The Relationship Between Discharge Planning and The Quality of Life of Patients with Diabetic Ulcer

Candra Kusuma Negara, Abd Basid, Sri Erliani, Inaya Turahman

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Introduction: Diabetic ulcer is one of the chronic complications of diabetes mellitus. Several studies in Indonesia reported that the mortality rate of gangrene ulcers in people with diabetes ranged from 17-32%, and diabetic ulcers affected the quality of life of sufferers. All patients hospitalized require discharge planning. From the explanation above, it can be concluded that Diabetes Mellitus is a degenerative disease that indeed requires hospitalization. The purpose of this study is to find out whether the Discharge planning process has a relationship with the quality of life of patients with Diabetic Ulcers. Methods: With the Ex post facto study design, 28 respondentwho were in accordance obtained measurements of discharge planning processes using interview methods and measurements on quality of life using the WHOQOL-BREEF questionnaire with spearman rank non parametric correlation analysis methods. Results: The results of the value are obtained: a = 0.05 with = rs table (0.707), RHO count (0.949)>rs table then categorized in the table Relationship Strengths correlation results obtained in this category is very strong / near perfect with the value 0.76- 1.00. Conclusions:This shows that there is a significant relationship with the strength of a very strong / near-perfect relationship according to the table.


diabetes; discharge planning; quality; ulcer

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