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IJPR 9[3] July - September 2017 Special Issue

July - September 9[3] 2017

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Knowledge, Attitude and Perception of ADR and National Pharmacovigilance Program Among Health Care Professionals in a South Indian Tertiary Care Hospital.

Author: SHAWN TOMY, NK NAIR, ANU ALEX, MENGE DENIS MINGATE, S SRIRAM
Abstract: ABSTRACT Objective: The present study focuses on assessing the knowledge, awareness and perception of adverse drug reactions (ADRs) and national pharmacovigilance programme among health care professionals (HCP’s) in a tertiary care hospital. Methods: Self-administered questionnaires were administered randomly among the HCP’s (Doctors, Nurses and Pharmacists) in the study centre. Their responses were interpreted using standard statistical approaches. Results: Out of 140 participants we received an average response of 67.85%. The percentage of awareness towards ADR’s among HCP’s was found to be 74.7%. 61 % of the HCP’s accepted that they had come across ADR’s in their professional life. The lack of awareness on how and where to report an ADR was found to be a major reason for the low incidence of ADR reporting. Majority of the HCP’s demanded that a pharmacy professional be present to assist them in effective ADR reporting and almost all the HCP’s agreed that there was a need for effective educational trainings and programmes. 85.3% of the participants who responded also thought that it was necessary to have a pharmacovigilance centre at the hospital. Conclusion: Health care professionals have a good perception and a positive attitude towards ADR reporting but they lack proper implementation of the knowledge into practice. A robust and efficient system of reporting could improve the reporting rates. The study also concludes that pharmacists have a greater role to play in the area of pharmacovigilance in order to strengthen the National Pharmacovigilance Programme.
Keyword: Adverse Drug Reaction, Pharmacovigilance, Health Care Professionals.
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