Psychometric Properties of Knowledge, Attitude, and Practice on Pharmacogenovigilance in Drug Safety Questionnaire in Medicine and Pharmacy Students: based on Exploratory Factor Analysis

Yau, Adamu and Husain, Rohayah and Abd Aziz, Aniza and Zahri @ Johari, Mohd Khairi and Ab Rahman, Ab Fatah and Elkalmi, Ramadan Mohamed and Ya‟u Jamilu, Jamilu and Haque , Mainul (2015) Psychometric Properties of Knowledge, Attitude, and Practice on Pharmacogenovigilance in Drug Safety Questionnaire in Medicine and Pharmacy Students: based on Exploratory Factor Analysis. Journal of Applied Pharmaceutical Science, 5 (11). pp. 15-22. ISSN 2231-3354

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Abstract

Integration of Pharmacogenomics and Pharmacovigilance in the curricula of future healthcare professionals is essential towards individualized medicine and drug safety. Researchers are lacking in Knowledge, attitude and practice regarding pharmacogenovigilance in drug safety among Malaysian future health professionals. This study is to develop and validate a reliable questionnaire for evaluation of knowledge, attitude and practice of future Doctors and Pharmacists concerning Pharmacogenovigilance in drug safety. A 49-item self-administered questionnaire was developed from the literature. The content was validated by a panel of relevant experts followed by face validity. A pilot study on 100 respondents was conducted for reliability, followed by a crosssectional study involving 247 participants in factor analysis. The content validity index of the whole questionnaire was 0.8%. The overall Cronbach‟s Alpha was 0.8, with P<0.001. 67.4% of the total variance was explained by 13 factors, and we can conclude that the questionnaire is a valid and reliable instrument

Item Type: Article
Keywords: Pharmacogenovigilance, Questionnaire, Factor analysis, KAP.
Subjects: R Medicine > RM Therapeutics. Pharmacology
Faculty / Institute: Faculty of Medicine
Depositing User: Professor Dr Mainul Haque
Date Deposited: 03 Dec 2015 02:56
Last Modified: 07 Feb 2016 02:47
URI: http://erep.unisza.edu.my/id/eprint/4122

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