prof-samudra t kathriarachchi

RESEARCH & PUBLICATIONS


 

Prof.  Samudra T Kathriarachchi

Prof. Samudra T Kathriarachchi MBBS, MD, FCCP, FSLCPsych

Senior Professor
Department of Psychiatry

Telephone - Office : +94 11 2758000 Ext: 4551     Mobile : +94 77 7551091
E-mail : samudratk@gmail.com


 

PUBLICATIONS


 

  1. Isuru LLA, Gunatthilaka KDK, Kathriarachchi ST, Reducing maternal suicide Sri Lanka: closing the gap. Sri Lanka Journal of Psychiatry; 2015; 7(1):1-3.
  2. Ellawala YG, Fonseka P, Kathriarachchi ST, Parenting stress among mothers of adolescents in Sri Lanka; Associated factors. Sri Lanka Journal of Psychiatry; 2015; 6(2):15 - 19.
  3. Kathriarachchi ST, Leadership in Psychiatry. Sri Lanka Journal of Psychiatry 2015; 6(2); 38 - 40.
  4. PDSP Dissanayake, ST Kathriarachchi, HGVW Wijesiri. Development and validation of the Stress Sensation Inventory (SSI) to measure stress among students aged 15 to 19 years in Sri Lanka. Sri Lanka Journal of Psychiatry 2015; 6(1):17 - 21.
  5. Lasantha S. Malavige, Pabasi N. Wijesekara, Shanthilal D. Jayarane, Samudra T. Kathriarachchi, Priyanga Ranasinghe, Sivagurunathan Sivayogan, Jonathan C. Levy, John Bancroft. Linguistic validation of the Sexual Inhibition and Sexual Excitation Scales(SIS/ SES) translated in to five South Asian languages; Oxford Sexual Dysfunction Study (OSDS) BMC Res Notes 2013;20:6:550. E Pub 2013 Dec 20.
  6. Perera EAR, Kathriarachchi ST. Problem-Solving Counselling as a Therapeutic Tool on Youth Suicidal Behavior in the Suburban Population in Sri Lanka. Indian Journal of Psychiatry 2011;53: 30-35.
  7. Samudra Kathriarachchi, Saumyarika Sabapathippilai, Dulmini Gunewardene. Iron Accumulation (NBIA) - Hallervorden - Spatz Syndrome; a case report. Galle Medical Journal2011.
  8. Shavindra Dias, Samudra Kathriarachchi. Medical writing in publishing research, Sri Lanka Journal of Psychiatry, 2010; 1: 1-2.
  9. Samudra Kathriarachchi, P.C. Samaraweera. Elder-abuse: Is it an unrecognized and under reported entity in Sri Lanka? Sri Lanka Journal of Psychiatry, 2010;1: 3-6.
  10. Kulatunga M, Umayal S, Somaratne S, Srikanth S, Kathriarachchi S, De Silva KRD. Validation of the Geriatric Depression Scale (GDS) for an Elderly Sri Lankan Clinic Population. Indian Journal of Psychiatry 2010;52:254-56.
  11. Kathriarachchi ST, Sivayogan S, Jayaratne SD, Seneviratne RMAVL. Prevalence of dementia in a suburban community in Sri Lanka. Journal of the Ceylon College of Physicians, 2010;41:26-29.
  12. Umayal S, Kulathunga M, Somaratne S, Srikanth S, Kathriarachchi S, De Silva KRD.Validation of a Functional Screening Instrument for Dementia in an Elderly Sri Lankan Population: Comparison of modified Bristol and Blessed Activities of Daily Living Scales. BMC Research Notes 2010;3:268
  13. Kathriarachchi ST. A review of trends in suicide and deliberate self harm in Sri Lanka. Joint Golden Jubilee Issue of Vidyodaya Journal of Humanities & Social Sciences, Journal of Management & Commerce and Journal of Science 2009;Vidyodaya Golden Jubilee Issue:171-184.
  14. Indrakumar J, Sandakumari N, Perera PPR, Kathriarachchi ST. Clinical profile and psychological effects of acute coronary syndrome in a suburban teaching hospital in Sri Lanka. Sri Lankan Family Physician. 2009- 2010;30,1,46 - 49.
