Ishanka Rajapaksha Mudiyanselage

Ishanka Rajapaksha Mudiyanselage

School of Allied Health Science and Practice

Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences

Eligible to supervise Masters and PhD (as Co-Supervisor) - email supervisor to discuss availability.


  • Journals

    Year Citation
    2024 Walpola, T., Jayawardene, K. L. T. D., & Weerasekara, I. (2024). The secretor status of blood group antigens in the saliva in people with oral cancers: a systematic review. Systematic Reviews, 13(1), 10 pages.
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    2024 Babić, A., Barcot, O., Visković, T., Šarić, F., Kirkovski, A., Barun, I., . . . Puljak, L. (2024). Frequency of use and adequacy of Cochrane risk of bias tool 2 in non-Cochrane systematic reviews published in 2020: Meta-research study. Research Synthesis Methods, 11 pages.
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    2023 Braga Ferreira, L., Lanna de Almeida, R., Arantes, A., Abdulazeem, H., Weerasekara, I., Ferreira, L. S. D. N., . . . Marcolino, M. S. (2023). Telemedicine-Based Management of Oral Anticoagulation Therapy: Systematic Review and Meta-analysis (Preprint).
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    2023 Weerasekara, I., Hall, M., Shaw, L., & Kiegaldie, D. (2023). Instruments evaluating the quality of the clinical learning environment in nursing education: An updated systematic review. Nurse Education in Practice, 71, 10 pages.
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    2023 Thwaites, C., Rowntree, N., Hodge, A., Fowler-Davis, S., McKercher, J. P., Weerasekara, I., . . . Morris, M. E. (2023). Patient-reported outcome measures for rehabilitation hospitals: a scoping review. Physical Therapy Reviews, 13 pages.
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    2023 Dzator, S., Weerasekara, I., Shields, M., Haslam, R., & James, D. (2023). Agreement Between Dual-Energy X-ray Absorptiometry and Bioelectric Impedance Analysis for Assessing Body Composition in Athletes: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis. Clinical Journal of Sport Medicine, 33(5), 557-568.
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    2023 Amarasinghe, P., Wadugodapitiya, S., & Weerasekara, I. (2023). Biomechanical and clinical relationships between lower back pain and knee osteoarthritis: a systematic review. Systematic Reviews, 12(1), 28.
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    2023 Pathirathna, M. L., Nandasena, H. M. R. K. G., Samarasekara, B. P. P., Dasanayake, T. S., Weerasekara, I., & Haruna, M. (2023). Is Maternal Carbohydrate Intake Having an Impact on Newborn Birth Weight? A Systematic Review. Nutrients, 15(7), 1649.
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    2023 Ferreira, L., Almeida, R., Arantes, A., Abdulazeem, H., Weeraseka, I., Ferreira, L., . . . Marcolino, M. (2023). Telemedicine-based management of oral anticoagulation therapy: a systematic review and meta-analysis (Preprint). Journal of Medical Internet Research, 25, e45922.
    DOI Scopus1 WoS1 Europe PMC1
    2023 Kiegaldie, D., Weerasekara, I., & Shaw, L. (2023). Investigating the Effects of Intraprofessional Learning in Nursing Education: Protocol for a Longitudinal Study. Nursing Reports, 13(2), 740-750.
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    2023 Senarath, I. D., Chen, K. K., Weerasekara, I., & de Zoete, R. (2023). Exercise-induced hypoalgesic effects of different types of physical exercise in individuals with neck pain: A systematic review and meta-analysis. Pain Practice, 23(1), 110-122.
    DOI Scopus4 WoS3 Europe PMC3
    2022 Bohatko-Naismith, J., McCormack, L., Weerasekara, I., James, D., & Marley, J. (2022). Health screening questionnaires used in the management of mental distress acquired during an injured worker's return to work: A scoping review. Work, 72(1), 75-90.
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    2022 Pérez-Neri, I., Pineda, C., Flores-Guerrero, J. L., Estêvão, M. D., Vasanthan, L. T., Lorente, S., . . . Sandoval, H. (2022). Adherence to literature search reporting guidelines in leading rheumatology journals’ systematic reviews: umbrella review protocol. Rheumatology International, 42(12), 2135-2140.
    DOI Scopus2 WoS2 Europe PMC3
    2022 Weerasekara, I., Osmotherly, P. G., Snodgrass, S. J., Walmsley, S., Tessier, J., & Rivett, D. A. (2022). Feasibility of Using Detuned Laser as a Placebo In Manual Therapy Research: An Analysis of Participant Perceptions. Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics, 45(2), 163-169.
