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Table 3 Factors discouraging ADR reporting

From: Attitudes among healthcare professionals to the reporting of adverse drug reactions in Nepal

Factors n Response (%) Median Mode
1a 2b 3c 4d 5e
Concern that the report may be wrong 323 68 (21.1) 58 (18.0) 85 (26.3) 64 (19.8) 48 (14.9) 3.0 3
Lack of time to fill in a report and a single unreported case may not affect ADR database 322 65 (20.2) 54 (16.8) 86 (26.7) 74 (23.0) 43 (13.4) 3.0 3
Not confident to decide whether or not an ADR has occurred 322 72 (22.4) 48 (14.9) 91 (28.3) 70 (21.7) 41 (12.7) 3.0 3
Lack of time to actively look for an ADR while at work 322 74 (23.0) 55 (17.1) 77 (23.9) 70 (21.7) 46 (14.3) 3.0 3
Fear of legal liability by reporting adverse reaction 322 87 (27.0) 54 (16.8) 88 (27.3) 51 (15.8) 42 (13.0) 3.0 3
Concern that a report will generate an extra work 322 97 (30.1) 54 (16.8) 87 (27.0) 56 (17.4) 28 (8.7) 3.0 1
Belief that only safe drugs are marketed 322 74 (23.0) 67 (20.8) 74 (23.0) 66 (20.5) 41 (12.7) 3.0 1*
Think that you may have caused a patient harm 322 99 (30.7) 68 (21.1) 76 (23.6) 46 (14.3) 33 (10.2) 2.0 1
Ambition to publish case report personally 322 99 (30.7) 66 (20.5) 89 (27.6) 39 (12.1) 29 (9.0) 2.0 1
Reporting forms are not available when needed 322 40 (12.4) 46 (14.3) 81 (25.2) 71 (22.0) 84 (26.1) 3.0 5
Other colleagues are not reporting ADR cases 322 54 (16.8) 43 (13.4) 74 (23.0) 79 (24.5) 72 (22.4) 3.0 4
  1. a 1 = strongly disagree.
  2. b 2 = moderately disagree.
  3. c 3 = neutral.
  4. d 4 = moderately agree.
  5. e 5 = strongly agree.
  6. * More than one mode exists, the lowest is presented.