Perception and Self Care Behavior of Tuberculosis Patients Based on Leventhal Theory

Zuliani, Muhammad Amin, Laily Hidayati

Abstract

Tuberculosis (TB) is an infectious disease, caused by Mycobacterium tuberculosis and mostly it will attack the lung. Based on Leventhal theory the person’s beliefs or perception were influenced by basic understanding about his disease, than the perception will lead person’s behavior. However, this case was common among TB patients. The aim this study was to know the perception and behavior of self-care of tuberculosis Patients based on Leventhal theory. This study used a descriptive research design. The population of this study was tuberculosis patients who are getting treatment at Primary Health Care Center in Jombang. About 50 respondents were selected by using simple random sampling. The data were collected by using questionnaire. The data were collected by questionnaire. The results of the study showed that the majority of respondents are male (72%) and almost half of those aged 26-45 years old (40%). More than half of the participants working as private employment (62%) and less than half of those hold elementary school level (38%). However, almost half of the participants still have negative perception about TB (46%), and half of those were lack of self-care of TB (50%). From this study, we can concued that clear and right information regarding TB disease was importance because the good knowledge will be influence perceptions and self-care behaviour among TB patients.

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Zuliani., Amin M. and Hidayati L. (2018). Perception and Self Care Behavior of Tuberculosis Patients Based on Leventhal Theory.In Proceedings of the 9th International Nursing Conference - INC, ISBN 978-989-758-336-0, pages 292-297. DOI: 10.5220/0008324102920297


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@conference{inc18,
author={Zuliani and Muhammad Amin and Laily Hidayati},
title={Perception and Self Care Behavior of Tuberculosis Patients Based on Leventhal Theory},
booktitle={Proceedings of the 9th International Nursing Conference - INC,},
year={2018},
pages={292-297},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0008324102920297},
isbn={978-989-758-336-0},
}


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TY - CONF

JO - Proceedings of the 9th International Nursing Conference - INC,
TI - Perception and Self Care Behavior of Tuberculosis Patients Based on Leventhal Theory
SN - 978-989-758-336-0
AU - Zuliani.
AU - Amin M.
AU - Hidayati L.
PY - 2018
SP - 292
EP - 297
DO - 10.5220/0008324102920297