Dr Linu Sara George

Professor and Head

Department of Fundamentals of Nursing

CURRENT ACADEMIC ROLE & RESPONSIBILITIES

    Linu Sara George is Professor of Psychiatric Nursing and presently holding the position of Head, Department of Fundamentals of Nursing. As an academic leader, she works with the Dean and other Heads of Department to achieve strategic objectives of the college and University.

    She is responsible for the organisation and general conduct of the Department and participates in its teaching, examining and administrative work including performance and management and appraisal and to pursue and promote research. 

    She:

    • provides academic leadership in the department and ensures that the Department supports college in achieving its desired objectives.
    • teaches and guides BSc, MSc and MPhil Nursing students
    • fosters a student centred approach in order to enhance all aspects of the student
    • is committed to develop the process of teaching and learning and create a productive
    • co-ordinates, plans department activities and allocates teaching and administrative responsibilities to all the members in the department
    • drives the research initiatives of the department
    • assures academic quality and standards through compliance with the University's procedures.
    • is the subject coordinator of Designing Nursing Curriculum -  I Year M.phil Nursing
    • is the research guide for PG students 

SUBJECTS CURRENTLY TEACHING

Subject Subject code Semester
Nursing Research MSN 607 First Year MSc Nursing
Psychiatric (Mental Health) Nursing MSN 609 4A First Year MSc Nursing
Designing Nursing Curriculum MPN 803.2 First Year MPhil Nursing

ACADEMIC QUALIFICATIONS

Degree Specialisation Institute Year of passing
PhD Psychiatric Nursing Manipal Academy of Higher Education 2011
MSCP Counselling and Psychotherapy Kuvempu University, Shimoga, Karnataka 2009
Certificate course in Biostatistics, Epidemiology and Research methods Biostatistics Department of Statistics, MU, Manipal 2007
MSc Psychiatric Nursing College of Nursing (Manipal Academy of Higher Education) 2000
BSc Nursing College of Nursing (Manipal Academy of Higher Education, Manipal) 1995

Experience

Institution / Organisation Designation Role Tenure
MCON Professor and HOD 2011
MCON Associate Professor and Acting HOD 2010- 2011
MCON Associate Professor 2007 – 2010
MCON Assistant Professor and Acting HOD 2004 - 2007
MCON Assistant Professor 2003- 2004
MCON Lecturer 2000- 2003
MCON Assistant Lecturer 1997 -1998
MCON Clinical Instructor 1996-1997
City Institute of Nursing Sciences, Mangalore Nursing Tutor 1995-1996

AREAS OF INTEREST, EXPERTISE AND RESEARCH

Area of Interest

Psychiatric Nursing, Education, Research, Counselling

Area of Expertise

Psychiatric Nursing, Counselling, Nursing Education and Research

Area of Research

Bipolar Disorder, Psycho-education, Quality of life, Bio psychosocial aspects of breast cancer patients

Professional Affiliations & Contributions

  • Editorial Board member of International Journal of Nursing Education.
  • Editorial Advisory board member International Journal of Research Methodology in Nursing and Health Care.
  • Life Member of Psychiatric Nursing Society.
  • Life Member of Nursing Research Society of India (NRSI).
  • Life Member of Trained Nurses Association of India
  • Membership in Preventive Cardiovascular Nurses Association

 

 
Awards and Recognitions
 
  • Best Poster Award in National Conference on Prevention and Promotion of Mental Health conducted by ISPN on 9-11th February 2008 in Lisie College of Nursing, Kochi
  • Best paper Award in the International Conference on Cancer Nursing by Tata Memorial Hospital, Mumbai on 8th and 9th January 2005.
  • Received Good Teacher Award for the para clinical category in the academic year 2005-2006.
  • Received McCune Foundation Scholarship to attend Workshop on Mixed Method Research Project

Achievements:

  • Contributed a chapter on investigations used in respiratory conditions for Sikkim Manipal University.

Effect of preoperative education on post - operative outcomes among patients undergoing cardiac surgery: A systematic review and meta -analysis.

2017-01-12 Dr. Ramesh C Pai VB Patil NT Baby S Nayak Anice George Elsa Sanatombi Devi

Journal of Peri-Anesthesia Nursing, 32(6), 518 – 529.

Factors affecting learning among undergraduate nursing students – Cross sectional survey.

2017-01-11 Francis ALJ Kamath A

Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research. 11(11): JC01-JC04.

Effect of complimentary therapies in patients following cardiac surgery – A narrative review.

