Journal: Drug Invention Today

Article Id: JPRS-P col-00003348
Title: Development of a validated questionnaire to assess awareness and attitude of community pharmacists toward pharmacovigilance
Category: Pharmaceutics
Section: Research Article
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    Objectives: Spontaneous reporting of adverse events aids in adverse drug reactions (ADR) risk prevention. Community pharmacists (CPs) play a crucial role in the systematic ADR reporting process (Pharmacovigilance) due to their ready accessibility to patients and professional training in pharmacology. Hence, awareness and attitude of CPs need to be assessed to develop strategies to promote their active involvement in pharmacovigilance. Methodology: We developed and validated a 20 item, three domains containing a questionnaire to assess the knowledge and attitude of CPs toward pharmacovigilance. The questionnaire was examined for reliability (reproducibility and internal consistency) and convergent and discriminant validity. Results: Intraclass correlation coefficient was >0.7 while Cronbach’s alpha score was >0.8 and hence the questionnaire was considered to have sufficient reproducibility and internal consistency. Hence, no significant modification was made in the questionnaire. Conclusion: This questionnaire could aid in assessing the awareness and attitude of CPs toward pharmacovigilance and thereby develop strategies to promote ADR reporting by CPs

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    Kumaraguru Anbalagan, P. Shanmugasundaram*

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    Department of Pharmacy Practice, School of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Vels Institute of Science, Technology and Advanced Studies, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India

    *Corresponding author: Dr. P. Shanmugasundaram, Department of Pharmacy Practice, School of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Vels Institute of Science, Technology and Advanced Studies, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India.

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    Author:

    Kumaraguru Anbalagan, P. Shanmugasundaram*

    Title:Development of a validated questionnaire to assess awareness and attitude of community pharmacists toward pharmacovigilance
    Journal:Drug Invention Today
    Vol(issue):11 (April)
    Year:2019
    Page No: (857-863)
  • Experimental Methods Keywords

    Methodology:Awareness, Pharmacovigilance, Questionnaire, Validation
    Research Materials:Adverse drug reaction

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Adverse drug reaction Awareness Pharmacovigilance Questionnaire Validation

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