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Pharmacy students' knowledge and perceptions about pharmacovigilance in Malaysian public universities

Elkalmi, Ramadan Mohamed and Hassali, Mohamed Azmi and Ibrahim, Mohamed Izham M and Widodo, Riyanto T and Efan, Qais MA and Hadi, Muhammad Abdul (2011) Pharmacy students' knowledge and perceptions about pharmacovigilance in Malaysian public universities. American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education, 75 (5). pp. 1-8. ISSN 0002-9459

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Objective. To assess senior pharmacy students’ knowledge of and perceptions about pharmacovigilance and reporting of adverse drug reactions (ADRs) at 5 public universities in Malaysia Methods. A cross-sectional study was conducted between December 1, 2010, and January 31, 2010, using a validated self-administered questionnaire delivered to a sample of 510 final-year (fourth-year) pharmacy students at 5 Malaysian public universities. Results. Four hundred twenty-one (84%) students responded to the survey. About 60% (n = 240) indicated that they had taken courses on the concept of pharmacovigilance during their current pharmacy curriculum. The mean score for knowledge about pharmacovigilance and ADR reporting was 6.9 ± 1.4. There was a significant difference in the mean scores for knowledge about pharmacovigilance across the 5 universities. The majority (82.3%) of respondents felt it was necessary to confirm the causal relationship between the drug and the ADR. About 57.8% (n = 241) of the respondents believed that pharmacy students are competent and capable of reporting ADRs during their clerkships. The majority (87.0%) of respondents perceived that pharmacy students should be taught how to report ADRs. Conclusion. The results of this study demonstrate that the majority of final-year pharmacy students in Malaysian public universities have insufficient knowledge about pharmacovigilance and ADR reporting

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 6718/35670
Subjects: R Medicine > RS Pharmacy and materia medica
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Pharmacy > Department of Pharmacy Practice
Depositing User: Dr. RAMADAN ELKALMI
Date Deposited: 18 Feb 2014 16:32
Last Modified: 18 Feb 2014 16:32
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/35670

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