HUBUNGAN PERAN PENGAWAS MINUM OBAT (PMO) DALAM PROGRAM DIRECTLY OBSERVED TREATMENT SHORTCOURSE (DOTS) DENGAN HASIL APUSAN BTA PASIEN TUBERKULOSIS PARU DI PUSKESMAS TANGGUL KABUPATEN JEMBER
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Tuberculosis (TB) is an infectious disease that occurs throughout the world. TB incidence throughout the world increases each year. To overcome this problem, WHO and IUATLD develop DOTS program which consists of 5 components. Drug taking supervisor and microscopic checkup are two of those programs. This research was done to analyze the correlation between the role of drug taking supervisor and the result of AFB smear of the pulmonary tuberculosis patients. This research applied observational analytic method using ecological study design with retrospective approach. Sampling technique used was purposive sampling involving 24 respondents. The data were collected by using questionnaires and analyzed using fisher’s exact with CI 95%. The research result showed that there were 13 patients (54.2%) who considered that the role of drug taking supervisor was good, and 17 patients (70.8%) had changed from AFB+ to AFB after 2-month treatment. Statistical analysis gained that p-value (0.023)<α (0.05) which means that there was a correlation between the role of drug taking supervisor and the result of AFB smear of pulmonary tuberculosis patients in community health center of Tanggul, Jember. The research result is expected to help resolve problem of tuberculosis disease in Indonesia, especially at community health center of Tanggul, Jember with regards to the role of drug taking supervisor for successful treatment of TB viewed from patient’s AFB sputum checkup result.