Poster presentations

Local

2005A/L
Thanthrige, RS, Dassanayake, S, Dissanayake, WDN 2011,‘Relationship between increased risk of falling and cognitive impairment in elderly people’, Annual Sessions of the Faculty of Medicine, Colombo, Sri Lanka. published in proceedings.

Jayalath, JLR, Dassanayake, TDMSB, Dissanayake, MM 2012,‘Comparison of gait variables in a control group and in patients with knee Osteoarthritis at National Hospital Sri Lanka’, 125th Anniversary International Medical Congress of the Sri Lanka Medical Association. Colombo, Sri Lanka.

Jayalath, JLR, Dassanayake, TDMSB, Dissanayake, MM 2011, ‘Comparison of gait variables in a control group and in patients with knee Osteoarthritis at National Hospital Sri Lanka’, Annual Student Research Symposium” of the Allied Health Sciences Unit, University of Colombo.

Ratnayake, APS, Dassanayake, TDMSB, Chang, T 2012,‘Problems, inconveniences and satisfaction associated with the use of prostheses, among unilateral below knee amputee Sri Lankan army soldiers’, University Of Colombo Annual Research Symposium.

2007
Peiris, TKC, Perera, N 2013, ‘Assessing the balance confidence among unilateral below-knee amputee soldiers with lower limb prosthesis, attending the "Ranaviru Sevana" Rehabilitation Institute, Ragama, Sri Lanka’, SLMA 126th Anniversary  Scientific Medical Congress.

2008
Srinath, TSS, Dassanayake, TDMSD 2014, ‘The musculoskeletal disorders among diabetic patients’, SLMA 127th Anniversary Scientific Medical Congress.

Alagalla, AGTH, Jayasinghe, S 2014, ‘Effectiveness of balance exercises to improve balance and functional status of elderly people’, SLMA 127th Anniversary Scientific Medical Congress.

Kumari, PHIUM, Dissanayake, MM 2014, ‘Balance impairments in individuals with knee osteoarthritis in patients present at DRR at NHSL’, SLMA127th Anniversary Scientific Medical Congress.

International

2005
Wettasinghe, AH, Anthony, DJ 2011, ‘Running injury patterns in lower extremity in relation to age and gender: a survey of national level running athletes in Sports Ministry in Sri Lanka’ 3rd International Conference on Sports and Exercise Sciences- Bangkok, Thailand.

Jayalath, JLR, Dassanayake, S, Dissanayake, MM 2011, ‘Comparison of gait variables in a control group and in patients with knee osteoarthritis at National Hospital of Sri Lanka’ ,Anual Conference of Indian Rhumatological Association

Ratnayake, APS, Dassanayake, TDMSB, Chang, T 2012, ‘Problems, inconveniences and satisfaction associated with the use of prostheses, among unilateral below knee amputee Sri Lankan army soldiers’, Singapore Physiotherapy National Congress, Singapore.

Thanthrige, RS, Dassanayake, S, Dissanayake, WDN 2012,‘Relationship between increased risk of falling and cognitive impairment in elderly people’, Conference of for Asia Pacific Consortium Public Health (APACPH), Colombo, Sri Lanka, published in proceedings.

Weerasinghe, WPEH, Jayawardana, S, Dissanayake, WDN 2012,‘Factors affecting non-adherence with home exercises prescribed by rehabilitation therapists for stroke patients’, Asia Pacific Academic Consortium for Public Health (APACPH), Colombo, Sri Lanka, published in proceedings.

Gurusinghe, HS, Katulanda, P, Dassanayake, TDMSB 2012,‘Patient satisfaction with physiotherapy treatments for musculoskeletal pain at National Hospital of Sri Lanka’, Conference for Asia Pacific Consortium Public Health (APACPH), Colombo, Sri Lanka.

Arundika, HDA, Dassanayake, TDMSB, Chang, T 2012,‘Influence of hand dysfunction in activities of daily living in patients with Rheumatoid Arthritis attending the Rheumatology Clinics of the National Hospital Sri Lanka’, Conference for Asia Pacific Consortium Public Health (APACPH), Colombo, Sri Lanka.

