THE USE OF ASSISTIVE COUNSELLING TOOL “LUNG TB CARE” TO INCREASE PATIENT’S KNOWLEDGE LEVEL (A STUDY IN TUBERCULOSIS PATIENTS AT MALANG’S PRIMARY HEALTH CARE CENTERS)


Ratna Kurnia Illahi, Hananditia Rachma Pramestutie, Made Shandra Dwi Desyana

Abstract


Objective: Patient’s compliance in taking medication has an important role for the success of tuberculosis (TB) therapy because of long period of treatment. One of the reasons of frequent failure in tuberculosis therapy resulted from the lack of patient’s knowledge about the disease and treatment of tuberculosis, therefore affecting patient’s compliance. This study aimed to increase the knowledge level of tuberculosis patients. by using "Lung TB Care" as an assistive counselling tool in the form of computer applications that include pictures and information about the disease and treatment of tuberculosis.

Methods: This study was a preliminary study with one-group retest design. The number of subjects in this study was 60 patients with the first category pulmonary TB. The Primary Health Care Centres were chosen with purposive sampling method, while the tuberculosis patients were chosen with random sampling according to appropriate inclusion and exclusion criteria.

Results: The study indicated that there were changes in the level of patients’ knowledge, before and after counselling with “Lung TB Care”. The paired t-test analysis showed a significantly different result between two groups (p<0.001) regarding patient’s knowledge about the disease and treatment.

Conclusion: To conclude this study, the use of assistive counselling tools “Lung TB Care” gives positive effect on the patients’ knowledge level, suggested that there are changes in the patients’ knowledge level after counselling by using assistive counselling tools.


Keywords


Counselling, Counselling tool, Patient’s knowledge, Tuberculosis

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Title

THE USE OF ASSISTIVE COUNSELLING TOOL “LUNG TB CARE” TO INCREASE PATIENT’S KNOWLEDGE LEVEL (A STUDY IN TUBERCULOSIS PATIENTS AT MALANG’S PRIMARY HEALTH CARE CENTERS)

Keywords

Counselling, Counselling tool, Patient’s knowledge, Tuberculosis

DOI

10.22159/ijpps.2018v10i2.18834

Date

01-02-2018

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Journal

International Journal of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences
Vol 10, Issue 2, 2018 Page: 174-177

Online ISSN

0975-1491

Authors & Affiliations

Ratna Kurnia Illahi
Department of Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Universitas Brawijaya
Indonesia

Hananditia Rachma Pramestutie
Department of Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Universitas Brawijaya

Made Shandra Dwi Desyana
Department of Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Universitas Brawijaya


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