The Determination of Self-Control Skill of Tuberculosis Patients According to Some Variables

Pehlivan S. A. , PURUTÇUOĞLU E., Duyan G., DUYAN V.

SOCIAL WORK IN HEALTH CARE, vol.54, no.7, pp.615-632, 2015 (Peer-Reviewed Journal) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 54 Issue: 7
  • Publication Date: 2015
  • Doi Number: 10.1080/00981389.2015.1046576
  • Journal Indexes: Social Sciences Citation Index, Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.615-632


This study was conducted in Ankara, Turkey. In the study, questionnaire form and Self-Control Schedule (SCS) was used. According to the t-test, statistically significant difference between self-control skill and "support of family members to each other" was found. Analysis showed that the occupational status and educational level had a significant effect on self-control skill. Besides, there is a positive relationship between average monthly income and self-control skill, while there is a negative correlation among number of hospitalizations, diagnosis period, and self-control skill. Our results may be a guide to develop more effective intervention strategies for tuberculosis management.