Authors: Timisela1, F.Djuwita H. Aipassa2, Risman T3 , M.H. Pattipelohy4, Husna M 5
1,2,3,4&5Lecturer of STIKes (Colleges of Health Science)Maluku Husada
4Student of Nursing Study Program of STIKes Maluku Husada
Pulmonary TB is an infectious disease that directly caused by Mycobacterium tuberculosis bacteria(Health Ministry, 2013), Hiswani (2012) states that the transmission of tuberculosis from someone is determined by the amount of bacteria found in the lungs of patients, the spreading of the germs is in the air through the phlegm in the form of droplets. The preliminary studyis conducted at the hospital of Dr. M. Haulussy Ambon on July-August2016. The purpose of this study is toknow the relationship between knowledge and attitude of nurses with the transmission of Mycobacterium tuberculosis at lungs room of RSUD (Local General Hospital) Dr. M. Haulussy Ambon. This research is adescriptive analytical studyapplying cross sectional method. The samples in this study are 13 nurseswhose workingat the lungs room of RSUD (Local General Hospital) Dr. M. Haulussy Ambon. The analysis of the data uses univariate and bivariate. Bivariate analysisuses Spearman’s rho test. The results of statistical tests in terms of knowledge show thatthe value of p = 0.002 (> 0.05), then Ho is rejected. It means that there is a significant correlation between knowledge and Mycobacterium tuberculosistransmission. While Statistical test results show that the attitude of p = 0.019 (p = 0,05), thus Ho is rejected. Therefore, it means that there is a relationship between nurse attitudes with Mycobacterium tuberculosis transmissionat the lungsroom ofRSUD DR. M. Haulussy Ambon.
Keywords: Knowledge, Attitude, Nurses, Transmission.