya S, Kahawala N, Illangasinghe G, Hettiarachchi P, Wimalasekera S. Changes of Haematological indices in colectomy patients in Sri Lanka. Proceedings of the Annual sessions of the Physiological Society of Sri Lanka 2004 November 20; page10.
  33. De Silva SW, Peiris JR, Fernando S, Ruberu DK. Hettiarachchi P, Hewage C. Evaluation of undergraduate teaching methods in physiology by student examination performance.Proceedings of the International Conference on Curriculum Change in Medical Schools. Faculty of Medicine, University of Colombo. 2002 June-July; page 45.
  34. Hettiarachchi P, Jiffry MTM, Jansz ER, Fernando DJS. Glycaemic Indices of Different Varieties of Rice Sri Lanka. Proceedings of the Scientific Sessions in Faculty of Medical Sciences, University of Sri Jayewardenepura. 1999 August 12-13.