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    2022 Pathirathna, M. L., Samarasekara, B. P. P., Dasanayake, T. S., Saravanakumar, P., & Weerasekara, I. (2022). Adverse Perinatal Outcomes in COVID-19 Infected Pregnant Women: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis. Healthcare (Switzerland), 10(2), 21 pages.
    DOI Scopus18 WoS18 Europe PMC16
    2022 Pathirathna, M. L., Nandasena, H. M. R. K., Atapattu, A. M. M. P., & Weerasekara, I. (2022). Impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on suicidal attempts and death rates: a systematic review. BMC Psychiatry, 22(1), 15 pages.
    DOI Scopus42 WoS19 Europe PMC23
    2022 Bandara, E. M. I. A., Kularathne, W. N. I., Brain, K., & Weerasekara, I. (2022). Safety and efficacy of therapeutic taping in primary dysmenorrhea: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Scientific Reports, 12(1), 13 pages.
    DOI Scopus2 WoS1 Europe PMC2
    2022 Prabani, K. I. P., Weerasekara, I., & Damayanthi, H. D. W. T. (2022). COVID-19 vaccine acceptance and hesitancy among patients with cancer: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Public Health, 212, 66-75.
    DOI Scopus14 WoS12 Europe PMC6
    2022 Snodgrass, S. J., Weerasekara, I., Edwards, S., Heneghan, N. R., Puentedura, E. J., & James, C. (2022). Relationships between the physical work environment, postures and musculoskeletal pain during COVID-19: A survey of frequent computer users.. Journal of occupational and environmental medicine, 64(11), e782-e791.
    DOI Scopus3 WoS3 Europe PMC2
    2021 Weerasekara, I., Osmotherly, P. G., Snodgrass, S., Tessier, J., & Rivett, D. A. (2021). Is the fibula positioned anteriorly in weight-bearing in individuals with chronic ankle instability? A case control study. Journal of Manual and Manipulative Therapy, 29(3), 168-175.
    DOI Scopus4 WoS4 Europe PMC1
    2021 Downs, C., Snodgrass, S. J., Weerasekara, I., Valkenborghs, S. R., & Callister, R. (2021). Injuries in Netball-A Systematic Review. Sports Medicine - Open, 7(1), 26 pages.
    DOI Scopus14 WoS11 Europe PMC2
    2021 Borges do Nascimento, I. J., Marcolino, M. S., Abdulazeem, H. M., Weerasekara, I., Azzopardi-Muscat, N., Gonçalves, M. A., & Novillo-Ortiz, D. (2021). Impact of Big Data Analytics on People’s Health: Overview of Systematic Reviews and Recommendations for Future Studies. Journal of Medical Internet Research, 23(4), e27275.
    DOI Scopus35 WoS20 Europe PMC12
    2021 Borges do Nascimento, I. J., Marcolino, M. S., Abdulazeem, H. M., Weerasekara, I., Azzopardi-Muscat, N., Gonçalves, M. A., & Novillo-Ortiz, D. (2021). Impact of Big Data Analytics on People’s Health: Overview of Systematic Reviews and Recommendations for Future Studies (Preprint).
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    2021 Borges do Nascimento, I. J., O’Mathúna, D. P., von Groote, T. C., Abdulazeem, H. M., Weerasekara, I., Marusic, A., . . . Marcolino, M. S. (2021). Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic: an overview of systematic reviews. BMC Infectious Diseases, 21(1), 24 pages.
    DOI Scopus33 WoS22 Europe PMC22
    2021 Weerasekara, I., Baye, J., Burke, M., Crowfoot, G., Mason, G., Peak, R., . . . English, C. (2021). What do stroke survivors' value about participating in research and what are the most important research problems related to stroke or transient ischemic attack (TIA)? A survey. BMC Medical Research Methodology, 21(1), 209.
    DOI Scopus1 WoS1 Europe PMC2
    2021 English, C., Weerasekara, I., Carlos, A., Chastin, S., Crowfoot, G., Fitzsimons, C., . . . Dunstan, D. (2021). Investigating the rigour of research findings in experimental studies assessing the effects of breaking up prolonged sitting - extended scoping review. Brazilian Journal of Physical Therapy, 25(1), 4-16.
    DOI Scopus2 WoS2 Europe PMC2
    2021 Damayanthi, H. D. W. T., Prabani, K. I. P., & Weerasekara, I. (2021). Factors Associated for Mortality of Older People With COVID 19: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis. Gerontology and Geriatric Medicine, 7, 12 pages.
    DOI Scopus32 WoS24 Europe PMC20
    2020 Weerasekara, I., Deam, H., Bamborough, N., Brown, S., Donnelly, J., Thorp, N., & Rivett, D. A. (2020). Effect of Mobilisation with Movement (MWM) on clinical outcomes in lateral ankle sprains: A systematic review and meta-analysis. Foot, 43, 101657.
    DOI Scopus8 Europe PMC2
    2020 Weerasekara, I., Tennakoon, S. U. B., & Suraweera, H. J. (2020). Pain Level, Range of Motion, and Foot Volume Do Not Differ in Recurrent and First-Time Ankle Sprains. Foot and Ankle Specialist, 13(2), 116-122.
