Spiritual Experience of Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus Patients: Phenomenological Study

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Adi Antoni
Eva Decroli
Irwan Prayitno
Nur Indrawati Lipoeto
Nursyirwan Efendi
Mudjiran Mudjiran
Zuriati Muhamad


Diabetes mellitus is a chronic disease that every sufferer must undergo this condition for life. Spirituality is an aspect that cannot be separated from diabetics in living their lives. This study aims to explore the spiritual aspects of diabetes mellitus patients in living their lives. This research using This qualitative research uses a phenomenological study design conducted in the city of Padangsidimpuan. This research design is a phenomenological study involving 10 patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus and was conducted for 3 months (November 2021 to January 2022).. The sample criteria in this study are; people with type 2 diabetes mellitus; diabetic patients who are not cognitively impaired; diagnosed with diabetes for at least 5 years; have a minimum education degree, can communicate verbally and nonverbally. Data analysis using Collaizi method. The results of this study obtained 4 themes and 12 sub-themes. The themes obtained are: 10 effects of diabetes on life; 2) motivation for self-management of diabetes; 3) the role of the spiritual in self-care; 4) a source of strength and hope. Spirituality cannot be separated from the life of diabetic patients. The findings and implicit research that can improve coping and support in self-care of diabetics at home.


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Antoni, A., Decroli, E., Afriwardi, A., Prayitno, I., Lipoeto, N. I., Efendi, N., Mudjiran, M., Hardisman, H., & Muhamad, Z. (2023). Spiritual Experience of Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus Patients: Phenomenological Study. Journal of Asian Multicultural Research for Medical and Health Science Study, 4(2), 18-27. https://doi.org/10.47616/jamrmhss.v4i2.383


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