Peer Group Support on the Treatment Adherence of Pulmonary Tuberculosis Patients

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In recent years, pulmonary tuberculosis attracts the global concern as about 1.2 million people died of the disease by 2014. Treatment disobedience is one of the most factors causing the increase in mortality and morbidity rates. This study aimed to identify the effect of peer-group support towards treatment adherence in pulmonary tuberculosis patients. The study used quasi-experimental research with pre-test and post-test groups. The sample was 36 people selected with purposive sampling method. The independent variable was peer group support, while the dependent variable was the treatment adherence. The data were analyzed by Chi-square test and McNemar's test. The results of Chi-square test showed that the peer group support had significant effect to treatment adherence in taking medication time sub-variable (p=0.005) and the McNemar's showed a significant difference between pre-test and post-test in mentioned sub-variable (p=0.004). The results proved that peer group support could affect the medication time adherence on pulmonary tuberculosis patients. It can be concluded that peer group support can be used as an optional intervention to increase the obedience of pulmonary tuberculosis treatment in patients.

Original languageEnglish
Article number012033
JournalIOP Conference Series: Earth and Environmental Science
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2019
Event4th International Conference on Tropical and Coastal Region Eco Development, ICTCRED 2018 - Semarang, Indonesia
Duration: 30 Oct 201831 Oct 2018


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