Qualification: 
MSc Nursing
sreedevipa@aims.amrita.edu

Prof. Sreedevi P. A. currently serves as Professor and head of the Department of Mental Health Nursing, Amrita College of Nursing, Health Sciences Campus, Kochi. She has received her Masters Degree in Psychiatric Nursing from NIMHANS Bangalore, in 2000. She graduated from Govt. College of Nursing, Kottayam, under Mahathma Gandhi University in 1994 and was awarded the “Best Bedside Nurse” of the batch. She joined Amrita College of Nursing as Lecturer in the year 2002.

Experience

Year Affiliation
23-12-2009 - Present  Professor, Amrita College of Nursing
November 2005 - December 2009 Associate Professor, Amrita College of Nursing
February 2003- November 2005 Assistant Professor, Amrita College of Nursing
19-9-2002 - February 2003 Lecturer, Amrita College of Nursing
01-09-1997 to 31-08-1998 Assistant Lecturer, Institute of Nursing Education, Little Flower Hospital, (SME, M.G University)
06-08-1996 to 30-04-1997 Lecturer in Domestic Nursing- Govt. Vocational Higher Secondary School for Girls, Peruva, Kottayam
27-03-1996 to 05-08-1996 Staff Nurse, E.S.I. Hospital, Pathalam, Ernakulam
01-02-1995 to 25-3-1996 Staff Nurse, E.S.I. Hospital, Pathalam, Ernakulam

Responsibilities Holding Other Than Teaching

  • Head of Department of Mental Health Nursing from 2009.
  • Class coordinator of first-year students
  • Member of the curriculam committee
  • Member UG Board of Studies
  • Research committee member.
  • Antiragging committee member.
  • Library committee member
  • Chairperson of the Student Counseling Cell
  • Parent-Teachers' Executive Committee member
  • Student Welfare Committee member 
  • Member of the institutional IQAC
  • Research guide for undergraduate and postgraduate nursing students
  • Approved KNMC Inspector (from 2015).
  • Question paper setter and examiner for both undergraduate and postgraduate programmes in nursing of different universities

Workshop / Conference Attended / Presented paper

Year Affiliation
2018
  • Dissemination program on ICMR National Ethical Guidelines for Biomedical and Health Research involving Human Participants and children
2017
  • International Conference on Obesity- A multifaceted approach organized by Amrita College of Nursing.
  • 3rd International Conference of Indian Society of Psychiatric Nurses at NIMHANS Bangalore. - Attended and presented a scientific paper
2016
  • State level workshop on OSCE in Psychiatric Nursing organized by MOSC College of Nursing, Kolanchery.
  • Trainer's training on Mindful Life Management, 3 days’ workshop organized by Dept. of Psychiatry, Govt. Medical College, Thiruvananthapuram. 
2015
  • National Conference on organ transplantation-“Together, towards tomorrow” organized by Amrita College of Nursing.
2014
  • 13th National Conference of Indian Society of Psychiatric Nurses, St.John's College of Nursing, Bengaluru. -  Attended and presented a scientific paper
2013
  • 12th National Conference of Indian Society of Psychiatric Nurses West Fort College of Nursing, Thrissur.m- Attended and presented a scientific paper
2010
  • National Conference on Geriatric Nursing Amrita College of Nursing, AIMS. Kochi
  • 72nd Biennial Conference Trained Nurses Association of India.

Resource Person for Workshops/Conferences Seminars, Workshops and Conferences Organised

Year Affiliation
2017 Conference Core Committee Member International Conference on Obesity- A multifaceted approach organized by Amrita College of Nursing, on 1st & 2nd Dec.2017
2015 Conference Core Committee Member and Asst. Coordinator of National Conference on organ transplantation-“Together, towards tomorrow”
2014 3rd National Conference. Infusion Nurses Society- India.
2011 Govt. of India/ DGHS aided State Level CNE Workshop  - Building Human Relations in Health Care  [Amrita College of Nursing]
2009 Govt. of India/ DGHS aided State Level CNE Workshop   - Building Human Relations for Quality Health Care  [Amrita College of Nursing]

Publications

Publication Type: Journal Article

Year of Publication Publication Type Title

2017

Journal Article

Prof. Sreedevi P. A., Sreejamol M. G., and Joy, F. Elizabeth, “Exploratory Study on Tobacco Use among Adolescents”, Indian journal of Public Health Research and Development., vol. 8, 2017.[Abstract]


Background of the study: The increasing burden of tobacco-related diseases, particularly oral cancer, in India bears a direct association to the increase in consumption of a wide range of tobacco products. Adolescents are the most vulnerable section of the population exposed to tobacco use. Objective : to explore the extent of use of tobacco use among adolescents, knowledge and attitude of adolescents towards smoking Materials and method: A descriptive survey design was used for the study. The sample consisted of 200 adolescents studying in plus one and plus two of a selected private higher secondary school of Ernakulam District, Kerala. Data were collected using Global Youth Tobacco Survey (GYTS) questionnaire. The data obtained was analyzed using descriptive statistics . Results: Out of 200 subjects, 44(22%) subjects used cigarettes even one or two puffs during their life time. Majority 22(50%) of them used tobacco for the first time between the age of 14-15 years. Approximately 22% of the students stated that they live in homes where family members smoke in their presence and nearly half of the students (44%) are around others who smoke in places outside their home. Majority of them 137(68%) have average level of knowledge and 38(19%) have good level of knowledge regarding smoking. More than half of the ever smokers (57.1%) reported that they want to stop the tobacco use but 42.9% said that they don't want to stop tobacco use Conclusion: The findings of the study show that tobacco addiction is emerging as a big threat among adolescents. There is urgent need for implementation of the comprehensive tobacco control program.

