Cosmetovigilance: knowledge, attitude and practice study
Keywords:Cosmetovigilance, Adverse cosmetic reactions, Reporting, PGs, Interns, Medical students
Background: Adverse reactions due to cosmetics should be reported to avoid similar incidences and is highly required to evaluate the risks and benefits of ingredients used in cosmetics.
Methods: This study is to evaluate the knowledge, attitude, and practice of cosmetovigilance among PGs, interns, and consumers of cosmetics. This was a cross-sectional questionnaire- based study conducted among 180 participants of SSMC Tumkur, Karnataka, in India for a period of 1 month.
Results: The Results obtained were analysed using descriptive statistics.: About 46.1% of the participants were aware about the concept of cosmetovigilance. Only an average of about 5% of participants practiced this concept but the attitude towards this concept was satisfactory.
Conclusions: Overall the participants had a less satisfactory overview of this concept and hence educational interventions can aid in serving the purpose especially among medical students.
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