2017-01-09 Dr. Ramesh C Pai VB Patil NT Baby S Nayak Anice George Elsa Sanatombi Devi

Holistic Nursing Practice 315 – 324.

Effect of complimentary therapies in patients following cardiac surgery – A narrative review.

2017-01-09 Dr. Ramesh C Pai VB Patil NT Baby S Nayak Anice George Elsa Sanatombi Devi

Holistic Nursing Practice, 315 – 324.

Eating experiences of Head and neck cancer patients after radiotherapy- Qualitative Meta Synthesis

2017-01-07 Mrs Shalini G Nayak Mamatha Shivananda Pai

Indian Journal of Public Health and Research Development, 8(3): 51-56.

Pre operative anxiety in patients undergoing coronary artery bypass graft surgery- A cross sectional study.

2017-01-06 Dr. Ramesh C Baby S Nayak Vasudev Baburaya Pai Anice George Elsa Sanatombi Devi

International Journal of Africa Nursing Sciences, 7, 31-36.

Lived Experiences of CerebroVascular Accident (CVA) Patients from selected Physiotherapy units of Calicut, Kerala.

2016-01-12 Soumya S Roach E J Judith Angelitta Noronha

International Journal of Neurology and Neurosurgery. 8(2).

Prevalence and risk factors of Tuberculosis infection among health care trainees in South India.

2016-01-07 M Ghiasi K Saravu S Nair C Mukhopadhyay

American Journal of Epidemiology, 184 (1), 78.

Self image of the patients with Head and neck cancer: A mixed method research.

2016-01-01 Mrs Shalini G Nayak Mamatha Shivananda Pai

Indian Journal of Palliative Care, 22, 331-334.

Effectiveness of massage therapy on post- operative outcomes among patients undergoing cardiac surgery- A systematic review.

2015-01-01 Dr. Ramesh C Pai VB Patil NT Baby S Nayak Anice George Elsa Sanatombi Devi

International Journal of Nursing Sciences, 304 - 312.

Complementary Therapies for patients undergoing cardiac surgery –an evidence based literature review.

2015-01-01 Dr. Ramesh C Baby S Nayak Pai VB Patil NT Anice George Elsa Sanatombi Devi

Manipal Journal of Nursing and Health Sciences, 112 -117.

Self-concept of Head and Neck Cancer patients- A Systematic Review of Qualitative studies.

2015-01-01 Mrs Shalini G Nayak Mamatha Shivananda Pai

International Journal of Scientific Research, 51 - 53.

Effect of psycho-education on Knowledge, Attitude and Burden among caregivers of persons with Bipolar Disorder – Randomized Controlled Trial.

2015-01-01 PSVN Sharma Nair S

International Journal of Advanced Research, 199 - 207.

Effect of psycho-education on quality of life and disability among persons with Bipolar Disorder –Randomized controlled study.

2015-01-01 PSVN Sharma Nair S

Indian Journal of Health and Wellbeing, 462 - 466.

Effectiveness of Yoganidra on quality of sleep among cancer patients

2015-01-01 Anand D N Raj A

Manipal Journal of Nursing and Health sciences, 30 -33.

Relationship between emotional intelligence and coping strategies among Baccalaureate nursing students: An evaluative study.

2014-01-01 Mhalkar V Asha K Nayak

Indian Journal of Health and Wellbeing, 1291 - 1295.

Career preferences of preregistration nursing students: Exploratory survey.

2014-01-01 Divya KY Dr Jyothi Chakrabarty

International Journal of Nursing Education, 78 - 82.

Nursing aspects in care of patients with dementia

2013-01-01 Asha K Nayak

NITTE Journal of Health Sciences

Assessment of Knowledge, physical health, social support and self-esteem among persons with Haemophilia.

2013-01-01 Sulochana B Kurien A Suvarna N

International Journal of Nursing Education.

Effect of psycho-educative intervention on adherence to treatment, knowledge and attitude among persons with bipolar affective disorder- a randomized controlled study.

2013-01-01 Sharma PSVN Nair S

IOSR Journal of Nursing and Health Science, 2013. 12 - 17.

Job stress and coping among Fishermen.

2013-01-01 Jacob J M Savitha

NITTE University Journal of Health Science, 93 - 96.

Well-being status among fishermen

2012-01-01 Janella Jacob Savitha

The Nurse

Learning needs of women on preconception care- A strategy to develop an informational booklet

2012-01-01 Jancy Anna Sweety Jousline Fernandes

The Nurse

A study on effectiveness of meditation on subjective wellbeing, anxiety and study habits of undergraduate nursing students

2012-01-01 Manjushambika Sanchita SP

International Journal of Nursing Education

Barriers and Facilitators of Nursing Research utilization among nurses and administrators after a sensitization program in selected hospitals of New Delhi- towards developing a research utilization model.

