Author(s): Sunita Kumari, Palaniappan Senthilkumar
Objective: To study the knowledge of pharmacist and their attitudes for reporting Adverse Drug Reactions and also to find out their participation in reporting Adverse Drug Reactions in Tertiary care hospital in Delhi. Methods: This study was conduct by using validated KAP questionnaire. The reliability of validated KAP questionnaires was analysed by conducting pilot study on 50 Pharmacist 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 of P < 0.001.Result: In this study total 230 Pharmacists responded. The overall response rate was significant in pharmacists (P < 0.001).Conclusion: The overall response of pharmacist showed that pharmacist working in industrial as well in hospitals lack awareness about Pharmacovigilance and they need to update their knowledge and practice for drug safety and Pharmacovigilance. There is a regular basis need for an educational intervention to update the knowledge and awareness in their everyday clinical practice.