HUBUNGAN DUKUNGAN KELUARGA DENGAN KEPATUHAN MINUM OBAT PADA PENDERITA TB PARU DI PUSKESMASPADANG BULAN MEDAN
Pulmonary Tuberculosis (TB) is a contagious disease in the world, including in Indonesia, and the cases are increasing every day. Adherence to taking medication is a determining factor in the prevention of pulmonary TB. Non-compliance with medication causes failure in treatment, this is due to the patient's boredom in taking the medicines for a long time and a lack of information support from the family which causes non-compliance in taking the medicines. This study aims at analyzing the relationship between family support and adherence to taking medication in patients with pulmonary tuberculosis. This type of research is an analytic survey with a cross-sectional approach using the chi-square test. The population in this study were all clients who visited Poli TB Lung, namely 163 people. The sample of this research is 62 people. The sampling technique is accidental sampling. The results of this study indicate that the majority of families who support as many as 45 people (72.6%) and patients who obey the medication are 38 people (61.3%). The results of the chi-square test obtained p value. value = 0.002 (α <0.005), indicating that there is a relationship between family support and adherence to taking medication in patients with pulmonary tuberculosis. The higher the support from the family, the higher the level of medication adherence to pulmonary TB patients. It is recommended for families to increase support for family members who are undergoing pulmonary TB treatment, especially in the form of information support and instrumental support, as well as for health workers to always provide counseling services, health education to patients related to pulmonary TB disease and remind sufferers to control regular treatment and health checks.