SLCTR Registration Number
Date of Registration
The date of last modification
Jan 26, 2018
Scientific Title of Trial
A study to assess the effectiveness of an educational intervention to improve the safety culture among pharmacists involved in the dispensing process
Public Title of Trial
Measuring safety culture among pharmacists involved in dispensing
Disease of Health Condition(s) Studied
Universal Trial Number
Any other number(s) assigned to the trial and issuing authority
64/17 (ERC: FMS, USJP)
What is the research question being addressed?
Can an educational workshop on medication safety improve the safety culture among pharmacists involved in dispensing medicines in the hospital?
Type of study
Single arm study
Masking not used
Health services research
An educational intervention will be conducted among the study participants. The study will be conducted at the department of pharmacy of the study hospital. All pharmacists who fulfil the inclusion criteria will be included in the study. A single session (half a day), group basis, educational workshop will be conducted on ‘safety culture’ and patient safety for pharmacists. The workshop will be resourced by senior pharmacologists, pharmacists and medical administrators involved in patient safety. The workshop will consist of lectures and group work related to medication safety. After educational presentations by resource persons, participating pharmacists will be actively involved in planning and preparing an educational poster on safety culture during the work shop. The prepared poster will be for display in their respective pharmacies in the study hospital for repeated emphasis.
Pharmacists not registered in the Sri Lanka Medical Council
Safety culture measured by an interviewer administered questionnaire introduced by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, USA and content validated to suit the Sri Lankan context.
Primary outcome(s) - Time of assessment(s)
Before the intervention and one month after the completion of the intervention.
Secondary outcome(s) - Time of assessment(s)
Target number/sample size
All dispensing pharmacists in the study hospital ( N = 20)
Countries of recruitment
Anticipated start date
Anticipated end date
State of ethics review approval
Approved by the Ethics Review Committee of University of Sri Jayewardenepura on 26th October 2017 ( Ref : 64/17)
University grants Ref No: ASP/01/RE/MED/2017/37, awarded by University of Sri Jayewardenepura
Contact person for Scientific Queries/Principal Investigator
J. A. Lakshika Anjalee
Colombo South Teaching Hospital, Kalubowila.
Contact Person for Public Queries
Dr. N.R. Samaranayake
Department of Allied Health Sciences, Faculty of Medical Sciences, University of Sri Jayewardenepura.