Sustaining Togetherness; Family Engagement in Tuberculosis Prevention in Children Living in Tuberculosis Households in Indonesia
Keywords:Children, Family engagement, Households, Sustaining togetherness, Tuberculosis prevention
BACKGROUND: Preventing tuberculosis (TB) in children needs the family to be engaged; however, limited studies about how the family engages in TB prevention.
AIM: This aimed of study was to develop the process of family engagement in TB prevention for children with household contact of TB patient.
METHODS: Guided by Straussian grounded theory, we developed a substantive theory from 14 primary caregivers in West Java-Indonesia as the key participants of families whose child ≤5 years old received TB screening and preventive therapy, and have had an adult in the household with active TB diagnosis. Data were collected by in-depth interviews and analyzed by coding procedures.
RESULTS: Sustaining togetherness aimed to maintain the children’s health, which underpinned three main stages that consisted of “moving from fear to realization,” “making the family’s collective decision,” and “holding on together.”CONCLUSION: Implications for nursing practice in providing optimum care of preventing TB among children through engagement of family.
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