A prospective questionnaire based study to assess the knowledge and attitude about pharmacovigilance among undergraduate medical students in a tertiary care teaching hospital
Suguna Bai Arone, Preetha Nandabalan and Nahla Gapoor
Study background: inculcating knowledge and attitude in health professionals especially young budding doctors and other health professionals is the best way to overrule the under reporting in pharmacovigilance. Objective: To assess the knowledge and attitude about pharmacovigilance in medical students in a tertiary care hospital in Tamil Nadu. Materials and methods: It is a prospective questionnaire based study. The questionnaire containing 17 questions to evaluate knowledge and attitude among MBBS students. Results: The data were entered in MS excel sheets and analyzed using appropriate statistical method. This study shows mean score of 59.6% and 57.5% in knowledge and attitude domain of the questionnaire. Conclusion: There is improvement in knowledge and attitude in our study when compared to studies conducted in previous years by others. The inclusion of pharmacovigilance chapter in the medical undergraduate curriculum has improved knowledge and attitude among medical undergraduates. Further recent addition of syllabus to develop skills in undergraduates to interpret ADR and handling Spontaneous reporting forms in the practicals will significantly improve ADR reporting in future years
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Suguna Bai Arone, Preetha Nandabalan, Nahla Gapoor. A prospective questionnaire based study to assess the knowledge and attitude about pharmacovigilance among undergraduate medical students in a tertiary care teaching hospital. Pharma Innovation 2017;6(9):221-224.