Evaluation of knowledge, attitude and practice of pharmacovigilance among Libyan healthcare professionals

Iman Elmahdi, Hanin Hussin, Adel Abdullah, Faraj Alamismaery, Elzahra Buzariba, Amna R. Bograin, Aisha A. Kshbor
2021 Zenodo  
The aim of this study was to evaluate the knowledge, attitude and practice of pharmacovigilance by healthcare professionals in Benghazi. A structured questionnaire adopted from previous validated study. One hundred questionnaires were distributed in August 2019 and filled by healthcare providers worked at different hospitals in Benghazi, Libya. Participants were 57% physicians and 43% pharmacists (age average 31-40 years). 47% had correctly defined Pharmacovigilance while 19% know what is meant
more » ... by adverse drug reactions. Moreover, 61% of the participants did not share information about raising adverse drug reactions in some patients with other healthcare professionals. 35% of them did not know about the adverse drug reactions reporting system in Libya. Whereas, 42% have strongly agreed that reporting adverse drug reactions is essential. 41% and 45% of participants believed that reporting adverse drug reactions is not time-consuming and increases patient safety, respectively. In conclusion, educational programs and training courses about the importance of Pharmacovigilance for physicians and pharmacists in Benghazi are needed.
doi:10.5281/zenodo.5171391 fatcat:wyu6qmpa35film6ltcj2lfqp3e