A survey on the knowledge and attitude on pharmacovigilance among the pharmacy students of different universities of Dhaka, Bangladesh
AuthorAlbee, Md. Hamza
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Pharmacovigilance, an important tool for the monitoring of post market surveillance of drugs through evaluation of reported adverse drug reaction after its release in the market This study has been focused on students‟ knowledge on pharmacovigilance conducted through a questionnaires survey involving a sample size of 504 (Public university students, n=196; Private University students, n =308). Data analysis was carried out using SPSS Findings obtained from the study showed correct definition of Pharmacovigilance and ADRs were written by 35.7% and 52% respectively, among the participants showing signs of limited knowledge on the issue. Highly significant differences was found in the knowledge related to duration of ADR reporting time (p<0.000), participants‟ view to report pharmacovigilance (p<0.000), even in students satisfaction on pharmacovigilance in their academic syllabus when segmented through comparison analysis of public and private university students as well. From the study, it can suggested to develop the educational system than present to a state-of-the art level as the results suggest a higher degree of knowledge on pharmacovigilance. Study findings suggested that the educational system has to be developed far more than now to get to a state-of-the art level.