Factors Affecting the Prescription Pattern of Generic Cardiovascular Medicines: A Cross-Sectional Study in Dhaka City

Authors

  • Jesmin Sultana Department of Business Administration, University of Asia Pacific, Dhaka-1205, Bangladesh
  • Afsana Jahan Department of Pharmaceutical Technology, Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Dhaka Dhaka-1000, Bangladesh
  • Mohammad Saifuddin Department of Mathematics & Statistics, Bangladesh University of Business and Technology Dhaka-1216, Bangladesh
  • Md Selim Reza Department of Pharmaceutical Technology, Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Dhaka Dhaka-1000, Bangladesh

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.3329/dujps.v20i3.59799

Keywords:

Cardiologists, Prescription pattern, Therapeutic class, Generic cardiovascular medicine, Cluster sampling, Chi-square test

Abstract

A growing trend of cardiovascular disease is a threat to national health. The objectives of the research are to analyze the association between prescribed generics with doctors’ gender, academic degrees, location of practice and categories of generic medicines. A descriptive cross-sectional Dhaka-based study design was used to assess the prescriptions data. As a primary source of data, 403 prescriptions were collected for twelve months from six different locations of the cardiologists’ practice chamber in Dhaka. A two-stage cluster sampling technique was used to collect prescriptions at a 95% confidence level with a 5% margin of error. For proportional to population size (PPS) sampling, cluster weight of specific areas was determined from a secondary source of data. Chi-Square (2) goodness fit test revealed that gender, academic degrees, location of practice, therapeutic class of cardiovascular generics are statistically significant in association with prescribed generic medicine at a 5% level of significance (pvalues <0.01).

Dhaka Univ. J. Pharm. Sci. 20(3): 337-346, 2022 (June) Centennial Special Issue

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Published

2022-06-09

How to Cite

Sultana, J., Jahan, A. ., Saifuddin, M. ., & Reza, M. S. . (2022). Factors Affecting the Prescription Pattern of Generic Cardiovascular Medicines: A Cross-Sectional Study in Dhaka City. Dhaka University Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences, 20(3), 337–346. https://doi.org/10.3329/dujps.v20i3.59799