The Effect of Health Education on the Level of Knowledge and Behavior in Diabetes Mellitus Management

Authors

  • Noor Diani
  • Alfian Nur
  • Dhemes Alin

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.37506/ijphrd.v12i4.16555

Keywords:

Diabetes Mellitus, Health Education, Knowledge, Behavior

Abstract

Diabetes mellitus is a metabolic disease characterized by glucose levels in the blood that are more than
normal or hyperglycemia, this is due to a decrease in the body’s ability to react with insulin, or it could be
impaired insulin secretion.Riskesdas 2013 shows that diabetes mellitus sufferers in Indonesia are around
6.9% or around 12 million people with 1.4% of diabetes sufferers in South Kalimantan or around 38,113
people diagnosed with diabetes mellitus, especially type 2 diabetes mellitus which is related to lifestyle.One
of the efforts made is health education. This research is an experimental research using pre-experimental
method with one group pretest-postest design. The sampling technique used consecutive sampling of 50
people.The results of the effect of health education on the behavior of diabetes mellitus sufferers obtained
p-value = 0.011<0.05, this indicates that Ho is rejected, which means that there is an effect of health
education on the behavior of diabetes mellitus sufferers in handling diabetes mellitus.The results of the
effect of health education on the knowledge level of diabetes mellitus sufferers obtained p-value = 0.421>
0.05, this indicates that Ho is accepted, which means that there is no effect of health education on increasing
knowledge of diabetes mellitus sufferers in handling diabetes mellitus. These results were obtained from
the pre and post-test scores of the respondents which indicated that there was an influence before and after
health education to the public.

Author Biographies

Noor Diani

Lecturer, Department of Medical Surgical Nursing, Nursing School, Faculty of Medicine, Lambung Mangkurat University

Alfian Nur

Lecturer, Department of Community, Nursing School, Faculty of Medicine, Lambung Mangkurat
University

Dhemes Alin

Education Staff, Nursing School, Faculty of Medicine, Lambung Mangkurat University

Published

2021-07-19

How to Cite

Noor Diani, Alfian Nur, & Dhemes Alin. (2021). The Effect of Health Education on the Level of Knowledge and Behavior in Diabetes Mellitus Management. Indian Journal of Public Health Research & Development, 12(4), 255-262. https://doi.org/10.37506/ijphrd.v12i4.16555