Perception and Readiness of Health Workers in the Implementation of the Collaborative TB-DM Program at the Community Health Center in Semarang


Dea Amarilisa Adespin, Hari Peni Julianti, Aras Utami, Diah Rahayu Wulandari, Arwinda Nugraheni

 

Department of Public Health, Universitas Diponegoro, Semarang, Central Java

 

ABSTRACT

Background: Tuberculosis (TB) and diabetes mellitus (DM) remain an important public health problem in Indonesia. Indonesia has rank three in the TB burden and sixth in the DM burden in the world. Previous studies showed that people with DM have a 2 to 3 times higher risk of developing TB, and those with both TB and DM have worse treatment outcomes. Little has been published about TB-DM program at community health center in Indonesia. This study aimed to investigate the perception and readiness of health workers in the implementation of the collaborative TB-DM program at the community health center in Semarang, Central Java.

Subjects and Method: This was a mixed (qualitative and quantitative) method study conducted at community health center in Semarang, Central Java. A sample of 74 TB health workers was selected for this study. The study theme was perception and readiness of health workers in the implementation of the collaborative TB-DM program. The data were collected by in-depth interview, questionnaire, and focus group discussion. Qualitative data were analyzed by content analysis.

Results: TB health workers had good perception (90.5%) and had good readiness (87.8%) in the implementation of the collaborative TB-DM program. Logistic for program and standard operational procedure were available. Knowledge and skill of health workers were good. Education and training were carried out routinely.

Conclusion: The perception and readiness of health workers are good in the implementation of the collaborative TB-DM program.

Keywords: TB, DM, collaborative, program, perception, readiness.

Correspondence: Dea Amarilisa Adespin. Department of Public Health, Universitas Diponegoro, Semarang, Central Java. Email: dea.amarilisa@gmail.com. Mobile: 085743535757.

DOI: https://doi.org/10.26911/the6thicph.01.55

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