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International Journal of Advanced Community Medicine
Vol. 2, Issue 2, Part C (2019)

Assessment of impact of educational intervention on knowledge, attitude and practice of Pharmacovigilance among interns

Author(s): Mohammad Saleem Sharoo, Roohi Sharma and Zahid Gillani
Abstract: Background: Adverse drug reactions (ADRs) are described as 'a response to a medicament which is noxious and unforeseen and which happens at dosages ordinarily utilized for the diagnosis, prophylaxis or treatment of a disease or for the alteration of physiological function.
The present study was conducted to assess impact of educational intervention on knowledge, attitude and practice of pharmacovigilance among interns.
Materials and methods: 280 dental interns of both genders were given a questionnaire related to knowledge, attitude towards pharmacovigilance. The questionnaire (pre-KAP) was administered and subjects were asked to submit the completed questionnaire. Results of each response were recorded.
Results: Out of 280 subjects, males were 110 and females were 170. Pre-KAP value was less as compared to post KAP value in each question. The difference was significant (P< 0.05). There was significant difference in pre and post KAP attitude value (P< 0.05).
Conclusion: Interns had insufficient knowledge, attitude and practice regarding pharmacovigilance and adverse drug reactions, however post KAP response found to be good.
Pages: 203-205  |  143 Views  68 Downloads
How to cite this article:
Mohammad Saleem Sharoo, Roohi Sharma, Zahid Gillani. Assessment of impact of educational intervention on knowledge, attitude and practice of Pharmacovigilance among interns. Int J Adv Community Med 2019;2(2):203-205. DOI: 10.33545/comed.2019.v2.i2c.172
International Journal of Advanced Community Medicine