Life Experiences of Javanese Women with Type-2 Diabetes Mellitus

Rayanti, Rosiana Eva and Saputri, Apriliana Ayu Eka (2020) Life Experiences of Javanese Women with Type-2 Diabetes Mellitus. In: GE2J 2019, 10-11 July 2019, Salatiga, Central Java, Indonesia.

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The prevalence of diabetes women in Indonesia is higher than man. Javanese women with type 2 diabetes mellitus are vulnerable groups with regards to lower income, less education, and less access to health services. Purpose: the study was described life experiences in terms of medication behavior, emotional status, and family support of Javanese women with type 2 diabetes mellitus. A qualitative method through in-depth interview and observation was used. Two participants were widowed mothers who had type 2 diabetes mellitus for more than five years. They were 51 years old and registered in the Primary Health Center Ampel District, Boyolali Regency. Result: the participants had noncompliance with the type 2 diabetes mellitus medication, although they had comorbidities or complications. They felt emotional and self-blame. Their activities were limited due to their physical weakness. Also, the participants had not received social support from the family like what they expected. Conclusion: Social culture affected Javanese women when diabetes woman is dealing with type 2 diabetes mellitus.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: emotional status family support javanese women medication behavior type 2 diabetes mellitus
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Depositing User: EAI Editor IV
Date Deposited: 05 Aug 2021 11:51
Last Modified: 05 Aug 2021 11:51

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