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Perception of resident doctors regarding promotional drug literature

Gaurav G Kakasaniya, Ruchita J Mer, Sunita B Chhaiya, Dimple S Mehta.

Abstract
Background: Promotional drug literature (PDL) seems to be the source of information most commonly used by physicians to update their knowledge on existing and new drugs.

Aim and Objectives: The objective of this study was to assess the knowledge and attitude of resident doctors about PDL.

Materials and Methods: It was a prospective observational, questionnaire-based study. Approved by institutional Ethics committee. A pre-validated questionnaire (google form) was sent among the resident doctors. A total of 50 residents voluntarily participated in the study. The collected data were analyzed as frequencies and percentage.

Results: About 88% of residents were aware about term PDL. Only 50% resident doctors felt that PDL provides adequate drug information. Around 78% participants were aware that both forms of nomenclature should be included in PDL. Almost 92% participants had knowledge regarding complete drug information in PDL. Regarding safety information, 70% resident doctors felt that contraindication should be included in PDL. About 48% participants agreed that PDL might influence prescribing practice. Around 78% participants agreed that doctorsÂ’ integrity could compromised by accepting gifts from pharmaceutical representative.

Conclusion: However, participants had knowledge about PDL but there is a need to educate students at an early stage about ethical guidelines for assessing PDL.

Key words: Drug Promotional Literature; Knowledge; Attitude; Resident Doctors


 
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Kakasaniya GG, Mer RJ, Chhaiya SB, Mehta DS. Perception of resident doctors regarding promotional drug literature. Natl J Physiol Pharm Pharmacol. Online First: 31 Dec, 2021. doi:10.5455/njppp.2022.12.12457202124122021


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Kakasaniya GG, Mer RJ, Chhaiya SB, Mehta DS. Perception of resident doctors regarding promotional drug literature. https://www.njppp.com/?mno=95811 [Access: May 02, 2022]. doi:10.5455/njppp.2022.12.12457202124122021


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Kakasaniya GG, Mer RJ, Chhaiya SB, Mehta DS. Perception of resident doctors regarding promotional drug literature. Natl J Physiol Pharm Pharmacol. Online First: 31 Dec, 2021. doi:10.5455/njppp.2022.12.12457202124122021



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Kakasaniya GG, Mer RJ, Chhaiya SB, Mehta DS. Perception of resident doctors regarding promotional drug literature. Natl J Physiol Pharm Pharmacol, [cited May 02, 2022]; Online First: 31 Dec, 2021. doi:10.5455/njppp.2022.12.12457202124122021



Harvard Style

Kakasaniya, G. G., Mer, . R. J., Chhaiya, . S. B. & Mehta, . D. S. (2022) Perception of resident doctors regarding promotional drug literature. Natl J Physiol Pharm Pharmacol, Online First: 31 Dec, 2021. doi:10.5455/njppp.2022.12.12457202124122021



Turabian Style

Kakasaniya, Gaurav G, Ruchita J Mer, Sunita B Chhaiya, and Dimple S Mehta. 2022. Perception of resident doctors regarding promotional drug literature. National Journal of Physiology, Pharmacy and Pharmacology, Online First: 31 Dec, 2021. doi:10.5455/njppp.2022.12.12457202124122021



Chicago Style

Kakasaniya, Gaurav G, Ruchita J Mer, Sunita B Chhaiya, and Dimple S Mehta. "Perception of resident doctors regarding promotional drug literature." National Journal of Physiology, Pharmacy and Pharmacology Online First: 31 Dec, 2021. doi:10.5455/njppp.2022.12.12457202124122021



MLA (The Modern Language Association) Style

Kakasaniya, Gaurav G, Ruchita J Mer, Sunita B Chhaiya, and Dimple S Mehta. "Perception of resident doctors regarding promotional drug literature." National Journal of Physiology, Pharmacy and Pharmacology Online First: 31 Dec, 2021. Web. 02 May 2022 doi:10.5455/njppp.2022.12.12457202124122021



APA (American Psychological Association) Style

Kakasaniya, G. G., Mer, . R. J., Chhaiya, . S. B. & Mehta, . D. S. (2022) Perception of resident doctors regarding promotional drug literature. National Journal of Physiology, Pharmacy and Pharmacology, Online First: 31 Dec, 2021. doi:10.5455/njppp.2022.12.12457202124122021