Application of STAR NURSE (Smart Reminder for Tuberculosis Nursing Care) as an Enhanced Strategy to Improve Medication Adherence in Tuberculosis Patients

Efilia Intan Sari, Yuni M. Lestari Sianipar, Dian Eka Solehati, Reni Sulung Utami

Abstract

Objective: The aim of this paperĀ  was to review the current literature in order to find solutions in developing innovation to improve medication adherence in TB patients.

Methods: Evaluation of the literatures from Google Scholar and Science Direct on the internet from 2006 to 2016 used keywords Tuberculosis, Tuberculosis medication, and health applications was conducted in this study.

Results: There were some principles which could improve medication adherence such as support, motivation to recover and technology application as a reminder and source information. We propose a technology application based on Android to improve treatment adherence of TB patients, named STAR NURSE (Smart Reminder for Tuberculosis Nursing Care). This application reminds TB patients in consuming medications, monitors patient's adherence and provides source of information for patients, family (caregiver), and healthcare providers.

Conclusion: Application of STAR NURSE may improve medication adherence in TB patients.

Keywords: Tuberculosis, Tuberculosis Medication, STAR NURSE

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