ADVERSE DRUG REACTION: COMMUNITY PHARMACISTS KNOWLEDGE, ATTITUDE AND BEHAVIOR

  • Sandeep A Drug Safety Associate, Synowledge PV Services India Pvt Ltd., Mysore, Karnataka, India.
  • Mamta G T Department of Pharmaceutics, Sharada Vilas Pharmacy College, Mysore, Karnataka, India
  • Bhimaray Krishnagoudar Department of Pharmacy Practice, SJM College of Pharmacy, Chithradurga, Karnataka, India
  • Ravi Katti Venkappa Drug Safety Associate, MMSH Clinical Research Pvt Ltd., Bangalore, Karnataka, India
  • Shaik Shafia Begum Department of Pharmacy Practice, Sri Indu Institute of Pharmacy, Hyderabad, Andrapradesh, India.
  • Girish R H Drug Safety Associate, Synowledge PV Services India Pvt Ltd., Mysore, Karnataka, India

Abstract

Many hospitalizations in India are due to Adverse Drug Reactions (ADR) and resulting in morbidity and mortality in majority cases in addition to the huge economic burden. A survey was conducted to assess the knowledge, attitude and behavior of community pharmacists towards ADR related aspects. One hundred and twenty eight pharmacists from various Community pharmacies in two Districts of South India were consented in this survey. A questionnaire was prepared to investigate the knowledge, attitude and behavior of pharmacists regarding ADR reporting and distributed to the identified pharmacies. The data was collected and analyzed by ANOVA and t- test. Out of 342 community pharmacies approached, 128 (37.4%) community pharmacists consented to be part of the survey and the questionnaire given was filled and returned by them. Out of these respondents, only 39 (30.5%) pharmacists had knowledge about ADR, 15 (11.7%) and 14 (10.9%) were aware of National Pharmacovigilance Program (NPP) and regional reporting centers respectively. Only 54 (43%) agreed that ADR reporting is a professional obligation of pharmacist and none of the respondents reported ADRs. The main reason for not reporting any ADR was ‘they did not know how to report’ and ‘did not feel its beneficial’. This survey revealed that the community pharmacists were having least scores towards knowledge, attitude and behavior on ADRs in Indian Scenario.

Key words: Community pharmacy, Adverse drug reaction, Questionnaires

Author Biographies

Sandeep A, Drug Safety Associate, Synowledge PV Services India Pvt Ltd., Mysore, Karnataka, India.
Drug Safety Associate, Synowledge PV Services India Pvt Ltd., Mysore, Karnataka, India.
Mamta G T, Department of Pharmaceutics, Sharada Vilas Pharmacy College, Mysore, Karnataka, India
Department of Pharmaceutics, Sharada Vilas Pharmacy College, Mysore, Karnataka, India
Bhimaray Krishnagoudar, Department of Pharmacy Practice, SJM College of Pharmacy, Chithradurga, Karnataka, India
Department ofPharmacy Practice, SJM College of Pharmacy, Chithradurga, Karnataka, India
Ravi Katti Venkappa, Drug Safety Associate, MMSH Clinical Research Pvt Ltd., Bangalore, Karnataka, India
Drug Safety Associate, MMSH Clinical Research Pvt Ltd., Bangalore, Karnataka, India
Shaik Shafia Begum, Department of Pharmacy Practice, Sri Indu Institute of Pharmacy, Hyderabad, Andrapradesh, India.

Department ofPharmacy Practice, Sri Indu Institute of Pharmacy, Hyderabad, Andrapradesh, India.

Girish R H, Drug Safety Associate, Synowledge PV Services India Pvt Ltd., Mysore, Karnataka, India
Drug Safety Associate, Synowledge PV Services India Pvt Ltd., Mysore, Karnataka, India

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Published
2012-10-01
How to Cite
A, S., T, M. G., Krishnagoudar, B., Venkappa, R. K., Begum, S. S., & H, G. R. (2012). ADVERSE DRUG REACTION: COMMUNITY PHARMACISTS KNOWLEDGE, ATTITUDE AND BEHAVIOR. Mintage Journal of Pharmaceutical and Medical Sciences (ISSN: 2320-3315), 17-20. Retrieved from http://mjpms.in/index.php/mjpms/article/view/5