Determinants of Compliance with Pulmonary Tuberculosis Medication


  • Puji Rohmawati STIKES Wira Husada Yogyakarta
  • Novita Sekarwati STIKES Wira Husada Yogyakarta
  • Susi Damayanti STIKES Wira Husada Yogyakarta



Adherence, Family support, Health worker, Pulmonary tuberculosis, Tuberculosis


Background: Tuberculosis is an infectious disease caused by the Mycobacterium tuberculosis bacillus. Basic Health Research data in 2018 showed that the prevalence rate of TB in Indonesia was 4%. Data from Gamping II Health Center with a total of 37 drug-sensitive and drug-resistant cases and a 90% drug compliance rate, there was only 1 DR-TB patient who was not compliant with taking medication. This aims to know the Determinants of Adherence to Taking Pulmonary TB Medication. Methods: This study was conducted in the working area of Gamping II Health Center. This study is an observational analytic study with a cross-sectional approach. Samples were taken by a total sampling method of as many as 37 people. The measuring instrument used a questionnaire. Data were processed and analyzed using the Chi-square test with a significance level of ρ<0.05. Results: This study shows that of the 37 respondents with pulmonary tuberculosis, 22 (59.5%) respondents were compliant with taking medication and 15 (40.5%) respondents were not compliant with taking medication. Analysis using the chi-square test showed that there was a relationship between knowledge (ρ=0.009), family support (ρ=0.022), and health worker support (ρ=0.025), towards compliance with taking medication. While not related to patient motivation and access to health services. Conclusion: Of the three most dominant variables affecting adherence to taking medication is the support of health workers. From knowledge, family support and health worker support have a probability of 32.4% for adherence to taking medication in patients with pulmonary tuberculosis.

Author Biographies

Puji Rohmawati, STIKES Wira Husada Yogyakarta

Public Health Study Program

Novita Sekarwati, STIKES Wira Husada Yogyakarta

Public Health Study Program

Susi Damayanti, STIKES Wira Husada Yogyakarta

Public Health Study Program


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