6th World Nursing and Healthcare Conference
University of Nahdlatul Ulama Surabaya, Indonesia
Title: Family-centered care: Confidence in dietary and ideal weight management in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus
Biography: Nety Mawarda Hatmanti
Family-centered care is a philosophical approach used to provide care to patients and their family in which all family members collaborate to support such care. Diabetes Mellitus is a significant problem in global health. Until now, Diabetes Mellitus is a disease that has no cure. Dietary restrictions and medications, including insulin injection are associated with the morbidity rate that affects the quality of life (QoL). This quasi experiment research used pre-test and post-test design in which the treatment group received health education on dietary and ideal weight management, whereas the control group did not receive it. The result of Mann-Whitney test showed that there was a significant difference between the control and treatment group in which Z = -2.776 (p = 0.006), confirming that family-centered care improved the patients’ confidence in dietary and ideal weight management. Based on this result, the nurses are encouraged to use the method of family-centered care to increase the quality of life of the patients with type 2 Diabetes Mellitus.