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2017

Journal Article

S. Ann Jhony, Prof. Moly K. T., and Prof. Sreedevi P. A., “Effectiveness of nursing process based clinical practice guidelines on quality of nursing care among CABG patients”, International journal of Nursing Education, vol. 9, no. 2, pp. 120-126, 2017.[Abstract]


Background
Coronary artery bypass grafting is one of the high risk and high cost surgeries performed all over the world. Post operative complications prolong the length of hospitalization. Clinical Practice Guidelines (CPGs) are relatively new quality improvement tools which are developed for maintaining quality, minimizing costs and improving out comes.

Methods
A quasi experimental pretest post test design was used to compare the quality of nursing care of the conventional care group with those of the experimental group. The sample comprised of 60 post CABG patients admitted to the cardiothoracic ward and 30 staff nurses caring them. The non probability, total enumeration sampling technique was used. The quality of nursing care and patients’ satisfaction with nursing care was assessed before and after the implementation of the Nursing Process Based Clinical Practice Guideline.

Results
The study findings showed that the quality of nursing care of the experimental group was significantly higher than that of the conventional group (249.90±23.58 Vs 145.17±22.70, p= 0.001). Further the level of satisfaction of the experimental group was significantly higher than that of the conventional care group (187.7±25.0 Vs 148.1± 36.9, p= 0.001).

Conclusion
Nursing Process Based Clinical Practice Guideline was effective in improving the quality of nursing care of post-CABG patients, which in turn improved the patients’ satisfaction.

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2016

Journal Article

J. P, Prof. Sreedevi P. A., and Sreejamol M. G., “Assessment of Infertility Related Stress and Perceived Social Support Among Women Seeking Treatment for Infertility in a Selected Treatment Centre. Kottayam”, International Journal of Nursing Care, vol. 4, no. 1, pp. 38-46, 2016.[Abstract]


Infertility is considered as a crisis in couple's life. The society has a stigmatized view on infertile couples which influences their social support, family and personal life also. It is one of the most stressful experience in a woman's life. The stress associated with it will have a significant impact on their life.

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2015

Journal Article

M. Elizabeth Joy, Prof. Sreedevi P. A., and Joy, F. Elizabeth, “Effectiveness of a Structured Teaching Programme on Knowledge Regarding Home Care of Intellectually Disabled Children Among Care Givers”, Indian Journal of Psychiatric Nursing , vol. 9, no. 1, 2015.[Abstract]


Dependent variable Knowledge regarding home care management of children with cerebral palsy among mothers Independent variable Structured teaching programme regarding home care management of children with cerebral palsy Demographic variable In this study demographic variables of the mothers include age, marital status, education, type of family, income, religion, occupation, residence, number of children, antenatal problem, type of delivery, heard about cerebral palsy and source of information

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2015

Journal Article

E. Elias, Prof. Sreedevi P. A., and Sreejamol M. G., “Assessment of Knowledge and Attitude of Adolescents Regarding Suicide”, Indian Journal of Psychiatric Nursing, vol. 9, no. 1, 2015.

2013

Journal Article

M. Monisha Mohan, Prof. Sreedevi P. A., and Joy, M. F. Elizabath, “Study to assess the relations between caregiver burden and coping strategies among the Caregivers of patients with mood disorders in psychiatric Unit of AIMS Kochi”, Pondichery Journal of Nursing , vol. 6, 2013.

2013

Journal Article

M. Akhil Kumar, Prof. Sreedevi P. A., and Sreejamol M. G., “Effect of Laughter Therapy on depression Among Senior citizens residing in selected old age homes at Ernakulam”, Pondicherry Journal of Nursing , vol. 6, no. 3, 2013.

2013

Journal Article

M. L. Louis, Prof. Sreedevi P. A., and Rajeesh R Nair, “Study to assess parental self efficacy among parents of children with intellectual disability in selected special school”, Pondicherry Journal of Nursing , vol. 6, no. 3, 2013.

Publication Type: Conference Paper

Year of Publication Publication Type Title

2014

Conference Paper

Prof. Sreedevi P. A., “An Exploratory Study on Use of Tobaco among Adolescents.”, in 13th National Conference of Indian Society of Psychiatric Nurses , St.John's Collge of Nursing, Bangalore, 2014.

2013

Conference Paper

Prof. Sreedevi P. A., “Fatigue and Psychological Distress among Staff Nurses”, in 12th Annual Conference of Indian Society Of Psychiatric Nurses, ISPN and West Fort College of Nursing, Thrissur , 2013.

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