Objective. The association of risk factors of tuberculosis has been known but still rarely performed risk factors to result of convertion among patient tuberculosis in 2 month treatment of DOTS. The study aims to know the risk factors of convertion against pulmonary tuberculosis BTA positive in Makassar. Method. This was a case control study. Subjects of this study were pulmonary tuberculosis AFB positive patients in 2 month treatment of DOTS (intensive phase) in Labuang Baji hospital and Lung Health Center, 111 patients from December 2013 until February 2014. Cases were positive smear pulmonary tuberculosis patient who experiences no conversion at the end of the intensive phase of treatment and control were patients with positive smear pulmonary tuberculosis who did not experience conversion at the end of the intensive phase. Result. The proportion of pulmonary tuberculosis AFB positive patients were convertion 33,3% and no convertion 66,7%. Chi square test showed statistically significant association against convertion (p<0,05) were education. Conclusion. Education was important factor for changing convertion of pulmonary tuberculosis AFB patients. Health promotion program about tuberculosis should be the best solution to improve the proportion convertion among patients.
|Number of pages||6|
|Journal||Indian Journal of Public Health Research and Development|
|Publication status||Published - 1 Feb 2019|
- Pulmonary tuberculosis AFB Positive patients
- Risk factors