Date of Completion


Document Type


Degree Name

Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy


tuberculosis, treatment, treatment discontinuation


A descriptive quantitative research was used to conduct this study. Purposive sampling was used to collect data with 99 patients as respondents. The self-administered survey questionnaire was distributed and data were collected at the TB DOTS clinics from March 13 to May 20, 2019. The survey questionnaire was made in English and Tagalog and contained 2 parts: the first part contains the demographic information of the respondents, the second part contains seven (7) questions for each factor (family structure, stigma, health care system, disease and medication related and socio-economic). The results from the data collected were analyzed using statistical package for Social Sciences (SPSS, version 23). T-test and analysis of Variance (ANOVA) were used for comparisons of means. The study concluded that there was significant differences between the factors affecting the continuation of TB treatment among the patients at selected TB DOTS clinics of Dasmarinas. Findings showed that the respondents disagreed that the presented factors could lead to the discontinuation of treatment. This indicates a high compliance to TB treatment among the patients attending TB DOTS clinic of De La Salle University Medical Center and EAC Medical Center.

First Advisor

Louie Fernand D. Legaspi