Indian Journal of Pharmacy and Pharmacology


Online-Issn No :
2393-9087
Print-Issn No :
2393-9079
Language :
English
Publisher :
IP Innovative Publication Pvt. Ltd.

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Impact of educational intervention on knowledge and attitude about rational use of medicine among doctors doing internship


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Article type :

Original Article

Author :

CS Bajait1 , VM Motghare2,*, MV Kalikar3 , GN Dakhale 4 , AS Jire5

Volume :

4

Issue :

1

Abstract :

Introduction: Rational use of medicine(RUM) include prescribing correct medication, dose, duration of treatment at correct cost. Intern doctors are most prone to prescribing errors, yet are expected to perform a significant prescribing role. So present study was planned to assess the impact of educational intervention on knowledge and attitude of interns about RUM. Material and Method: A prospective, interventional study conducted at tertiary care teaching hospital in 48 interns. Self‑developed, prevalidated questionnaire was used to obtain information about various issues concerned with RUM before and after educational intervention. Results: Statistically significant differences were found between pretest and post-test regarding knowledge about EM, RUM, p-drug and STEP criteria. There were significant change in attitude also toward RUM. Statistically more number of interns preferred generic name and also old drug for prescribing in post test. Conclusion: Educational intervention played a significant role in improving knowledge and attitude of intern doctors about RUM.

Keyword :

RUM, p-drug, Essential medicine, Interns, STEP criteria Key Message: Educational intervention significantly improve knowledge and attitude of intern doctors about RUM

Doi :

10.18231/2393-9087.2017.0015

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