Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference on Gender Equality and Ecological Justice, GE2J 2019, 10-11 July 2019, Salatiga, Central Java, Indonesia

Research Article

Life Experiences of Javanese Women with Type-2 Diabetes Mellitus

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.4108/eai.10-7-2019.2299666,
        author={Rosiana Eva Rayanti and Apriliana Ayu Eka Saputri},
        title={Life Experiences of Javanese Women with Type-2 Diabetes Mellitus},
        proceedings={Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference on Gender Equality and Ecological Justice, GE2J 2019, 10-11 July 2019, Salatiga, Central Java, Indonesia},
        publisher={EAI},
        proceedings_a={GE2J},
        year={2020},
        month={8},
        keywords={emotional status family support javanese women medication behavior type 2 diabetes mellitus},
        doi={10.4108/eai.10-7-2019.2299666}
    }
    
  • Rosiana Eva Rayanti
    Apriliana Ayu Eka Saputri
    Year: 2020
    Life Experiences of Javanese Women with Type-2 Diabetes Mellitus
    GE2J
    EAI
    DOI: 10.4108/eai.10-7-2019.2299666
Rosiana Eva Rayanti1,*, Apriliana Ayu Eka Saputri1
  • 1: Universitas Kristen Satya Wacana
*Contact email: rosiana.evarayanti@uksw.edu

Abstract

The prevalence of diabetes women in Indonesia is higher than man. Javanese women with type 2 diabetes mellitus are vulnerable groups with regards to lower income, less education, and less access to health services. Purpose: the study was described life experiences in terms of medication behavior, emotional status, and family support of Javanese women with type 2 diabetes mellitus. A qualitative method through in-depth interview and observation was used. Two participants were widowed mothers who had type 2 diabetes mellitus for more than five years. They were 51 years old and registered in the Primary Health Center Ampel District, Boyolali Regency. Result: the participants had noncompliance with the type 2 diabetes mellitus medication, although they had comorbidities or complications. They felt emotional and self-blame. Their activities were limited due to their physical weakness. Also, the participants had not received social support from the family like what they expected. Conclusion: Social culture affected Javanese women when diabetes woman is dealing with type 2 diabetes mellitus.