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|
|School of Pharmacy, University of Bradford, BD7 1DP, United Kingdom|
|Corresponding Author :||Naif Al-Hazmi
School of Pharmacy, University of Bradford
BD7 1DP, United Kingdom
E-mail: [email protected]
|Received November 28, 2012; Accepted December 27, 2012; Published December 29, 2012|
|Citation: Al-Hazmi N, Naylor IL (2013) Attitude and Awareness of Adverse Drug Reaction Reporting by Health Professionals in Seven Hospitals in the Holy City of Makkah, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. J Clin Trials 3:139. doi:10.4172/2167-0870.1000139|
|Copyright: © 2013 Al-Hazmi N, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.|
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.