Ishanka Weerasekara

Verified @uon.edu.au

Lecturer, Faculty of Allied Health Sciences
University of Peradeniya



              

https://researchid.co/ishanka

EDUCATION

BSc in Physiotherapy, MPhil, PhD

1432

Scholar Citations

16

Scholar h-index

21

Scholar i10-index

RECENT SCHOLAR PUBLICATIONS

  • Physical Exercise for Healthy Older Adults and Those with Frailty: What Exercise Is Best and Is There a Difference? A Systematic Review and Meta-Analyses
    S Alowaydhah, I Weerasekara, S Walmsley, J Marquez
    Current Gerontology and Geriatrics Research 5639004 2024

  • The Effects of Various Types of Physical Exercise on Health Outcomes in Older Adults with Depression: A Systematic Review and Meta‐Analysis of Controlled Trials
    S Alowaydhah, I Weerasekara, S Walmsley, J Marquez
    Depression and Anxiety 2024 (1), 9363464 2024

  • The role of digital health technologies in women’s health, empowerment and gender equality: project report
    IJB do Nascimento, I Weerasekara, J Marquez, HM Abdulazeem, ...
    World Health Organization 2024

  • Frequency of use and adequacy of Cochrane risk of bias tool 2 in non-Cochrane systematic reviews published in 2020: meta-research study
    A Babić, O Barcot, T Visković, F Šarić, A Kirkovski, I Barun, Z Križanac, ...
    Research Synthesis Methods 2024

  • The secretor status of blood group antigens in the saliva in people with oral cancers: a systematic review
    T Walpola, K Jayawardene, I Weerasekara
    Systematic Reviews 13 (1), 1-10 2024

  • Patient-reported outcome measures for rehabilitation hospitals: a scoping review
    C Thwaites, N Rowntree, A Hodge, S Fowler-Davis, JP McKercher, ...
    Physical Therapy Reviews 28 (4-6), 278-290 2023

  • Instruments evaluating the quality of the clinical learning environment in nursing education: An updated systematic review
    I Weerasekara, M Hall, L Shaw, D Kiegaldie
    Nurse Education in Practice, 103732 2023

  • Telemedicine-Based Management of Oral Anticoagulation Therapy: Systematic Review and Meta-analysis
    L Braga Ferreira, R Lanna de Almeida, A Arantes, H Abdulazeem, ...
    Journal of Medical Internet Research 25, e45922 2023

  • Investigating the effects of intraprofessional learning in nursing education: protocol for a longitudinal study
    L Shaw, I Weerasekara, D Keigaldie
    Nursing Reports 13 (2), 740-750 2023

  • Is maternal carbohydrate intake having an impact on newborn birth weight? A systematic review
    M Pathirathna, R Nandasena, B Samarasekara, T Dasanayake, ...
    Nutrients 15 (7), 1649 2023

  • Biomechanical and clinical relationships between lower back pain and knee osteoarthritis: a systematic review
    P Amarasinghe, S Wadugodapitiya, I Weerasekara
    Systematic Reviews 12 (28) 2023

  • Agreement Between Dual-Energy X-ray Absorptiometry and Bioelectric Impedance Analysis for Assessing Body Composition in Athletes: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis
    S Dzator, I Weerasekara, M Shields, R Haslam, D James
    Clinical Journal of Sport Medicine 2023

  • Is Maternal Carbohydrate Intake Having an Impact on Newborn Birth Weight? A Systematic Review. Nutrients 2023, 15, 1649
    ML Pathirathna, H Nandasena, BPP Samarasekara, TS Dasanayake, ...
    2023

  • COVID-19 vaccine acceptance and hesitancy among patients with cancer: a systematic review and meta-analysis
    KP Prabani, I Weerasekara, D Dasanayaka
    Public Health 2022

  • Relationships between the physical work environment, postures and musculoskeletal pain during COVID-19: A survey of frequent computer users
    SJ Snodgrass, I Weerasekara, S Edwards, NR Heneghan, EJ Puentedura, ...
    Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine 2022

  • Adherence to literature search reporting guidelines in leading rheumatology journals' systematic reviews: umbrella review protocol
    I Prez-Neri, C Pineda, JL Flores-Guerrero, MD Estvo, LT Vasanthan, ...
    Rheumatology International 2022

  • Letter to the Editor: Academic Recognition of Systematic Reviews and the Evidence-based Research Approach in Postgraduate Health and Clinical Sciences in Sri Lanka-Can the
    I Weerasekara, L Durage, D Devane, H Lund
    Sri Lankan Journal of Health Sciences 1 (1) 2022

  • Exercise‐induced hypoalgesic effects of different types of physical exercise in individuals with neck pain: a systematic review and meta‐analysis
    M Senarath, KK Chen, I Weerasekara, RMJ de Zoete
    Pain Practice 2022

  • Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Suicidal Attempts and Death Rates: A Systematic Review
    M Pathirathna, R Nandasena, M Atapattu, I Weerasekara
    BMC Psychiatry 22 2022

  • Safety and Efficacy of Therapeutic Taping in Primary Dysmenorrhea: a Systematic Review and Meta-analysis
    E Bandara, WNI Kularathne, K Brain, I Weerasekara
    Scientific Reports 2022

