Family Approach Healthy Indonesia Program to Improve Adherence to Anti-Tuberculosis Treatment in North Konawe, South East Sulawesi


Timbul Supodo

 

Masters Program in Public Health, School of Health Sciences Mandala Waluya, Kendari

 

ABSTRACT

Background: Tuberculosis (TB) is a communicable disease that remains a major public health issue worldwide. Tuberculosis epidemics have become a primary public health concern for the last few decades. Treatment adherence is essential for TB com­ple­­tion and cure. In Konawe Dis­trict, South East Sulawesi, TB treatment coverage has not reached the tar­­g­et­ed level of 100%. Some patients did not adhere to treatment or even did not complete it. This study aimed to de­termine the effect of family approach healthy Indonesia program (PIS-PK) on the adherence to anti-tuberculosis treatment.

Subjects and Method: This was a cohort study conducted at North Konawe District, South East Sulawesi. A sample of 154 TB patients was selected for this study by cluster sampling. The dependent variable was adherence to anti-tuberculosis treatment. The inde­pendent variable was family approach healthy Indonesia program (PIS-PK). The data was collected by questionnaire and checklist. The data were analyzed by mcNemar chi square test.

Results: Number (percent) of TB patients who adhere to anti-tuberculosis treatment increased from 55 patients (35.7%) before implementation to 99 patients (62.3 %) after imple­mentation of PIS-PK, and it was statistically significant (p<0.001).

Conclusion: The family approach healthy Indonesia program (PIS-PK) can improve adherence to anti-tuberculosis treatment

Keywords: PIS-PK, adherence to anti-tuberculosis 

Correspondence: Timbul Supodo. Masters Program in Public Health, School of Health Sciences Mandala Waluya, Jl. A.H.Nasution No. G 37, Kendari, South East Sulawes. Email: timbulsupodo@yahoo.com. Mobile: 081341668484.

DOI: https://doi.org/10.26911/theicph.2019.01.33

 

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