Proceedings of the 1st Tarumanagara International Conference on Medicine and Health (TICMIH 2021)

Factors Influencing Adherence to Tuberculosis Treatment Among Patients in UPTD Puskesmas Muaradua and UPTD Puskesmas Buay Pemaca Ogan Komering Ulu Selatan

Authors
Risti Emelda1, Shirly Gunawan2, *
1Faculty of Medicine, University of Tarumanagara Jakarta, Indonesia
2Department of Pharmacology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Tarumanagara
*Corresponding author. Email: shirlyg@fk.untar.ac.id
Corresponding Author
Shirly Gunawan
Available Online 1 December 2021.
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/ahsr.k.211130.017How to use a DOI?
Keywords
Tuberculosis; Medication Adherence; TB Treatment; Factors
Abstract

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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Volume Title
Proceedings of the 1st Tarumanagara International Conference on Medicine and Health (TICMIH 2021)
Series
Advances in Health Sciences Research
Publication Date
1 December 2021
ISBN
978-94-6239-473-5
ISSN
2468-5739
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/ahsr.k.211130.017How to use a DOI?
Copyright
© 2021 The Authors. Published by Atlantis Press International B.V.
Open Access
This is an open access article under the CC BY-NC license.

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