Doctor's Interpersonal Communication on the Quality of Life of Diabetes Mellitus Patients

Pimpin Tanadi, Ermi Girsang, Sri Lestari R. Nasution, Chrismis Novalinda Ginting

Abstract

A doctor's communication competence determines the level of success in helping the treatment of a patient's illness. Preliminary survey results show that many patients consider doctors rarely greet patients at the beginning of a consultation session, so that it has a direct impact on patients who are afraid to express their complaints. This study aims to analyze the effect of interpersonal communication in improving the quality of life of patients with diabetes mellitus. This type of research was a type of quantitative survey with a cross-sectional approach with a sample of 60 respondents. The variables included in the study were openness, empathy, supportive attitude, positive attitude, equality, and quality of life of patients. Data were analyzed using chi-square test and logistic regression test. The results showed that the variables that influence the improvement of the quality of life of patients with diabetes mellitus on average around 55 - 72%. These results indicate that the quality of doctor communication still needs to be improved. This improvement is expected to be able to improve the quality of life of DM patients who are currently still around 43.3%.

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Tanadi P., Girsang E., R. Nasution S. and Ginting C. (2020). Doctor's Interpersonal Communication on the Quality of Life of Diabetes Mellitus Patients.In Proceedings of the International Conference on Health Informatics, Medical, Biological Engineering, and Pharmaceutical - Volume 1: HIMBEP, ISBN 978-989-758-500-5, pages 35-41. DOI: 10.5220/0010286500350041


in Bibtex Style

@conference{himbep20,
author={Pimpin Tanadi and Ermi Girsang and Sri Lestari R. Nasution and Chrismis Novalinda Ginting},
title={Doctor's Interpersonal Communication on the Quality of Life of Diabetes Mellitus Patients},
booktitle={Proceedings of the International Conference on Health Informatics, Medical, Biological Engineering, and Pharmaceutical - Volume 1: HIMBEP,},
year={2020},
pages={35-41},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0010286500350041},
isbn={978-989-758-500-5},
}


in EndNote Style

TY - CONF

JO - Proceedings of the International Conference on Health Informatics, Medical, Biological Engineering, and Pharmaceutical - Volume 1: HIMBEP,
TI - Doctor's Interpersonal Communication on the Quality of Life of Diabetes Mellitus Patients
SN - 978-989-758-500-5
AU - Tanadi P.
AU - Girsang E.
AU - R. Nasution S.
AU - Ginting C.
PY - 2020
SP - 35
EP - 41
DO - 10.5220/0010286500350041