  15. Ranil De Silva, Sarada Disanayaka, Nayomi De Zoysa, Niluka Sanjeewanie, S. Somaratne, Jonathan Foster, S. Srikanth, Samudra T. Kathriarachchi and Ralph M. Martins. Norms for the mini-mental state examination from a sample of Sri Lankan older people, International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry.2009;24:666-670. Impact Factor: 2.197
  16. Malavige LS, Jayaratne SD, Kathriarachchi ST, Sivayogan S, Fernando DJ, Levy JC. Erectile Dysfunction among Men with Diabetes is Strongly Associated with Premature Ejaculation and Reduced Libido. Journal of Sexual Medicine 2008;5:2125-34.
  17. Kathriarachchi ST, Sivayogan S, Jayaratne SD, Dharmasena SR. Comparison of three instruments used in the assessment of dementia in Sri Lanka. Indian Journal of Psychiatry 2005;47:109-12.
  18. Amalsha Vithanaarchchi, Samudra Kathriarachchi. Professional Psychological support: Essential after a rape. BMJ 2006;332:209
  19. Kathriarachchi ST, Perera EAR, Dharmasena SR, Sivayogan S. A review of Sociological Theories of suicide and their relevance in Sri Lankan context. Vidyodaya Journal of Humanities and Social Sciences 2004;01:115-26.
  20. Kathriarachchi ST, Dharmasena R, Dolage N, de Silva T. Effectiveness of art therapy in child mental health problems. South Asian Journal of Psychiatry 2003;01:11-4.
  21. Kathriarachchi ST, Vithanarachchi PD, Samaranayake TS. Optimum patient care: How the patient would like to be called by his doctor. South Asian Journal of Psychiatry 2003;01:302.
  22. Kathriarachchi ST. Caring for the mental health needs of people from birth to death, in a catchment area. South Asian Journal of Psychiatry 2003;01:27-9.
  23. Kathriarachchi ST, Dharmasena SR. Undergraduate training in Psychiatry in a developing country-experience in establishing a new curriculum. Journal of the Ceylon College of Physicians 2002;35:4-11.
  24. Kathriarachchi ST, Dharmawardena VI. Morbid aversion as a symptom. Ceylon College of Physicians 2003;35:56-7.
  25. Kathriarachchi ST, Dharmasena SR, Sheriff R. Guidelines for psychiatric and psychosocial management of Deliberate Self-Harm (DSH) patients in hospital setting. Journal of Ceylon College of Physicians 2002;35:58-60.
  26. Kathriarachchi ST, Manawadu VP. Deliberate Self-Harm (DSH) - guidelines on assessment of patients admitted to hospitals. Journal of the Ceylon College of Physicians 2002; 35 (Suppl):1-12.
  27. Kathriarachchi ST, Wimalaratne IK, Perera MSA, Indrakumar J. Teaching communication skills to medical undergraduates: a cross sectional analysis in a university of Sri Lanka. Sri Lankan Family Physician 2002;23:25-31.
  28. Kathriarachchi ST, Gamage PG, Dharmasena SR. Frequency of depression and anxiety disorders among patients presenting at out patients department of a teaching hospital - a pilot study. Sri Lankan Family Physician 2001;24:46-9.
  29. Kathriarachchi ST, Ariyaratne CV, Jiffry MTM. Frequency of emotional disorders among university entrants. Vidyodaya Journal of Science 2001;10:195-201.
  30. Kathriarachchi ST. Audit of deliberate self-harm (DSH): The use of audit to review local psychiatric provision for this group. Journal of the Ceylon College of Physicians 2000;33:135-7.
  31. Cawthra R, Porter R, Kathriarachchi ST. Teaching group and organizational dynamics to psychiatric trainees. Psychiatric Bulletin, The Royal College of Psychiatrists (UK) 1997;21:50-1.