2012-01-01 Rani I Sudhaker C

RGUHS J Nursing Sciences, 5 - 9.

Effectiveness of an informational booklet on care of attempted suicide patients

2011-01-01 Jincy Jose Binil V

International Journal of Nursing Education

Perceived bio-psychosocial problems and coping strategies adopted by the post-menopausal women among the age group of 45-55 years

2011-01-01 Siji VM Tessy Treesa Jose

International Journal of Nursing Education

Comparative study on stress, coping strategies and quality of life of institutionalised and non-institutionalised elderly in Kottayam District

2009-01-01 Mercy Anu Mathew Nandakumar Paniyadi

Indian Journal of Gerontology

Effectiveness of self-Instructional module for teachers in management of behavioural problems in school children

2008-01-01 Tessy Treesa Jose Christopher Sudhakar Blessy Valsaraj Vinisha Sreepriya

Official Journal of Trained Nurses Association of India

Study on self-concept and bio- psychosocial variables among patients with breast cancer

2004-01-01 Bhaduri A

Indian Journal of Nursing Education

Personified as paragon of suffering...... Optimistic being of achieving normalcy:" A conceptual model derived from qualitative research.

January 01, 2018 Dr Linu Sara George Dr Mamatha Shivananda Pai Mrs Shalini G Nayak

Indian Journal of Palliative Care, Jan – March 2018. 24(1): 78-81.

Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease in India: Barriers and Opportunities for Nursing.

April 01, 2018 Dr Linu Sara George Sulochana B Anice George Thimmappa L Kamath V Berra K

Journal of Clinical and Preventive Cardiology, April – June 2018. 7(2): 72 – 77.

Stress, coping and lived experiences among caregivers of cancer patients on palliative care: A mixed method research

July 01, 2018 Dr Linu Sara George Dr Tessy Treesa Jose Antony L

Indian Journal of Palliative Care, July-Sept 2018. 24(3):313-319.

Factors influencing examination anxiety among undergraduate nursing students: An exploratory factor analysis.

July 01, 2018 Dr Linu Sara George Pothiyil TD Charlet Jasmine Vaz Kamath A Alex S

JCDR, July 2018. 12(7): JC16-JC19.

Self- image and quality of life among Head and neck cancer patients.

August 01, 2018 Dr Linu Sara George Dr Mamatha Shivananda Pai Mrs Shalini G Nayak

JCDR, 12(8): C01- C05

Level of Anger, Coping and Factors Influences Anger Amongst Adolescents.

October 01, 2018 Dr Linu Sara George Jomon C U Natso P

Indian Journal of Forensic medicine and Toxicology, Oct- Dec 2018, 12(4): 65-70.

Quality of life of patients with head and neck cancer: A mixed method study.

January 01, 2019 Dr Linu Sara George Dr Mamatha Shivananda Pai Mrs Shalini G Nayak

J Can Res Ther, 15: 638-644.

Prevalence and associated risk factors of post natal depression in South Asia Region – A systematic review.

May 01, 2019 Dr Linu Sara George Shyamala G Savitha Hebbar S Dr Judith Angelitta Noronha

Indian journal of public health research and development, 10(5): 329-333.

Effectiveness of emotional intelligence enhancement program

2011-01-01 Vithoba Narayan Mhalkar

The objectives of the study were to assess the level of emotional intelligence, identify the level of coping strategies, validate and implement a structured emotional intelligence enhancement programme, determine the effectiveness of emotional intelligence programme. A descriptive survey was done among 74 students from first year BSc Nursing students in the first phase. In phase II participants with low and very low emotional intelligence were included for intervention. The result showed that there was significant difference between pre-test and post-test mean scores of emotional intelligence among the participants.

Effectiveness of ambulation during first stage of labour, on the outcome of labour

2008-01-01 Deepthy Prabhakar

The main objectives were to monitor the duration of labour and mode of delivery, identify the behavioural response of the primigravid woman during first stage of labour, and find the effectiveness of ambulation during first stage of labour in terms of maternal and neonatal outcome. The study was conducted among 60 primigravid women, 30 each in experimental and control group. Subjects in the experimental group were ambulated for one to one and a half hours with intermittent rest periods. The control group were confined to bed most of the time. The result showed that ambulation reduced the duration of labour.

