Family Knowledge and Attitudes to Improve Medication Adherence in Patients with Pulmonary Tuberculosis

Lailatun Nimah, Rini Sartika, Makhfudli

Abstract

Many Pulmonary Tuberculosis (TB) patients forget to take medication because of lack of support from their families due to a lack of knowledge and attitude. This study aimed to analyze the relationship between the knowledge and attitude of families and adherence to taking medication in patients with pulmonary tuberculosis at Perak Timur Health Center. This is a cross-sectional study. The population of this study comprised of the families of patients treated at Perak Timur Health Center. The number of research samples was 110 respondents while for the inclusion criteria, consecutive sampling was used. The dependent variables were knowledge and family attitude in patients of pulmonary TB, while the independent variable was medication adherence in TB patients. Data were collected using questionnaires. The data were analyzed using Spearman. Results indicated that a correlation between family knowledge and TB medication adherence (p = 0,000) with contingency coefficient (C) = 0,655. Family attitudes and medication adherence of pulmonary tuberculosis patients (p=0,000) with contingency coefficient (C) = 0.926. It can be concluded that there is a relationship between the knowledge and attitude of families and compliance in taking medication in patients of TB. Family knowledge and attitude is good in relation to medication adherence. Researchers are further advised to examine the analysis of factors related to adherence in taking pulmonary TB Medication. Suggestions can be made for education about pulmonary TB, especially regarding disease transmission, accuracy in taking medication, and time to take medication for TB patients.

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Nimah L., Sartika R. and Makhfudli. (2018). Family Knowledge and Attitudes to Improve Medication Adherence in Patients with Pulmonary Tuberculosis.In Proceedings of the 9th International Nursing Conference - INC, ISBN 978-989-758-336-0, pages 29-32. DOI: 10.5220/0008319900290032


in Bibtex Style

@conference{inc18,
author={Lailatun Nimah and Rini Sartika and Makhfudli},
title={Family Knowledge and Attitudes to Improve Medication Adherence in Patients with Pulmonary Tuberculosis},
booktitle={Proceedings of the 9th International Nursing Conference - INC,},
year={2018},
pages={29-32},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0008319900290032},
isbn={978-989-758-336-0},
}


in EndNote Style

TY - CONF

JO - Proceedings of the 9th International Nursing Conference - INC,
TI - Family Knowledge and Attitudes to Improve Medication Adherence in Patients with Pulmonary Tuberculosis
SN - 978-989-758-336-0
AU - Nimah L.
AU - Sartika R.
AU - Makhfudli.
PY - 2018
SP - 29
EP - 32
DO - 10.5220/0008319900290032