Journal: Drug Invention Today

Article Id: JPRS-P col-00003067
Title: A questionnaire study on the knowledge, attitude, and the practice of pharmacovigilance among medical interns in a tertiary care hospital, Kanchipuram
Category: Pharmaceutics
Section: Research Article
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    Objective: The objective of this study was to assess the knowledge, attitude, and the practice (KAP) of the medical interns working in a tertiary care center toward pharmacovigilance and the adverse drug reaction (ADR) reporting. Materials and Methods: Medical interns working in Meenakshi Medical College were selected randomly and KAP questionnaire was used to collect the data before and after an educational intervention. Results: A total of 53 medical interns were involved in pre-KAP and post-KAP survey questionnaire. The overall scores observed between pre-test and post-test were found to be statistically significant proving the effectiveness of educational intervention and improving the knowledge of pharmacovigilance among medical interns. Conclusion: This study proves that KAP of pharmacovigilance and ADR reporting in routine practice can be improved by proper orientation and medical interventions.

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    Abin Augustine, M. Rajesh*, K. Parimala

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    Department of Pharmacology, Meenakshi Medical College and Research Institute, Meenakshi Academy of Higher Education and Research, Kanchipuram, Tamil Nadu, India

    *Corresponding author: M. Rajesh, Department of Pharmacology, Meenakshi Medical College and Research Institute, Meenakshi Academy of Higher Education and Research, Kanchipuram, Tamil Nadu, India.

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    Author:

    Abin Augustine, M. Rajesh*, K. Parimala

    Title:A questionnaire study on the knowledge, attitude, and the practice of pharmacovigilance among medical interns in a tertiary care hospital, Kanchipuram
    Journal:Drug Invention Today
    Vol(issue):12 (January)
    Year:2019
    Page No: (77-82)
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    Methodology: Adverse drug reaction, Medical interns, Pharmacovigilance, Questionnaire
    Research Materials: Adverse drug reaction

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Adverse drug reaction Medical interns Pharmacovigilance Questionnaire

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