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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Lecturer in Master Program of Nursing, Faculty of Medicine, Diponegoro University, Semarang, 50195, Indonesia
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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