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Attitude and Awareness of Adverse Drug Reaction Reporting by Health Professionals in Seven Hospitals in the Holy City of Makkah, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia | Abstract
Journal of Clinical Trials

Journal of Clinical Trials
Open Access

ISSN: 2167-0870

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Abstract

Attitude and Awareness of Adverse Drug Reaction Reporting by Health Professionals in Seven Hospitals in the Holy City of Makkah, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

Naif Al-Hazmi and Naylor IL

Introduction: The increasing prevalence of Adverse Drug Reaction (ADR) has been reported by many countries and to develop a good ADR reporting system is the need of present time.
Aim and objective: To assess attitude and awareness towards ADR reporting and factors that influences their reporting by health professionals.
Materials and method: The present cross-sectional study was conducted in seven hospitals in Makkah. All the health professionals were invited to participate in the study. A prescribed questioners was used to collect basic information, professional information and knowledge about ADR reporting system.
Results and conclusion: It was observed that most of the professionals were aware of ADR. They were having positive attitude to report ADRs. But major factor found as obstacle in ADR reporting were lack of training, non availability of forms, insufficient clinical knowledge and fear to report ADR.