Tuberculosis as an infectious disease is increasing in both the number of cases and severity of impact, and the number of cases among school-aged children is also increasing. Health promotion campaigns in schools have not been intensive, and there is poor behavior in tuberculosis prevention. Role play—playing roles actively with provided materials—is one health education method that can empower school-aged children to understand tuberculosis prevention. The purpose of this research is to identify the influence of role playing on tuberculosis transmission prevention in school-aged children. Study participants were 100 school-aged children. The study used quasi-experimental types of pre-test and post-test, with a control group. The t test results showed that improvement of tuberculosis prevention behaviors in the intervention group was higher than the control group (p value =.000). The role play method is recommended for health education for at least 6 sessions in school-aged children.
- role play
- tuberculosis prevention