Published: 2022-08-24

A study on the knowledge, attitude and practice of junior doctors to adverse drug event reporting in a tertiary care hospital, Manipur

Neerajkumar Sharma Manohar, Ngamba Akham, Oinam Joychandra Singh, Hidam Surjikumari, Anisha Kh


Background: The aim of the present study is to find out the ways to improve the status of adverse drug effect (ADE) reporting to the pharmacovigilance centres.

Methods: The present study is a cross-sectional study with purposive sampling. Descriptive statistics is used for analysing the data from the questionnaire using frequencies and percentages.

Results: The response on the questionnaire was 77.7%. The 90 participants knew the definition of ADE. The 91 participants want to report the ADEs of newly marketed drugs. Only 70 participants know about the existence of PvPI. The 80 participants did not consider all OTC drugs to be safe. 95 participants opined that all Herbal and non-allopathic drugs are not safe. The 69 participants replied that no ADE monitoring centre was available in SHIJA hospitals and research institute Pvt. Ltd. Though 90 participants knew the definition of ADE, only 85.1% of them considered to report it as a professional obligation. Maximum ADEs are seen with skin, paediatric and elderly patients as opined by 57.4% of the participants. Varied opinions of occurrence of ADEs according to the participants with polypharmacy was 70.3% and with foods and drinks was 40.6%. Although 85.1% participants have the attitude of reporting ADE, only 63.4% participants have good clarity when reporting and filling the ADE forms with careful observation of the risks and behaviour of the patients.

Conclusions: To promote ADE reporting, a regular awareness cum sensitization programme coupled with CME program is necessary at various levels of health-care providers.


ADE, PvPI, Polypharmacy, OTC, Herbal

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