Muhammad Nur, M.Askar

Department of Nursing, Health Polytechnic Makassar

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BACKGROUND - Prevalence of tuberculosis increased in adolescent where it shows case like tuberculosis in adult. Adolescent was considered as a critical milestones in human growth and development, in which, being suffered from health problems like chronic diseases will affects their health status and quality of life. There is sufficient research about quality of life in adolescent especially in Indonesia.

 

OBJECTIVE - The aims of this research was measuring the quality of life adolescent with tuberculosis in Makassar Lung Health Medical Center (BBKPMM) using WHOQOL-BREF with four domains (physical healthA quantitative study was conducted on 68 adolescents with tuberculosis diagnosed aged between 12 and 17 years old. The World Health Organization Quality of Life (WHOQOL)-BREF questionnaire was administered to diagnosed adolescents. The subject was recruited from outpatient in Makassar Lung Health Medical Center (BBKPMM).

 

RESULTS - The result revealed that adolescent’s overall perception of quality of life was moderately (mean 3,34±0,822), adolescent’s overall perception of their health was lower than overall of QOL (mean 3,25±0,835). Adolescent’s quality of life in physical health domain was 22,57±3,302 (min 13,0; max 29,0), psychological domain was 19,31±2,861 (min 12,0; max 26,0), social relationship domain was 9,82±2,007 (min 4,0; max 13,0), and environment domain was 26,09±4,461 (min 17,0; max 33,0). Adolescent diagnosed tuberculosis and have an access to health facilities show good quality of life even they suffering from tuberculosis.

 

CONCLUSION -In conclusion, adolescents with tuberculosis who treated as an outpatient in Makassar Lung Health Medical Center (BBKPMM) has a good quality of live event they suffering from tuberculosis. Further investigation needed for QOL of tuberculosis diagnosed adolescents with no access to health care facilities in community.