International Journal of Medical and Health Research

International Journal of Medical and Health Research


International Journal of Medical and Health Research
International Journal of Medical and Health Research
Vol. 6, Issue 4 (2020)

Evaluation of the awareness, knowledge and application of pharmacovigilance among the health professionals from Bihar region


Dr. Archana Kumari, Dr. J Prasad

Pharmacovigilance Programme of India (PvPI) was initiated to monitor ADRs in 2010 by Government of India. The primary goal of the program is to protect and to safeguard health of the public by assuring the safety of medicine. Health professionals like Doctors, nurses, and pharmacists involved in prescribing, dispensing, administering, storage, and disposal of medicines play a key role in the success of the programme. Attitude, and practice (KAP) about pharmacovigilance from various studies have revealed that ADR reporting by healthcare providers is linked to their awareness and knowledge about ADRs. Hence based on above finings the present study was planned for Evaluation of the Awareness, Knowledge and Application of Pharmacovigilance among the Health Professionals from Bihar Region. The present study was planned in Anugrah Narayan Magadh Medical College, Gaya, Bihar, India. In the present study 25 Pharmacist, 25 Nurses, 25 Doctors and 25 Medical students were evaluated for the pharmacovigilance awareness. All the groups were underwent the given set of question. Based on that questions the Awareness, Knowledge and Application (Practice) were presented based on Poor, Average, Good and Excellent parameters. The data generated from the present study concludes that A positive attitude toward pharmacovigilance exists among the healthcare providers and students of the institution. More continuous medical education programs need to be conducted to educate all healthcare providers about the importance of a pharmacovigilance program, the role of all healthcare providers in ensuring its success and the various facilities available in the institution for reporting ADRs
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Dr. Archana Kumari, Dr. J Prasad. Evaluation of the awareness, knowledge and application of pharmacovigilance among the health professionals from Bihar region. International Journal of Medical and Health Research, Volume 6, Issue 4, 2020, Pages 77-81
International Journal of Medical and Health Research