Pharmacists’ Attitudes Towards Pharmacy Practice Research: A Review

  • Ahmed AwaisuEmail author
  • Nadir Kheir
  • Noor Alsalimy
  • Zaheer-Ud-Din Babar


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.


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Reprinted from Research in Social & Administrative Pharmacy, doi: 10.1016/j.sapharm.2014.12.008., Awaisu A and Alsalimy N, Pharmacists’ involvement in and attitudes towards pharmacy practice research: a systematic review of the literature, 2014, with permission from Elsevier.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ahmed Awaisu
    • 1
    Email author
  • Nadir Kheir
    • 1
  • Noor Alsalimy
    • 2
  • Zaheer-Ud-Din Babar
    • 3
  1. 1.College of PharmacyQatar UniversityDohaQatar
  2. 2.Al-Rumailah Hospital, Hamad Medical CorporationDohaQatar
  3. 3.Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences, School of PharmacyUniversity of AucklandAucklandNew Zealand

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