Publications

2017
Ilankoon IMPS, Goonewardena CSE, Fernandopulle RC, Perera PPR. An Insight to How Estate Women in Sri Lanka Manage Abnormal Vaginal Discharge. Iranian journal of public health. 2017;46(2):268.
Ilankoon MPS, Goonewardena CSE, Fernandopulle RC, Perera PPR. Women’s Knowledge and Experience of Abnormal Vaginal Discharge Living in Estates in Colombo District, Sri Lanka. International Journal of Women's Health and Reproduction Sciences. 2017;5(02):90-96.
2016
Kisokanth G, Ilankoon IMPS, Arulanandem K, Goonewardena CSE, Sundaresan KT, Joseph J. Assessment of Knowledge on Hypertension, its consequences and management practices among hypertensive patients-A descriptive study. Journal of the Postgraduate Institute of Medicine. 2016;3.
Ilankoon IMPS, Goonewardena CSE, Perera PPR, Fernandopulle R. Attitudes and Different Practices Related to Abnormal Vaginal Discharge among Women Living in an Estate Community in Sri Lanka. 2nd International Conference on Public Health (ICOPH), Sri Lanka. 2016:81.
Kisokanth G, Ilankoon IMPS AGCSESKG. Attitudes and practices on management of hypertension among hypertensive patients at teaching hospital, Batticaloa. Commonwealth Medical Association 24th Triennial Conference. 2016.
Kisokanth G, Ilankoon IMPS, Arulanandem K, Goonewardena CSE, Sundaresan KT, Joseph J. Knowledge on hypertension and consequences of its poor control among hypertensive patients at medical clinics, Teaching Hospital, Batticaloa. 6-8 April 2016, 25th Anniversary International Scientific Conference, Faculty of Medicine,. 2016.
Kisokanth G, Ilankoon IMPS AGCSEK. Knowledge on management practices among hypertensive patients: A cross sectional descriptive study. 129th Anniversary International Medical Congress 2016 and the SLMA Oration 2016. 2016.
Ilankoon IMPS, Goonewardena CSE, Perera PPR, Fernandopulle R. Women’s experiences of vaginal complaints in Estates communities in the Colombo District, Sri Lanka. 24th Triennial conference of Commonwealth Medical Association. 2016:45-46.
Ilankoon IMPS, Goonewardena CSE, Perera PPR, Fernandopulle R. Public Health Midwives’ role in health education regarding vaginal discharge: A Cross Sectional Descriptive Study. International Journal of scientific research and management. 2016;4(6):4303-4310.
Kisokanth G, Ilankoon IMPS, Arulanandem K, Goonewardena CSE, Sundaresan KT, Joseph J. Knowledge on hypertension and consequences of its poor control among hypertensive patients at medical clinics, Teaching Hospital, Batticaloa, in 6-8 April 2016, 25th Anniversary International Scientific Conference, Faculty of Medicine,. University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka; 2016.
2015
Ilankoon IMPS, Goonewardena CSE, Perera PPR, Fernandopulle R. Different Cultural Practices and Health Seeking Behaviours Associated with Vaginal Discharge, in Peradeniya University International Research Sessions (iPURSE 2015). University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka; 2015.
Ilankoon IMPS, Warnakulasooriya SSP. Perceived Stress and Associated Factors among BSc Nursing Undergraduates in University of Sri Jayewardenepura, Sri Lanka, in KDU International Research Conference Proceedings Allied Health Sciences. General Sir John Kotelawala Defence University PO BOX 32 Ratmalana Sri Lanka http://www.kdu.ac.lk/conference2014/images/documents/proceedings/proceedings\_final\_checked-FAHS.pdf; 2015:58–66.
Ilankoon IMPS, Goonewardena CSE, Perera PPR, Fernandopulle R. PUBLIC HEALTH MIDWIVES’ HEALTH EDUCATION ACTIVITIES RELATED TO COMMON GYNAECOLOGICAL COMPLAINTS, in International Conference on Multidisciplinary Approaches (iCMA 2015). Faculty of Graduate Studies University of Sri Jayewardenepura, Nugegoda, Sri Lanka; 2015.
Ilankoon IMPS, Goonewardena CSE, Perera PPR, Fernandopulle R. Public Health Midwives’ Knowledge, Attitudes and Perceived Level of Competency in Educating Women Regarding Vaginal Discharge., in Annual Academic Sessions 2015, 19th and 20th November 2015. The Open University of Sri Lanka; 2015.
Ilankoon IMPS, Goonewardena CSE, Perera PPR, Fernandopulle R. VAGINAL DISCHARGE: WOMEN’S HEALTH SEEKING BEHAVIOURS AND CULTURAL PRACTICES. International Journal of Current Research. 2015;7:17473–17479.
2014
Ilankoon IMPS, Warnakulasooriya SSP. Perceived Stress and Associated Factors among BSc Nursing Undergraduates in University of Sri Jayewardenepura, Sri Lanka. International Research Conference – 2014, General Sir John Kotelawala Defence University, Sri Lanka [Internet]. 2014:58-66. Publisher's VersionAbstract
Nursing education has shifted to the conventional universities in Sri Lanka during the past two decades. Since there is a significant difference between school education and university education, new nurse undergraduate has to get acclimatized with the new university environment while coping the new psychosocial challenges. Consequently, students experience various types of stress which affect their health and academic achievements. Despite several studies have reported evidences about stress among nursing undergraduates in other countries, we could not find any evidence in Sri Lanka. A descriptive cross sectional study was performed using a self-administered questionnaire to determine perceived stress levels and associated factors among nursing undergraduates at the University of Sri Jayewardenepura. The questionnaire consisted of standard Perceived Stress Scale (PSS) and personal and academic characteristics. The SPSS statistical package (version 16) was used to analyze the data. Eighty seven undergraduates representing all four current batches voluntarily participated in the study. Mean perceived stress level was 21.57 (SD=5.921). Nearly half of the students (52.9%) had high perceived stress levels and most common stress related symptoms were easily feeling tired (75.9%), get nervous (69% ), poor sleep (32.2%) and chest tightness (29.9%). High level of stress was significantly associated with peer competition (OR=2.5, 1.4-10.9), too many assignments (OR=3.9, 1.4-10.9), inadequate support in clinical area (OR= 3.2, 1.1-8.9), unrealistic expectations of the family (OR= 4.0, 1.2-13.5) and lack of guidance and counseling (OR= 4.8, 1.97-12.2). When adjusted for the influencing variables, unrealistic expectations of the family and lack of guidance and counseling were the strong predictors of reporting high stress. Almost half of the nursing undergraduates experience high level of stress due to various academic and personal factors. Unrealistic expectations of the family were the strongest predictor of high stress followed by lack of guidance and counseling. These findings have potentials for planning to improve the quality of the nursing education in the university.
Ilankoon IMPS, Warnakulasooriya SSP. Perceived Stress and Coping Strategies among BSc Nursing Undergraduates in University of Sri Jayewardenepura, Sri Lan, in South East Asian Regional Association for Medical Education (SEARAME) conference , 2014.; 2014.
2010
Ilankoon IMPS, Valathanthiri N. Factors affecting the nutritional status of children under five year old, attending well baby clinics, Nikaweratiya MOH area, in Annual Research Sessions, Faculty of Medical Sciences, University of Sri Jayewardenepura.; 2010.