Living with chronic illness: Factors associated with Self-Management Behavior among Community Diabetes Patients in Indonesia

  • 雷 瑄渝

Student thesis: Master's Thesis


Background: Diabetes mellitus is one common chronic illness that needs continuing treatment The number of diabetes sufferers continues to rise every year It caused the cost burden is escalating around the world In order to reduce the diabetes effects diabetes patients need self-management Aims: The purpose of this study was to describe the diabetes self-management behaviors and to identify factors associated with self-management behavior among community diabetes patients in Indonesia Methods: A cross-sectional descriptive correlation design using a quota sampling technique was used to Indonesian adults with type 2 diabetes recruited from eight Public Health Centers in Indonesia from urban and rural areas The valid and reliable of DSMI-35 was used to assess the diabetes self-management behavior and DKQ was used to assess the patient’s diabetes knowledge Results: 192 diabetes patients were included The most of the subjects reported occasionally-usually or less than optimal of performing diabetes self-management behavior (mean=2 83 SD=1) and with low level of diabetes knowledge (mean=9 06 SD=3 58) The significant factors associated with diabetes self-management were diabetes knowledge (r= 23 p
Date of Award2014 Feb 6
Original languageEnglish
SupervisorChing-Min Chen (Supervisor)

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