Factors Influencing Adherence to Tuberculosis Treatment Among Patients in UPTD Puskesmas Muaradua and UPTD Puskesmas Buay Pemaca Ogan Komering Ulu Selatan
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- Tuberculosis; Medication Adherence; TB Treatment; Factors
Tuberculosis (TB) is an infectious disease caused by Mycobacterium tuberculosis, affecting various organs, especially the lungs. The infection is spread by inhaling tiny droplets from an infected person. Non-adherence to TB treatment can result in new strains, prolonged infectiousness, drug resistance, and poor treatment outcomes. Assessment of adherence to anti-TB treatment and identifying factors associated with non-adherence medication is essential for improving a successful treatment. The main objectives of the current study were to assess the level of adherence to anti-TB treatment among patients in UPTD Puskesmas Muaradua and UPTD Puskesmas Buay Pemaca Kabupaten Ogan Komering Ulu Selatan and to evaluate the association of background characteristics of study participants and level of adherence to anti-TB treatment. By conducting a cross-sectional study design, TB patients taking anti-TB drug treatment between January and March 2021 were interviewed using a structured questionnaire (MMAS-8) to evaluate adherence to anti-TB treatment. Ninety-six respondents were interviewed, of whom 75 respondents (78,1%) are compliant. In conclusion, the level of adherence (78.1 %) observed in the current study area is relatively high. There was no association between background characteristics such as age, gender, level of education, and job (P>0,05) with medication adherence to anti-TB treatment in UPTD Puskesmas Muaradua and UPTD Puskesmas Buay Pemaca Kabupaten Ogan Komering Ulu Selatan.
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TY - CONF AU - Risti Emelda AU - Shirly Gunawan PY - 2021 DA - 2021/12/01 TI - Factors Influencing Adherence to Tuberculosis Treatment Among Patients in UPTD Puskesmas Muaradua and UPTD Puskesmas Buay Pemaca Ogan Komering Ulu Selatan BT - Proceedings of the 1st Tarumanagara International Conference on Medicine and Health (TICMIH 2021) PB - Atlantis Press SP - 88 EP - 92 SN - 2468-5739 UR - https://doi.org/10.2991/ahsr.k.211130.017 DO - 10.2991/ahsr.k.211130.017 ID - Emelda2021 ER -