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dc.contributor.authorBhagavathula, Akshaya Srikanth
dc.contributor.authorGebreyohannes, Eyob Alemayehu
dc.contributor.authorGebresillassie, Begashaw Melaku
dc.contributor.authorErku, Daniel Asfaw
dc.contributor.authorNegesse, Chernet Tafere
dc.contributor.authorBelay, Yared Belete
dc.date.accessioned2021-01-11T04:37:05Z
dc.date.available2021-01-11T04:37:05Z
dc.date.issued2017
dc.identifier.issn1932-6203en_US
dc.identifier.doi10.1371/journal.pone.0178919en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/400873
dc.description.abstractPharmacy practice-research became an important component in the pharmacy practice. However, limited studies were conducted in sub-Saharan Africa to understand the pharmacists' interest and attitude towards pharmacy practice-research. We aimed to assess the community pharmacists' interest and attitude towards pharmacy practice-research in Ethiopia. A cross-sectional survey was conducted among community pharmacists in eight major cities in Ethiopia. A validated 25-item self-administered questionnaire covering interest and attitude related to pharmacy practice-research was distributed. Responses were analysed using descriptive and inferential statistics. A total of 389 community pharmacists responded to the survey (response rate- 88.4%). Most of community pharmacists showed a high level of interest and positive attitude in being involved in all aspects of pharmacy practice-research. The median summary score for interest and attitude were 38 (IQR 20-40) (range possible 10-50) and 30 (IQR 18-39), respectively. Sixty-seven percent of the respondents thought about being involved in research, felt research is important for their career (57.6%), confident to conduct the research (56.2%), and agreed that research is a part of pharmacy practice (48.5%). However, only forty-six percent agreed that they underwent research training. A multivariate analysis showed that females were more interested in pharmacy practice research than males [AOR: 1.50, 95% CI: 0.99-2.27; p<0.05]. Community pharmacists showed high interest towards several areas of research competencies and demonstrated positive attitude towards pharmacy practice-research. Our findings suggest that providing research training to community pharmacists may contribute in undertaking research activities and build the research capacity in Ethiopia.en_US
dc.description.peerreviewedYesen_US
dc.languageEnglishen_US
dc.publisherPublic Library Scienceen_US
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrome0178919en_US
dc.relation.ispartofissue6en_US
dc.relation.ispartofjournalPLoS Oneen_US
dc.relation.ispartofvolume12en_US
dc.subject.keywordsScience & Technologyen_US
dc.subject.keywordsMultidisciplinary Sciencesen_US
dc.subject.keywordsScience & Technology - Other Topicsen_US
dc.subject.keywordsPRACTICE RESEARCH CAPACITYen_US
dc.subject.keywordsHOSPITAL PHARMACISTSen_US
dc.titleCommunity pharmacists' interest in and attitude to pharmacy practice research in Ethiopia: A cross-sectional studyen_US
dc.typeJournal articleen_US
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Articlesen_US
dcterms.bibliographicCitationBhagavathula, AS; Gebreyohannes, EA; Gebresillassie, BM; Erku, DA; Negesse, CT; Belay, YB, Community pharmacists' interest in and attitude to pharmacy practice research in Ethiopia: A cross-sectional study, PLoS One, 2017, 12 (6), pp. e0178919en_US
dcterms.dateAccepted2017-05-22
dcterms.licensehttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/en_US
dc.date.updated2021-01-11T04:33:53Z
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gro.rights.copyright© 2017 Bhagavathula et al. This is an open access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.en_US
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gro.griffith.authorErku, Daniel


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