Guruprasad V

Assistant Professor - Selection Grade

Department of Occupational Therapy


    Guruprasad V is working as Assistant Professor- Selection Grade in the Department of Occupational Therapy, Manipal College of Health Professions, Manipal Academy of Higher Education, Manipal. 

    He is:

    ·        BOT & MOT Teaching Faculty

    ·       Class Coordinator for II MOT 

    ·        Subject In-charge: Occupational Therapy in  Neurological, Geriatric, and Medical Conditions ( III BOT) and  Research in Occupational Therapy ( I MOT)

    ·        Clinical staff: Neurorehabilitation - Neurosurgery 

    ·        Clinical Supervisor: I, II & III BOT,  (Neurosurgery )

    ·        Clinical Supervisor: I  & II MOT (Neurosurgery)

    ·        Inventory In-charge

    .        Coordinator for Department Research Committee

    .        Research Guide for Interns and Postgraduates(NeuroRehabiliation )



            Member of Academics Operations Empowered Committee 

            Member of Centre for Comprehensive Stroke Rehabilitation and Research 




Subject Semester / Year
Assessments in OT -I II Semester/ I BOT
Occupational Therapy in Neurological, Geriatric and Medical Conditions VI Semester/ III BOT
Research in Occupational Therapy I Semester / I MOT
Ethics and Pedogoy II Semester/ II MOT
Occupational Therapy in Neurorehabilitation- I III Semester / II MOT
Occupational Therapy in Neurorehabilitation- II IV Semester / II MOT


Degree Specialisation Institute Year of passing
Master of Occupational Therapy Neurosciences Manipal College of Allied Health Sciences, Manipal Academy of Higher Education 2012
Bachelor Of Occupational Therapy KMCH College of Occupational Therapy, The Tamilnadu Dr. MGR Medical University -Chennai, Tamilnadu, India. 2007
Certificate course in Bio-Statistics, Epidemiology & Research Methodology Manipal Academy of Higher Education 2013
Certificate course in Hand Splinting Department of Occupational Therapy, MCOAHS, Manipal Academy of Higher Education 2012
Certificate course on Electrotherapy in rehabilitation Dept. of Physical Medicine & rehabilitation, Kovai Medical Center & Hospital. Coimbatore 2012


Institution / Organisation Designation Role Tenure
Department of Occupational Therapy – MCHP Assistant Professor- Senior Scale Teaching faculty,Class coordinator ,Clinical teaching , Clinical Supervisor UG Students ,Research guide , Researcher Sep 2015 – August 2018
Department of Occupational Therapy - SOAHS Assistant Professor Teaching faculty, Class coordinator ,Clinical teaching , Clinical Supervisor UG Students ,Research guide , Researcher Sep 2012 – Aug 2015
Department of Occupational Therapy - SOAHS Assistant Lecturer Teaching faculty ,Clinical teaching , Clinical Supervisor April 2009 – Aug 2010
Department of Occupational Therapy - MCHP Assistant Professor - Selection Grade Teaching faculty,Class coordinator ,Clinical teaching , Clinical Supervisor UG Students ,Research guide Sept 2018- till date


Area of Interest

Cognitive rehabilitation, Splinting in Neurological rehabilitation , ADL retraining in Neurological rehabilitation, Geriatric rehabilitation

Area of Expertise

Cognitive rehabilitation

Area of Research

Splinting in Neurological rehabilitation ,ADL retraining in Neurological rehabilitation , Geriatric rehabilitation , Neurological rehabilitation

Professional Affiliations & Contributions

  • Life member of All India Occupational Therapists Association (AIOTA)
  • Member of Academic Council of Occupational Therapy (ACOT)

Work Experience

Organisation Role Tenure
Kovai Medical Center & Hospital (KMCH), Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, India Clinical services, Clinical demonstration & supervision for BOT students May 2008 – March 2009

Occupational therapy for persons with haemophilia.

2015-01-04 Haemophilia, Occupational Therapy, Rehabilitation KR Banumathe Quadros, Shalini

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Objective: To discuss briefly about the role of Occupational Therapy in rehabilitating people with Haemophilia. Summary: Occupational Therapy helps a client in doing their daily routines such as daily living skills, work/academic related skills and leisure pursuits. The rehabilitative approach could be preventive, remedial or adaptive. This article outlines the role of occupational therapy for a client with Haemophilia. International Journal of Pharma Research and Health Sciences, 3 (2). pp. 677-679. ISSN 2348-6465

Bell’s palsy & its impact on various areas of occupation

2014-01-08 Bells’ palsy, Occupation, occupational therapy KR Banumathe

Objective: To discuss briefly about the Bell’s palsy and its impact on various areas of occupation. Summary: Bell's palsy is a peripheral palsy of the facial nerve that results in muscle weakness on one side of the face.This article outlines the various areas of activities of daily living, instrumental activities of daily living, work and social participation which will be affected due to Bell’s palsy. Scientific Research Journal of India, 3 (3). pp. 136-138. ISSN 2277-1700

