Stress, Quality of Life, and Health Seeking Behavior Among Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus in Wangon, Banyumas, Indonesia
Azka Fathiyatir Rizqillah, Atun Raudatul Ma’rifah, Bela Ardilla
Azka Fathiyatir Rizqillah
Available Online 10 February 2020.
- https://doi.org/10.2991/ahsr.k.200204.006How to use a DOI?
- type 2 diabetes mellitus, stress, quality of life, health seeking behavior
- Diabetes mellitus is a great challenge against health system in many developing countries, including Indonesia. The continuous changing lifestyle and a long-term treatment causes new problem for diabetes patients, such as stress and reducing quality of life. On the other hand, some cases of diabetes mellitus are late diagnosed or undiagnosed. Thus, the signs and symptoms of those who are undiagnosed are commonly worse than those who are early diagnosed. This worse symptom may impact to stress and quality of life. Thus, health-seeking behavior may be essential in improving quality of life and declining the stress level. This study was conducted to examine stress, quality of life and health seeking behavior among type 2 diabetes mellitus in Wangon, Banyumas, Central Java, using descriptive analytical approach and involving 85 type 2 diabetes mellitus patients who were joining regular community health service. These patients were selected using purposive sampling method. Socio-demographic, diabetes distress scale, WHO Quality of Life and Health Seeking Behavior questionnaires were used. Descriptive and bivariate analysis were conducted. This study reported that almost half of the respondent had mild stress (49.4%). While most of the respondents had moderate quality of life (54.1%) and most of respondents went to formal health facilities when they had health-related issues (69.4%). There was a significant correlation between stress and quality of life with strong negative correlation approach (p:0.0001, cc: -0.559, spearman rank test). However, there was no association between stress and health seeking behavior with very weak correlation (p:0.429, cc:0.087, spearman rank test). Diabetes mellitus patients could have stress related to disease and treatment which lead to poor quality of life. However, there was no correlation between health seeking behavior to both stress and quality of life among type 2 diabetes patients.
- Open Access
- This is an open access article distributed under the CC BY-NC license.
Cite this article
TY - CONF AU - Azka Fathiyatir Rizqillah AU - Atun Raudatul Ma’rifah AU - Bela Ardilla PY - 2020 DA - 2020/02/10 TI - Stress, Quality of Life, and Health Seeking Behavior Among Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus in Wangon, Banyumas, Indonesia BT - 1st International Conference on Community Health (ICCH 2019) PB - Atlantis Press SP - 23 EP - 25 SN - 2468-5739 UR - https://doi.org/10.2991/ahsr.k.200204.006 DO - https://doi.org/10.2991/ahsr.k.200204.006 ID - Rizqillah2020 ER -