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International Journal of Nursing Education and Research
Year : 2019, Volume : 7, Issue : 3
First page : ( 383) Last page : ( 385)
Print ISSN : 2347-8640. Online ISSN : 2454-2660.
Article DOI : 10.5958/2454-2660.2019.00086.3

Effectiveness of Educational Intervention Programme on Knowledge and Behavioral Competence of Methicillin Resistance Staphylococcus Aureus among Nursing Officers

Kavipriya K.1,*, Dr. Therese A. Maria2, Dr. Chitra A. Felicia3

1Post Graduate Nursing Student, Department of Medical Surgical Nursing, Mother Theresa Post Graduate and Research Institute of Health Sciences, Puducherry, India

2Professor, Mother Theresa Post Graduate and Research Institute of Health Sciences, Puducherry, India

3Prinicpal, Mother Theresa Post Graduate and Research Institute of Health Sciences, Puducherry, India

*Corresponding Author E-mail: kavipriyamtpg@gmail.com

Online published on 6 February, 2020.


Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus (MRSA) is a serious strain of Staphylococcus Aureas that causes life threatening pneumonia, bloodstream infections and surgical site infections in medical facilities. The transition to colonization or infection of even low risk populations places the Nursing Officers in a vulnerable position as they provide care to the patient with unsuspected MRSA colonization or Infection. The aim of the study is to assess the Knowledge and Behavioral Competence on Methicillin Resistance Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) among Nursing Officers. So Pre Experimental Time series research design was used for this study. The sample comprised of 50 Nursing Officers. Data was collected by using self administered structured questionnaire before and after Educational Interventional programme. The study result shows that 42 [84%] of Nursing Officers having Inadequate knowledge and 6[12%] of them have Moderate adequate knowledge and 2(4%) of them have adequate knowledge and 50(100%) had Poor Competence and no one had fair and good Competence on MRSA before intervention. Before the Educational Interventional programme, the mean score of Knowledge was 8.32 and mean score of Behavioral Competence was 47.70 and there was a marked gain in Knowledge and Behavioral Competence mean score after the Educational Interventional programme were 19.54 and 98.00. The difference in knowledge and Behavioral competence score were statistically significant at 0.001 level which indicates that Educational Interventional Programme was effective in terms of gaining Knowledge and Behavioral Competence. The findings of this study support the need for conducting CNE on MRSA to increase the Knowledge and Behavioral Competence about MRSA among Nursing Officers and recommended to follow Infection control measures and standard precautions to prevent the spread of MRSA infections.



Knowledge, Behavioral Competence, Educational Intervention Programme, MRSA, Nursing Officer, Effectiveness.


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