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A study of assessing knowledge, attitude, and practice of materiovigilance among medical surgeons of Gujarat

Yash N Panchal, Bhavesh M Vyas, Karan M Suthar, Kartik N Shah.

Abstract
Background: Medical devices which are now employed in all areas of health care have played a crucial role in patient care. Although, their use is not without risk. Materiovigilance refers to close monitoring for any medical device-associated adverse events by a well-coordinated surveillance system of detection, collection, assessment, reporting, and prevention of adverse events.

Aim and Objective: The aim of the study was to assess the knowledge, attitude, and practice (KAP) of materiovigilance among medical surgeons of Gujarat.

Materials and Methods: This was an observational, cross-sectional, and questionnaire-based study, conducted among practicing medical surgeons of Gujarat, India. A structured self-administered Google form-based questionnaire in the English language was prepared to collect the relevant data of the study variables. The questionnaire contained a total of 17 questions related to KAP aspects of the materiovigilance. The questionnaire was distributed to the study participants through a digital web link using various social media platforms and their responses were collected.

Results: A total of 156 participants responded. Nearly, 71.8% of the participants had an idea about various reporting systems in India to report medical device-induced adverse events, but only 31.4% of the participants were aware of India’s current program for monitoring adverse events. Very few (9%) participants had reported adverse events during their practice. Whereas, 77.6% of the participants were willing to report a medical deviceinduced adverse event in the future.

Conclusion: Participants in our study were found to be lacking adequate knowledge and practice of materiovigilance. However, they showed a positive attitude toward materiovigilance. Various educational interventions and training are required to promote the reporting of medical device-induced adverse events.

Key words: Medical Devices; Adverse Events; Materiovigilance; Medical Surgeons


 
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Panchal YN, Vyas BM, Suthar KM, Shah KN. A study of assessing knowledge, attitude, and practice of materiovigilance among medical surgeons of Gujarat. Natl J Physiol Pharm Pharmacol. 2022; 12(11): 1792-1797. doi:10.5455/njppp.2022.12.03103202207032022


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Panchal YN, Vyas BM, Suthar KM, Shah KN. A study of assessing knowledge, attitude, and practice of materiovigilance among medical surgeons of Gujarat. https://www.njppp.com/?mno=97517 [Access: November 24, 2022]. doi:10.5455/njppp.2022.12.03103202207032022


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Panchal YN, Vyas BM, Suthar KM, Shah KN. A study of assessing knowledge, attitude, and practice of materiovigilance among medical surgeons of Gujarat. Natl J Physiol Pharm Pharmacol. 2022; 12(11): 1792-1797. doi:10.5455/njppp.2022.12.03103202207032022



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Panchal YN, Vyas BM, Suthar KM, Shah KN. A study of assessing knowledge, attitude, and practice of materiovigilance among medical surgeons of Gujarat. Natl J Physiol Pharm Pharmacol. (2022), [cited November 24, 2022]; 12(11): 1792-1797. doi:10.5455/njppp.2022.12.03103202207032022



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Panchal, Y. N., Vyas, . B. M., Suthar, . K. M. & Shah, . K. N. (2022) A study of assessing knowledge, attitude, and practice of materiovigilance among medical surgeons of Gujarat. Natl J Physiol Pharm Pharmacol, 12 (11), 1792-1797. doi:10.5455/njppp.2022.12.03103202207032022



Turabian Style

Panchal, Yash N, Bhavesh M Vyas, Karan M Suthar, and Kartik N Shah. 2022. A study of assessing knowledge, attitude, and practice of materiovigilance among medical surgeons of Gujarat. National Journal of Physiology, Pharmacy and Pharmacology, 12 (11), 1792-1797. doi:10.5455/njppp.2022.12.03103202207032022



Chicago Style

Panchal, Yash N, Bhavesh M Vyas, Karan M Suthar, and Kartik N Shah. "A study of assessing knowledge, attitude, and practice of materiovigilance among medical surgeons of Gujarat." National Journal of Physiology, Pharmacy and Pharmacology 12 (2022), 1792-1797. doi:10.5455/njppp.2022.12.03103202207032022



MLA (The Modern Language Association) Style

Panchal, Yash N, Bhavesh M Vyas, Karan M Suthar, and Kartik N Shah. "A study of assessing knowledge, attitude, and practice of materiovigilance among medical surgeons of Gujarat." National Journal of Physiology, Pharmacy and Pharmacology 12.11 (2022), 1792-1797. Print. doi:10.5455/njppp.2022.12.03103202207032022



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Panchal, Y. N., Vyas, . B. M., Suthar, . K. M. & Shah, . K. N. (2022) A study of assessing knowledge, attitude, and practice of materiovigilance among medical surgeons of Gujarat. National Journal of Physiology, Pharmacy and Pharmacology, 12 (11), 1792-1797. doi:10.5455/njppp.2022.12.03103202207032022