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Indian Journal of Public Health Research & Development
Year : 2019, Volume : 10, Issue : 4
First page : ( 899) Last page : ( 902)
Print ISSN : 0976-0245. Online ISSN : 0976-5506.
Article DOI : 10.5958/0976-5506.2019.00820.9

Factors Associated with Medical Treatment Compliance among Leprosy Patients in Gowa District 2015–2016

Hajid Sucitra Erviana1, Akhbar Rismayanti1, Ansar Jumriani1

1Faculty of Public Health, Hasanuddin University, Jl. Perintis Kemerdekaan Km. 10, Tamalanrea Indah, Tamalanrea, Kota, Makassar, Sulawesi Selatan, 90245, Indonesia

Online published on 30 April, 2019.


Leprosy disease is a controllable if early diagnosis and treatments are undertaken by the patients. Nonetheless, a significant number of patients become irregular and default the treatments due to a number of personal, psychosocial, economic, medical and health service factors. Up to date, there has no one time cure for this disease without undergoing a continuous treatment. Hence, this study aimed to determine factors associated with medical treatment compliance among leprosy patients in Gowa district 2015–2016. The study type was observational analytic with cross sectional design. The population in this study is all leprosy patients who still undergoing treatment. The sample sizes are 100 respondents which selected by exhaustive sampling method. The result found variables associated toward medical treatment compliance among leprosy patients were accessibility to health centres (p=0.000), knowledge (p=0.037) and family support (p=0.017). However, the drug side effect is not factor associate with medical treatment compliance (p= 0.200).



Bivariate analysis, compliance, leprosy medical treatment.


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