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DR. K. Arulanandem

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DR. K. Arulanandem
MBBS, DFM, MD (Family Medicine)
Senior Lecturer Grade II
Department of Primary Health Care
Faculty of Health-Care Sciences
Eastern University, Sri Lanka
Telephone: +9465 2222267 (Residence)
Emailarulanandemk@esn.ac.lk / arulanandem64@hotmail.com

Biography

  • Obtained MBBS Degree–From University of Jaffna
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Family Medicine University of Colombo
  • Doctor of Medicine in Family Medicine - University of Colombo

Publications

  1. Kisokanth G, Ilankoon IMPS, Arulanandem K, Goonewardena CSE, Sundaresan KT, Joseph J. Assessment of knowledge on the disease, its complications and management strategies among hypertensive patients attending medical clinics at Teaching Hospital, Batticaloa, Sri Lanka. Journal of the Postgraduate Institute of Medicine 2016; 3:E30:1-11. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.4038/jpgim.8097
  2. Vamadevan C, Rajasekaran V, Kisokanth G, Arulanandem K, Santharuban S. Deliberate self-harm patients admitted to Teaching Hospital, Batticaloa – Influencing factors and consequences, Batticaloa Medical Journal 2016; 7: 18-22.
  3. Pragasan G, Arulanandem K, Gishanthan S, Sivakaran S, and Karunakarn KE. (2014). Influence of maternal and fetal factors on low birth weight at Teaching Hospital, Batticaloa. The Batticaloa Medical Journal, 6: 29-31
  4. Arulanandem K, Jayawickramaraja PT, Ramanayake RPJC, Hettige S & Kisokanth G. The availability and accessibility of health and social services for elders in the Batticaloa district. Abstract presentation at WONCA SAR 2016 held on 11th -14th February 2016.
  5. Kisokanth G, Arulanandem K, Sundaresan KT, Joseph J, Thayaparan M, Herath HMTP & Dayarathne DARK. Prevalence and risk factors of Diabetes Mellitus among adults in Batticaloa District – A pilot study. Abstract presentation at 4th International conference Eastern University, Sri Lanka held on 10th -11th March 2016.
  6. Arulanandem K & Kisokanth G. Perceptions of Elders and care givers on “care given” to elderly in their residencies: Qualitative study. Abstract presentation at 4th International conference Eastern University, Sri Lanka held on 10th -11th March 2016.
  7. 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. Abstract presentation at 25th Anniversary International Scientific conference, Faculty of Medicine, University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka held on 6-8th April 2016.
  8. Arulanandem K, Jayawickramaraja PT, Ramanayake RPJC, Hettige S & Kisokanth G. Health seeking behaviors of elders in Batticaloa district, Sri Lanka: Descriptive cross sectional study. Abstract presentation at 25th Anniversary International Scientific conference, Faculty of Medicine, University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka held on 6-8th April 2016.
  9. Kisokanth G, Ilankoon IMPS, Arulanandem K & Goonewardena CSE. Knowledge on management practices among hypertensive patients: A cross sectional descriptive study. Abstract presentation at 129th Anniversary International Medical Congress of Sri Lanka Medical Association, held on 25th - 27th July 2016.
  10. Arulanandem K, Jayawickramaraja PT, Ramanayake RPJC, Hettige S & Kisokanth G. Health care needs and services available for elders in the Batticaloa District. Abstract presentation at 2nd International Conference on Public Health (ICOPH), Sri Lanka, held on 28th -29th July 2016.
  11. Sukunan G, Arulanandem K, Kisokanth G, Yogeswaran R & Sajitha A. Implementation of quality and safety wound dressing in a base hospital: An observational study. Abstract presentation at 2nd International Conference on Public Health (ICOPH), Sri Lanka, held on 28th -29th July 2016.
  12. Kisokanth G, Ilankoon IMPS, Arulanandem K, Goonewardena CSE, Sukunan G. Attitudes and practices on management of hypertension among hypertensive patients at teaching hospital, Batticaloa. Abstract presentation at 24th Triennial conference of Commonwealth Medical Association, held in Colombo, Sri Lanka on 14th- 16th October 2016.
  13. Dayarathne DARK, Sundaresan KT, Kisokanth G, Arulanadem K, Josepha J, Thayaparan M, Herath HMTP. “Prevalence and Risk Factors of Diabetes Mellitus among Adults in Batticaloa District – A pilot study”. Abstract presentation at 9th Annual Scientific Sessions of Galoya Nimna Clinical Society on 3rd November, 2016 (Requested presentation).
  14. Arulanandem K, Kisokanth G, Sundaresan KT, Joseph J, Thayaparan M & Herath HMTP. Anemia in a sample of adults ages 20 to 85 years in selected divisional secretariat divisions, Batticaloa district. Abstract presentation at 128th Anniversary International Medical Congress of Sri Lanka medical Association, held on 6th -8th July 2015.
  15. Arulanandem K, Kisokanth G, Sundaresan KT, Joseph J, Thayaparan M & Herath HMTP. Projections of Diabetes Mellitus in a Sample of Adults in Batticaloa District: A pilot study. Abstract presentation at the Annual Scientific sessions of Batticaloa Medical Association held on 7th – 9th of August, 2015.
  16. K.Arulanandem, N.BeumySaluja, FHF Nahthiya, V.Jasokaran, and A. Partheepan. (2014). Descriptive study on risk factors associated with the oral cancer in Batticaloa district, Sri Lanka. Annual Scientific Session, Batticaloa Medical Association, 6(1).
  17. K.Arulanandem, A.A.N.Arulpragasam, M.I.A.Rimaz, M.Roshini, Y.Saranya and S.Sujeetha. (2014). Descriptive study on the pattern of breast feeding and acute lower respiratory tract infections among the infants admitted to the Paediatric units, Teaching Hospital, Batticaloa. Annual Scientific Session, Batticaloa Medical Association, 6(1).
  18. Arulanandem, K. Integration of population health and family health in the Department of Primary Health Care. Abstract presentation, at 44th APACH 2012
    19. Arulanandem, K. (July, 2009). Is old gold or not? Batticaloa Medical Journal, 5: 40
  19. Arulanandem, K. (July, 2007). Geriatric care and general practice. Batticaloa Medical Journal, 3: 47-48
  20. Arulanandem, K. (2007). A project to prevent sexually transmitted diseases through sexual education among teenagers in South East Asian countries, 8th International congress on AIDS in Asia and the Pacific, Colombo, Sri Lanka

