Soumya MorabadRajiv Gandhi University of Health Science, India
Title: Assessment and educational intervention of health education program regarding medicine
Background: Medicines are one of the most important tools for improving and maintaining health, and they can save lives. Adolescence is an important time to address medication beliefs because many of these concepts can persist into adulthood, affecting adherence and willingness to continue taking a prescription. Adolescents with a low level of knowledge may be at risk for health problems and a difficult transition from childhood to adulthood. To clarify misconceptions and improve students' medication practices, educational activities are necessary. The current study was aimed to assess knowledge, attitude and practice about medicines among school children of age group 12-16 years. Methods: This is an educational interventional study. The children’s attending private school, at Bagalkot were interviewed individually with a pre-tested self-administered questionnaire Results: In basal assessment, the mean knowledge, attitude and practice scores were found to be 9.11±0.11, 5.72± 0.83 and 6.92 ± 0.05 respectively. However, there was significant difference (p = 0.0001) between pre and post study of knowledge, attitude and practice towards medicine. Conclusions: This type of study will help to improve their insight towards medicine in school children.
Dr. Soumya Morabad has completed her Doctor of Pharmacy at the age of 24 years from Rajiv Gandhi University of Health sciences Bengaluru, Karnataka, India. And she has completed her Oncology Clinical Pharmacy training at Ramaiah Hospital Bangalore, India for the duration of 2 months. Presently working as Lecturer at B.V.V.S Hanagal Shri Kumareshwar College of Pharmacy Bagalkote, Karnataka, India and working Onco-clinical Pharmacist at Kerudi Cancer Pvt Hospital, Bagalkot, India. She has guided Pharm D students for the Adverse drug reaction project in medical and oncology department. She has 1publication in International Journal and two of the articles of adverse drug reaction are under review