Journal: Drug Invention Today

Article Id: JPRS-TE-00002298
Title: Knowledge, attitude, and practices regarding adverse drug reaction reporting among dental students
Category: Toxicity evaluation
Section: Research Article
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    Background: Reporting adverse drug reactions (ADRs) spontaneously is considered as a cornerstone of pharmacovigilance. However, its success depends on cooperative and motivated health-care professionals. Under-reporting of the ADRs by the health-care professionals is a common problem. Objective: The present study was aimed at assessing the knowledge, attitude, and practices regarding ADR reporting among dental students of our institution. Methods: A validated questionnaire of 25 questions regarding the basic knowledge, attitude, and practices regarding ADR reporting was distributed among 200 students randomly belonging to undergraduate (interns) and postgraduate dental programs in Saveetha Dental College and Hospital, Saveetha University, Chennai. The data extracted were tabulated, statistically analyzed, and results obtained. Results were calculated on the basis of frequencies and percentages using SPSS. Results: 29% and 31.5% of dental students were aware of the definition and the important purpose of pharmacovigilance, respectively. 46.5% were aware of the major risk factor for the occurrence of maximum ADR, 58.5% knew that newly marketed drugs cause unexpected ADRs, and 39.5% were aware that ADR can be reported by health-care professionals, pharmacists, and nurses. Conclusion: According to our study, the knowledge of dental students about ADR reporting and pharmacovigilance was average. Their attitude was neutral but exhibited very less practices regarding ADR reporting. More awareness should be created on the ADR reporting system.

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    Hansini B. Ajantha, M. P. Santhosh Kumar*

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    Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Saveetha Dental College, Saveetha University, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India

    *Corresponding author: Dr. M. P. Santhosh Kumar, Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Saveetha Dental College and Hospital, Saveetha University, 162, Poonamallee High Road, Velappanchavadi, Chennai – 600 077, Tamil Nadu, India.

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    Author:

    Hansini B. Ajantha, M. P. Santhosh Kumar*

    Title:Knowledge, attitude, and practices regarding adverse drug reaction reporting among dental students
    Journal:Drug Invention Today
    Vol(issue):10 (June)
    Year:2018
    Page No: (981-985)
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    Methodology:Adverse drug reactions, Attitude, Knowledge, Pharmacovigilance, Practice
    Research Materials:Dental students

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Adverse drug reactions Attitude Dental students Knowledge Pharmacovigilance Practice

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