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Correlation Between Self-Reliance of Its Patients and Their Medication Adherence in Magelang Pulmonary Health Center, Indonesia

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Background: The current programs for controlling pulmonary tuberculosis have not been able to increase the level of self-care of patients to medication; while in fact it brings more advantages to patients. The purpose of this study was to determine the correlation between the level of self-reliance and medication adherence of pulmonary Tuberculosis patients. Method: This study represented a quantitative research design with cross sectional approach and involved 30 patients. The questionnaires used were, self-reliance health card, medication knowledge scale, and medication adherence scale. Results: The patients who were already self-reliant were 10 (33%), started to be self-reliant were 15 (50%) and dependent were 5 (5%). The patients with high level of knowledge were 27%, with medium level of knowledge were 20 (67%) and with low level of knowledge were 2 (6%). The patients who had high level of adherence were 23 (77%) and who had moderate level of adherence were 7 (23%). A correlation test was in the form of interval scale and all data were abnormally distributed. The Spearman rank correlation test obtained a significance level of 0.071 with p value>0.05. Conclusion: There was no correlation between the level of self-reliance patients and the adherence to medication. It was because at the stage of the second meeting, the families were not involved in the treatment program of the patients.
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Keywords: Medication Adherence; Self-Reliance; Tuberculosis

Document Type: Research Article

Affiliations: 1: Lecturer in Master Program of Nursing, Faculty of Medicine, Diponegoro University, Semarang, 50195, Indonesia 2: Lecturer in Master Program of Public Health, Faculty of Public Health, Dipongoro University, Semarang, 50195, Indonesia

Publication date: April 1, 2017

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