Research Interest

  • Geriatric care
  • Long term conditions and Multimorbidity
  • Health Promotion & Disease prevention (NCD, Alcohol)
  • Nutrition and Disease
  • Women Health

Teaching

  • Dept. of Primary Health Care modules with special interest in family health and field based projects –undergraduate Teaching
  • Organizing student programmes (Community/ Family)
  • Supervising student research

Awards

 

Positions Held

Position Held in Ministry of Health (Prior to join the university) from 26.04.1994 to 04.10.2009:

  • Medical officer- District Hospital, Akkaraipattu
  • Medical officer- Accident service, National Hospital of Sri Lanka, Colombo
  • District medical officer- District Hospital Thirukovil
  • Medical Officer- STD, Teaching Hospital, Batticaloa
  • Post graduate Diploma Trainee, PGIM, University of Colombo
  • Senior Medical Officer/ OPD- Teaching Hospital, Batticaloa
  • Medical officer (Gr- I)- Public Health/ Acting Deputy Director, Teaching Hospital, Batticaloa

Position Held in Eastern University, Sri Lanka

  • Coordinator, Department of Primary Health Care
  • Member - Faculty Board, FHCS, EUSL
  • Member of the Research Ethical Committee/ FHCS
  • Faculty representative for Senate
  • Student Counselor (2009-2012)
  • Member- Board of study, BSc Nursing (External) Degree programme