Dr. Sonia R. B. D’Souza

Professor

Department of Obstetrical and Gynaecological Nursing

CURRENT ACADEMIC ROLE & RESPONSIBILITIES

    Sonia Rosaline Blanch D’Souza is Professor in the Department of Obstetrical and Gynaecological Nursing, MCON Manipal.

    She:

    • Subject Coordinator for I Year M.Sc (Research and Statistics)
    • Subject Coordinator for II Year M.Sc (Dissertation and Viva Voce)
    • Class Coordinator for I year M.Sc Nursing

     

SUBJECTS CURRENTLY TEACHING

Subject Subject code Semester
Obstetrical and Gynaecological Nursing MSN 605.2A I MSc Nursing
Sociology BSN 201 II BSc Nursing
Clinical Nursing I – Sociology CCN 501 P.B Diploma Nursing
Nursing Research and Statistics MSN 604 I Year MSc Nursing

ACADEMIC QUALIFICATIONS

Degree Specialisation Institute Year of passing
Certificate Training Program in “Qualitative Data Analysis using Nvivo-11” MCON Manipal and Heurexler Research Centre, New Delhi 23 May 2017
Introduction to Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analysis Coursera,Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland, United States. August 2016
Ph.D Manipal University, Manipal October 2014
Master of Philosophy Sociology Madhurai Kamaraj University, Tamil Nadu 2011
Biostatistics, Epidemiology and Research Methodology Department of Statistics, Manipal University, Manipal. December 2008
Master of Science in Nursing Nursing Manipal College of Nursing Manipal, Manipal Academy of Higher Education 2008
Master of Arts Sociology Karnataka State Open University, Mysore 2004
Bachelor of Science in Nursing Nursing Fr Muller College of Nursing, Mangalore, Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences, Bangalore 2001

Experience

Institution / Organisation Designation Role Tenure
Manipal College of Nursing, Manipal Professor March 12, 2018
Manipal College of Nursing, Manipal Associate Professor 2009 - 2018
Manipal College of Nursing, Manipal University Lecturer 2006 - 2009
Manipal College of Nursing, Manipal University Assistant Lecturer 2002 - 2003

AREAS OF INTEREST, EXPERTISE AND RESEARCH

Area of Interest

Neonatal health and problems, alternative and complementary therapies for maternal and perinatal problems, maternal social health problems

Area of Expertise

Developmental supportive care of preterm infants, maternal and new-born care, care during childbirth, breastfeeding support

Area of Research

Effect of Instrumental Indian classical music on developmental responses of preterm infants, Research on preterm infants

Professional Affiliations & Contributions

  • Karnataka State Nursing Council (RNRM registration): 00027807
  • Trained Nurses Association of India 115396
  • Society of Midwives, India 2007
  • National Research Society of India 763
  • National Neonatology Forum (NNF), India KAR/ L-2804
  • NNF, Karnataka State Chapter, Bengaluru NNF-K/LM/AM/NM/CM/2015/025

Achievements /Awards:

