MORES 2019 Conference

Determinants Associated with Tuberculosis Preventive Behaviour among Household in Rural Area of Bandung District
Hilmi Sulaiman Rathomi (a), Nurul Romadhona (a)

(a) Department of Public Health, Faculty of Medicine Universitas Islam Bandung


Sustainable development goals mandate all countries struggle to reduce tuberculosis (TB) incidence by up to 90%. One of the essential efforts for eliminating TB is doing preventive behaviours. This study aims to explore TB prevention behaviour and associated factors. This is a cross-sectional study carried by rapid survey method. We involved 210 residents of Rancakasumba village, one of the highest TB prevalence location in Bandung district. Data regarding behaviours and related determinants were obtained through a validated questionnaire. We analysed the data using STATA 13. As many as 51% of respondents have good TB prevention behaviour. The least common preventive behaviour is exercising regularly (19%), while 64% of respondents had done the most crucial preventive behaviour which is closing the mouth when coughing. Based on the chi-square test, the level of education and knowledge was the only factors that significantly related to prevention behaviour (p <0.001). While gender, occupation, income, and experience getting TB education did not have a meaningful relationship. It can be concluded that more than half of respondents have practised adequate TB prevention efforts, and there is a significant relationship between the level of education and respondents knowledge about TB with TB prevention behaviour.

Keywords: tuberculosis, preventive behaviour, rural health

Topic: Infectious and Non Infectious Diseases


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