Introduction: The social experience makes rejection from society of people with pulmonary tuberculosis depressed and worsens their quality of life. Thus, is should be reducing the social stigma that exists in society, namely improving the pattern of quality of life and good self-perception in patients. The aim of this study was an overview of social stigma and quality of life in people with pulmonary tuberculosis in East Java, Indonesia. Methods: This study used analytics with a cross-sectional approach design. The study population consisted of 2 groups of 65 tuberculosis patients, and 65 were families. A large sample of 2 groups consisted of tuberculosis patients, 55 respondents, and 55 families. The sampling technique used total sampling; data was collected using a questionnaire sheet. The data were analyzed using the Chi-Square test with an α = 0.05. Results: The results showed that most (60 %) families have bad social stigma and most (58.2 %) tuberculosis patients have a poor quality of life. Chi-Square test results p-value = 0.007 and α = 0.05, which means there is a relationship between stigma and social quality of life for tuberculosis patients in Indonesia. Conclusion: The worse the social stigma in the family, the worse the quality of life for tuberculosis patients. It is expected that the family will provide full support to tuberculosis patients in terms of their quality of life so that the patient’s physical health is improved.
- quality of life
- social stigma