2006
Gunarathne, NC, Nanayakkarawasam, PP 2012, ‘Relationship between the stride length of normal gait and the standing height of healthy young adults’, Singapore Physiotherapy association National Congress (SPAC).

Gunarathne, NC, Nanayakkarawasam, PP 2012, ‘Relationship between the stride length of normal gait and the standing height of healthy young adults’, The conference of 3rd south Asian association of Physiologists (SAAP-3).

Chandrathilaka, KRM, Samaranayaka, D 2012, ‘The prevalence, the physical disability and the associated occupational factors of back pain among the carpenters in Moratuwa division’, Asia Pacific Academic Consortium for Public Health (APACPH), Colombo, Sri Lanka.

Dabare, HPM, Jayawardana, DMS 2012, ‘Prevalence and associated factors of tendency to fall among the residents in the elderly homes in Ratmalana and Maharagama Divisional Secretariat divisions’, Asia Pacific Academic Consortium for Public Health (APACPH), Colombo, Sri Lanka.

Gunarathne, NC, Nanayakkarawasam, PP 2012,‘Relationship between the stride length of normal gait and the standing height of healthy young adults’, Asia Pacific Academic Consortium for Public Health (APACPH), Colombo, Sri Lanka.

Tennakoon, TS, De Zoysa P 2012,‘An assessment of patient satisfaction with physiotherapy treatment provided at a general hospital in the Southern province of Sri Lanka’,Asia Pacific Academic Consortium for Public Health (APACPH), Colombo, Sri Lanka.

Karunarathne, D, Malalasekara , A 2012, ‘Comparison of cervical rotation among competitive swimmers in Colombo, Sri Lanka’, Asia Pacific Academic Consortium for Public Health (APACPH), Colombo, Sri Lanka

Arundika, A, Dassanayake, S, Chang, T 2012,’Influence of hand dysfunction in activities of daily living in patients with Rheumatoid arthritis attending the Rheumatology clinics of the National Hospital of Sri Lanka’, Asia Pacific Academic Consortium for Public Health (APACPH), Colombo, Sri Lanka

Arunoda, P, Gunathunga, W, PP 2012, ‘Effectiveness of a mindfulness meditation programme on selected aspects of health among BSc Physiotherapy students of the University of Colombo’, Asia Pacific Academic Consortium for Public Health (APACPH), Colombo, Sri Lanka.

Dahanayake, B, Fernando, S, Somasundaram, N 2012 ,‘Effectiveness of a patient education programme for reducing blood glucose levels and depression in type II Diabetes Mellitus patients in an out-patient setting’, Asia Pacific Academic Consortium for Public Health (APACPH), Colombo, Sri Lanka

Darmasena, D, Sumanasena, S 2012, ‘Rehabilitation methods which are used among children with physical disabilities in a rural area in Sri Lanka’, Asia Pacific Academic Consortium for Public Health (APACPH), Colombo, Sri Lanka.

Perera, M, Katulanda, P, Nanayakkarawasam, P 2012,‘Effects of burn injuries on upper limb mobility hand function and activities of daily living’, Asia Pacific Academic Consortium for Public Health (APACPH), Colombo, Sri Lanka.

Prasadinie, B, Katulanda, P 2012,‘Prevalence and risk factores towards being overweight and obese among female studnets in the 13-15 years age group in a sub urban area in Colombo, Sri Lanka’, Asia Pacific Academic Consortium for Public Health (APACPH), Colombo, Sri Lanka.

Withanachchi, SD, Anthony, DJ 2012,‘ Acute effects of static stretching and dynamic stretching on hamstring muscle torque during warm up using BSc Physiotherapy students of Colombo’, Asia Pacific Academic Consortium for Public Health (APACPH), Colombo, Sri Lanka.

Walatara, DVW, Gunatilake, M 2012, ‘Abdominal curl up performance among physically active and sedentary adolescent girls’, Asia Pacific Academic Consortium for Public Health (APACPH), Colombo, Sri Lanka.

