Assessment of Knowledge, Attitude, and Practice on Pharmacovigilance among Unani Stakeholders in India: A Cross-Sectional Study
Aim: To assess the knowledge, attitude, and practice of Pharmacovigilance among Unani stakeholders in India.
Methods: A cross-sectional, non-interventional, questionnaire-based study was conducted among the Unani stakeholders in India. Data was collected online through a Google form-based self-reported questionnaire.
Results: The present study revealed that the average knowledge score of the study participants was 11.36± 3.5(Total score 19). Of the total responders, 47% had a low or very low level of knowledge and 53% had a good or high level of knowledge. There was a positive correlation between KAP scores. Knowledge scores were positively correlated with attitude (r=0.258, p<.001) and practice (r=0.056, p=0.067). Attitude scores were also positively correlated with practice scores (r=0.269, p<.001). These findings suggest that knowledge, attitude, and practice scores showed a weak positive correlation.
Conclusion: This study suggests that the study participants are well-versed in the knowledge of pharmacovigilance, and also have a favorable attitude toward reporting ADRs and misleading advertisements. To implement more effectively the objectives of the pharmacovigilance program of ASU & H Drugs further efforts should be made to increase the practice of pharmacovigilance through awareness programs and on-hand training.
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