dr-a.a.t.d. amarasekara

RESEARCH & PUBLICATIONS


 

Dr.  A.A.T.D. Amarasekara

Dr. A.A.T.D. Amarasekara BSc. Natural Sciences, BSc. Nursing (Hons), PhD in Nursing

Senior Lecturer Grade II and Coordinator Nursing
Department of Allied Health Sciences

Telephone - Office : +94 11 3182366     
E-mail : thamaraamarasekara@yahoo.com

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GENERAL INFORMATION


 

  • PhD (Nursing), Faculty of Nursing, Chiang Mai university, Thailand. (2014)
    Title of dissertation: Glycaemic Control Behaviours Among Adults with Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus: Sociocultural Context in Sri Lanka.
  • MA in Teacher Education (International), Faculty of Education, The Open University of Sri Lanka. (2015)
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Education, Faculty of Education, The University of Colombo, Sri Lanka. (2006)
  • BSc (Nursing), Faculty of Health Sciences, The Open University of Sri Lanka (2002)
  • BSc (Natural Sciences), Faculty of Health Sciences, The Open University of Sri Lanka (1999)

 

 

RESEARCH INTERESTS


 

  • Qualitative Research
  • Nursing Education
  • Nursing Practice
  • Diabetes Nursing, Adults Health Nursing

 

 

PUBLICATIONS


 

Original Articles

 

  • A.A.T.D. Amarasekara, W. Fongkaew, S. Turale, S.W. Wimalasekera. C. Chanprasit (2014). An Ethnographic study of Diabetes health beliefs and practices in Sri Lankan Adults. International Nursing Review, 61, 507-514. DOI: 10.1111/inr.12136
  • A.A. Thamara D. Amarasekara, W Fongkaew, S. Turale, S.W. Wimalasekera, C. Chanprasit (2015). A cross-sectional study of glycemic control among adults with type 2 Diabetes. Nursing & Health Sciences, 17, 223-228. DOI: 10.1111/nhs.12179
  • A.A. Thamara.D. Amarasekara, W. Fongkaew, S. Turale, S.W. Wimalasekera. (2015). Barriers to and reasons for glycemic control among adults with T2DM: Perspectives from health care professionals. Proceedings of the 3rd Annual World Nursing Conference-2015, 29th-30th June, Singapore.
    [ISSN 2315-4330], pp 430-437, doi:10.5176/2315-4330_WNC15.159.
  • Rasika S. Jayasekara, Thamara D. Amarasekara.(2015). Nursing Education in Sri Lanka: Challenges and Vision for the Future, Proceedings of the 3rd Annual World Nursing Conference-2015, 29th-30th June, Singapore.
    [ISSN 2315-4330], pp 15-20,doi:10.5176/2315-4330_WNC15.47.
  • A.A. Thamara.D. Amarasekara, W. Fongkaew, S. Turale, S.W. Wimalasekera. (2016). Glycemic control hassles for family care givers of Sri Lankan adults with type 2 diabetes. Proceedings of the 4th Annual World Nursing Conference-(WNC 2016), 18th-19th July, 2016, Singapore.
    [ISSN 2315-4330], pp 222-227, doi 10.5176/2315-4330_WNC16.124
  • Nelumja T. Bandara, Thamara D. Amarasekara (2017). A descriptive Study on Knowledge and attitudes regarding neonatal care and associated factors
    among mothers attending antenatal clinics in a teaching hospital, Sri Lanka. Proceedings of the 5th Annual World Nursing Conference (WNC 2017), 24th -25th July, 2017, Singapore. ISSN 2315 - 4330: E -Periodical: 2315 - 4349, pp 297-303
    doi: 10.5176/2315 - 4330_WNC17.147

 

 

Abstracts (Published)

 

