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Research Article

Pharmacovigilance Practices for Better Healthcare Delivery: Knowledge and Attitude Study in the National Malaria Control Programme of India

Table 1

Dimension-wise overview of the items included in the questionnaire.

Knowledge-related items

All ADRs due to a drug are already known when it first comes to the market*.
All ADRs should be reported for newly marketed drugs*.
Serious reactions should be reported for old drugs in use for a long time*.
I do not need to report minor ADR*.
I should report only uncommon ADR*.
I should report ADR only when I am sure that it is due to a drug*.
Who is qualified to report ADRs (medical doctors, nurses, pharmacists, physiotherapist, or multipurpose healthcare workers)&?
What should be monitored for ADRs (vaccines, complementary medicines, over-the-counter drugs, antibiotics, antimalarials, or topical drugs)&?
Purpose of ADR monitoring is (identifying safe drugs, calculating ADR incidence, identifying predisposing factors, identifying previously unrecognized ADRs, and serving as a source of information, for comparison of drugs within the same therapeutic class)&.
Are you aware of the adverse event monitoring system in India#?

Attitude-related items

I am likely to report an ADR in future*.
ADR reporting improves patient safety*.
I am not doing my job properly unless I report ADR*.
Only one ADR will not make a significant contribution*.
Reporting ADR might create problems for me*.
There should be payment for ADR reporting*.
Reporting ADR will make me responsible for patient harm*.
ADRs are not preventable so there is no point in reporting*.
ADR reporting should be voluntary*.
I am unlikely to report ADRs due to lack of time*.
I do not feel the need to report an ADR that I have recognized*.

Demographic characteristics

Age, gender, qualification, years of experience in malaria control programme, and training in ADR reporting

Answered on a 5-point Likert scale; Answered as multiple correct answer question with one point for each correct answer; #Answered as yes/no.