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Knowledge and attitude of materiovigilance among doctors in a tertiary care teaching hospital: A cross-sectional survey

Indushree T, Narasimha Murthy K M, Siddeswaraswamy P, Meghana D, Nandini T, Naveen K.


Background: Post marketing surveillance of medical devices has to be done to avoid injuries and it is highly required to evaluate and ascertain the risks and benefits associated with the medical devices.

Aims and Objectives: The aim of the study was to assess the knowledge and attitude about materiovigilance among doctors working in a tertiary care hospital.

Materials and Methods: A cross-sectional study involving faculty and postgraduate residents of a tertiary care hospital using questionnaire which had 12 questions pertaining to attitude and knowledge of materiovigilance.

Results: The survey questionnaire was sent to 300 health-care professionals among them, 259 respondents completely answered the questions. There were 96 teaching faculty, 163 were postgraduates residents. The average response rate was 86.3%. There was no statistical significant difference seen between the two groups (P = 0.85).

Conclusion: More workshops and training programs need to be conducted to create awareness and reporting of adverse reactions due to medical instruments.

Key words: Materiovigilance; Adverse Events; Faculty; Residents

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