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Journal Title
SOCIAL SUPPORT IN NURSING CARE OF TUBERCULAR PATIENTS IN CENTRAL JAVA, INDONESIA TOWARDS IMPROVED PATIENT’S WELL-BEING
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2050, 5020, 5090
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Social support is essential factor that support tubercular patient in maintaining self-care. The availability of support from other people will provide positive emotional effect on tubercular patient particularly on making healthier choices during treatment. While, nurses provide comprehensive nursing care plan to accommodate patient and family needs, their most important roles are to provide information to ensure that families and patient understand the treatment of tuberculosis. Thus, this study aims to identify social support that is extended to tubercular patients. Findings were beneficial in improving patient’s well-being. This study used quantitative-descriptive research design which included a total sample of 40 respondents that were purposively selected from the tubercular inpatients and outpatients at Dr. Ario Wirawan Pulmonary Hospital. The results showed that Majority of the respondents were between the age of 41 – 50 years old, of which 40% are inpatients and 45% are outpatients. Incidence of tuberculosis is greater among male patients with about 70% for the inpatients and 55% for outpatients. Both inpatient (75%) and outpatient (90%) tubercular patients are married in which their spouses are the principal supplemental care providers from the family in addition to nurses and doctors. Most of the respondents present new cases of tuberculosis for both inpatients (30%) and outpatients (35%). Based on the results of the study, self-assessed social support among tubercular respondents showed that they receive high support of social support from their care providers and families. On significant difference in the self-assessed social support among selected inpatient and outpatient tubercular respondents, statistical analysis confirmed there is no significant difference in the self-assessed social support selected inpatient and outpatient tubercular respondents. Information education and communication (IEC) materials were developed for health promotion to improve patients well- being.
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Anne. Fiane de fretes
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