Analysis of risk factors for changing conversion of pulmonary tuberculosis AFB positive patients in the intensive phase, Makassar City, Indonesia

Ummi Kalsum Supardi, Mondastri Korib Sudaryo, Ida Leida M. Thaha

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Abstract

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.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)531-536
Number of pages6
JournalIndian Journal of Public Health Research and Development
Volume10
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Feb 2019

Keywords

  • Convertion
  • Pulmonary tuberculosis AFB Positive patients
  • Risk factors

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