Family Support and its Association with the Risk of Lung Tuberculosis in Subulussalam, Aceh


Ida Sariani1), Linda T Maas1), Fazidah Aguslina Siregar1),

Nurul Aini Suria Saputri2)

 

1)Masters Program in Public Health, Universitas Sumatera Utara

2)School of Health Polytechnics, Ministry of Health, Tanjung Pinang, Riau

 

ABSTRACT

Background: Tuberculosis (TB) remains a major public health problem in develo­ping countries. This study aimed to examine the association between family support and the risk of lung TB in Subulussalam, Aceh.

Subjects and Method: This was a cross-sectional study conducted at Pus­kes­mas (Community Health Center)  Penanggalan in Subulussalam, Aceh. A sam­ple of 30 patients was selected for this study. The dependent variable was lung TB. The independent variables were family support, sex, and knowledge. Da­ta on tu­ber­­­culosis diagnosis status was obtained from the medical record. The other data we­re collected by questionnaire. The data were analyzed by a multiple logi­s­tic regression.

Results: The risk of lung TB was positively associated with weak family support (OR= 4.28; 95% CI= 2.15 to 6.60; p= 0.027), after adjusting for the effects of sex and knowledge.

Conclusion: The risk of lung TB is positively associated with weak family sup­port after adjusting for the effects of sex and knowledge.

Keywords: lung tuberculosis, family support, sex, knowledge.

Correspondence: Ida Sariani. Masters Program in Public Health, Universitas Sumatera Utara, Jl. Prof. T. Maas, Medan, North Sumatera. Email: idasariani19@yahoo.com. Mobile: 081377267885.

DOI: https://doi.org/10.26911/theicph.2018.01.

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