  • Amarasekara A.A.T.D, Fongkaew W., Chanprasit C., Wimalasekera S.W., Turale S. (2013). Factors affecting glycemic control among Adults with Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus in the Western province of Sri Lanka. Annual Scientific Sessions, 2013, Physiological Society of Sri Lanka (PSSL), 21st-22nd November, 2013.
  • Amarasekara A.A.T.D, Fongkaew W., Chanprasit C., Wimalasekera S.W., Turale S. (2014). Barriers to sustained glycemic control among adults with T2DM: Perspectives from Health care professionals. The 1st International Nursing Conference by Malaysian Nursing Council of the Public Institution of Higher Learning 2014,Malaysia,22nd-24th May, 2014.
  • Amarasekara Thamara Dilhani, Fongkaew W., Turale S., Wimalasekera S.W., Chanprasit, C. (2016). Diabetes Health Beliefs and Practices among Sri Lankan Adults with type 2 Diabetes: An Ethnographic Study: International conference on "Optimizing Healthcare Quality, Teamwork in Education, Research and Practice. Chiang Mai, Thailand 22nd-24th June, 2016.
  • Amarasekara A.A.T.D & Jayasekara, R.S.(2016). Nursing Education in Sri Lanka: New Directions. Proceedings of the 2nd International conference on Public Health (ICOPH) -2016, 28th-29th July, 2016, Sri Lanka. [ISBN 978-955-4903-58-6], pp 123.
  • Madushanthi, H.J.H., Wimalasekera S.W.,Goonewardena, C.S.E., Lenora, R.S.J., Amarasekara. A.A.T.D. (2016). Effects of Socioeconomic status on neurocognitive performance in early adolescents living in Galle District, Sri Lanka Proceedings of the 2nd International conference on Public Health Conference (ICOPH) -2016, 28th-29th July, 2016, Sri Lanka. [ISBN 978-955-4903-58-6], pp 58.
  • Karunathilaka, R.D.N., Hewage, D.C., Wimalsekara, S.W., Amarasekara, A.A.T.D. (2016).Cognitive Functions and Body Mass Index: is there a relationship? Preliminary study among a sample of Periurban young adults in Colombo, District, Sri Lanka, 9th International Research Conference: "Professional Integration for a Secure Nations"; General Sir John Kothalawala Defence University, Sri Lanka, 8th -9th September, 2016.
  • Madushanthi, H.J.H., Wimalasekera S.W.,Goonewardena, C.S.E., Lenora, R.S.J., Amarasekara. A.A.T.D. (2016). Nutritional state and neurocognitive performance of early female adolescents in Galle municipal area. Proceedings of the 5th Biennial conference of South Asian Association of Physiologists (SAAP), Kathmandu University, Dhulikhel Nepal, 10-12 November, 2016. (Best Oral presentation Award)
  • Nimantha Karunathilaka R.D., Hewage D.C. Wimalasekera S.W., Amarasekara A.A.T.D, (2016). Gender, Body Mass Index and Waist to Hip Ratio and Inhibitory control in a sample of young adults in Colombo District, Sri Lanka. Annual Scientific Sessions, 2016, Physiological Society of Sri Lanka (PSSL), 25th-26th November, 2016.
  • Nimantha Karunathilaka R.D., Wimalasekera S.W.,Hewage, D.C., Amarasekara A.A.T.D. (2017). Body Mass index and Cognitive functions among young adults in two slected MOH areas in Colombo District, Sri Lanka,Proceedings of the 4th International conference on Multidisciplinary Approaches-2017,"Sustaniable development through multidisciplinary research", Faculty of Graduate Studies, USJP, Ministry of science, technology and Research, National Science Foundation, Sri Lanka,20-22nd September, 2017.pp 55.
  • Amarasekara A.A.T.D, Fongkaew W, Chanprasit C, Wimalasekera S.W., Turale S. (2013). Glycemic Control Behaviors among Adults with Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus: Preliminary results from the Western province of Sri Lanka. International Union of Physiological Societies, (IUPS), 2013, Birmingham, United Kingdom, 21st-26th July, 2013.
  • Amarasekara A.A.T.D, Fongkaew W., Chanprasit C., Wimalasekera S.W., Turale S. (2014).Glycemic control and healthy life among adults with T2DM: Perspectives from health care personnel and patients in Sri Lanka. 127th Anniversary International Medical Congress of the Sri Lanka Medical Association, 16th-18th July, 2014.