 

 

PUBLISHED PRESENTATIONS


 

  1. Kathriarachchi ST, Paranawithana C, Kulatunga KPM, Sivayogan S, Amarasinghe S. Factors relating to caregiver burden of patients diagnosed with dementia. Abstract Book of the 129th Anniversary International Medical Congress.24th July, 2016; 234
  2. Kumara PAMS, Kathriarachchi ST, de Silva PV. Correlation between severity of symptoms of anxiety, depression, stress and asthma control of patients attending a Medical Clinic - District General Hospital Embilipitiya. Abstract Book of the 13th Annual Academic Sessions of the Sri Lanka College of Psychiatrists.27th - 30th March, 2016; 62.
  3. Ellawela YG, Fonseka P, Kathriarachchi ST. prevalence of parenting stress and coping strategies of mothers of adolescents in Sri Lanka. Abstract Book of the 13th Annual Academic Sessions of the Sri Lanka College of Psychiatrists.27th -30th March, 2016; 63.
  4. Siriwardena GR, Palihawadana VP, Athurugiriya TR, Ranaweera UPNP, Gunarathne NP, Wijesiri HGVW, Seneviratne RMAVL, Padmakumara NBN, Kathriarachchi ST. Prevalence of co-morbid obsessive compulsive symptoms among patients with schizophrenia attending a psychiatry unit at a Teaching Hospital. Abstract Book of the 12th Annual Academic Sessions of the Sri Lanka College of Psychiatrists. 27 -30 March, 2015; .50
    This poster presentation won the second place.
  5. Samudra kathriarachchi, Evolution of psychiatry traing programme in Sri Lanka; Proceedings of the 12th Annual Academic Sessions of the Sri Lanka College of Psychiatrists in collaboration with the World Psychiatric Association and the Asian Federation of Psychiatric Associations; 27th to 30th March 2015; 18
  6. Siriwardena GR, Palihawadana VP, Athurugiriya TR, Ranaweera UPNP, Gunarathne NP, Wijesiri HGVW, Seneviratne RMAVL, Padmakumara NBN, Kathriarachchi ST. Prevalence of co-morbid alcohol and other substances of abuse among patients with schizophrenia attending a psychiatry unit at a Teaching hospital. 12th Annual Academic Sessions of the Sri Lanka College of Psychiatrists; 27 - 30 March 2015; 42.
  7. Siriwardena GR, Palihawadana VP, Athurugiriya TR, Ranaweera UPNP, Gunarathne NP, Wijesiri HGVW, Seneviratne RMAVL, Padmakumara NBN, Kathriarachchi ST. Relationship of the onset of obsessive compulsive symptoms (OCS) to initiation of antipsychotics in patient with schizophrenia. Abstract Book of the 12th Annual Academic Sessions of the Sri Lanka College of Psychiatrists. 27 - 30 March 2015;44.
  8. Samaraweera P.C, Sivayogan S, Kathriarachchi S, Wijayasiri S. Elder abuse in a selected Medical Officer of Health area, in the district of Colombo; Prevalence and correlates of physical, emotional, financial abuse and neglect. Journal of Sri Lanka College of Community Physicians, Supplement 1, September 2014;22.
    This presentation received best presentation award
  9. Hewamadduma SJ, Seneviratne RMAVL, Rohanachandra YM, Padmakumara NBN, Wijesiri HGVW, Kathriarachchi ST. Audit on use of benzhexol in patients at the University Psychiatry Unit, Colombo South Teaching Hospital of Sri Lanka. Proceedings of Annual Academic Sessions of Sri Lanka College of Psychiatrists. 28th February to 2nd March 2014;50.
  10. Wijayabandara GDVD, Seneviratne RMAVL, Wijetunga WJPS, Hettiarachchi DB, Senaviratne SMDP, Wijesiri HGVW, Kathriarachchi ST. Audit on monitoring blood counts and electrocardiogram among of patients treated with clozapine. Proceedings of Annual Academic Sessions of Sri Lanka College of Psychiatrists. 28th February to 2nd March 2014;48.