Functional Rehabilitation of a Patient with Post Stroke Cerebellar Cognitive Affective Syndrome - A Single Case Study

2013-01-05 cerebellar cognitive affective syndrome, balance retraining, cognitive rehabilitation, Functional rehabilitation. Koushik Sau Vidyasagar, Sudha Varma, Muralidhar

Objective: In the last decade, it has become more evident that cerebellum plays a major role in cognitive, behavioral and affective abnormalities. In this case study, we report about a client who developed “Cerebellar Cognitive Affective Syndrome” following a cerebellar hemorrhage and the rehabilitation process following the same. Design: A single case study. Methods: The patient was a 31 years old male, who was working as an executive manager was referred to Occupational Therapy Dept. for evaluation and rehabilitation. The patient showed ataxia of the trunk and the extremities as a part of motor evaluation. In cognitive evaluation, MMSE a screening tool and LOTCA, standardized cognitive assessment in occupational therapy was carried out and the results revealed disturbance in orientation, attention, memory-both short term & long term and impairments in executive functioning, visuo-spatial functioning. Behavioral and affective abnormalities also noted during evaluation. Due to impairments in cognitive, motor, behavioral and affective components the client was totally dependent on his family members for his Basic Activities of Daily Living. Cognitive rehabilitation, Functional balance retraining, fall prevention education, caregiver education and home modifications were carried out in order to make the client independent in his daily living tasks and also to maximize his abilities to return to his work. International Journal of Health Sciences and Research, 3 (5). pp. 107-110. ISSN 2249-9571

Facebook and occupational therapy profession.

2013-01-05 Facebook, Occupational Therapy, social media. Koushik Sau

Social media is any web or mobile based platform that’s enables an individual or agency to communicate interactively and enables exchange of user generated content1. Facebook is the most powerful social media 2 and India is the third 3in world in terms of active user. So Indian occupational therapist can use Facebook effectively for professional growth. International Journal of Medical Research & Health Sciences, 2 (3). pp. 660-661. ISSN 2319-5886

Effectiveness of sensory motor and behavior therapy on drooling in children with cerebral palsy.

2012-01-09 Cerebral palsy, Drooling, Sensory motor therapy, Behavior therapy KR Banumathe Sugi, S

Aim: To determine the effectiveness of sensory motor and behaviour therapy on drooling in children with cerebral palsy. Methodology: 20 children with drooling in cerebral palsy were selected for the study based on the screening tool. The assessment tools such as swab method, drooling quotient with activity and drooling quotient without activity were used for pre and post test scores. 10 children received conventional treatments who were control group and 10 children were given sensory motor and behaviour therapy along with conventional treatment who were experimental group. Post-test was taken after 6 weeks of intervention for 10 min / session, 3 days a week and the scores were subjected to statistical analysis. Results: The data were analysed with Mann-Whitney U-test and Kruskal Wallis test using the SPSS version 16. Results showed statistical significant difference at p<0.05 levels of significance in post test scores of experimental when compared to control group. Constant droolers showed greater improvement than frequent droolers in swab method and drooling quotient with activity at p<0.05 levels of significance. The study also found that age and diagnosis do not have an effect on treatment outcome. Conclusion: The study concluded that sensory motor and behaviour therapy have a significant effect on reducing drooling in children with cerebral palsy. Physiotherapy and Occupational Therapy Journal, 5 (3). pp. 133-138. ISSN: 0974-5777

Effectiveness of Videotaped/Photographs in Teaching Handling Techniques for Caregivers of Children with Spastic Cerebral Palsy.

2012-01-07 Handling techniques, Home Programme, Spastic Cerebral Palsy KR Banumathe Balakrishnan, T

Aim: To determine the effectiveness of videotapes/ photographs in teaching Handling techniques for caregivers of children with Spastic cerebral palsy. Method: This Experimental study used the videotapes/photographs as a tool for teaching the handling techniques to caregivers of 15 spastic type cerebral palsy children. This study also uses parental questionnaire, and GMFM score sheet for assessment. Results: The study concluded that there is a significant improvement in therapeutic handling the children by caregivers when using videotape/photograph teaching between the pre and post test scores of parental handling questionnaire at a significant level of 0.0001. However there is no significant difference observed in the GMFM scale. Conclusion: This study suggests that videotaped/photographic teaching of handling techniques to the caregivers of children with spastic cerebral palsy is effective. Global Research Analysis, 1 (2). pp. 82-84. ISSN 2277 - 8160

Application of Occupational Performance Model in Occupational Therapy for Rehabilitation in Medical Conditions - A Case Study.

2012-01-11 Encephalitis, Occupational Performance Model, Occupational Therapy KR Banumathe

Summary: This case study describes the application of occupational performance model in occupational therapy practice for physical dysfunctions in severe medical conditions. A case of 37 years old male diagnosed as Encephalitis with clinical presentation of left Hemiplegia and Seizure was referred. Initial evaluation revealed significant poor performance in cognitive, physical, emotional, social and dependent self-care tasks. The early rehabilitation was initiated based on occupational performance model which showed the marked improvement in the client’s abilities to perform basic daily living skills. This case study reveals knowledge about application of this model for rehabilitation in acute severe medical conditions. International Journal of Health Sciences & Research, 2 (8). pp. 111-113. ISSN 2249-9571

A Study to Find out the Prevalence and Effectiveness of Occupational Therapy Intervention for Pain and Activity Performance in Mobile Users with Risk of Repetitive Strain Injury.