  • Ragini Ranjan Memorial Special Award for the paper on “Effectiveness of Instrumental Indian Classical music on the neurodevelopmental outcomes of preterm infants admitted to a tertiary level hospital” during the Karnataka state level conference ‘KarNeocon 2018’ organized by National Neonatology Forum, Karnataka Chapter in Vydehi Institute of Medical Sciences and Research Centre, Bengaluru on 3-4 March 2018.
  • Best Oral paper award for the paper on “Noise and behavioral responses in preterm infants admitted to a Neonatal Intensive Care Unit of a tertiary referral hospital in South India: Challenge to health care delivery” during International conference on Global Challenges in health care organized by MCON, MAHE, Manipal
  • Award for the ‘Maximum number of publications in Scopus indexed journals – 2017’ during the Awards and Annual Day celebration of MCON, MAHE, Manipal for the year 2017 held on 27 January 2018
  • Best Scientific Paper award for the paper titled “Effectiveness of Indian Classical music on pace of growth in preterm infants - A Randomized Controlled Trial” among the oral paper presentation category during the International Conference on Enrich, Empower & Embrace: Nursing held at Bharati Vidyapeeth Deemed University, College of Nursing, Pune on 9-10 February 2017
  • Paper titled “Effectiveness of Indian Classical music on composition of weight and growth velocity in preterm infants - A Randomized Controlled Trial” was selected as one of the papers among 3 papers in India for NNF Social Neonatology Gold Medal Award category during the 34th Annual convention of NNF (National Neonatology Forum) National conference hosted by NNF Bihar Chapter in Hotel Maurya International, Patna, Bihar from 4th to 7th December, 2014
  • Paper titled “Effectiveness of Instrumental Indian Classical music on serum cortisol concentrations of preterm infants on assisted ventilation - a prospective, randomized controlled trial” was selected as one of the papers among 3 papers in India for the NNF Social Neonatology Gold Medal Award category during the 32nd Annual convention of NNF, New Delhi on the theme ‘Urban neonatal health’ in December 2012
  • Best Paper award for the paper titled “An exploratory study on socio-cultural taboos and misconceptions regarding food consumption during pregnancy among tribal women attending selected health care settings, Udupi district, Karnataka” among the oral paper presentation category during the International Conference on Transcultural Nursing by MCON, Manipal in November, 2011
  • Best paper award for the paper titled “Efficacy of ‘nesting’ on cardio-respiratory stability of preterm infants on assisted ventilation using a reliable ‘SCRIP score” among the oral paper presentation category during Regional conference on Recent trends in MCH care by PSG college of Nursing, Coimbatore, Tamilnadu in October, 2010 
  • Smt. & Sri. K.V. Raman Nair memorial prize sponsored by the Founder Dean of Manipal College of Nursing, Manipal for the best published research paper in an indexed journal during the Annual day of MCON, Manipal for the year 2009
  • Second Rank in M.A Sociology by Karnataka State Open University (KSOU), Mysore, Karnataka in the examination held during June 2004
  • First place in Handwriting (Kannada) competition- ‘Kalasangam 2002’ by Mangalore Musical and Cultural Association (Regd.), Mangalore held in November 2002
  • Best Health education puppet show titled “ Safe blood saves lives” health education using puppetry for the theme “Safe Blood” in the health education competition held by the SNA State branch in Moodbidri, Karnataka in 2001-2002

Financial supports/Grants received as Co-PI:

  • “Effectiveness of Instrumental Indian Classical music on serum cortisol concentrations and developmental responses of preterm infants on assisted ventilation admitted to a tertiary level neonatal intensive care unit (NICU), Kasturba Medical College Hospital, Manipal - a prospective, Randomized Controlled Trial” funded by Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) RFC No. RHN/Ad-hoc/34/2011-12 IRIS.ID: 2011-00070, 2011-2014.

Resource Person:

  • National level workshop on ‘reduce maternal and infant mortality- midwives act now’ by Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecological Nursing, Fr. Muller College of Nursing, Mangalore on the topic “ Professional Recognition as Midwives” on 8th March 2014.
  • Continuing Nursing Education(CNE) session for staff nurses of Dr.TMA Pai Hospital, Udupi on “Managing Breast feeding problems” as part of World Breast Feeding week celebration under the theme- ‘Breastfeeding support: close to mothers’ on 13th August, 2013.
  • Panel discussion on ‘Closing the Gap: Millennium Development Goals. Organized by: Manipal College of Nursing, Manipal Academy of Higher Education, Manipal as part of International Nurses’ day on 12th May, 2013
  • National Level Workshop on “Research Methodology - Novice to Ninja” organized by Alshifa College of Nursing, Perinthalmanna, Kerala on topics – “Case control Vs Cohort studies” and “ Randomized controlled Trials and systematic reviews” on 6th April, 2013
  • Chaired session in the NNF (National Neonatology Forum) 32nd Annual convention organized by National Neonatology Forum (NNF), New Delhi Branch, India in December, 2012
  • Quiz Master for quiz held as part of ‘Newborn week Celebration’ under the theme “Urban Neonatal Health” organized by Department of Maternity and Child Health Nursing, MCON, MU, Manipal in November, 2012.

