Introduction: Tuberculosis is still a public health problem. Indonesia is the third rank of highest TB in the world. Community empowerment is one of the strategies for finding TB suspects. Community empowerment in Probolinggo Regency is carried out by forming the local TB Association. Evaluation of the role of this TB community has never been done. There is no available measure of community empowerment in this TB community. A measuring tool for community empowerment models is needed for the TB community to increase empowerment. This study aimed to develop a measuring tool for community empowerment through the TB community in finding TB suspects.
Methods: This type of research is quantitative with a cross-sectional design. The population and sample are all local TB communities in Probolinggo Regency are about 325 people. Determination of the sample using simple random sampling according to the inclusion criteria of 128 respondents. Instruments using questionnaires and data analysis with exploratory factor analysis.
Results: The results showed that the measuring instrument for community empowerment was personal factors, knowledge, communication, motivation, self-efficacy, motivational incentives, group factors, and community empowerment factors in finding TB suspects, participation, leadership, and organizational structure having a Bartlett test of sphericity value P < 0.001, Reliability of Life Satisfaction Questionnaire with Cronbach Alpha > 0.800.
Conclusion: This instrument is valid and reliable to be applied to measure local TB community empowerment in finding TB suspects.