Tuberculosis (TB) is a lower respiratory tract infection caused by the
Microbacterium tuberculosis. Pulmonary tuberculosis is the second leading cause
of death in Indonesia. Pulmonary TB cases in the province of Central Java today
reached 6546 people, one of the districs where the incidence and mortality of TB
is high, ie Purbalingga. Compliance patients in taking medication greatly affect
the patient’s recovery. According to Heriyono’s research at 2004, several factors
related to medication adherence pulmonary tuberculosis patients is education,
knowledge, attitudes, employment, income and supervisory support to take
medication (PMO). This study aims to determine the relationship between the
educational level with adherence of medication in patients with pulmonary
tuberculosis in Bobotsari Public Health Purbalingga. This research metod using
descriptive quantitative research with cross sectional approach. The population in
this study were all patients with pulmonary TB were undergoing treatment at the
Bobotsari Health Public Purbalingga totaling 37 patients. The sample used for all
populations in accordance with the inclucion and exclusion criteria.
Questionnaires was used to collecting data of the research. There is a
relationship between level of education and medication adherence in patients with
pulmonary tuberculosis (TB) in the region of Bobotsari Health Public
Purbalingga (p=0.000).

Keywords : level of education, compliance, pulmonary TB