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Knowledge, attitude, and practices of pharmacovigilance among health-care professionals in a tertiary care teaching hospital in Telangana state

Vasavi Patra, Kranti Tekulapally.

Abstract
Background: Pharmacovigilance Program of India (PVPI) is drug safety monitoring program which aims to improve the safety and welfare of patients. Having adequate knowledge and awareness about pharmacovigilance (PV) is essential to ensure the success of PVPI.

Aim and Objective: The present study was, therefore, initiated to assess the knowledge, attitude, and practices of PV among the health-care professionals.

Materials and Methods: With permission from the Institutional Ethics Committee, a cross-sectional study was conducted among all the health-care professionals doctors, nurses, and pharmacists of Malla Reddy Medical College for Women, Suraram, Hyderabad. Hard copies of pre-validated questionnaire consisting of 23 questions were administered to the study participants after taking oral informed consent. Data from completed questionnaires were entered into Excel sheet and analyzed using descriptive statistics.

Results: Data of a 124 study participants were analyzed. Majority of the health-care professionals have good knowledge (knowledge score of 5075% in 56% of the participants) and positive attitude (attitude score of >75% in 85% of the participants) toward PV but the PV practices are poor.

Conclusion: There is a necessity to improve the knowledge, attitudes, and practices of PV among the health-care professionals using various educational and promotional activities to promote their active participation in the PVPI and, in turn, improve the overall quality of health care.

Key words: Patient Safety; Adverse Drug Reactions; Adverse Drug Reaction Monitoring


 
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Patra V, Tekulapally K. Knowledge, attitude, and practices of pharmacovigilance among health-care professionals in a tertiary care teaching hospital in Telangana state. Natl J Physiol Pharm Pharmacol. 2021; 11(6): 579-582. doi:10.5455/njppp.2021.11.01013202121012021


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Patra V, Tekulapally K. Knowledge, attitude, and practices of pharmacovigilance among health-care professionals in a tertiary care teaching hospital in Telangana state. http://www.njppp.com/?mno=41031 [Access: October 02, 2021]. doi:10.5455/njppp.2021.11.01013202121012021


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Patra V, Tekulapally K. Knowledge, attitude, and practices of pharmacovigilance among health-care professionals in a tertiary care teaching hospital in Telangana state. Natl J Physiol Pharm Pharmacol. 2021; 11(6): 579-582. doi:10.5455/njppp.2021.11.01013202121012021



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Patra V, Tekulapally K. Knowledge, attitude, and practices of pharmacovigilance among health-care professionals in a tertiary care teaching hospital in Telangana state. Natl J Physiol Pharm Pharmacol. (2021), [cited October 02, 2021]; 11(6): 579-582. doi:10.5455/njppp.2021.11.01013202121012021



Harvard Style

Patra, V. & Tekulapally, . K. (2021) Knowledge, attitude, and practices of pharmacovigilance among health-care professionals in a tertiary care teaching hospital in Telangana state. Natl J Physiol Pharm Pharmacol, 11 (6), 579-582. doi:10.5455/njppp.2021.11.01013202121012021



Turabian Style

Patra, Vasavi, and Kranti Tekulapally. 2021. Knowledge, attitude, and practices of pharmacovigilance among health-care professionals in a tertiary care teaching hospital in Telangana state. National Journal of Physiology, Pharmacy and Pharmacology, 11 (6), 579-582. doi:10.5455/njppp.2021.11.01013202121012021



Chicago Style

Patra, Vasavi, and Kranti Tekulapally. "Knowledge, attitude, and practices of pharmacovigilance among health-care professionals in a tertiary care teaching hospital in Telangana state." National Journal of Physiology, Pharmacy and Pharmacology 11 (2021), 579-582. doi:10.5455/njppp.2021.11.01013202121012021



MLA (The Modern Language Association) Style

Patra, Vasavi, and Kranti Tekulapally. "Knowledge, attitude, and practices of pharmacovigilance among health-care professionals in a tertiary care teaching hospital in Telangana state." National Journal of Physiology, Pharmacy and Pharmacology 11.6 (2021), 579-582. Print. doi:10.5455/njppp.2021.11.01013202121012021



APA (American Psychological Association) Style

Patra, V. & Tekulapally, . K. (2021) Knowledge, attitude, and practices of pharmacovigilance among health-care professionals in a tertiary care teaching hospital in Telangana state. National Journal of Physiology, Pharmacy and Pharmacology, 11 (6), 579-582. doi:10.5455/njppp.2021.11.01013202121012021