Abstract

IMPACT OF EDUCATIONAL INTERVENTION ON KNOWLEDGE, ATTITUDE AND PRACTICE OF PHARMACOVIGILANCE AMONG MEDICAL GRADUATES OF RURAL TERTIARY CARE, TEACHING HOSPITAL OF CENTRAL INDIA

Author(s): NAGPURE SHAILESH,KALE RANJANA,VARMA SUSHIL KUMAR,*BAHEKAR SATISH

To assess the awareness of Pharmacovigilance among the medical graduates and to evaluate the need of inclusion of KAP (Knowledge, Attitude and Practice) of Pharmacovigilance in Internship Training Programme as an educational intervention.Material and Methods:The present study was conducted in the Internship orientation program in a rural hospital of central India. It was a Hospital Based Cross Sectional Study in which 65 Interns (medical graduates) were participated. Semi-structured, Pre-Designed, Pre-tested Questionnaire was used for data collection. Data was entered and analyzed using statistical software ‘EPI INFO 3.5.3’.Results:In our study a total of 65 medical  graduates  were  responded  and  involved  in  the  pre  KAP  and  post  KAP  survey  questionnaires.  The  overall  response  rate  between  pre  intervention  and  post intervention  was  statistically  significant  and  that  shows  effectiveness  of  educational  intervention  for  improving  awareness  of  Pharmacovigilance  among  medical graduates.Conclusion:Imparting the knowledge and awareness of Pharmacovigilance among the medical graduates by mean of continuous educational intervention would bring update of knowledge for drug safety into their everyday clinical practice and also bring the adverse drug reactions(ADRs) reporting culture among them.

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ISSN: 2320-3315

ICV :81.58

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