USU Conference Systems, International Conference on Tropical Medicine and Infectious Diseases (ICTROMI) 2017

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Quality Of Life Of Pulmonary Tb Patients After Intensive Phase Treatment, In The Health Centers of Medan City, Indonesia
Arlinda Sari Wahyuni

Last modified: 2017-10-17


Abstract. Tuberculosis (TB) is one of the chronic diseases that has become a long major health problem in the world, as well as in Indonesia. TB treatment takes a long time (6-9 months) to cover both intensive and advanced phases. TB disease can affect the quality of life of the sufferers. TB patients experience significant disruptions in their social life, exposed to stigma and discrimination. The purpose of this study was to determine the quality of life of TB patients after two months of TB intensive treatment phase. Quantitative research was done with cross sectional study. The samples were 100 TB patients aged > 18 years old, Category I with BTA (+) result. The patients were recruited from 7 Health Centers in Medan City. Quality of life is assessed by using SF 36 instrument. The analysis was using independent t-analysis and ANOVA analysis. The result of this study was that the quality of life of TB patients who had undergone initial treatment phase was in low category with a score of 63.9. The two best measured aspects of quality of life among the 8 dimensions assessed in the instrument are pain and physical function. The lowest quality of life aspects are the perception about general health and emotional mentality. There is difference in the quality of life based on education level.


Key word: Quality of Life, SF 36, TB patients, Health Centers, Medan City