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Impact of an educational intervention on knowledge and attitude regarding pharmacovigilance and adverse drug reaction reporting among postgraduate students of a tertiary care teaching hospital

Meena Atray, Apurva Agrawal.

Abstract
Background: Doctors doing postgraduation (PG) are backbone of any teaching-hospital and are in close contact with patients. It is important they have adequate knowledge and attitude towards adverse drug reaction (ADR)-reporting and Pharmacovigilance Programme of India (PvPI).

Aim and Objectives: To study the impact of an educational intervention on knowledge and attitude of 1st year PG residents toward ADR reporting and Pharmacovigilance.

Materials and Methods: An educational intervention was conducted among 1st-year postgraduate students, including a lecture on importance and need of pharmacovigilance, hands-on-training on how to fill Suspected ADR Reporting Form and group based interactive discussion. Knowledge and attitude of participants were recorded in pre-post intervention questionnaire and analyzed.

Results: Sixty-three postgraduate students from clinical (82.5%), paraclinical (12.7%), and preclinical (4.7%) departments participated. Mean test-score improved from 7.27 to 11.65 (P < 0.005). Need for pharmacovigilance, ADR-reporting related terminologies, PvPI, who can report and where to report ADR, signal generation, types of ADR-forms, and legal implications of reporting were the major areas with significant improvement. About 87% agreed post-intervention that ADRs are a major cause of morbidity, 96% agreed there should be an ADR-Reporting Centre in every institute and 92% agreed they will try to find whether some drug might be responsible for any unusual symptom in patient.

Conclusion: Educational intervention could improve knowledge as well as attitude toward ADR reporting among postgraduate doctors, long-term impact needs further assessment.

Key words: Educational Intervention; Pharmacovigilance; Adverse Drug Reaction Reporting; Pharmacovigilance Programme of India; Post-graduate Students


 
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Atray M, Agrawal A. Impact of an educational intervention on knowledge and attitude regarding pharmacovigilance and adverse drug reaction reporting among postgraduate students of a tertiary care teaching hospital. Natl J Physiol Pharm Pharmacol. 2022; 12(6): 781-786. doi:10.5455/njppp.2022.12.11408202124112021


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Atray M, Agrawal A. Impact of an educational intervention on knowledge and attitude regarding pharmacovigilance and adverse drug reaction reporting among postgraduate students of a tertiary care teaching hospital. Natl J Physiol Pharm Pharmacol. 2022; 12(6): 781-786. doi:10.5455/njppp.2022.12.11408202124112021



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Atray M, Agrawal A. Impact of an educational intervention on knowledge and attitude regarding pharmacovigilance and adverse drug reaction reporting among postgraduate students of a tertiary care teaching hospital. Natl J Physiol Pharm Pharmacol. (2022), [cited December 02, 2022]; 12(6): 781-786. doi:10.5455/njppp.2022.12.11408202124112021



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Atray, M. & Agrawal, . A. (2022) Impact of an educational intervention on knowledge and attitude regarding pharmacovigilance and adverse drug reaction reporting among postgraduate students of a tertiary care teaching hospital. Natl J Physiol Pharm Pharmacol, 12 (6), 781-786. doi:10.5455/njppp.2022.12.11408202124112021



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Atray, Meena, and Apurva Agrawal. 2022. Impact of an educational intervention on knowledge and attitude regarding pharmacovigilance and adverse drug reaction reporting among postgraduate students of a tertiary care teaching hospital. National Journal of Physiology, Pharmacy and Pharmacology, 12 (6), 781-786. doi:10.5455/njppp.2022.12.11408202124112021



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Atray, Meena, and Apurva Agrawal. "Impact of an educational intervention on knowledge and attitude regarding pharmacovigilance and adverse drug reaction reporting among postgraduate students of a tertiary care teaching hospital." National Journal of Physiology, Pharmacy and Pharmacology 12 (2022), 781-786. doi:10.5455/njppp.2022.12.11408202124112021



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Atray, Meena, and Apurva Agrawal. "Impact of an educational intervention on knowledge and attitude regarding pharmacovigilance and adverse drug reaction reporting among postgraduate students of a tertiary care teaching hospital." National Journal of Physiology, Pharmacy and Pharmacology 12.6 (2022), 781-786. Print. doi:10.5455/njppp.2022.12.11408202124112021



APA (American Psychological Association) Style

Atray, M. & Agrawal, . A. (2022) Impact of an educational intervention on knowledge and attitude regarding pharmacovigilance and adverse drug reaction reporting among postgraduate students of a tertiary care teaching hospital. National Journal of Physiology, Pharmacy and Pharmacology, 12 (6), 781-786. doi:10.5455/njppp.2022.12.11408202124112021