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Assessment of knowledge, attitude, and practices toward pharmacovigilance among undergraduate medical students of a tertiary care teaching hospital of central India

Ashutosh Tiwari, Pooja Solanki Mishra, Sapna More, Ankit Sharma, Pallav Hetawal, Sudha Patel.

Abstract
Background: Pharmacovigilance is the science and activities relating to the detection, assessment, understanding, and prevention of adverse effects or any other possible drug-related problems. Adverse drug reaction (ADR) is global problem. It affects majority of population causing morbidity and mortality.

Aims and Objectives: The present study was conducted to evaluate undergraduate student’s knowledge, attitudes, and practices (KAP) about pharmacovigilance and ADR reporting.

Materials and Methods: KAP-based questionnaire was shared among undergraduate medical students using Microsoft forms to assess the information about knowledge, KAP of pharmacovigilance. The KAP questionnaire was analyzed question-by-question, and the percentage values were calculated with the help of Microsoft Excel software.

Results: In our study, 238 under graduate responded to questionnaire, and 80.25% of the total participants defined pharmacovigilance up to the mark, 75.63% were aware of the purpose of pharmacovigilance. Majority of the students (92.02%) knew that which ADRs should be reported. However, most of them did not have any idea of number of days within which serious adverse event in India should report. About 94.12% students agreed that reporting of ADR is necessary and 97.06% of them thought that pharmacovigilance reporting should be made compulsory. Among the respondents, 25.21% had come across ADR in their ward postings, 64.29% under graduate were not trained on reporting ADR, and only 11.34% ever reported ADRs from.

Conclusion: From this study, it was clear that undergraduate medical students have good knowledge, positive attitude but lack of practice toward pharmacovigilance.

Key words: Adverse Drug Reactions; Attitude; Knowledge; Pharmacovigilance


 
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Tiwari A, Mishra PS, More S, Sharma A, Hetawal P, Patel S. Assessment of knowledge, attitude, and practices toward pharmacovigilance among undergraduate medical students of a tertiary care teaching hospital of central India. Natl J Physiol Pharm Pharmacol. 2023; 13(9): 1806-1810. doi:10.5455/njppp.2023.13.01052202304022023


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Tiwari A, Mishra PS, More S, Sharma A, Hetawal P, Patel S. Assessment of knowledge, attitude, and practices toward pharmacovigilance among undergraduate medical students of a tertiary care teaching hospital of central India. https://www.njppp.com/?mno=142073 [Access: September 03, 2023]. doi:10.5455/njppp.2023.13.01052202304022023


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Tiwari A, Mishra PS, More S, Sharma A, Hetawal P, Patel S. Assessment of knowledge, attitude, and practices toward pharmacovigilance among undergraduate medical students of a tertiary care teaching hospital of central India. Natl J Physiol Pharm Pharmacol. 2023; 13(9): 1806-1810. doi:10.5455/njppp.2023.13.01052202304022023



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Tiwari A, Mishra PS, More S, Sharma A, Hetawal P, Patel S. Assessment of knowledge, attitude, and practices toward pharmacovigilance among undergraduate medical students of a tertiary care teaching hospital of central India. Natl J Physiol Pharm Pharmacol. (2023), [cited September 03, 2023]; 13(9): 1806-1810. doi:10.5455/njppp.2023.13.01052202304022023



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Tiwari, A., Mishra, . P. S., More, . S., Sharma, . A., Hetawal, . P. & Patel, . S. (2023) Assessment of knowledge, attitude, and practices toward pharmacovigilance among undergraduate medical students of a tertiary care teaching hospital of central India. Natl J Physiol Pharm Pharmacol, 13 (9), 1806-1810. doi:10.5455/njppp.2023.13.01052202304022023



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Tiwari, Ashutosh, Pooja Solanki Mishra, Sapna More, Ankit Sharma, Pallav Hetawal, and Sudha Patel. 2023. Assessment of knowledge, attitude, and practices toward pharmacovigilance among undergraduate medical students of a tertiary care teaching hospital of central India. National Journal of Physiology, Pharmacy and Pharmacology, 13 (9), 1806-1810. doi:10.5455/njppp.2023.13.01052202304022023



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Tiwari, Ashutosh, Pooja Solanki Mishra, Sapna More, Ankit Sharma, Pallav Hetawal, and Sudha Patel. "Assessment of knowledge, attitude, and practices toward pharmacovigilance among undergraduate medical students of a tertiary care teaching hospital of central India." National Journal of Physiology, Pharmacy and Pharmacology 13 (2023), 1806-1810. doi:10.5455/njppp.2023.13.01052202304022023



MLA (The Modern Language Association) Style

Tiwari, Ashutosh, Pooja Solanki Mishra, Sapna More, Ankit Sharma, Pallav Hetawal, and Sudha Patel. "Assessment of knowledge, attitude, and practices toward pharmacovigilance among undergraduate medical students of a tertiary care teaching hospital of central India." National Journal of Physiology, Pharmacy and Pharmacology 13.9 (2023), 1806-1810. Print. doi:10.5455/njppp.2023.13.01052202304022023



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Tiwari, A., Mishra, . P. S., More, . S., Sharma, . A., Hetawal, . P. & Patel, . S. (2023) Assessment of knowledge, attitude, and practices toward pharmacovigilance among undergraduate medical students of a tertiary care teaching hospital of central India. National Journal of Physiology, Pharmacy and Pharmacology, 13 (9), 1806-1810. doi:10.5455/njppp.2023.13.01052202304022023