Application of health promotion model for better self-care behavior in patients with diabetes mellitus

Made Mahaguna Putra, Kusnanto, Candra Panji Asmoro, Tintin Sukartini

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Background: Diabetes mellitus (DM) is a major health problem in the world. DM patients should be able to perform self-care behavior. Diabetic self-care behavior is an effective strategy for controlling diabetes. Objective: The purpose of this study was to examine a health promotion model in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus. Methods: A cross-sectional design was used, which involved 177 patients with type 2 diabetes from primary health care in Denpasar Bali Indonesia with a stratified random sampling. Independent variables were personal factors (age, sex, education, body mass index, socioeconomic status, self-motivation, illness perception, and belief), self-efficacy, and family support. The dependent variable was self-care behavior. A structural equation model was used to confirm the hypothesis model. Results: Personal factors (education, socioeconomic, and perceptions) (t = 2.891) and family support (t = 5.746) were associated with self-care behavior. Self-efficacy did not affect selfcare behavior (t = .139). Conclusion: Diabetes self-care behavior is influenced by socioeconomic status, level of education, perception of the illness, and family support. Therefore, it is suggested for nurses to apply the health promotion model approach to increase self-care behavior of patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)239-245
Number of pages7
JournalBelitung Nursing Journal
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2019


  • Diabetes mellitus
  • Family support
  • Personal factors
  • Self-care behavior
  • Self-efficacy


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