• Nils Krister Olof Ripadal
4. term, Public Health, Master (Master Programme)
Abstract Titel: Qualitative Study of Methicillin resistant Staphyloccocus aureus (MRSA) positives experiences of health care by hospitalization Period: February 1, 2016 - June 1, 2016 Author: Krister Ripadal, 4th semester, Public Health Science Supervisor: Claus Dalsgaard Hansen Introduction: Antibiotic-resistant bacteria present a growing global threat to public health. MRSA has in recent years increased explosively in Denmark. To prevent the spread of MRSA, the Health Protection Agency and Statens Serum Institut, appointed a risk group in a profession, with the risk of unintended consequences. Compliance with infection control guidelines is central to quality of care and patient safety in health care. Persons with positive Methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) describe insufficient support and unprofessional behaviour among healthcare workers. This interview focuses on MRSA-positive, and their experience at the meeting with the Danish health of hospitalization. Aim: The purpose of this thesis is to investigate how MRSA-positive individuals' perception of health care by hospitalization. It is also requested clarification on the case of the stigma of the MRSA-positive in the meeting with health care. Methodology: Data are collected through nine qualitative semi-structured interviews, consisting of: interviews with four MRSA positive with experience from hospitalization, four health workers from Aalborg University and one expert from Statens Serum Institut. The empirical data is analysed, based on Kvale and Brinkmann's stages for analysis. Conclusion: It is concluded that the MRSA-positive experiences of feeling badly treated, infectious, meeting with staff and treatment, together meet the Link & Phelan definition of stigma. It is concluded that the MRSA-positive are in need of more information about MRSA and MRSA guidelines in the hospital. Similarly, it is concluded that there is a need for a recasting of the MRSA guidelines for a more understandable version tailored to healthcare professionals. Proposal for change: It is a limitation that MRSA guidelines are interpreted differently by health professionals, which may indicate that staff do not fully understand the guidelines or that they do not find the existing eight different regional guidelines to be searched up individually. It is a need for a health promotion change in the form of a distinct, uniform, balanced and easy to understand regional guideline for clinical use. Written in a language, which is useful for the user. There is also a need to collect all eight MRSA guidelines in one guideline, which are easily accessible on a single present for health staff.
Publication date1 Jun 2016
Number of pages87
ID: 234546603