Co-dependency and depressive symptoms among the caregivers of Alcoholics

2009-01-01 Linju Ann Alias

The objectives of the study were to assess co-dependency among the caregivers of alcoholics, identify the depressive symptoms among the caregivers. The study was conducted among 140 caregivers.

A Phenomenological Study of the Lived Experiences of Cerebrovascular Accident Patients from Selected Physiotherapy Units of Calicut, Kerala.

Soumya S, 2014

The study concluded that CVA patients find different ways to adapt to their life after stroke.

Effectiveness of Yoga Nidra on Quality of Sleep among Cancer Patients in a Selected Hospital of Udupi District.

Divya N Anand

The study concluded that Yoga Nidra is effective in improving the quality of sleep among cancer patients when provided for 35 minutes in the evening for 14 days.

Effectiveness of an interactive session on Knowledge Regarding Prevention of Adolescent Suicide for High School Children.

Sara Varughese

The objectives were to assess the knowledge on prevention of Adolescent suicide and to determine the effectiveness of an interactive session in terms of gain in knowledge scores.

Effectiveness of a Need based Informational Booklet on Preconception Care among Married Women in a Selected Village of Udupi District, Karnataka.

Jancy Anna James

The need assessment was carried out among 41 women working in Manipal press and the effectiveness of informational booklet on preconception was done among 100 married women who are planning for pregnancy.

Effectiveness of an Awareness Program on Knowledge Regarding Dementia Among Adults in Selected Village in Udupi District, Karnataka.

Mini Mathew

Effectiveness of an informational booklet on care of attempted suicide patients for staff nurses in a selected hospital of Mangalore city, Karnataka.

Jincy Jose, 2009

The study was conducted among 35 staff nurses by using one group pre-test post test design. The findings showed a significant increase in the knowledge and attitude scores after the administration of an informational booklet.

Effectiveness of a Planned Teaching Programme on Antenatal Care for Primigravid Women Attending Selected RMCW Centres of Kasturba hospital.

Jiji Joseph

The objectives of the study were to assess the level of knowledge on antenatal care among primigravid women and to evaluate the effectiveness of planned teaching programme regarding antenatal care among primigravid women. The study was conducted among 30 primigravid women and it was found that the planned teaching programme has improved their knowledge on antenatal care.

A Study to Assess the Effectiveness of Teaching Programme on Menarche and Pubertal Changes among Preadolescent Girls in Selected Schools of Udupi District.

Pratima Prabhu

The study was done among 40 preadolescent girls of 6th and 7th standard from Christian School, Udupi. The study concluded that teaching programme was an effective method in improving the knowledge of preadolescent girls.

A Comparative Study on Stress, Coping Strategies and Quality of Life of Institutionalized and Non institutionalized Elderly in Kottayam District, Kerala.

Mercy Anu Mathew

A Correlative Study on Depressive Symptoms and Perceived Social Support among Medically Ill Patients Admitted in Selected Hospitals of Dakshina Kannada and Udupi District.

Virtu Chongtham

The objectives of the study were to assess depressive symptoms and social support among medically ill patients. A total of 150 medically ill patients were surveyed. Of the total participants, 64 (42.7%) were normal and 86 (57.3%) had depression, of which 35(23.3%) had severe depression, 19(12.7%) had moderate depression and 32(21.3%) had mild depression.

A Correlative Study on Activities of Daily Living Status and Subjective Well-being of the Elderly in a Selected Village of Udupi District, Karnataka.

Lissy M.D

The objectives of the study were to determine the activities of daily living status and subjective well-being of the elderly. The study was done among 100 elderly from Hirebettu village.

A Study of Prevalence of Behavioral and Emotional Problems and its Correlates among School Children of 6-12 years in Selected Schools of Udupi District , Karnataka.

Wilson Nicolau Fernandes

A Study on Perceived Problems and Coping Strategies of Mothers with Mentally Challenged Children Studying in Selected Schools for Mentally Challenged in Karnataka State.

Kotekar Madhumita

The objectives of the study were to find the prevalence of behavioural and emotional problems among school children; classify school children as normal, borderline and abnormal based on score; find concordance between parental and teachers’ rating for behavioural and emotional problems.

A Study to Assess Stigma as Perceived by Relatives of Mentally ill Patients and its Association with Demographic and Disease Variables in Selected Hospitals of Karnataka.

Philomina O M

Career preferences of pre-registration nursing students: exploratory survey.

Divya KY Dr. Jyothi Chakraborthy

b) Barriers & facilitators of nursing research utilization among nurses and administrators after a sensitization program in selected hospitals of New Delhi – towards developing a research utilization model

Indira Rani Dr Christopher Sudhakar