International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)
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Research Paper | Pharmacology and Toxicology | India | Volume 11 Issue 11, November 2022 | Rating: 5.7 / 10


Assessment of Knowledge, Attitude and Practice of Chronopharmacology among Doctors

Dr. M. Sireesha | Dr. M. Ashalatha | Dr. B. Vasundara Devi


Abstract: Background: Chronopharmacology is a field of science focusing on studying the effect of biological rhythms on pharmacotherapy, i.e., a branch of pharmacology studying the dependencies between the timing of drug administration and its effect. Chronopharmacology is frequently overlooked and poorly studied aspect of therapy rationalization. This study was planned to assess the knowledge, attitude and practice (KAP) of chronopharmacology among doctors. Materials & Methods: It was a questionnaire based cross sectional, descriptive study. Total 200 participants were enrolled after taking consent and subjected to a structured KAP questionnaire & data was expressed in percentage. Questionnaire consisted of 22 questions. Results: 55% of participants have answered that they have heard the term chronopharmacology. 67% of participants have chosen yes for the question that chronopharmacology is concerned with the effects of drugs on timing of biological events & rhythms like circadian rhythm. 77% of participants answered yes for the question that chronotherapy could reduce the incidence of adverse drug effects.81% of participants have answered yes for the question that correct timing of drug administration is always mentioned in your prescription. Conclusion: Most of the participants have not heard the term chronopharmacology but they have knowledge that biological clock is related to diseases & they believe counselling of patients regarding chronopharmacology should be done. Doctors should be educated more about chronopharmacology.


Keywords: chronopharmacology, knowledge, attitude, practice


Edition: Volume 11 Issue 11, November 2022,


Pages: 25 - 28


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