Author(s): Sunita Kumari, Anurag Saxena, Palaniappan Senthilkumar
Objective: To study knowledge of nurses and their attitudes for reporting Adverse Drug Reactions and also to find out the participation in reporting Adverse Drug Reactions in Tertiary care hospital i n Delhi. Methods: This study was conducted by using validated KAP questionnaire. The reliability of validated KAP questionnaires was analysed by conducting pilot study on 50 Nurses and calculating Cronbach Alfa value (0.823), in order to identify the Knowledge, attitude, practice of Pharmacovigilance. Based on the previous study conducted the sample size (230) was calculated by using (SPSS) v21.0 with the significance level P < 0.001. Result: In this study total 230 Nurses responded. The overall response rate was significant in nurses (P < 0.001). Conclusion: The overall response of nurses showed that there is a lack of awareness of Pharmacovigilance among the nurses and they need to update knowledge of practice for drug safety and Pharmacovigilance practices. There is a need for an educational intervention to increase the knowledge and awareness; and to incorporate the gained knowledge into their everyday clinical practice. Keywords: Pharmacovigilance; Adverse Drug Reaction; Educational intervention; nurses; Tertiary care hospital; KAP.