dr-b.c.v. senarathna

RESEARCH & PUBLICATIONS


 

Dr.  B.C.V. Senarathna

Dr. B.C.V. Senarathna

Senior Lecturer Grade I
Department of Community Medicine

Telephone - Office : +94 11 2758000 Ext: 4179     


 

RESEARCH EXPERTISE

  • Sleep and Respiratory Medicine
  • Clinical Epidemiology and biostatistics

 

 

CLINICAL TRAINING AND EXPERTISE

  • Sleep Medicine (Monash Lung and Sleep / Monash Health)

 

 

PUBLICATIONS AND OTHER SCIENTIFIC COMMUNICATIONS


Journal Articles (Peer Reviewed / Indexed)

  1. Senaratna, C.V., Lowe, A., Perret, J.L., Lodge, C., Bowatte., G., Abramson, M.J., Thompson, B.R., Hamilton, G., Dharmage, S.C. (2018) Comparison of apnoea-hypopnoea index and oxygen-desaturation index when Identifying obstructive sleep apnoea using Type-4 sleep studies. Journalof Sleep Research, Epub ahead of print, DOI: 10.1111/jsr.12804.
  2. Wong, A-M., Barnes, H.N., Joosten, S.A., Landry, S.A., Dabscheck, E., Mansfield, D.R., Dharmage, S.C., Senaratna, C.V., Edwards, B.A., Hamilton, G.S. (2018) The effect of surgical weight loss on obstructive sleep apnoea: A systematic review and meta-analysis. Sleep Medicine Reviews, Epub ahead of print, DOI: 10.1016/j.smrv.2018.06.001.
  3. Ferreira, G.D., Simoes, J.A., Senaratna, C., Pati, S., Timm, P.F., Batista, S.R., Nunes, B.P. (2018) Physiological markers and multimorbidity: A systematic review. Journal of Comorbidity, 8, 1-10.
  4. Matheson, M.C., Bowatte, G., Perret, J.L., Lowe, A.J., Senaranta, C.V., Hall, G.L., de Clerk, N., Keogh, L.A., McDonald, C.F., Waidyatillake, N.T., Sly, P.D., Jarvis, D., Abramson, M.J., Lodge, C.L., Dharmage, S.C. (2018) Prediction models for the development of COPD: a systematic review. InternationalJournalof Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, 13, 1927.
  5. Abeywickrama, T., Amarasinghe, K., Wijerathne, S., Dharmaratne, C., Fernando, D., Senaratna, B.C., Gunasekera, H.A.K.M. (2018) Methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus contamination of phlebotomy tourniquets and faucets. The Ceylon Medical Journal, 63, 5-10.
  6. Senaratna, C.V., Perret, J.L., Matheson, M.C., Lodge, C.J., Lowe, A.J., Cassim, R., Russell, M.A., Burgess, J.A., Hamilton, G.S., Dharmage, S.C. (2017) Validity of the Berlin questionnaire in detecting obstructive sleep apnea: A systematic review and meta-analysis. Sleep Medicine Reviews, 36, 116-124.
  7. Senaratna, C.V., Perret, J.L., Lodge, C.J., Lowe, A.J., Campbell, B.A., Matheson, M.C., Hamilton, G.S., Dharmage, S.C. (2017) Prevalence of obstructive sleep apnea in the general population: A systematic review. Sleep Medicine Reviews, 34, 70-81.
  8. Shawon, M.S., Perret, J.L., Senaratna, C.V., Lodge, C., Hamilton, G.S., Dharmage, S.C. (2017) Current evidence on prevalence and clinical outcomes of co-morbid obstructive sleep apnea and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: A systematic review. Sleep Medicine Reviews, 32, 58-68.
  9. Senaratna, C.V., English, D.R., Currier, D., Perret, J.L., Lowe, A., Lodge, C., Russell, M., Sahabandu, S., Matheson, M.C., Hamilton, G.S., Dharmage, S.C. (2016) Sleep apnoea in Australian men: disease burden, co-morbidities, and correlates from the Australian longitudinal study on male health. BMC Public Health, 16, 1023.
  10. Cassim, R., Koplin, J. J., Dharmage, S. C., Senaratna, B. C., Lodge, C.J., Lowe, A.J., Russell, M.A. (2016) The difference in amount of physical activity performed by children with and without asthma: A systematic review and meta-analysis. Journal of Asthma, 53(9), 882-892.
  11. Senaratna, B.C.V. (2015) Sexual abuse of migrant women’s children: Community-perceived vulnerabilities and barriers in prevention. International Journal of Migration, Health and Social Care, 11(4), 1-14.
  12. Senaratna, B.C.V., & Wijewardana, B.V.N. (2013). Street children in Colombo: what brings them to and sustain on streets? Sri Lanka Journal of Child Health, 42(2), 70-75.
  13. Senaratna, B.C.V., & Wijewardana, B.V.N. (2012). Risk behaviours of street children in Colombo. The Ceylon Medical Journal, 57(3), 106-111.
  14. Senaratna, B.C.V. (2012). Left-behind children of migrant women: Difficulties encountered and strengths demonstrated. Sri Lanka Journal of Child Health, 41(2), 71-75.
  15. Senaratna, B.C.V. (2011). Self-perceived burden of childcare on mother-substitutes of children of migrant women. Journal of the College of Community Physicians of Sri Lanka 16(2), 38-41.
  16. Senaratna, B.C.V., Perera, H., & Fonseka, P. (2011). Mental health status and risk factors for mental health problems in left-behind children of women migrant workers in Sri Lanka. The Ceylon Medical Journal, 56(4), 153-158.
  17. Senaratna, B.C.V., Perera, H., & Fonseka, P. (2008). Sinhala translation of child behaviour checklist: validity and reliability. The Ceylon Medical Journal, 53(2), 40- 44.