Perinatal Outcomes of Intimate Partner Violence (IPV) During Pregnancy: A Systematic Review Protocol.

2018-01-04 Ranjani P Sweety Jousline Fernandes Judith Angelitta Noronha Anitha S.

Indian Journal of Forensic Medicine & Toxicology, Vol. 12, No. 2, 283-287.

Knowledge, Attitude and Risk Perception for Diabetes among Pregnant Women with Gestational Diabetes Mellitus.

2018-01-04 Judith Angelitta Noronha Sushmitha Ramona Karkada Anusuya Shobha Sweety Jousline Fernandes Pratibha

Indian Journal of Public Health Research & Development, Vol.9, No. 4,19-24.

A Study to Assess Functional Assessment and Lived Experiences of Cervical Cancer Patients Admitted to a Tertiary Level Hospital of Udupi District, Karnataka-A Mixed Method Protocol

2018-01-04 Ranjani P Sweety Jousline Fernandes Pratibha Judith Angelitta Noronha Sushmitha Ramona Karkada Shobha

Indian Journal of Public Health Research & Development, Vol.9, No. 4. 321-325

Behavioral Responses to Noise in Preterm Infants Admitted to a Neonatal Intensive Care Unit of a Tertiary Referral Hospital in South India.

2018-01-01 Leslie E Lewis Vijay Kumar Hari Prakash

Indian Journal of Public Health Research & Development, Vol. 9, No. 1. 422-426.

Maternal outcomes of Intimate Partner Violence (IPV) during Pregnancy in India.

2018-01-01 Ranjani P Sweety Jousline Fernandes Anitha S

Indian Journal of Forensic Medicine & Toxicology, Vol. 12, No. 1. 309-312

Nurse-Led Early Initiation of Breastfeeding on the LATCH Scoring System.

2018-01-01 Geena Louis D’Souza Pratibha Leslie E Lewis

Indian Journal of Public Health Research and Development. Vol. 9, No. 1. 417-421.

Physiological Responses to Noise in Preterm Infants Admitted to Neonatal Intensive Care Unit of a Tertiary Referral Hospital in South India.

2018-01-01 Leslie E.S Lewis Vijay Kumar Ramesh Bhat Jayashree Purkayastha Hari Prakash Asha Kamath

Medico-legal Update, Vol.18, No. 1. 248-252

A study of supine Vs. prone positioning on responses of preterm infants on ventilator support- A randomized controlled trial protocol.

2017-01-10 Leslie E Lewis Laveena D’Souza

Indian Journal of Public Health Research and Development. Vol.8, No.4. 319-323. doi number: 105958/0976-5506.2017.00362.X

Ambient noise levels in acute Neonatal Intensive Care Unit of a tertiary referral hospital.

2017-01-10 Leslie E.S Lewis Vijay Kumar Ramesh Bhat Jayashree Purkayastha Hari Prakash

Journal of Krishna Institute of Medical Sciences University. Vol 6, No. 4. 50-58

Perception of health-care personnel regarding noise and attitudes regarding implementation of music in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit.

2017-01-10 Pratibha Sweety Jousline Fernandes Judith Angelitta Noronha Sushmitha Ramona Karkada Shobha Leslie E Lewis

Indian Journal of Public Health Research and Development. Vol.8, No.4. 225-230. doi number: 105958/0976-5506.2017.003444.8

Effectiveness of Early Initiation of Breastfeeding on Sleeping Pattern of Newborns – An Evaluative Study.

2017-01-07 Geena Louis D’Souza Pratibha

Medico-legal Update, Vol.17, No. 2. 248-252

Effectiveness of Indian Classical Music on Developmental Responses of Preterm Infants - A Randomized Controlled Trial Protocol.

2017-01-07 Leslie E.S Lewis Vijay Kumar Ramesh Bhat Jayashree Purkayastha Asha Kamath

Medico-legal Update, Vol.17, No. 2. 243 - 247.