  • Amarasekara. T, Fongkaew W., Turale S, Wimalasekera S, (2015). Glycemic control behaviors in type 2 diabetes: A qualitative study of patients’ perspectives in Sri Lanka, "Challenges in Medicine" Scientific Sessions 2015, Faculty of Medical Sciences, University of Sri Jayewardenepura,2nd, April 2015.
  • Amarasekara A.A.T.D, Fongkaew W., Wimalasekera S, (2016). Perspectives of family caregivers of adults with type 2 diabetes: A qualitative study. Glycemic control behaviors in type 2 diabetes: A qualitative study. 129th Anniverasy International Medical Congress Sri Lanka Medical Association SLMA, "Moving from Millenium Development goals to Sustainable Development goals, 25th-27th July, 2016, Sri Lanka
  • Madushanthi H.J.H., Wimalasekera, S.W., Goonawardena, C.S.E, Lenora, R.S.J., Amarasekara A.A.T.D.(2016).Socio-economic disparities and psychosocial adversities which affect prefrontal function of Early adolescence. 129th Aniverasy International Medical Congress Sri Lanka Medicla Assocaition SLMA, "Moving from Millenium Development goals to Sustanable Development goals, 25th-27th July, 2016, Sri Lanka
  • Bandara, A.M.N.T., Amarasekara, A.A.T.D.(2016). Knowledge, Attitudes on Neonatal care and Associated Factors among Mothers in Antenatal Clinics of a Tertiary Care Hospital in Sri Lanka, "Excellence In Medicine through Innovative Research" Scientific Sessions 2016, Faculty of Medical Sciences, University of Sri Jayewardenepura,8th, April 2016.
  • Rohan, J.P., Amarasekara, A.A.T.D. (2016). Knowledge and Practices regarding Insertion and Care of Indwelling Urinary Catheters in Female patients at a Teaching Hospital. "Excellence In Medicine through Innovative Research" Scientific Sessions 2016, Faculty of Medical Sciences, University of Sri Jayewardenepura, 8th, April 2016.
  • Madushanthi, H.J.H., Wimalasekera S.W.,Goonewardena, C.S.E., Lenora, R.S.J., Amarasekara. A.A.T.D. (2016). Effects of Nutritional and Psychosocial Factors on Educational Performance of Early Female Adolescents in Galle area: Preliminary study findings. "Excellence In Medicine through Innovative Research" Scientific Sessions 2016, Faculty of Medical Sciences, University of Sri Jayewardenepura, 8th, April 2016.
  • Amarasekara A.A.T.D., Fongkaew, W., Wimalasekera, S.W., Turale, S. (2017). Use of Ayurvedic treatment for glycemic control: Perspectives of Patients with type 2 Diabetes. Proceedings of the International Conference on Ayurveda, Unanai, Siddha and Traditional Medicine, (5th iCAUST, 2017). Institute of Indigenous Medicine, University of Colombo, Sri Lanka, 27-29 October, 2017, Sri Lanka, pp166.
  • Thamara Amarasekara, Warunee Fongakaew, Savithri Wimalasekera, Sue Turale (2017). Nurses’ perspectives on the use of Ayurvedic treatment among adults with Diabetes Mellitus in Sri Lanka. Proceedings of the Thailand Nursing and Midwifery Council (TNMC) & World Academy of Nursing Science (WANS), International conference-2017, 20-22 October, 2017 Bangkok, Thailand.
  • T. Amarasekara, R. Jayasekara (2017). Analysis of Nursing Education in Sri Lanka, Proceedings of the 3rd Australian Nursing and Midwifery Conference, 14th-15th September, 2017, New castle, NSW, Australia, pp. 94.
  • Weerakon, L.N., Amarasekara A.A.T.D. (2017). Factors affecting adherence to insulin among patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus in a teaching hospital, Sri Lanka. Proceedings of the 4th International conference on Multidisciplinary Approaches-2017,"Sustaniable development through multidisciplinary research", Faculty of Graduate Studies, USJP, Ministry of Science, Technology and Research, National Science Foundation, Sri Lanka, 20-22nd September, 2017.pp 77
  • Damayanthi, L.C., Marasingha, R.B. Amarasekara A.A.T.D. (2017). Identifying characteristics of Elderly patients through a screening toll for post discharge plan and follow-up care) PDP & FC): A pilot study. Proceedings of the 4th International conference on Multidisciplinary Approaches-2017, "Sustaniable development through multidisciplinary research", Faculty of Graduate Studies, USJP, Ministry of Science, Technology and Research, National Science Foundation, Sri Lanka, 20-22nd September, 2017.pp 83.
