The Description of Knowledge of Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus Patient Measured by Simplified Diabetes Knowledge Scale Indonesia Version (SDKS-INA)

Perdani Adnin Maiisyah(1), Zullies Ikawati(2*), Zainol Akbar Zainal(3)

(1) Post-graduate Master of Clinical Pharmacy Program, Faculty of Pharmacy, Universitas Gadjah Mada, Yogyakarta, Indonesia
(2) Department of Pharmacology, Faculty of Pharmacy, Universitas Gadjah Mada
(3) Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Cyberjaya, Selangor, Malaysia
(*) Corresponding Author


Knowledge of diabetes is the important determinant to practice the self-care thus, the therapy goals of diabetes achieved. The aim of the study is to assess the knowledge of type 2 DM patients using SDKS-INA. This research is an observational study, with data collected in the community of the Yogyakarta province from January - May 2020. The assessment of knowledge of type 2 DM patients was measured by Simplified Diabetes Knowledge Scale in Bahasa Indonesia 1 for the non-insulin user (SDKS-INA1) and SDKS-INA2 for insulin user. Ninety-six of the non-insulin user and 28 insulin user type 2 DM participated in this study. The percentage of non-insulin user type 2 DM patients with a high level of knowledge was 53.13%, while in those in insulin user was 60,70%. However, high knowledge level is not the intention to discontinue giving education. The knowledge level also should be assessed routinely as well as delivering sustainable diabetes education.


diabetes mellitus; knowledge; SDKS-INA

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