 

Abstract Publications with Oral Presentations (Peer Reviewed)

  1. Senaratna, C., Walters, E., Hamilton, G., Lowe, A., Lodge, C., Burgess, J. Erbas, B., Abramson, M.J., Giles, G., Perret, J., Dharmage, S. The association of obstructive sleep apnoea with bronchial hyper-reactivity, current asthma and nocturnal symptoms.Journal of Sleep Research. 2017; 26:32-33.
  2. Senaratna, C., Lowe, A., Perret, J., Abramson, M.J., Lodge, C., Burgess, J. Bowatte, G., Erbas, B., Frith, P., Giles, G., Walters, H., Hamilton, G., Dharmage, S. Diagnostic utility of STOPBang and Berlin questionnaires for middle-aged Australians.Journal of Sleep Research. 2017; 26:65-65.
  3. Wong, A-M., Barnes, H.N., Joosten, S.A., Landry, S.A., Dabscheck, E., Mansfield, D.R., Dharmage, S.C., Senaratna, C.V., Edwards, B.A., Hamilton, G.S. The effect of surgical weight loss on obstructive sleep apnoea: A systematic review and meta-analysis. Journal of Sleep Research. 2017; 26:18-19.
  4. Bowatte, G., Matheson, M.C., Perret, J.L., Lowe, A.J., Senaranta, C.V., Hall, Sly, P., G.L., de Clerk, N., McDonald, C.F., Abramson, M.J., Dharmage, S.C. Prediction models for the development of COPD: a systematic review. European Respiratory Journal. 2017;50 (Suppl. 61): PA1202.
  5. Abeyratne, R.M.T.B., Perera, P.P.R., Senaratne B.C.V. Prevalence of Overweight and Obesity: Assessment of body composition in adolescents aged 12-16 years in Colombo District, Sri Lanka. Paper presented at the 49th Annual Academic Sessions of the University of Sri Jayewardenepura. 2016; Colombo.
  6. Abeyratne, R.M.T.B., Senaratne B.C.V., Perera, P.P.R. Assessment of Body Composition of Adolescents in Colombo District, Sri Lanka; Comparison of Selected Assessment Tools of Body Composition. Paper presented at the 25th FAOBMB International Conference & 43rd PSBMB Annual Convention. 2016; Manila, Philippines.
  7. Abeyratne, R.M.T.B., Perera, P.P.R., Senaratne B.C.V. Prevalence of Overweight and Obesity in Adolescents Aged 12-1 6 Years in Colombo District, Sri Lanka; An Assessment of Body Composition by Using Skin-Fold Thickness. Paper presented at the International Conference on Multidisciplinary Approaches. 2016; Colombo.
  8.  Paranawithana, C.E., Senaratna, C., De Jong, J., Fernando, A., Kathriarachchi, S., Mendis, J., Rathnaweera, R. Factor Analysis of the Sinhala Version of the Repeatable Battery for the Assessment of Neuropsychological Status (RBANS). International Journal of Psychology, 2016; 51(S1); 946.
  9. Paranawithana, C.E., Senaratna, C., Fernando, A., Kathriarachchi, S., Mendis, J., Rathnaweera, R. Validation of the Repeatable Battery for the Assessment of Neuropsychological Status for individuals diagnosed with Dementia. International Journal of Psychology, 2016; 51(S1); 941.
  10. Goonewardena, C.S.E., Senaratna, B.C.V., & Prathapan, S. (2014, 21 June). Prevalence of divorce/ separation among women in three districts of Sri Lanka and their socio demographic profile. Paper presented at the 16th Annual Scientific Sessions of Population Association of Sri Lanka, Colombo.
  11. Goonewardena, C.S.E., Senaratna, B.C.V., & Prathapan, S. (2014, 13-14 August). Risk factors for separation/divorce among ever married women in Colombo District. Paper presented at the International Conference on Multidisciplinary Approaches - 2014: Harnessing Knowledge and Harmonizing Diversities, Colombo.
  12. Dilhani, W.N.S., & Senaratna, C. (2014, 18-21 September). Chronic Kidney Disease in northern regions of Sri Lanka: Knowledge, attitudes, practices and their correlates. Paper presented at the Annual Sessions of the College of Community Physicians of Sri Lanka, Colombo.
