The Doctoral Program of the Faculty of Nursing, University of Indonesia again held an open doctoral promotion examination, on this occasion Aan Sutandi was responsible for defending his dissertation entitled Self-Empowerment Models in Type 2 DM Patients to Improve Self-Care Ability. Aan Sutandi successfully defended his dissertation and officially holds his 84th doctorate at the Faculty of Nursing, University of Indonesia.
Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus (DM) patients will experience changes or imbalances that include biology, psychology, social and spiritual, which will have an impact on the lives of patients and families. A model of self-empowerment of patients is needed in an effort to improve self-care abilities to improve their quality of life. The purpose of this study was to identify the effect of the patient’s self-empowerment model. This study uses an experimental research design with 2 stages. Stage 1 is to develop a self-empowerment model for type 2 DM patients to improve self-care abilities. Stage 2 is to examine the effect of the self-empowerment model through e-nose as a visual media for health education. In the second stage, the results of the development of the empowerment model have an effect on increasing the respondent’s self-care ability through the t-test. The development of an empowerment model has an effect on increasing self-care abilities in type 2 DM patients. The development of a self-empowerment model can be used as a reference in developing comprehensive nursing care, especially for type 2 DM patients.