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Knowledge, Attitudes, and Practices of Pharmacovigilance and ADRs Spontaneous Reporting Among Pediatricians and Pediatric Residents in Jordan

[ Vol. 13 , Issue. 1 ]

Author(s):

Tareq L. Mukattash*, Maysaa W. Alwadi, Rana K. Abu-Farha, Anan S. Jarab, Sameh A. Al-Zubiedi and Tareq Alwedyan Pages 45-54 (10)

Abstract:


Introduction: Pharmacovigilance (PV) is the science responsible for ADRs reporting and accordingly medication safety. Pediatrics age group is a special concern as they have a higher risk of developing ADRs; this put more burden on pediatricians for early detection and reporting of ADRs. The present study aims to explore pediatricians’ knowledge, attitude, and practices of pharmacovigilance.

Method: A structured validated questionnaire was designed to achieve the study goals. A convenient sample of 142 pediatricians took part in the study.

Results: The majority of pediatricians had a poor knowledge score about pharmacovigiliance and ADRs reporting. On the other hand, 71% of respondents had a good attitude score towards reporting ADRs. When exploring their own practice, pediatricians have a low reporting rate.

Conclusion: The results of the present study reveal that pediatricians lack knowledge of PV and ADRs reporting. However, they have a good attitude towards ADRs reporting and enhancing their PV practice. This is still not reflected in their own practice. Further training and education about ADRs reporting are very important to move toward safer medications in children.

Keywords:

ADRs, pediatricians, pharmacovigiliance, hospital, Jordan, pharmacovigilance.

Affiliation:

Department of Clinical Pharmacy, Faculty of Pharmacy, Jordan University of Science and Technology, P.O.Box 3030, Irbid 22110, Department of Clinical Pharmacy, Faculty of Pharmacy, Jordan University of Science and Technology, P.O.Box 3030, Irbid 22110, Department of Clinical Pharmacy and Therapeutics, Faculty of Pharmacy, Applied Science Private University, Amman, Department of Clinical Pharmacy, Faculty of Pharmacy, Jordan University of Science and Technology, P.O.Box 3030, Irbid 22110, Department of Biopharmaceutics and Clinical Pharmacy, Faculty of Pharmacy, The University of Jordan, Amman 11942, Department of Family Medicine, Ministry of Health

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