  13. Senaratna, B.C.V. (2013, 4-5 December). Sexual behaviours of street children in Colombo: Issues and gaps. Paper presented at the Second international Research Conference on Humanities and Social Sciences: Reshaping the Arena of Knowledge, University of Sri Jayewardenepura.
  14. Senaratna, B.C.V. (2013, 23-25 January). Crushed petals: sexually abused children of migrant women. Paper presented at the “Sri Lankans on the Move” - International Conference on Migration (ICSOM), Colombo.
  15. Senaratna, B.C.V. (2013, 23-25 January). Children looking-after children: a darker facet of mothers’ migration. Paper presented at the “Sri Lankans on the Move” - International Conference on Migration (ICSOM), Colombo.
  16. Jayawickrama, W.I.U., & Senaratna, C. (2013, 2 - 4 May). Emotional and behavioural problems of school-going adolescents aged 13-15 years in MOH Area Maha-Oya: prevalence, correlates and association with school performance. Paper presented at the International Conference on Public Health Innovations - Sharing Evidence-based Innovations and Best Practices to Meet the Public Health Challenges, Kalutara.
  17. Jayawardena, K.A.R.N., & Senaratna, C. (2013, 2 - 4 May). Subjective well-being and perceived parenting styles among late adolescents in Gampaha  Educational Zone. Paper presented at the International Conference on Public Health Innovations - Sharing Evidence-based Innovations and Best Practices to Meet the Public Health Challenges, Kalutara.
  18. Shiyanth, S., Chandrasekera, S., Senaratna, B.C.V., Dissanayake, P.H., & Yasawardene, S.G. (2012, 10-12 December). Linguistic translation and validation of the Sinhala version of International Prostate symptom Score (IPSS Si): Evidence of equality to original American English version. Paper presented at the 68th Annual Sessions of Sri Lanka Association for the Advancement of Science, Colombo.
  19. Senaratna, B.C.V., Fernando, W.M.D.R., & Dharmaratne, K.C.L. (2012, 11-12 November). Knowledge and practices related to standard precautions among Medical Laboratory Technologists in tertiary care hospitals in Sri Lanka. Paper presented at the Annual Scientific Sessions of the Faculty of Medical Sciences, University of Sri Jayewardenepura, Colombo.
  20. Senaratna, B.C.V., & Wijewardhana, B.V.N. (2012, 10-12 December). Gender- based discrimination of rural women in Sri Lanka:  Prevalence  and experiences among women in the Anuradhapura District. Paper presented at the 68th Annual Sessions of Sri Lanka Association for the Advancement of Science, Colombo.
  21. Senaratna, B.C.V. (2012, 8-9 November). Their children and my life: impact of childcare on young mother-substitutes of migrant women’s children. Paper presented at the International Research Symposium of the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Sri Jayewardenepura, Colombo.
  22. Jothirathna, H.M.J.T., Ali, R., Naseem, F.N., Soysa, R.S., Wanigabadu, L.U., Pathirana, A., & Senaratna, B.C.V. (2012, 6-7 December). Breast cancer: Clinical stage at the time of presentation, its correlates and quality of life after treatment. Paper presented at the Annual Scientific Sessions of the Faculty of Medical Sciences, University of Sri Jayewardenepura, Colombo.
  23. Gunarathne, D.D.N.W., Gunawardhana, D.P., Gunawardhana, P.J.A., Jinasena, I.K., Amarasinghe, D.A.C., Wanigasooriya, K., & Senaratna, B.C.V. (2012, 6-7 December). Quality of the notification process of communicable diseases in a tertiary care hospital and MOH areas. Paper presented at the Annual Scientific Sessions of the Faculty of Medical Sciences, University of Sri Jayewardenepura, Colombo.
  24. Senaratna, B.C.V., & Wijewardhana, B.V.N. (2011, 5-9 December). Living with devils and demons: Risk behaviours of street children in Colombo City. Paper presented at the 67th Annual Sessions of Sri Lanka Association for the Advancement of Science, Colombo.
