Family Support and Coping Mechanisms in Patients with Pulmonary Tuberculosis

Makhfudli, Alfan Fachrul Rozi, Tintin Sukartini, Candra Panji Asmoro

Abstract

Pulmonary tuberculosis is a stressor for patients, which shows coping mechanism that are adaptive or maladaptive. One of the sources of coping mechanisms is social support, including instrumental, informational, and emotional support. This study aims to analyze the correlation between family support and coping mechanisms of patients with pulmonary tuberculosis. This study used a cross-sectional design. The population comprised of patients with pulmonary tuberculosis in intensive phase treatment and continuous phase treatment categories one and two at the TB Polyclinic. The sample comprised of 110 respondents based on the inclusion criteria. The independent variable was family support and the dependent variable was the coping mechanism. Data were collected through questionnaires and analyzed using the Spearman Rho statistical test. There is a correlation between family support and pulmonary tuberculosis patients’ coping mechanisms. The Spearman Rho test results were obtained at p = 0.000 and the correlation coefficient r = 0.377. This means there was positive correlation between family support and coping mechanisms, but the power of correlation was weak. Patients with pulmonary tuberculosis are dominated by good family support. The coping mechanisms of respondents is adaptive. Health institutions and health workers should optimize family support to increase patients’ coping mechanisms.

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in Harvard Style

Makhfudli., Rozi A., Sukartini T. and Asmoro C. (2018). Family Support and Coping Mechanisms in Patients with Pulmonary Tuberculosis.In Proceedings of the 9th International Nursing Conference - INC, ISBN 978-989-758-336-0, pages 642-647. DOI: 10.5220/0008330206420647


in Bibtex Style

@conference{inc18,
author={Makhfudli and Alfan Fachrul Rozi and Tintin Sukartini and Candra Panji Asmoro},
title={Family Support and Coping Mechanisms in Patients with Pulmonary Tuberculosis},
booktitle={Proceedings of the 9th International Nursing Conference - INC,},
year={2018},
pages={642-647},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0008330206420647},
isbn={978-989-758-336-0},
}


in EndNote Style

TY - CONF

JO - Proceedings of the 9th International Nursing Conference - INC,
TI - Family Support and Coping Mechanisms in Patients with Pulmonary Tuberculosis
SN - 978-989-758-336-0
AU - Makhfudli.
AU - Rozi A.
AU - Sukartini T.
AU - Asmoro C.
PY - 2018
SP - 642
EP - 647
DO - 10.5220/0008330206420647