Dr. Rangappa. S. Ashi

Associate Professor

Child Health Nursing

SDM Institute of Nursing Sciences

+91 836 2477609


Dr. Rangappa. S. Ashi

  • Ongoing Research
  • Recent Publications

The ongoing research work will be focusing to evaluate the effectiveness of massage therapy on respiratory status of toddlers with lower respiratory tract infections. Worldwide, Respiratory infection causes morbidity and mortality in children. Children developing five to eight attacks of respiratory illness such as bronchiolitis, asthma and pneumonia which causes 30 - 40% of hospitalization.

Massage therapy is a complementary and alternative treatment and "the manual manipulation of soft tissue intended to promote health and well-being" for children. It focuses on relaxing the muscles engaged in breathing and prevents stimulating the trigger points.

Another study will be undertaken to find the effectiveness of kaleidoscope on pain and behavioural responses of children during IV cannulation as one of the non-pharmacological methods to manage pain in children is distraction and Kaleidoscope is effective in reducing pain during cannulation.

  1. Naik G, Ashi RS. A Pilot Study to Evaluate the Effectiveness of Simulation on Knowledge and Skills of Pediatric Intravenous (IV) Cannulation among Staff Nurses Working in Tertiary Care. Journal of Perinatal, Pediatric and Neonatal Nursing. July 2021; 3(2): 32-39.
  2. Ashi RS. Deshpande P, Patil V. The Role of a Nurse in The Management of Material: An Integrative Review. Research & Review: Management of Emergency and Trauma Nursing (e-ISSN: 2582-0494). 2022 Mar 29:7-22.
  3. Ashi RS. A Study to Evaluate the Effectiveness of Planned Teaching Programme on Knowledge Regarding National Immunization Schedule among Third Trimester Primigravida Mothers Attending Obstetrics and Gynecology, OPD at SDM Hospital, Dharwad. International Journal of Obstetrics, Perinatal and Neonatal Nursing. 22;7(2):51-7.
  4. Naik G., Ashi RS. A Quantitative Theoretical Conceptual Framework for Evaluating the Effectiveness of Simulation. International Journal of Nursing Science Practice and Research, 2022;8(1):34-41.
  5. Kotapuri. P, Bagewadi R., Ashi RS. Kola D.A. A study to evaluate the effectiveness of behaviour change communication on knowledge and practice Regarding prevention of stroke among early detected hypertensive patients attending OPD's at Tertiary care hospital, Dharwad. J Pharm. Negative Results, 2022;13(6):1347-1354.
  6. Ekabote HS, Bagewadi R. R., Ashi RS. A Study to Evaluate the Effectiveness of Anulom-Vilom Techniques on Reduction of Anxiety among Patients with Diabetes Mellitus Admitted in Selected Hospital Dharwad. J Pharm. Negative Results, 2022;13(6):1355-1365.

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