Ranasinghe, D, Abeyasinghe N 2012,’The influence of Kandyan dancing on the thoracolumbar spinal mobility in flexion, forward flexion, extension and lateral flexion in selected group of female dancers in Colombo’, Asia Pacific Academic Consortium for Public Health (APACPH), Colombo, Sri Lanka.

Yasarathne, S, Atukorala, I, Gunawardana, N 2012,’Assessing the quality of life of unilateral below-knee amputee soldiers at Ranawiru sevana, Ragama using Nottingham Health Profile,’ Asia Pacific Academic Consortium for Public Health (APACPH), Colombo, Sri Lanka.

 

2007
Wijesinghe, MQT, de Silva, REE 2013, ‘ The Effect of the weight of school bags on the trapezius muscle of female school children between 11 - 16 years in Colombo, Sri Lanka’, Royal College of general practitioners UK Annual Primary Care Conference.

Rathnayake, RMKT, Atapattu PM 2014, ‘Comparison of body fat composition and general strength among weight trainers, swimmers and healthy non-athletes’, Peradeniya Univsersity International Research Sessions (iPURSE).

Wickramasinghe, WWCA, de Silva, PA (2014) Physical fitness levels in vegetarian and non-vegetarian young adults in Sri Lanka; Peradeniya Univsersity International Research Sessions (iPURSE) 

2008
Fernando, WWASM, Dissanayake, WDN 2014, ‘Comparison of hamstring muscle length between patients with knee osteoarthritis and healthy individuals’, Peradeniya Univsersity International Research Sessions (iPURSE).

2009

Dilhani, WC, Wasalathanthri, S 2015, ‘Effect of foot posture and anthropometric measurements on patients with chronic plantar heel pain’, SLMA128th Anniversary Scientific Medical Congress.

Naotunna, ES, deAbrew, WK 2015, ‘The relationship between sleep pattern and academic performance among university students’, SLMA128th Anniversary Scientific Medical Congress

Nimesha, H, Galappatthy, P 2015, ‘Effects of aerobic exercise on perceived stress level and response to stress in first year students of University of Colombo: A randomized controlled study’, SLMA128th Anniversary Scientific Medical Congress.

Perera, HUD, Thoradeniya, T, Waidyatilaka, PHIU 2015, ‘Awareness and practices regarding stretching and strengthening exercises among school rugby players in the Colombo district’, SLMA128th Anniversary Scientific Medical Congress.

Sonnadara, U, Haniffa, R 2015, ‘Comparison of abdominal muscle strength between university students who have active life style and university students who have sedentary lifestyle’, SLMA128th Anniversary Scientific Medical Congress.

Ranasooriya, HS, Gunathunga, MW 2015, ‘The relationship between the physical activities and mental happiness of a group of selected students in the University of Colombo’, SLMA128th Anniversary Scientific Medical Congress.

Wijesiriwardana, AWBWS, Gunawardana, NS 2015, ‘Knowledge, attitudes, practices and information sources regarding antenatal exercises among pregnant women attending De Zoysa Maternity Hospital Colombo’, SLMA128th Anniversary Scientific Medical Congress.

Mapatuna, MAI, Perera, N 2015, ‘Investigating the relationship between body mass index and hand grip strength in students of Allied Health Sciences Unit, Faculty of Medicine, University of Colombo’, SLMA128th Anniversary Scientific Medical Congress.

Amarasinghe, MADMS, Weeraratne, CL, Wettasighe, A 2015, ‘The effectiveness of a ptient educational leaflet for patients with mechanical low back pain at rheumatology clinics at the National Hospital of Sri Lanka’, SLMA128th Anniversary Scientific Medical Congress.

Kumara, MSP, Ponnamperuma, G 2015, ‘Prevalence, risk factors, preventive strategies and consequences of work-related musculoskeletal disorders among Sri Lankan Physiotherapists in selected teaching hospitals in the Colombo district’, SLMA128th Anniversary Scientific Medical Congress.

