A CROSS-SECTIONAL STUDY EVALUATING THE KNOWLEDGE, ATTITUDE OF UNDERGRADUATE MEDICAL STUDENTS ABOUT PHARMACOVIGILANCE AND ADVERSE DRUG REACTION REPORTING AT A MEDICAL COLLEGE IN HYDERABAD


Vibha Rani, Shyamala R, Simpson Gb

Abstract


Objectives: Objectives of the study were (1) to evaluate the knowledge about pharmacovigilance and (2) to assess the attitude toward adverse drug reaction (ADR) reporting among undergraduate medical students.

Methods: It is a cross-sectional, questionnaire-based study conducted in the Department of Pharmacology, Malla Reddy Medical College for Women, Hyderabad, Telangana, among fifth term Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery students (136). The questionnaire consisted of 16 questions dealing with knowledge, awareness, attitude about pharmacovigilance and ADR reporting. Data were analyzed and presented as percentage among respondents.

Results: About 58.8% of students could not identify the proper definition of pharmacovigilance and 84.5% of undergraduates have not seen ADR form. It was agreed among 42.6% of students that ADR reporting is a professional obligation to them and 47.7% agreed that establishing ADR monitoring center in every hospital is compulsory.

Conclusions: Our study revealed that though the attitude toward pharmacovigilance was appreciable among the medical students; there lies an insufficient knowledge and awareness about pharmacovigilance. Continued medical education programs and workshops may be helpful in the future to increase awareness and consequently to improve the rate of spontaneous ADR reporting among these upcoming doctors.


Keywords


Pharmacovigilance, Adverse drug reaction, Spontaneous reporting, Undergraduate students, Knowledge, Attitude.

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Title

A CROSS-SECTIONAL STUDY EVALUATING THE KNOWLEDGE, ATTITUDE OF UNDERGRADUATE MEDICAL STUDENTS ABOUT PHARMACOVIGILANCE AND ADVERSE DRUG REACTION REPORTING AT A MEDICAL COLLEGE IN HYDERABAD

Keywords

Pharmacovigilance, Adverse drug reaction, Spontaneous reporting, Undergraduate students, Knowledge, Attitude.

DOI

10.22159/ajpcr.2017.v10i7.18633

Date

01-07-2017

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Asian Journal of Pharmaceutical and Clinical Research
Vol 10 Issue 7 July 2017 Page: 239-242

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0974-2441

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2455-3891

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Authors & Affiliations

Vibha Rani
Department of Pharmacology, Malla Reddy Medical College for Women, Hyderabad, Telengana, India.
India

Shyamala R
Department of Microbiology, Malla Reddy Medical College for Women, Hyderabad, Telengana, India.
India

Simpson Gb
Department of Pharmacology, Malla Reddy Medical College for Women, Hyderabad, Telengana, India.
India


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