THE INFLUENCE OF HEALTH EDUCATION TOWARDS THE KNOWLEDGE ON DIABETIC FOOT ULCER PREVENTION OF DIABETES MELLITUS TYPE 2 SUFFERERS IN PANEMBAHAN SENOPATI GENERAL HOSPITAL OF BANTUL
: DM is a degenerative disease that requires comprehensive care with complicated procedure. The knowledge level of the DM sufferers towards their disease has influenced them in diabetic foot ulcer prevention. In Indonesia, DM sufferers is about 5.7%. Meanwhile, in Yogyakarta Province, it has reached the value of 5.4%. In Panembahan Senopati General Hospital of Bantul, the DM sufferers are 1292 persons in 2012. Objective : To figure out the influence of health education towards the knowledge on
... s the knowledge on diabetic foot ulcer prevention of DM type 2 sufferers in Panembahan Senopati General Hospital of Bantul. Methods : This study is done by using Quasi Experiment by a pre-test and post-test with control group design. The respondents are taken by consecutive sampling technique.The subject of this research includes 54 persons of the DM type 2 sufferers who are equally divided into control group and experiment group by using random sampling technique. The data is analyzed by using Wilcoxon Match Pairs Test and Mann Whitney U-Test. Result : The knowledge level of the DM type 2 sufferers in the experiment group before and after being given treatment are respectively 51.90% and 96.30%. Both are in good level of knowledge. The result of Wilcoxon Match Pairs Test of the experiment group shows that p value is 0.001. Meanwhile, the result of Wilcoxon Match Pairs Test of the control group shows that p value is 1.000. Meanwhile, the result of Mann-Whitney Utest shows that p value is 0.000. Conclusion : Health education has influenced the knowledge on diabetic foot ulcer prevention of DM type 2 sufferers in Panembahan Senopati General Hospital of Bantul.