Pharmacists’ attitudes towards pharmacy practice research: A review

Ahmed Awaisu, Nadir Kheir, Alsalimy Noor, Zaheer Ud Din Babar

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Despite an increase in pharmacy practice research, literature addressing the attitudes and involvement of pharmacists is limited. Our own observations as pharmacy practitioners and educators lead us to believe that, so far, pharmacists are reluctant to participate in research at any level and indicate some barriers to research. In this chapter, we review the literature and gauge the views and attitudes of pharmacists with regard to their involvement in research. We also identify the barriers as well as outline the enablers to conducting such research. The chapter highlights pharmacists’ attitudes and trends towards pharmacy practice research over the past three decades. We mainly utilised MEDLINE, PubMed, EBSCO, ScienceDirect, ProQuest and Google Scholar to identify published studies surrounding this issue.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationPharmacy Practice Research Methods
EditorsZaheer-Ud-Din Babar
PublisherSpringer International Publishing AG
Number of pages11
ISBN (Electronic)9783319146720
ISBN (Print)9783319146713
Publication statusPublished - 25 Mar 2015
Externally publishedYes


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