MOST CITED SCHOLAR PUBLICATIONS

  • Novel coronavirus infection (COVID-19) in humans: a scoping review and meta-analysis
    IJ Borges do Nascimento, N Cacic, HM Abdulazeem, TC Von Groote, ...
    Journal of clinical medicine 9 (4), 941 2020
    Citations: 693

  • Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Suicidal Attempts and Death Rates: A Systematic Review
    M Pathirathna, R Nandasena, M Atapattu, I Weerasekara
    BMC Psychiatry 22 2022
    Citations: 93

  • Clinical, laboratory and radiological characteristics and outcomes of novel coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) infection in humans: A systematic review and series of meta-analyses
    IJ Borges do Nascimento, TC von Groote, DP O’Mathna, ...
    PloS one 15 (9), e0239235 2020
    Citations: 87

  • Impact of big data analytics on people’s health: Overview of systematic reviews and recommendations for future studies
    IJ Borges do Nascimento, MS Marcolino, HM Abdulazeem, I Weerasekara, ...
    Journal of medical Internet research 23 (4), e27275 2021
    Citations: 61

  • Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic: an overview of systematic reviews
    IJ Borges do Nascimento, DP O’Mathna, TC von Groote, ...
    BMC infectious diseases 21 (1), 525 2021
    Citations: 58

  • Factors associated for mortality of older people with COVID 19: a systematic review and meta-analysis
    H Damayanthi, KIP Prabani, I Weerasekara
    Gerontology and Geriatric Medicine 7, 23337214211057392 2021
    Citations: 57

  • Clinical benefits of joint mobilization on ankle sprains: a systematic review and meta-analysis
    I Weerasekara, P Osmotherly, S Snodgrass, J Marquez, R de Zoete, ...
    Archives of physical medicine and rehabilitation 99 (7), 1395-1412. e5 2018
    Citations: 50

  • The Prevalence of Hamstring Tightness among the Male Athletes of University of Peradeniya in 2010, Sri Lanka
    I Weerasekara, I Kumari, N Weerarathna, C Withanage, C Wanniarachchi, ...
    Int J Phys Med Rehabil 1 (108), 2 2013
    Citations: 46

  • Adverse perinatal outcomes in COVID-19 infected pregnant women: a systematic review and meta-analysis
    ML Pathirathna, BPP Samarasekara, TS Dasanayake, P Saravanakumar, ...
    Healthcare 10 (2), 203 2022
    Citations: 39

  • COVID-19 vaccine acceptance and hesitancy among patients with cancer: a systematic review and meta-analysis
    KP Prabani, I Weerasekara, D Dasanayaka
    Public Health 2022
    Citations: 26

  • Injuries in netball-a systematic review
    C Downs, SJ Snodgrass, I Weerasekara, SR Valkenborghs, R Callister
    Sports medicine-open 7, 1-26 2021
    Citations: 25

  • What is the effect of interrupting prolonged sitting with frequent bouts of physical activity or standing on first or recurrent stroke risk factors? A scoping review
    P Mackie, I Weerasekara, G Crowfoot, H Janssen, E Holliday, D Dunstan, ...
    PLOS ONE 14 (6), e0217981 2019
    Citations: 25

  • Contrast Therapy and Heat Therapy in Subacute Stage of Grade I and II Lateral Ankle Sprains
    I Weerasekara, S Tennakoon, H Suraweera
    Foot Ankle Spec 9, 307-323 2016
    Citations: 24

  • Is the inclinometer a valid measure of thoracic kyphosis? A cross-sectional study
    D Hunter, D Rivett, S McKiernan, I Weerasekara, S Snodgrass
    Brazilian Journal of Physical Therapy 2018
    Citations: 19

  • Effect of Mobilisation with Movement (MWM) on clinical outcomes in lateral ankle sprains: A systematic review and meta-analysis
    I Weerasekara, H Deam, N Bamborough, S Brown, J Donnelly, N Thorp, ...
    The Foot 43 2019
    Citations: 18

  • Hippotherapy in adults with acquired brain injury: A systematic review
    J Marquez, I Weerasekara, L Chambers
    Physiotherapy Theory and Practice 2018
    Citations: 17

  • Relationships between the physical work environment, postures and musculoskeletal pain during COVID-19: A survey of frequent computer users
    SJ Snodgrass, I Weerasekara, S Edwards, NR Heneghan, EJ Puentedura, ...
    Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine 2022
    Citations: 13

  • Chronic musculoskeletal ankle disorders in Sri Lanka
    I Weerasekara, C Hiller
    BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 18 (219) 2017
    Citations: 11

  • Safety and Efficacy of Therapeutic Taping in Primary Dysmenorrhea: a Systematic Review and Meta-analysis
    E Bandara, WNI Kularathne, K Brain, I Weerasekara
    Scientific Reports 2022
    Citations: 10

  • Is the fibula positioned posteriorly in weight-bearing in individuals with chronic ankle instability? A case control study
    I Weerasekara, PG Osmotherly, S Snodgrass, J Tessier, DA Rivett
    Journal of Manual & Manipulative Therapy 29 (3), 168-175 2020
    Citations: 10