Knowledge and Attitude Regarding Medication Error among Nursing Students in a Selected College at Mangaluru
Keywords:Attitude, Knowledge, Medication error, Nursing Students
are all time high. The system of treatment is becoming more hi-tech and more sophisticated which is
vulnerable to the errors at the same time. Effective medication error reporting is a necessary tool to prevent
and reduce its occurrence. This study aimed to assess the knowledge and attitude regarding medication error
among nursing students.
Methods: A Descriptive approach was adopted for the study. By Stratified Random sampling 125 Nursing
Students were selected. The data was collected using Demographic Performa, Structured knowledge
questionnaire and Attitude scale. The data obtained were analyzed by descriptive and inferential statistics
using SPSS version 16.0.
Results: Results showed that majority 67.2% of the Nursing students had average knowledge and 88% had
positive attitude towards the reporting of medication error. There was no significant correlation between
knowledge and attitude among nursing student regarding medication error.
Conclusion: The Study concluded that despite sufficient knowledge and favourable attitudes towards
medication error reporting, there is still an under-reporting of medication errors when it comes to practice. It
was clear that the nurses need specific information about what constitutes medication error.
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