self management
type 2 diabetes mellitus

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Pamungkas, R. A., Limansyah, D., Sudarman, S., & Siokal, B. (2016). SELF MANAGEMENT PROGRAM AMONG TYPE 2 DIABETES MELLITUS PATIENTS: A LITERATURE REVIEW. Belitung Nursing Journal, 2(3), 34–39.
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Background: Diabetes mellitus is a crucial problem that leads to serious multiple complication. Self-management program is an essential foundation for the empowerment approach, and necessary for patients to effectively manage their behaviors.

Purpose: The purpose of this study is to describe, compare and critique six existing self-management programs that are commonly used to guide self-management for type 2 Diabetes Mellitus (DM) patients.

Method: An integrative review was conducted. Relevant studies published in English language and retrieved from CINAHL, PubMed, Science Direct, and Google search were included.

Results: Five Randomized Control Trials (RCTs) and one quasi-experimental study were reviewed. Goal setting and action planning combined with other strategies (brief counseling, problem solving, and follow-up strategy) showed more effective to improve behavioral change and several clinical outcomes. Continuing follow-up through telephone-call and face to face follow-up becomes the essential element for successful behavior change.

Conclusion: Diabetes self-management program is effective to improve behavioral change and clinical outcomes among patients with type 2 DM. Further research is needed to test the effectiveness of self-management combine with other strategies which are goal setting strategy and follow-up strategy in patients with type 2 DM.


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