Singapore Nursing Research Conference

August 17-19, 2020 | Singapore

Fitri Arofiati

Nursing conference- Fitri Arofiati
Fitri Arofiati
Universitas Muhammadiyah Yogyakarta, Indonesia
Title : Application-based Diabetes Self-Management Education and Support (DSMES): An Implication to Self Care Behaviour of DM Type 2


Diabetes mellitus (DM) is a metabolic disorder that occurs for many years (chronic) caused by the pancreas not producing insulin in the amount according to the needs of the body. There is 4 (four) main pillars in the management of type 2 diabetes including education, nutritional therapy, physical exercise, and pharmacological interventions. One form of knowledge that has been widely noted to have a positive and significant impact on people with DM is Diabetes Self-Management Education and Support (DSMES). DSMES is more often given in 3 methods such as one-to-one, group-based, and telehealth. The purpose of this study was to determine the effect of application-based DSMES on self-care behavior in patients with Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus. This research was a quasi-experiment with pretest-posttest with control group design. The sample was 50 people with a simple random sampling technique. The statistics used are were the Wilcoxon and Mann-Whitney tests. The results showed that there was a significant increase in self-care behavior in the intervention group (p-value 0.05). This study concluded that application-based DSMES administration could improve the self-care behaviors possessed by patients with Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus.
Keywords: DSMES, DMT2, self-care behavior, Education program


Fitri Arofiati, Ph.D is a lecturer in Master of Nursing Program, Universitas Muhammdiyah Yogyakarta who interest to develop technology and informatics in health care system. She graduated her Bachelor in Nursing from University of Gadjah Mada Indonesia in 2002, and took as Master of Arts in Nursing from Angeles University Foundation Philippines in 2008. She received her Ph.D from Khon Kaen University Thailand in 2016. She then obtained her position as Chair Master of Nursing Program at Universitas Muhammadiyah Yogyakarta and try to develop her capacity in research and teaching learning methods trough several trainings, conference as invited speaker. She has published research articles in many National and International journals.


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