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Tuberculosis (TB) is still a health problem worldwide with the higgest incidence in 6 countries: India, China, Nigeria, Pakistan, Indonesia and South Africa. The role of nurses, lack of health education and poverty are the causes of treatment failure. In-service TB treatment has not shown optimal results so consideration should be given to pre-service efforts by incorporating TB programs into the learning curriculum. TB learning has been carried out conventionally and is more oriented to clinical nursing care. There should be a consideration of actual and comprehensive pulmonary tuberculosis management innovation in the community. The innovation is project based learning (PjBL) and it is expected to creates a learning environment that can motivate students to participate which is marked by changes in knowledge, skill and attitude.
This study aims to analyze the application of PjBL learning model to increase the competence of nursing students about pulmonary tuberculosis management. This research specifically tested the effect of the application of PjBL learning model to the improvement of knowledge, attitude, and skill as well as to test student's competence in the treatment group compared to control group.
This research is a quasi-experiment research with non-equivalent control group design with pretest-posttest. The treatment group consisted of 69 people and the control group was 62 people. The samples were chosen in total sampling. The instruments of this study were questionnaires, health education skill assessment sheet, and module. Data analysis was done by T-Test
The implementation of learning model of project based learning on pulmonary tuberculosis management has an effect on increasing: student's knowledge, improvement of student attitude, and health education skill. Besides, the competence of nursing students in the treatment group is better than the control group.
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