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Knowledge, perception, attitude and experience of pharmacist in Qatar towards drug use in pregnancy: a cross-sectional study.

Pallivalapila, Abdulrouf; Al Hail, Moza; Kassem, Wessam El; Al Saad, Doua; Thomas, Binny

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Abdulrouf Pallivalapila

Moza Al Hail

Wessam El Kassem

Doua Al Saad

Binny Thomas

Abstract

Pregnancy is a state of altered physiology and medication use during this period is remarkably challenging. Pharmacists are medication experts with great knowledge of pharmacology, pharmacokinetics and are trained to apply evidence based clinical knowledge. In a study done in the USA Mitchell et al found that use of medications, either prescribed or purchased over the counter (OTC), occurred in 88.8% of all pregnancies. Whereas, in Europe, prevalence estimates of prescribed medication use vary considerably across countries, ranging from 26% in Serbia to 93% in France. Given their central role to provide medication related advice to patients we conducted a questionnaire based survey to identify the knowledge, attitude, perception and experience of pharmacist in Qatar towards drug use in pregnancy.

Presentation Conference Type Poster
Start Date Dec 18, 2016
Publication Date May 19, 2016
Publisher New Publisher Required
Institution Citation ROUF, A., AL HAIL, M., ELKASSEM, W., ALSAAD, D. and THOMAS, B. 2016. Knowledge, perception, attitude and experience of pharmacist in Qatar towards drug use in pregnancy: a cross-sectional study. Presented at the 2016 American College of Clinical Pharmacy (ACCP) virtual poster symposium, 18-19 May 2016, Lenexa, USA.
Keywords Pregnancy; Qatar; Pharmacists; Drug use

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