Improving Health Care for Indonesian Men Living with Type-2 Diabetes Mellitus and Associated Erectile Dysfunction

Project Details


This research project is in preparation for submission in total fulfilment of the requirements for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy at La Trobe University, Australia.

Layman's description

This research aimed to shed light on the current practices and attitudes of healthcare professionals in Indonesia regarding type-2 diabetes mellitus and its associated erectile dysfunction (T2DMED) and to explore ways to improve care and support for affected individuals. Further, to comprehensively explore the phenomenon of T2DMED and its management in Indonesia, a multifaceted research approach was employed. This included exploring the experiences of Indonesian men living with T2DM and potentially associated erectile dysfunction (ED), the options for non-pharmacological and non-surgical interventions that can be offered as feasible options for T2DM men to regain erectile function, the experiences and factors influencing T2DM-associated ED screening in primary care settings, the implementation of Indonesian national guidelines for T2DM management in Puskesmas, and the grass-rooted suggestion to improve future health practice as a support for men with T2DM and its associated ED.
Effective start/end date28/01/20 → …

UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This project contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 5 - Gender Equality


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