Perceived Self-Efficacy Regarding Neonatal Care among Postnatal Mothers of Selected Manipal Group of Hospitals in Udupi District Karnataka

2016-01-09 Binu Thapa Pratibha

Nitte University Journal of Health Science (NUJHS), Vol. 6, No.3, 3-5

Knowledge Regarding Neonatal Care among Postnatal Mothers of Selected Manipal Group of Hospitals in Udupi District Karnataka.

2016-01-07 Binu Thapa Pratibha

International Journal of Nursing Care, Volume 4, No.2. 47-49.

Prevalence of Urinary Tract Infection and the effectiveness of an awareness programme on urinary tract infection among antenatal mothers attending the outpatient department of Tertiary level Hospital, Manipal.

2016-01-01 Reshma Rozalin Noronha Anusuya

Asian Academic Research Journal of Multidisciplinary, Volume 3, Issue 1. 137-141

Thyroid Ectopia Mimicking a Thyroglossal Duct Cyst (TDC): A Case Report.

2015-01-01 Kumar, Vijay Prabhu, Santhosh Sundeep, PT

Manipal Journal of Nursing and Health Sciences, 1 (2). pp. 121-122.

Noise in Neonatal Intensive care unit: Effects on Hospitalized Preterm Infants.

2015-01-01 Lewis Leslie E Kumar Vijay Kamath Asha Baby S Nayak Judith Angelitta Noronha Anice George

Manipal Journal of Nursing and Health Sciences, 1 (1). pp. 57-62.

Development of a tool for assessing preterm infants.

2014-01-07 Vijay Kumar Leslie Edward Lewis

Nursing and Midwifery Research Journal. Vol-10, No.3. 91-99

Knowledge and attitude of married women in reproductive age regarding emergency contraception in Udupi district.

2014-01-01 Preethi Fernandes Sushmitha Ramona Karkada

Journal of Krishna Institute of Medical Sciences University. Vol 3, No. 1. 64 – 69.

Learning needs and nursing care needs of postnatal women: Perception of women and the nurses

2012-01-01 Lydia David Anusuya Leslie Lewis

I-Manager’s Journal on Nursing. Vol 2 (4).

Alcohol versus sterile water cleaning for newborn umbilical cord care.

2011-01-08 Ranjani P Baby S Nayak Maria Pais Manjula

I-manager’s Journal on Nursing, vol. 1. no. 3, 17-23

Preparing primigravid women for childbirth: Behavioral responses to labour pain and outcome of labour

2010-01-07 Eva Chris Karkada Judith Angelitta Noronha

International Journal of Nursing Education, Volume 2, No.2. 15-17.

An evaluative study to determine the effectiveness of childbirth preparation class in terms of behavioural responses during first stage of labour and outcome of labour among primigravid women in selected hospitals of South India.

2010-01-01 Eva Chris Karkada Judith Angelitta Noronha

Malaysian Journal of Nursing Online Available at: http://mjn-e-news.com.my/resources-publications/research-papers

Relationship between stress, coping and nursing support of parents of preterm infants admitted to tertiary level neonatal intensive care units of Karnataka, India: A cross-sectional survey

2009-01-01 Karkada,S Lewis,L.E Mayya,S Gudattu,V

Journal of Neonatal Nursing. 15, 152-158.

Effectiveness of breast massage on experience of breast milk expression and volume among mothers of preterm neonates admitted to NICU of Kasturba Hospital, Manipal

2011-01-01 Sharmila Jose

Purpose: Breast massage would increase the breast milk volume and whether breast massage had an effect on breast milk expression experience was identified and then this is used as a protocol in the NICU. Objectives: • To evaluate effectiveness of breast massage on expressed breast milk volume, manual breast milk expression experience and total duration of manual breast milk expression • To find relationship between expressed breast milk volume and variables like age, parity, gestational age of neonate and fluid intake of the mother.

    Let us make India a better place for living for women

    2013-01-01

    Dhwani Manipal college of Nursing Manipal Annual magazine. India, the largest democracy in the world, propagates respect for every human being, national or international. The constitution also guarantees equality and dignity to all women irrespective of their religion, caste, creed or culture. Yet, gender inequality and violence against women are the burning issues in this largest democracy.