 

 


Oral presentations

Local

2005
Weerasinghe, WPEH, Jayawardana, S, Dissanayake WDN 2011, ‘Factors affecting non-adherence with home exercises prescribed by rehabilitation therapists for stroke patients’, Annual Sessions of the Faculty of Medicine, Colombo, Sri Lanka.

Thanthrige, RS, Dassanayake S, Dissanayake WDN 2012,‘Relationship between increased risk of falling and cognitive impairment in elderly people’, International Medical Conference of the Sri Lanka Medical Association.

Udayanga, SK.K, Dassanayake, S, Fernando, D 2011, ‘The effectiveness of an organized patient- education programme to improve rehabilitation of   Rheumatoid Arthritis in adult Sri Lankan patients attending the Rheumatology clinics of the National Hospital of Sri Lanka (NHSL)’, 124th Annual sessions, SLMA.

Gurusinghe, HS, Katulanda, P, Dassanayake TDMSB 2011, ‘Patient satisfaction with physiotherapy treatments for musculoskeletal pain at National Hospital of Sri Lanka’, Annual Student Research Symposium” of the Allied Health Sciences Unit, University of Colombo.

Arundika, HDA, Dassanayake, TDMSB, Chang, T 2011, ‘Influence of hand dysfunction in activities of daily living in patients with Rheumatoid Arthritis attending the Rheumatology Clinics of the National Hospital Sri Lanka’ Annual Student Research Symposium” of the Allied Health Sciences Unit, University of Colombo.

Ratnayake, APS, Dassanayake, TDMSB, Chang, T 2011, ‘Problems, inconveniences and satisfaction associated with the use of prostheses, among unilateral below knee amputee Sri Lankan army soldiers’ Annual Student Research Symposium” of the Allied Health Sciences Unit, University of Colombo.

2007
Wijesinghe, MQT, de Silva, REE 2014, ‘The Effect of the weight of school bags on the trapezius muscle of female school children between 11 - 16 years in Colombo Sri Lanka’,40th Annual Academic Sessions of the college of General practitioners of Sri Lanka, Colombo, Sri Lanka.

Darshika, SAR, Dassanayake, TDMSB 2013, ‘The effects of the angle between the sole and the heel of heeled footwear on single and double support time, stride duration and toe off plantar flexion of females’, SLMA 126th Anniversary  Scientific Medical Congress.

Wanniarachchi, IA, de Abrew, A 2013, ‘Prevalence of occupational related Musculoskeletal Disorders among tea pluckers in a selected tea estate in Rathnapura District, Sri Lanka’, SLMA 126th Anniversary Scientific Medical Congress.

2008
Dilani, SA, Athukorala, I 2014, ‘The relationship between foot posture and knee osteoarthritis of persons who live in Colombo district’ SLMA Anniversary Scientific Medical Congress.

Kularatna, RAD, Wanigasinghe, J 2014, ‘Effectiveness of thera-band resistance- assisted exercise for improving ankle dorsiflexion during swing phase of gait cycle among hemiplegic patients’, KDU International Research Conference.

Kumara, RGU, Silva SD 2014, ‘Awareness among family members about the home management of chronic hemiplegic patients’ College of community Physicians of Sri Lanka (CCPSL) 19th Annual Academic Sessions.

Vigalyaa, V, Ranganathan SS 2014 ‘Rehabilitation outcomes of physiotherapy among patients with blast injuries in Mullaitivu district’, Jaffna Medical Faculty Overseas and Local join scientific sessions.

2009

Rajkaran, M, Olupeliyawa, A 2015, ‘A descriptive study on abnormalities among school boys between 15-17 years in the Colombo district, Sri Lanka’, SLMA 128th Anniversary Scientific Medical Congress.

Fernando, WJGSNT, Jayawardana, DBIA 2015, ‘ Impact of pelvic floor exercises on quality of life in women suffering from stress incontinence after childbirth’, SLMA 128th Anniversary Scientific Medical Congress. 

