EFEKTIVITAS PENDIDIKAN KESEHATAN DENGAN METODE PENDIDIK SEBAYA TERHADAP AKTIVITAS PERAWATAN DIRI PADA KLIEN DIABETES MELLITUS TIPE 2 DI WILAYAH KERJA PUSKESMAS SUMBERSARI KABUPATEN JEMBER
Wahyi Sholehah Erdah Suswati
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Type 2 diabetes was a chronic disease that caused by insulin resistance in the body or insulin relative deficiency that can lead to hyperglycemia. Self-care activities conducted by client with type 2 diabetes that aimed to control blood sugar levels to avoid further complications. Health education with peer educator method can be used as a way to improve self-care activities in the client with type 2 diabetes. The purpose of this study was to determine the effectiveness of health education with peer educator method for self-care activities in the client with type 2 diabetes. The design of this study was quasy experimental with non-equivalent control group design. The population in this study were 84 respondents and the samples were 26 respondents who devided into 2 groups. Each group consist of 13 people as control group and 13 people as experiment group. Data was analyzed with dependent T-test and independent T-test. The result shown that p- value was 0,000 (=0,05), so can be conclude that health education with peer educator method were effective to improve self-care activities in client with type 2 diabetes in work area of Sumbersari Community Health Center in Jember Regency. The suggestion from this study is nurses or other health professionals can use peer educator method in health education especially to improve self-care activities in client with type 2 diabetes.