  25. Senaratna, B.C.V., & Wijewardhana, B.V.N. (2011, 5-9 December). Unscalable barriers? - Factors associated with initiation and continuation of street-life among street children in Colombo City. Paper presented at the 67th Annual Sessions of Sri Lanka Association for the Advancement of Science, Colombo.
  26. Senaratna, B.C.V. (2011, 5-9 December). Left-behind and struggling: Difficulties and strengths of children of migrant women. Paper presented at the 67th Annual Sessions of Sri Lanka Association for the Advancement of Science, Colombo.
  27. Senaratna, B.C.V. (2011, 5-9 December). Burden on the substitute-carers of left- behind children of migrant women. Paper presented at the 67th Annual Sessions of Sri Lanka Association for the Advancement of Science, Colombo.
  28. Arthanayaka, W.K.A.M.M., W.J.P.C.M.Jayasooriya, & Senaratna, B.C.V. (2010, 11- 12 November). Factors associated with diabetic patients seeking health care from some selected allopathic and Ayurvedic institutions in the Colombo district and extent of information received by the patients from the physician and the pharmacists. Paper presented at the Annual Scientific Sessions of the Faculty of Medical Sciences, University of Sri Jayewardenepura, Colombo.
  29. Alahakoon, C., Alas, K.M.L., Amarasinghe, S.W., Alwis, A.S.R. De., Hearath, H.M.W.V., Hewage, R.T., Senarata, B.C.V. (2010, 11-12 November). Factors associated with motorised two-wheeled vehicle accidents in the Colombo district. Paper presented at the Annual Scientific Sessions of the Faculty of Medical Sciences, University of Sri Jayewardenepura, Colombo.
  30. Senaratna, B.C.V., Perera, H., & Fonseka, P. (2008, 1-4 July). Mental health status of the children of female migrant workers of Sri Lanka. Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Royal College of Psychiatrists, London.
  31. Senaratna, B.C.V., Perera, H., & Fonseka, P. (2007). Child Behaviour Check List: translation to Sinhala and validation among children aged 5-11 years - preliminary results. The Ceylon Medical Journal, 53(Supplement 1), 10.
  32. Jayakrishnan, A.G., Chellam, S., Makund, K., Senaratna, C., & Waikar, H.D. (2007, 26-28 November). Clopidogrel and aspirin: their effect on bleeding after coronary bypass graft surgery. Paper presented at the 18th Biennial Congress of the Association of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgeons of Asia (ATCSA), Bali / Indonesia.
  33. Senaratna, B.C.V. (2005, 12-17 December). Problems in current school-based reproductive health education program. Paper presented at the 61st Annual Session of Sri Lanka Association for the Advancement of Science, Colombo.
  34. Senaratna, B.C.V. (2005, 1-2 July). HIV/AIDS-related reproductive health knowledge and practices among youth in tourist hotels industry in southern Sri Lanka. Paper presented at the 25th Anniversary Academic Sessions of the Postgraduate Institute of Medicine, University of Colombo, Colombo.
  35. Senaratna, B.C.V., & Sivayogan, S. (2004, 20-30 October). Strengths and weaknesses of reproductive health education in Sri Lanka. Paper presented at the Annual Sessions of the College of Community Physicians of Sri Lanka, Colombo.

 

 

BOOKS

  • Senaratna, Chamara. (2012). Left-behind children of migrant women: mental health, risk factors, social issues, and burden on care-providers. Germany: LAP Lambert Academic Publishing.

 

 

BOOK CHAPTERS

  • Senaratna, B.C.V. (2012). Role of environmental health management in climate change issues In L.H.G. Gunaratna, W.A.P. Weerakkody, K. S. Hemachandra & P.I. Yapa (Eds.), Towards local solutions for climate change issues (in Sinhala Language) (pp. 27-36). Sri Lanka: Swedish Cooperative Centre.