Virtual Conference

Dr. Candra Kusuma Negara

Lambung Mangkurat University, Indonesia

Title: The relationship between discharge planning and the quality of life of patients with diabetic ulcer


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 respondent who 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. 


Candra Kusuma Negara completed his doctoral studies in nursing at Airlangga University, Surabaya-Indonesia in 2022. Published many articles and several prototypes in the world of health, especially nursing.