    DOI Scopus1 WoS1
    2020 Marquez, J., Weerasekara, I., & Chambers, L. (2020). Hippotherapy in adults with acquired brain injury: A systematic review. Physiotherapy Theory and Practice, 36(7), 779-790.
    DOI Scopus6 WoS10 Europe PMC3
    2020 Borges do Nascimento, I. J., Cacic, N., Abdulazeem, H. M., von Groote, T. C., Jayarajah, U., Weerasekara, I., . . . Marcolino, M. S. (2020). Novel Coronavirus Infection (COVID-19) in Humans: A Scoping Review and Meta-Analysis. Journal of Clinical Medicine, 9(4), 941.
    DOI Scopus371 WoS335 Europe PMC250
    2020 Borges do Nascimento, I. J., von Groote, T. C., O’Mathúna, D. P., Abdulazeem, H. M., Henderson, C., Jayarajah, U., . . . Jeroncic, A. (2020). Clinical, laboratory and radiological characteristics and outcomes of novel coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) infection in humans: A systematic review and series of meta-analyses. PLOS ONE, 15(9), e0239235.
    DOI Scopus58 WoS51 Europe PMC46
    2019 Zwiers, R., Dobbe, J. G. G., & Streekstra, G. J. (2019). Exorotated radiographic views have additional diagnostic value in detecting an osseous impediment in patients with posterior ankle impingement (vol 4, pg 181, 2019). JOURNAL OF ISAKOS JOINT DISORDERS & ORTHOPAEDIC SPORTS MEDICINE, 4(6), E2.
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    2019 Weerasekara, I., Osmotherly, P. G., Snodgrass, S. J., Tessier, J., & Rivett, D. A. (2019). Effects of mobilisation with movement (MWM) on anatomical and clinical characteristics of chronic ankle instability: A randomised controlled trial protocol. BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders, 20(1), 12 pages.
    DOI Scopus4 WoS4 Europe PMC1
    2019 Dobbe, J. G. G., Streekstra, G. J., Blankevoort, L., Wiegerinck, J. I., Maas, M., Zwiers, R., . . . Upadhyay, V. (2019). Exorotated radiographic views have additional diagnostic value in detecting an osseous impediment in patients with posterior ankle impingement. Journal of ISAKOS, 4(4), 181-187.
    DOI Scopus1 WoS3
    2019 Mackie, P., Weerasekara, I., Crowfoot, G., Janssen, H., Holliday, E., Dunstan, D., & English, C. (2019). 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. PLoS ONE, 14(6), 24 pages.
    DOI Scopus13 WoS12 Europe PMC6
    2018 Hunter, D. J., Rivett, D. A., McKiernan, S., Weerasekara, I., & Snodgrass, S. J. (2018). Is the inclinometer a valid measure of thoracic kyphosis? A cross-sectional study. Brazilian Journal of Physical Therapy, 22(4), 310-317.
    DOI Scopus10 WoS7 Europe PMC5
    2018 Weerasekara, I., Osmotherly, P., Snodgrass, S., Marquez, J., de Zoete, R., & Rivett, D. A. (2018). Clinical Benefits of Joint Mobilization on Ankle Sprains: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis. Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, 99(7), 1395-1412.
    DOI Scopus24 WoS18 Europe PMC12
    2017 Weerasekara, I., Osmotherly, P., Snodgrass, S., de Zoete, R., & Rivett, D. (2017). Clinical benefits of passive joint mobilisation on ankle sprains. Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport, 20, e49.
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    2017 Weerasekara, I., & Hiller, C. E. (2017). Chronic musculoskeletal ankle disorders in Sri Lanka. BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders, 18(1), 8 pages.
    DOI Scopus6 WoS4 Europe PMC3
    2016 Weerasekara, R. M. I. M., Tennakoon, S. U. B., & Suraweera, H. J. (2016). Contrast Therapy and Heat Therapy in Subacute Stage of Grade I and II Lateral Ankle Sprains. Foot and Ankle Specialist, 9(4), 307-323.
    DOI Scopus8 Europe PMC4
    - Borges do Nascimento, I. J., Marusic, A., Cacic, N., Mohamed Abdulazeem, H., Abdar Esfahani, M., Jayarajah, U., . . . Soriano Marcolino, M. (n.d.). Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Infection in Humans: A Scoping Review and Meta-Analysis. SSRN Electronic Journal.
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    - Weerasekara, R. M. I. M., & Banneheka, B. M. H. S. K. (n.d.). Awareness among School Athletes about The Handling and Transferring Techniques of a Suspected Spinal Cord Injured Athlete. International Journal of Neurorehabilitation, 3(3).
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    - Weerasekara, I. (n.d.). The Prevalence of Hamstring Tightness among the Male Athletes of University of Peradeniya in 2010, Sri Lanka. International Journal of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, 01(01).
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  • Book Chapters

