Document Type : Research Article
Background Physicians, pharmacists, and nurses have a big duty to report a negative drug reaction because they are key healthcare providers (ADR). As a result, the goal of the study was to assess the MBBS interns' knowledge, attitude, and practises (KAP) regarding pharmacovigilance and adverse drug reactions (ADRs).
Aim: To assess the knowledge, attitudes, and the practices of MBBS interns with respect to pharmacovigilance and adverse drug reactions (ADRs).
Materials and Methods- A cross-sectional survey of MBBS interns at a tertiary care hospital in central India was conducted A semi-structured questionnaire was used.
Results: A total of 202 responses were received from MBBS Interns. With the help of a Microsoft Excel spreadsheet, the completed KAP questionnaires were analysed question by question and their percentage value was determined. Average students agreed that reporting ADRs is required, important, and improves patient safety, with an average of 34.83% correct and 64.08% incorrect knowledge about ADRs and pharmacovigilance. Only 7.92% of MBBS interns at the institute reported an adverse drug reaction.
Conclusion: Most MBBS interns agreed that ADR monitoring and reporting are very important, but few had ever reported ADRs due to a lack of pharmacovigilance and ADR sensitization and knowledge.