DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.18203/2319-2003.ijbcp20221039
Published: 2022-04-22

A cross-sectional, questionnaire-based study on knowledge, attitude, and practice of pharmacovigilance among post-graduates at a tertiary care teaching hospital, Telangana

Aitha Swetha Rani, Chakradhar T., Swarupa Rani Kasukurthi, E. Bhuvaneshwari, Sravani Marpaka

Abstract


Background: Pharmacovigilance is the process of drug safety monitoring that improves patients' quality of life through the collection and analysis of Adverse Drug Reactions (ADRs). In our state, most of the ADRs are reported by a spontaneous reporting system of individual cases from health care professionals to Adverse Drug Reaction Monitoring Centre (AMC) under the Pharmacovigilance Programme of India (PvPI). Post-graduates (PGs) play a vital role in reporting ADRs as they are in personal evidence with all events after drug administration. The main objective of our study is to evaluate the Knowledge, Attitude, and Practice of Pharmacovigilance among post-graduates.

Methods: The present study was a cross-sectional questionnaire-based study on knowledge, attitude, and practice (KAP) of Pharmacovigilance among 150 post-graduates at a tertiary care teaching hospital, Telangana. The statistical analysis was done using Statistical Package for Social Sciences (SPSS) version 25 software.

Results: The results showed that there is relatively less knowledge among postgraduates. Attitude and practice-based questions evidenced a paradigm shift towards the construction of an organized Pharmacovigilance system. This study also highlights the under-reporting and the interventions needed to improve spontaneous reporting of ADRs.

Conclusions: The knowledge of Pharmacovigilance with a positive attitude and practice among post-graduates is essential for reporting ADRs and reducing under-reporting.

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Keywords


Pharmacovigilance, Knowledge, Attitude, Practice, Post-graduates, Under-reporting

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