    Year Citation
    2021 Pillay, M., Weerasekara, I., Ranawalage, U. C. R., & Boateng, E. B. (2021). Investigating the Measurement of Resilience Engineering for Improving Organisational Safety. In Human Systems Engineering and Design III (Vol. 1269 AISC, pp. 253-257). Springer International Publishing.
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  • Conference Papers

    Year Citation
    2021 Baye, J., Burke, M., Crowfoot, G., Mason, G., Peak, R., Weerasekara, I., & English, C. (2021). Towards effective consumer-researcher partnerships. What stroke survivors value about participating in research and their research priorities. In INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF STROKE Vol. 16 (pp. 10). SAGE PUBLICATIONS LTD.
    2019 Mackie, P., Weerasekara, I., Crowfoot, G., Janssen, H., Holliday, E., Dunstan, D., & English, C. (2019). Interrupting prolonged sitting with frequent bouts of physical activity or standing on first or recurrent stroke risk factors: Scoping review. In INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF STROKE Vol. 14 (pp. 15). SAGE PUBLICATIONS LTD.
    2017 Marsden, D., Kramer, S., Weerasekara, I., Callister, R., Bernhardt, J., Johnson, L., . . . English, C. (2017). Building a compendium of energy expenditure rates during physical activities in people after stroke: Protocol for a systematic review and meta-analysis. In INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF STROKE Vol. 12 (pp. 51-52). SAGE PUBLICATIONS LTD.
    2017 Hiller, C. E., & Weerasekara, R. M. I. M. (2017). O3 Chronic musculoskeletal ankle disorders in sri lanka. In Abstracts from the 7th International Ankle Symposium: 2017. BMJ Publishing Group Ltd and British Association of Sport and Exercise Medicine.
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