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Research Title Prevalence of Pulmonary Tuberculosis among Health Care Workers in Association With History of Diabetes Mellitus and HIV Infection in Persahabatan Hospital
Focus Infectious Diseases
Investigator Nurul Fadli
NIM 706259633
Adviser Elisna Syahruddin
Category Epidemiology
Research Date (Start Date) 20 April 2010
Exam Date 10 Juni 0000
Keywords tuberculosis, health care workers, diabetes mellitus, HIV infection, Persahabatan hospital
Abstract

Tuberculosis is one of the leading infectious diseases in Indonesia. Its transmission, through droplet, causes the easy spread of this disease. The healthcare workers who work with infectious agents predispose them, especially who come into direct contact with tuberculosis patients daily, to develop this disease. The purpose of this study is to acquire the prevalence of pulmonary tuberculosis among healthcare workers in Persahabatan Hospital based on history of diabetes mellitus and HIV infection. This study used a cross-sectional descriptive study by questionnaires to the healthcare workers selected through consecutive sampling during the period on April-May 2010. The results showed that from 250 respondents, 10 (4%) respondents having history of diabetes mellitus and 10 (4%) respondents having history of HIV infection. Six (2,4%) healthcare workers had a history pulmonary tuberclosis during their work period in Persahabatan Hospital and they don't have any history of diabetes mellitus or HIV infection. Using the Fisher's Exact Test in SPSS 11.5 Program, history of diabetes mellitus (p=1,00) and HIV infection (p=1,00) were not associated with the prevalance of pulmonary tuberculosis in healthcare workers in Persahabatan Hospital.