alexa Knowledge of and Perspectives on Pharmacovigilance amon
ISSN: 2329-6887

Journal of Pharmacovigilance
Open Access

OMICS International organises 3000+ Global Conferenceseries Events every year across USA, Europe & Asia with support from 1000 more scientific Societies and Publishes 700+ Open Access Journals which contains over 50000 eminent personalities, reputed scientists as editorial board members.

Open Access Journals gaining more Readers and Citations

700 Journals and 15,000,000 Readers Each Journal is getting 25,000+ Readers

This Readership is 10 times more when compared to other Subscription Journals (Source: Google Analytics)

Research Article

Knowledge of and Perspectives on Pharmacovigilance among Pharmacists in the Miyagi and Hokkaido Regions of Japan

Taku Obara1,2*, Hiroaki Yamaguchi1, Yutaro Iida8, Michihiro Satoh1, Takamasa Sakai3, Yoshiko Aoki4, Yuriko Murai1,5, Masaki Matsuura1, Mayumi Sato1, Takayoshi Ohkubo6, Ken Iseki7 and Nariyasu Mano1
1Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Tohoku University Hospital, Sendai, Japan
2Department of Preventive Medicine and Epidemiology, Tohoku Medical, Megabank Organization, Tohoku University, Sendai, Japan
3Pharmaceutical Information Center, Faculty of Pharmacy, Meijo University, Nagoya, Japan
4National Institute of Health Sciences, Tokyo, Japan
5Pharmacy Education and Research Center, Tohoku University Graduate School of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Sendai, Japan
6Department of Hygiene and Public Health, Teikyo University School of Medicine, Tokyo, Japan
7Department of Pharmacy, Hokkaido University Hospital, Sapporo, Japan
8Department of Pharmacy, Iwakiri Hospital, Sendai, Japan
Corresponding Author : Taku Obara
Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences
Tohoku University Hospital, Aoba-ku, Sendai, Japan
Tel: +81-22-717-7548
Received: January 21, 2016; Accepted January 26, 2016; Published February 04, 2016
Citation: Obara T, Yamaguchi H, Iida Y, Satoh M, Sakai T, et al. (2016) Knowledge of and Perspectives on Pharmacovigilance among Pharmacists in the Miyagi and Hokkaido Regions of Japan. J Pharmacovigilance 4:192. doi:10.4172/2329-6887.1000192
Copyright: © 2016 Obara T, 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.


The aim of the present study was to clarify the knowledge of and perspectives on pharmacovigilance among pharmacists in the Miyagi and Hokkaido regions of Japan. In this cross-sectional, self-administered questionnairebased study, we contacted 3,164 pharmacists who belonged to the Miyagi Prefecture Hospital Pharmacists Association or the Hokkaido Society of Hospital Pharmacists during the 3-month period between January and March 2013. Of the 1,851 respondents (<30 years, 22.2%; ≥ 50 years, 25.8%; women, 41.9%), 6.9%, 22.1%, and 71.0% answered “I understand what it is”, “I have heard of it, but I do not understand what it is”, and “I do not know what it is”, respectively, to the question “Have you ever heard of the term ‘pharmacovigilance’?”. Multivariate logistic regression analysis revealed that being ≥ 50 years old (odds ratio [OR]: 6.10, 95% confidence interval [CI]: 1.99-18.72), having a doctoral degree (OR: 6.33; 95%CI: 3.19-12.57), and having ≥ 10 pharmacists in the workplace (OR: 2.08; 95%CI: 1.20-3.60) were ifica3.60) were significantly and independently associated with understanding “pharmacovigilance.” Pharmacists who understood “pharmacovigilance” also tended to know more related terms and actions. Furthermore, 76.2% of the respondents thought that pharmacists should be responsible for pharmacovigilance in the clinical setting, and even though most of the pharmacists in Japan had insufficient knowledge of pharmacovigilance, 71.9% wished to acquire more.


Share This Page

Additional Info

Loading Please wait..
Peer Reviewed Journals
Make the best use of Scientific Research and information from our 700 + peer reviewed, Open Access Journals
International Conferences 2017-18
Meet Inspiring Speakers and Experts at our 3000+ Global Annual Meetings

Contact Us

Agri, Food, Aqua and Veterinary Science Journals

Dr. Krish

1-702-714-7001 Extn: 9040

Clinical and Biochemistry Journals

Datta A

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9037

Business & Management Journals


1-702-714-7001Extn: 9042

Chemical Engineering and Chemistry Journals

Gabriel Shaw

1-702-714-7001 Extn: 9040

Earth & Environmental Sciences

Katie Wilson

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9042

Engineering Journals

James Franklin

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9042

General Science and Health care Journals

Andrea Jason

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9043

Genetics and Molecular Biology Journals

Anna Melissa

1-702-714-7001 Extn: 9006

Immunology & Microbiology Journals

David Gorantl

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9014

Informatics Journals

Stephanie Skinner

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9039

Material Sciences Journals

Rachle Green

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9039

Mathematics and Physics Journals

Jim Willison

1-702-714-7001 Extn: 9042

Medical Journals

Nimmi Anna

1-702-714-7001 Extn: 9038

Neuroscience & Psychology Journals

Nathan T

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9041

Pharmaceutical Sciences Journals

John Behannon

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9007

Social & Political Science Journals

Steve Harry

1-702-714-7001 Extn: 9042

© 2008-2017 OMICS International - Open Access Publisher. Best viewed in Mozilla Firefox | Google Chrome | Above IE 7.0 version