STRESS IN PATIENTS WITH DIABETES MELLITUS

Christina Yuliastuti, Yuana

Abstract


Stress is a trigger increased blood glucose levels that sought to reduce, by knowing
the causes of stress. The objective of this study was to identify stress levels in patients with
diabets mellitus. This study used descriptive research design with the variable was stress
level. Samples were taken using simple random sampling, with 34 patients with Diabetes
mellitus in Dr. Ramelan Navy Hospital, Surabaya. Data collection was undertaken using
questionnaire (Problem Areas in Diabetes), glucometers and observation sheet (blood glucose
and diabetic foot ulcers). Data were then analyzed descriptively. The results showed that most
of the respondents had diabetes-related distress, as many as 25 patients (73,5%) (mean+ SD
50,15 + 13,057). Most respondents experience distress caused by worrying about the threat of
more severe disease (hyperglycemia and diabetic foot ulcers) and negative perceptions such
as feeling depressed and desperate when thinking about illness and treatment (diet and
medication). Positive perceptions are needed to improve motivation in performing the
treatment.
Keywords : Stress level, blood glucose level, diabetic foot ulcer, Diabetes mellitus


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