Date of Completion


Document Type


Degree Name

Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy


knowledge, readiness, pharmacovigilance, adverse drug reaction, pharmacy interns


Pharmacovigilance (PV) focuses on the detection, prevention, and monitoring of adverse reactions associated with the use of a drug. Previous studies have highlighted the evident insufficiency in the knowledge and readiness of pharmacists in the partake of PV practice. This study aimed to assess the level of knowledge and readiness of pharmacy interns in Region IV-A (CALABARZON) with respect to the activities of PV practice as well as to determine any correlation between their knowledge and readiness. A cross-sectional, quantitative, descriptive research design was utilized in this study. The assessment instrument consists of 15 multiple choice questions in the knowledge domain and 15 fourpoint Likert scale questions in the readiness domain. The level of knowledge and readiness were assessed with frequency and percentage distribution while Spearman’s correlation was utilized to associate the relationship of the two domains. A total of 120 pharmacy interns from 8 universities participated in this study. Results demonstrated that pharmacy interns had a moderate level of knowledge (M = 11.13) and high level of readiness (M = 3.32) in PV practice. Overall, there is significant relationship (p = 0.011) with a positive weak correlation (r = 0.230) between pharmacy interns' knowledge and readiness in PV practice. Generally, the pharmacy interns have moderate knowledge and perceive themselves to be highly ready in PV practice, although developments in the curriculum and in the educational program are still recommended to fill the gaps in the misconceptions and misperceptions related to PV.

First Advisor

Ser Loisse R. Mortel