  11. PC Samaraweera, S Kathriarachchi, S Sivayogan, A Wijayasiri. Elder abuse in a selected Medical Officer of Health area in the district Colombo: prevalence of physical, emotional and financial abuse and neglect. The Proceedings of the 126th Anniversary Scientific Medical Congress of The Sri Lanka Medical Association. 09th -13th July 2013;139-142.
  12. S.T. Kathriarachchi, Leading a psychiatric team- Issues and challenges; Abstract book of the Annual Academic Session of the Sri Lanka College of Psychiatrist in collaboration with Sri Lankan Psychiatric Association (UK) 23rd - 26th February 2011, Colombo: 39- 40
  13. Samudra Kathriarachchi, Managing a patient with medically unexplained symptoms, Abstract book of the 43rd Annual Academic Session of Ceylon College of Physicians in collaboration with Royal College of Physicians, London; 23rd - 25th September 2010, Colombo,36 - 37.
  14. LS Malavige, D. Senerviratne-Epa, PN Wijesekara, SD Jayaratne, S Sivayogan, S Kathriarachchi, J /Bancroft, JC Levy. Erectile dysfunction among South Asian and Europid Men with and without Diabetes Living in the UK. Sexual Medicine Singapore, 12th Biennial Meeting of the Asia-Pacific Society for Sexual Medicine. 2009;47.
  15. Srimyooran U, Kulatunga M, Srikanth S, Kathriarachchi S, Somaratne S, de Silva R. Validation of a screening instrument for depression in the elderly population in Sri Lanka. International workshop on ‘Basic neurochemical techniques for young neuroscientists’ (17th -27th November, 2008), India.
  16. Srimyooran U, Kulatunga M, Srikanth S, Kathriarachchi S, Somaratne S, De Silva R. Validation of a screening instrument for depression in the elderly population in Sri Lanka. International symposium on ‘molecular aspects of brain aging and neurological disorders’ (28th - 29th November, 2008), India.
  17. Malavige LS, Jayaratne SD, Sivayogan S, Kathriarachchi S, Fernando DJ, Levy JC. Association of erectile dysfunction and determinants of health related quality of life among men with type 2 diabetes. Abstract of Annual Scientific Sessions Sri Lanka Medical Association, 2008;21.
  18. Kathriarachchi S, Kulatunga M, Mudalige IUK. The importance of thorough assessment of patients on antipsychotic medication, presenting with neck movements. Abstracts of Annual Academic Sessions of Sri Lanka College of Psychiatrists, 2008;20-21.
  19. Kathriarachchi S.T, E.M.K.A.Senakumara, P.B.Wickrama, D.Alponsu, Response of Police Officers to domestic violence victims and their complaintsProceedings of Annual Academic Sessions of Sri Lanka College of Psychiatrists, 2007;20 - 21
  20. Kathriarachchi S.T, P.B.Wickrama, Denial of pregnancy and mother infant relationship disorder: Proceedings of Annual Academic Sessions of Sri Lanka College of Psychiatrists, 2007;21 - 22.
  21. Makawita MAP, De Soysa HGND, De Silva KRD, Kathriarachchi ST, Foster JK, Martins R. Mini mental state examination: cognitive impairment of elderly people living in care homes in Sri Lanka, Abstracts of the 3rd International Symposium on "Neurodegeneration and Neuroprotection" Society for Neurochemistry (India) Meeting 2007;57.
  22. Kathriarachchi ST, Sivayogan S, Waidyasekera H, Arunashantha, Perera BUP, Wijewardana DLCP. Comparative study of leadership role of men and women in management position in universities of Sri Lanka, 10th national conventional women’s study, Centre for Women’s Research Sri Lanka 2006;section ix: 1 - 14.
  23. Malavige LS, Jayaratne SD, Kathriarachchi S, Fernando DJ, McDonald B, Levy J. Sexual dysfunctions and psychological impact among diabetic patients, Proceedings of 8th Congress of the European Federation of Sexology, Czech Republic. 2006;T01-O-07.
