IMPACT OF EDUCATIONAL INTERVENTION ON KNOWLEDGE, ATTITUDE, AND PRACTICES OF URBAN COMMUNITY PHARMACISTS TOWARD ADVERSE DRUG REACTION REPORTING IN A SOUTH INDIAN CITY

Authors

  • Srikanth Ms
  • RAMESH ADEPU JSS University, Mysore
  • Nagaraj S

Abstract

ABSTRACT
Objective: To assess the knowledge, attitude, and practices (KAP) of community pharmacists toward adverse drug reaction (ADR) reporting and also
to evaluate the impact of the educational program on community pharmacist's knowledge and perception toward ADR reporting.
Methods: A prospective cross-sectional study was carried out by administering a validated questionnaire before and after the educational program
on a sample of 26 community pharmacists. The baseline score of pre-training KAP was compared with the post-training KAP. The SPSS statistical
version 19 was used to compare the difference in the KAP of the pharmacists before and after the educational program. Frequencies and percentage
were used to measure demographic details of the participants.
Results: 26 community pharmacists have participated in the study. The mean pre-training KAP score was increased from 4.30±2.02 to mean posttraining
score
of 7.32±0.94. After
the educational program,
92.30%
(n=24)
of
participants were
able to
identify potential
risk
factors
responsible
to

cause
ADRs,
and 80.76% (n=21)
of
participants were
aware
of the consequence
of ADRs.
Upon educational intervention
73.07% (n=19)
of
participants
disagree
with the
statement
of
ADR reporting
in the
community pharmacies
lead to
additional workload
and
were
confident about their
knowledge

in
ADR reporting
and monitoring.
Conclusion: The study concludes that the educational intervention has increased the KAP of the trained community pharmacists toward ADR
reporting.
Keywords: Community pharmacists, Adverse drug reaction reporting, Educational intervention, Knowledge, Attitude and practices.

 

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Author Biography

RAMESH ADEPU, JSS University, Mysore

Professor

Department of Pharmacy Practice

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Published

01-03-2016

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Ms, S., R. . ADEPU, and N. S. “IMPACT OF EDUCATIONAL INTERVENTION ON KNOWLEDGE, ATTITUDE, AND PRACTICES OF URBAN COMMUNITY PHARMACISTS TOWARD ADVERSE DRUG REACTION REPORTING IN A SOUTH INDIAN CITY”. Asian Journal of Pharmaceutical and Clinical Research, vol. 9, no. 2, Mar. 2016, pp. 140-4, https://innovareacademics.in/journals/index.php/ajpcr/article/view/10163.

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