2012-01-07 Mobile Users, Repetitive Strain Injury, Activity Performance KR Banumathe Lukose, Leena Ann

Objectives: To find the prevalence of pain and activity restriction among mobile users with risk of Repetitive Strain Injury (RSI) and to study the effectiveness of Occupational Therapy (OT) intervention for improving activity performance in mobile users with RSI. Methodology: 3 questionnaires were made and validated. RSI Screening Questionnaire was given to 100 participants to find out the prevalence. Among which 64 of them were selected based on inclusion criteria. Pre-test was taken using McGill Pain Questionnaire, Activity Restriction Questionnaire and Awareness Questionnaire. Interventions such as health education, strengthening activities and pamphlets were given for three 30 min session / week. After a period of 3 weeks post-test was taken using the same questionnaire and results were analysed. Results: Using SPSS-15, Descriptive analysis and Paired ‘t’ test was used to analyse the data. 64% of them had symptom of pain and limitation it their activity performance. There was a significant difference between pre and post test score in pain and activity restriction and awareness at p<0.05 level. Conclusion: There was a significant reduction in the pain and activity restriction among mobile users and increased awareness after Occupational Therapy intervention. International Journal of Scientific Research, 1 (2). pp. 149-151. ISSN 2277 – 8179

Modified Falls Behavioral Scale for Indian Community Dwelling Older Adults.

2012-02-07 Geriatrics, Falls, Older adults Sebestina Anita D’Souza KR Banumathe

Purpose: In the absence of culturally relevant measurement tool to assess behaviour factors leading to fall in Indian older adults, this study aims to develop an objective measure to assess behavioural factors leading to fall by modifying the existing Falls Behavioural Scale for Australian older adults and establish its content and construct validity. Method: Following interviews with older adults, the existing scale was modified for language and relevant items. The 30-item preliminary scale thus developed was sent to experts for content validation, following which five items were added. For the field trial, 193 older adults were assessed with the 35 items Modified Falls Behavioural Scale, the Berg Balance Scale, and physical functioning component of SF-36. Results: Following factor analysis, one item was eliminated, the items were reloaded to different dimensions and one new dimension “Anticipatory Strategies” was introduced. The final 34-item scale was positively associated with history of fall in last one year (r = 0.021, p < .005) and age of the older adults (r = 0.26, p <.001). The scale also had significant negative correlation with Berg Balance Scale (r=-.4, p< .001), number of times an older adult went out in last one month (r = -0.031, p < .001), and SF 36 Physical Functioning (r = -.18, p = .01). Conclusion: In the present study, a 34-item Modified Falls Behavioural Scale was developed to assess fall behaviours in Indian older adults, and its content validity and construct validity is established. International Journal of Scientific Research, 1 (2). pp. 152-154. ISSN 2277 - 8179

Leisure and Its Impact on Well Being in School Children.

2012-01-10 Leisure, Well-Being, School Children Guruprasad V KR Banumathe Sinu, E

Objective: To discuss briefly about the leisure and its impact on well-being in school children. Summary: The article describes the leisure activities for children, impact of passive leisure on well-being, the importance of active leisure, obstacles for participation and its implication for school children. International Journal of Scientific Research, 1 (5). p. 114. ISSN 2277 – 8179

Relationship between homemaking performance mode and Body Mass Index in Housewives within shivalli area using a rated administered questionnaire

Guruprasad V Adeyemi Y. Adebimpe Adegbola O. Abraham Raji Roqeeb B.

BACKGROUND: Presently the incidence of obesity and their related commodities is increasing rapidly in India, especially among housewives. Home-making task being a major full time occupation of housewives, only limited time is available for them to participate in any exercise regimen or active leisure in order to maintain their body mass index. Due to urbanization and mechanization, energy expenditure in homemaking tasks has also decreased. The present study aims to find out the relationship between home-making performance mode and Body Mass Index (BMI) among housewives in Manipal ward, Udupi district. PARTICIPANTS AND METHODS: Study participants were housewives of age group 30 – 45 years. The study was carried out in two sections: Firstly, home making questionnaire was developed by researchers as there were no culturally relevant questionnaire using a methodological study design. Secondly, using the tool, a cross-sectional study was carried out in 61 samples to find out the mode of performance of home-making task. Participants were inquired about the home-making tasks they performed on typical day, and their corresponding Metabolic Equivalent (MET) values were assigned by investigators from compendium of physical activities. (BMI) was calculated and classification of as recommended by WHO. CONCLUSION: There is a strong relationship between Home-making performance method and BMI. Housewives performing home-making task manually has lower BMI.