Description DESCRIPTION OF KNOWLEDGE, ATTITUDE AND ACTION OF TUBERCULOSIS PATIENTS ON THE EVENT OF PULMONARY TB IN MEDAN CENTER OF MEDAN AREA SELATAN

  • Nurul Hidayah Poltekkes Kemenkes Medan

Abstract

Pulmonary tuberculosis (TB) is an infectious disease caused by Mycobacterium tuberculosis. Most TB germs attack the lungs, but also affect other organs. The purpose of this study was to determine the level of knowledge, attitudes, and actions of patients about pulmonary TB disease. Design of this research was descriptive with prospective methods by providing questionnaires to pulmonary TB patients who were treated at the Puskesmas Medan Area Selatan. Sample were those who met the inclusion criteria. The data were obtained then analyzed by calculating the distribution of respondents characteristics (gender, age, education, occupation, income and duration of suffering from TB) and the answers to the questionnaire which included (knowledge, attitudes and actions). The results of the most characteristic respondents were in the adult age (76.47%); male (82.35%); high school education (64.71%); occupation (64.71%); duration of TB <6 months (76.47%); income > Rp.1,000,000-Rp.2,000,000 and no income is 35.29%. The results showed the highest level of knowledge, attitudes, and actions respectively were in passably category (64.71%), good (88.24%), and good (70.59%) respectively. The enough of knowledge about transmission, causes, prevention and treatment of TB in Puskesmas Medan Selatan are implementation with the attitudes and action as well from the patients.

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Published
2019-11-18
How to Cite
HIDAYAH, Nurul. Description DESCRIPTION OF KNOWLEDGE, ATTITUDE AND ACTION OF TUBERCULOSIS PATIENTS ON THE EVENT OF PULMONARY TB IN MEDAN CENTER OF MEDAN AREA SELATAN. Jurnal Kesehatan, [S.l.], v. 12, n. 2, p. 238 - 251, nov. 2019. ISSN 2597-7520. Available at: <http://ejournal.poltekkesternate.ac.id/ojs/index.php/juke/article/view/147>. Date accessed: 09 apr. 2020. doi: https://doi.org/10.32763/jurnal kesehatan.v12i2.147.

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