  24. Ramani Perera and S. Kathriarachchi. A study of sociological risk factors of youth suicidal behaviour and problem solving counseling as a therapeutic tool on prevention, A study in a sub-urban hospital in Sri Lanka, Abstract book of International Conference on Young People 2006;SU:7.
  25. Kathriarachchi ST. Psychosocial issues in adolescence, 39th Annual Scientific Sessions, Sri Lanka Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology: 2006;28 (Suppl.)1;19.
  26. Malavige LS, Jayaratne SD, Sivayogan S, Kathriarachchi S, Fernando DJ and Levy J. Prevalence, clinical, and socioeconomic associations of erectile dysfunction among Type 2 diabetic patients in Sri Lanka, Journal of Diabetes U.K. Abstract of Diabetes U.K. Annual Professional Conference, 2006;23(suppl. 2):76.
  27. Kathriarachchi ST, Malavige LS, Jayaratne SD, Sivayogan S, Fernando DJ, Levy. Health seeking behaviour among type two diabetic patients with erectile dysfunction in Sri Lanka, Journal of diabetes U.K. Abstract of Diabetes U.K. Annual Professional Conference, 2006;23 (suppl. 2):75.
  28. Malavige LS, Jayaratne SD, Sivayogan S, Kathriarachchi S, Fernando DJ. and Levy J. Psychological impact of erectile dysfunction among diabetic clinic patients, Abstract of Annual Academic Sessions, Sri Lanka College of Psychiatrists 2006;Abstract 3.
  29. Malavige LS, Jayaratne SD, Sivayogan S, Kathriarachchi S, Fernando DJ, Mc Donald B, Levy J. Prevalence, clinical and socioeconomic associations of ED among type 2 diabetic patients in Sri Lanka and their health seeking behaviour, Ceylon Medical Journal 2006;51 (Suppl.1):12.
  30. Kathriarachchi ST. Psychological dilemmas in Obstetrics and Gynecology in a developing country. 35th Annual Academic Sessions of the College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists 2002;24(Supplement);15.
  31. Kathriarachchi ST, Wass MDIA, Gunawardena LP, Fernando DJS. Increase in incidence of Diabetes Mellitus in Sri Lanka and stress - is there an association? abstracts of the Annual Academic Sessions, Sri Lanka Psychiatric Association 2002;10.
  32. Perera EAR, Kathriarachchi ST, Abesekera DA. study of sociological risk factors of youth suicidal behaviour and problem solving counselling as a therapeutic tool on prevention, Third research sessions - Faculty of Graduate Studies, University of Sri Jayewardenepura 2001;34.
  33. Kathriarachchi ST. Management practices of patients with Deliberate Self Harm in the Hospital Setting. SLFI convention on suicide 2001;27-28.
  34. Dolage N, Kathriarachchi ST, Karunathilake B, Sivayogan S. A study to assess anxiety and depression among adult cancer patients at the National Cancer Institute - Maharagama, Sri Lanka, Abstracts of the International Conference of Annual Scientific Sessions of the College of Surgeons of Sri Lanka 2001;35
    This presentation received the award for the best over-all paper.
  35. Kathriarachchi ST, Gunawardena L, Weerawardena S. Case Report-A youth who attempted suicide with an unusual method Abstracts of the Annual Scientific Sessions Sri Lanka Psychiatric Association 2001;25.
  36. Kathriarachchi ST, Witharana D. A study of the psychiatry curriculum of university of Sri Jayewardenepura using students’ feedback, Abstracts of the Sri Lanka Psychiatric Association, Annual Academic Sessions 2001;26.
  37. Kathriarachchi ST, Perera MSA. Personal Hygiene and Youth Health, Proceedings and Papers of the Regional Training Workshop on Family Life Education, Colombo, Sri Lanka 1997;58-60.