  • Gankanda, N.D., Jayasingha, T.S.K., Nadeeshani, S.H.C., Gunasena, K.G.I.M, Amarasekara A.A.T.D. (2017). Knowledge on Subfertility and socio-cultural influence on women with subfertility in Castle Street hospital for Women, Sri Lanka. Proceedings of the 4th International conference on Multidisciplinary Approaches-2017, "Sustaniable development through multidisciplinary research", Faculty of Graduate Studies, USJP, Ministry of Science, Technology and Research, National Science Foundation, Sri Lanka, 20-22nd September, 2017.pp 59 (Best poster presentation)
  • Madushanthi H.J.H., Wimalasekera S.W., Goonewardena, C.S.E., Amarasekara, A.A.T.D., Lenora, R.S.J. (2017). Association between Neurocognitive test scores and school test performance: results from a Sri Lankan Study. Proceedings of the 4th International conference on Multidisciplinary Approaches-2017, "Sustaniable development through multidisciplinary research", Faculty of Graduate Studies, USJP, Ministry of Science, Technology and Research, National Science Foundation, Sri Lanka, 20-22nd September, 2017.pp 68
  • Prassanna Herath H. M., Wimalasekera S.W., Amarasekara A.A.T.D. (2017). Exhaled Carbon Monoxide and Carboxyhemoglobin levels of Adult Male Tobacco Smokers in Sri Lanka: A preliminary results. 1st International Primary Care Respiratory Group, South Asian Scientific Conference, Sri Lanka "Respiratory care in Low resources settings: practical approaches", Primary Care Respiratory Group Sri Lanka , International Primary Care Respiratory Group, 3rd-5th August, 2017.pp89.
  • Prassanna Herath H.M., Wimalasekera S.W., Amarasekara A.A.T.D. (2017). Types and frequency of Tobacco smoking amongst Adult Male Tobacco Smokers in Sri Lanka: Preliminary results. 1st International Primary Care Respiratory Group, South Asian Scientific Conference, Sri Lanka "Respiratory care in Low resources settings: practical approaches", Primary Care Respiratory Group Sri Lanka, International Primary Care Respiratory Group, 3rd-5th August, 2017.pp90.
  • Madushanthi H.J.H., Wimalasekera, S.W., Goonawardena, C.S.E., Lenora, R.S.J., Amarasekara A.A.T.D. (2017). Barriers for healthy eating among adults in Galle as perceived by School Teachers, Sri Lanka Medicla Assocaition, 130th Aniverasy International Medical Congress 13th-16th July, 2017, Sri Lanka, Special Supplement of the Ceylon Medical Journal, Volume, 62, Supplement1, July, 2017, Page 192.
  • Weerasigha, L.G.M., Amarasekara A.A.T.D. (2017). Knowledge, practices and its associated factors of biomedical waste management among nurses in a teaching hospital, Sri Lanka, Scientific Sessions-2017, "Building Bridges for Better Health" Faculty of Medical Sciences, University of Sri Jayewardenepura, Sri Lanka, 24th-25th May, 2017, pp65
  • Nishshanka N.K., Amarasekara A.A.T.D. (2017). Quality of Life among pateints with intestinal Stoma:Preliminary results from the Apeksha Hospital, Magharagama, Sri Lanka, Scientific Sessions-2017, "Building Bridges for Better Health" Faculty of Medical Sciences, University of Sri Jayewardenepura, Sri Lanka, 24th-25th May, 2017,pp78
  • Karunathilaka, R.D.N., Hewage D.C., Wimalasekera, S.W., Amarasekara A.A.T.D. (2017) Anthropometric parameters and performance in working memory tasks in a sample of young adults in Colombo District, Sri Lanka, Scientific Sessions-2017, "Building Bridges for Better Health" Faculty of Medical Sciences, University of Sri Jayewardenepura, Sri Lanka, 24th-25th May, 2017.pp93
  • Weerakoon, L.N., Amarasekara, A.A.T.D. (2017). Factors affecting adherence to insulin therapy among patients with type 2 diabetes Mellitus: Preliminary results from a teaching hospital, Sri Lanka, Scientific Sessions 2017, Physiological Society of Sri Lanka, 24th-25th November, 2017, pp48.

 

 

Newspaper Article

 

"Family Support in Diabetes Control" News Paper article June 6th Lankadeepa, 2014