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Knowledge, attitude, and practice of health-care professionals on setting up of clinical pharmacology department in a tertiary care center of South India

Preeja K Sundaresan, Sonish S Prabhakaran, Dhanya S Palappallil, Dharmarajan Chellappan, Reneega Gangadhar.

Abstract
Background: Clinical pharmacology (CP) promotes rational use of drugs by integrating pharmacological and medical knowledge. Knowledge helps in enlightening others while attitude and practices define the health-related behavior.

Aims and Objectives: This study was done to assess the knowledge, attitude, and practice on setting up of CP department among health-care professionals in a tertiary care hospital of South India.

Materials and Methods: It was a questionnaire based cross-sectional study carried out in the Department of Pharmacology of a Government Medical College in South Kerala, India. A preformed structured questionnaire consisting of 30 questions (12 questions on knowledge, 9 on attitude, and 9 on practices with appropriate scores) were distributed, filled and collected from pharmacology department and analyzed. Descriptive analysis of data was done using Statistical Package for the Social Sciences 16.

Results: Out of total 30 distributed questionnaires, all were completely filled (100% response rate) and considered for analysis. Participants had good knowledge regarding CP with mean correct response 17.88 ± 3.8 (74.5%). Mean scores of attitude and practices related questions were found to be 16.93 ± 1.25 (94.06%) and 14.03 ± 2.02 (77.9%), respectively.

Conclusions: Participants had an excellent positive attitude regarding setting up of a CP unit with good knowledge and practices. There is a compelling need to set up CP department in Government Medical College, Thiruvananthapuram, which will pave ways to major contribution in teaching, patient care, and research.

Key words: Clinical Pharmacology Department; Knowledge; Attitude; Practice


 
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Preeja K Sundaresan, Sonish S Prabhakaran, Dhanya S Palappallil, Dharmarajan Chellappan, Reneega Gangadhar. Knowledge, attitude, and practice of health-care professionals on setting up of clinical pharmacology department in a tertiary care center of South India. Natl J Physiol Pharm Pharmacol. 2017; 7(5): 471-475. doi:10.5455/njppp.2017.7.1234920122016


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Preeja K Sundaresan, Sonish S Prabhakaran, Dhanya S Palappallil, Dharmarajan Chellappan, Reneega Gangadhar. Knowledge, attitude, and practice of health-care professionals on setting up of clinical pharmacology department in a tertiary care center of South India. Natl J Physiol Pharm Pharmacol. (2017), [cited June 02, 2022]; 7(5): 471-475. doi:10.5455/njppp.2017.7.1234920122016



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Preeja K Sundaresan, Sonish S Prabhakaran, Dhanya S Palappallil, Dharmarajan Chellappan, Reneega Gangadhar (2017) Knowledge, attitude, and practice of health-care professionals on setting up of clinical pharmacology department in a tertiary care center of South India. Natl J Physiol Pharm Pharmacol, 7 (5), 471-475. doi:10.5455/njppp.2017.7.1234920122016



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Preeja K Sundaresan, Sonish S Prabhakaran, Dhanya S Palappallil, Dharmarajan Chellappan, Reneega Gangadhar. 2017. Knowledge, attitude, and practice of health-care professionals on setting up of clinical pharmacology department in a tertiary care center of South India. National Journal of Physiology, Pharmacy and Pharmacology, 7 (5), 471-475. doi:10.5455/njppp.2017.7.1234920122016



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Preeja K Sundaresan, Sonish S Prabhakaran, Dhanya S Palappallil, Dharmarajan Chellappan, Reneega Gangadhar. "Knowledge, attitude, and practice of health-care professionals on setting up of clinical pharmacology department in a tertiary care center of South India." National Journal of Physiology, Pharmacy and Pharmacology 7 (2017), 471-475. doi:10.5455/njppp.2017.7.1234920122016



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Preeja K Sundaresan, Sonish S Prabhakaran, Dhanya S Palappallil, Dharmarajan Chellappan, Reneega Gangadhar. "Knowledge, attitude, and practice of health-care professionals on setting up of clinical pharmacology department in a tertiary care center of South India." National Journal of Physiology, Pharmacy and Pharmacology 7.5 (2017), 471-475. Print. doi:10.5455/njppp.2017.7.1234920122016



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Preeja K Sundaresan, Sonish S Prabhakaran, Dhanya S Palappallil, Dharmarajan Chellappan, Reneega Gangadhar (2017) Knowledge, attitude, and practice of health-care professionals on setting up of clinical pharmacology department in a tertiary care center of South India. National Journal of Physiology, Pharmacy and Pharmacology, 7 (5), 471-475. doi:10.5455/njppp.2017.7.1234920122016