Rathnayake, LNS, Atapattu, PM 2015, ‘Factors influencing the academic performance of undergraduate students of Allied Health Sciences Unit, Faculty of Medicine, during the first academic year ’, SLMA 128th Anniversary Scientific Medical Congress.

Amugoda, P, Wanigasinghe, J 2015, ‘Patient satisfaction with physiotherapy for stroke rehabilitation , among patients attending department of physiotherapy, Institute of Neurology, National Hospital of Sri Lanka ’, SLMA 128th Anniversary Scientific Medical Congress

Harshanie, RPS, Jayawardna, DMS 2015, ‘Participation in outdoor sports activities, its associated factors and barriers among lower limb amputees at “Ranaviru Sewana”, rehabilitation institute , Ragama, Sri Lanka’, SLMA 128th Anniversary Scientific Medical Congress.

Thelambugedara, PTCC, Wickremasinghe, VP 2015, ‘Comparison of play based with non-play based physiotherapy exercise program for children with cerebral palsy at Lady Ridgeway Hospital’, SLMA 128th Anniversary Scientific Medical Congress.

Priyadarshani, KGC, Gunawardena, S 2015, ‘Prevalence and risk factors for work related wrist and hand disorders among software engineers of selected companies within the Colombo municipal council area’, SLMA 128th Anniversary Scientific Medical Congress.

Induli, KMI, de Silva Weliange, AASH, de Zoysa, P 2015, ‘Satisfaction on care among patients with spinal cord injury in Sri Lanka: a mixed method approach’, SLMA 128th Anniversary Scientific Medical Congress.

Perera, HUD, Thoradeniya, T, Waidyatilaka, PHIU 2015, ‘The relationship between performance knowledge and practices among school rugby players in Colombo district ’, Annual Scientific Sessions 2015, The Physiological Society of Sri Lanka.

International

2005
Thanthrige, RS, Dassanayake, S, Dissanayake, WDN 2012, ‘Relationship between increased risk of falling and cognitive impairment in elderly people’, Conference of the Singapore Physiotherapy association, Singapore, p22.

Ratnayake, APS, Dassanayake, TDMSB, Chang, T 2011, ‘ Problems, inconveniences and satisfaction associated with the use of prostheses, among unilateral below knee amputee Sri Lankan army soldiers’, State of the Science: Ethnicity, Race and Disability” international conference 2011, conducted by Virginia Commonwealth University, Arlington, USA.

Chrishmalie, KLG, Nanayakkarawasam, PP, Malalasekara, A 2012,‘Prevalence of urinary incontinence, awareness and compliance to a pelvic floor exercise programme by pregnant women at a peripheral hospital’, 44th Asia Pacific Consortium for Public Health (APACPH), Sri Lanka.

Kalyani, HHN, Dassanayake, S, Senarath, U 2011, ‘ Effects of paraplegia caused by spinal cord injuries on an individual’s functional status, quality of life and family economy among patients admitted to two selected hospitals’, Asian Spinal Cord Association Conference, Colombo.

2008
Alagalla, AGTH, Jayasinghe, S 2014, ‘Effectiveness of balance exercises to improve balance and functional status of elderly people’, Singapore International Physiotherapy Congress.

Priyadarshana, HKR, Wickramasinghe, VP 2014, ‘Effectiveness of the parent educational programs for enhance the quality of life of the cerebral palsy patient in LRH of Sri Lanka’,
Singapore International Physiotherapy Congress.

Kumari, PHIUM, Dissanayake MM 2014, ‘Balance impairments in individuals with knee osteoarthritis in patients present at DRR at NHSL’ International conference on Global Health.

Jayakody, JADSO, Senanayake HM 2014, ‘Effect of prenatal physical activity on pregnancy outcome in mothers present in antenatal clinic of De Zoyza maternity hospital, Colombo’International conference on Global Health.

Munugoda, IP, Weerarathne, CL 2014, ‘Effectiveness of home-based progressive resistance training programmes in reducing pain in patients with osteoarthritis of the knee’, International conference on Global Health.