 

 

COMPLETED RESEARCH SUPERVISION


 

  • MD Thesis of Dr Yamuna Ellawala "Parenting stress, risk factors and coping strategies among mothers of adolescents aged 15 to 19 years in the District of Colombo" Completed for MD in Community Medicine (by research) Postgraduate Institute of Medicine, University of Colombo.
  • MD Thesis of Dr Arundika Senarathne," Emotional, psychological problems and their correlates among school going adolescents (12-14 years) in Polonnaruwa district and the psycho-social environment of their schools" Completed for MD in Community Medicine (by research) Postgraduate Institute of Medicine, University of Colombo.
  • MD Thesis of Dr D.S.A.F. Dheerasinghe "Prevalence of depression, anxiety and stress among women aged 40 to 55 years according to menopausal status, and risk factors of depression in menopausal women in the District of Colombo Sri Lanka" Completed for MD in Community Medicine (by research) Postgraduate Institute of Medicine, University of Colombo.
  • MD Thesis of Dr P.C. Samaraweera, "Elderly abuse in a selected MOH areas in the district of Colombo: Prevalence and correlates of physical, emotional, financial abuse and neglect" Completed for MD in Community Medicine (by research) Postgraduate Institute of Medicine, University of Colombo.
  • PhD Thesis of Dr Lasantha Sanjeewa Malavige "Erectile dysfunction and its associations among men with diabetes", completed for PhD in Medicine, Faculty of Graduate Studies, University of Sri Jayewardenepura.
  • PhD Thesis of Mrs. E.A.R. Perera on "Sociological risk factors of youth suicidal behaviour in Sri Lanka and problem solving counselling as a therapeutic tool in prevention", completed for PhD in Sociology, Faculty of Graduate Studies, University of Sri Jayewardenepura.
  • MD Thesis of Dr. P.D.S.P. Dissanayake on "Prevalence of stress among school going adolescents aged 15 - 19 years in the Gampaha district and the coping strategies adopted by them. Completed for MD in Community Medicine (by research) Postgraduate Institute of Medicine, University of Colombo.
  • MD Dissertation of Dr. A.L.R.P. Malvanna, on Extent of attention deficit hyperactive disorder (ADHD), depression and anxiety disorders among parents of children with ADHD. Completed for Board certification in MD Psychiatry, Postgraduate Institute of Medicine, University of Colombo.
  • MD Dissertation of Dr K.P.M. Kulatunga, "Psychotropic related sexual dysfunction among male patients attending psychiatry follow up clinics at Colombo South Teaching Hospital & National Hospital Sri Lanka - A descriptive study. Completed for Board certification in MD Psychiatry, Postgraduate Institute of Medicine, University of Colombo.
  • MD Dissertation of Dr. I.R. Medagama, "Validation of a rating scale for assessment of suicidal intent in patients presenting with deliberate self harm to be used in hospitals in Sri Lanka", Completed for Board certification in MD Psychiatry, Postgraduate Institute of Medicine, University of Colombo.
  • MD Dissertation of Dr. V.P. Manawadu, on "Depression as a syndrome in non acute phase of Schizophrenia", Completed for Board Certification in MD Psychiatry, Postgraduate Institute of Medicine, University of Colombo.
  • MD Dissertation of Dr. N.S. Dolage, "A study to assess Anxiety and Depression among Adult Cancer Patients in the National Cancer Institute, Maharagama, Sri Lanka" Completed research for MD Board certification in Psychiatry, Postgraduate Institute of Medicine, University of Colombo.