Exploration on factors affecting adherence of patient with tuberculosis in Cakung primary health care, 2016

M. Isfan Rialdy, Eiko Bulan Matiur, Afif Anshari, Inayah Syafitri, Ryan Reinardi Wijaya, Rita Mustika

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Introduction: Data from Cakung primary health care show that some indicators on pulmonary tuberculosis control has not yet achieved. Some indicators did not meet national target even declines, such as conversion rate (year 2015 65.64% compared to year 2012), cure rate (year 2015 45.17% compared to national target of 85%), and success rate (year 2015 category 1 45.17% and category 2 31.25%). Because patient adherence to TB medication is associated to TB medication success, hence factors that affect patient adherence in Cakung primary health care year 2016 need to be explored. Aim: To understand factors affecting successful TB treatment in Cakung primary health care, East Jakarta. Methods: Descriptive-analytic approach with primary data collected by performing in-depth interviews on one subject at a time and secondary data from Cakung primary health care 2015 annual reports file. Result: Ten informants are interviewed, composed of six patients with different characteristics and four medical personnel for data triangulation. Patient informants composed of 4 men and 2 women, aged from 21 to 75, four out of six informants do not work, two informants are considered inadherent, one informant is given category two medication and one informant is given MDR regimen. Data triangulation is achieved by health cadre, head of tuberculosis program, head of RW, and head of primary health care. Conclusion: The low cure and success rate is associated to patient adherence to medication, affected by knowledge and motivation, health access, administration and finance, socio-cultural, and other factors.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)6705-6713
Number of pages9
JournalAdvanced Science Letters
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jul 2017


  • Adherence
  • Cakung primary health care
  • Cure rate
  • Pulmonary TB
  • Qualitative study
  • Success rate

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