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Public awareness in Wales of the UK Yellow Card Scheme for reporting suspected adverse drug reactions

Bracchi, Robert C., Tseliou, Foteini, Copeland, Lauren, Routledge, Philip A., Thomas, Alison, Woods, Fiona, Adams, Alana, Walker, Jenna, Jadeja, Mitul, Atkinson, Mark D. and Ashfield-Watt, Pauline 2021. Public awareness in Wales of the UK Yellow Card Scheme for reporting suspected adverse drug reactions. British Journal of Clinical Pharmacology 10.1111/bcp.14726
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Abstract

We used the HealthWise Wales (HWW) platform to explore public knowledge about the UK Yellow Card scheme (YCS), the spontaneous reporting scheme for suspected adverse drug reactions (ADRs) and whether a short information video could improve awareness. Members of the public in Wales (n= 1,606) completed a questionnaire about the YCS, watched the information video and then completed a follow‐up questionnaire. Almost half (46.5%) of respondents said they had previously experienced an ADR (over 90% of the ADRs involving prescribed medicines). Before the video, 18% of respondents knew how to report an ADR via the YCS and of these, 34% were from allied‐health professions. Immediately after watching it, 71% participants reported knowing how to report and 82% reported being confident to report. If this awareness were maintained, such an approach could contribute to improved reporting of suspected ADRs by the public.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Published Online
Status: In Press
Schools: Medicine
Development and Evaluation of Complex Interventions for Public Health Improvement (DECIPHer)
Wales Institute of Social & Economic Research, Data & Methods (WISERD)
Publisher: Wiley: 12 months
ISSN: 0306-5251
Date of First Compliant Deposit: 6 January 2021
Date of Acceptance: 21 December 2020
Last Modified: 20 Jan 2021 11:13
URI: http://orca.cf.ac.uk/id/eprint/137384

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