Self-Efficacy Among Indonesian Chronic Liver Disease Patients




Nursing, Medical, Surgical


Chronic Liver Diseases are among the most extensive diseases globally and are related to significant morbidity and mortality. Although physical well-being has long been the primary goal of medical care, as chronic disease becomes more prevalent in developed countries, there has been a greater focus on patients' emotional and social well-being. This study aimed to describe the self-efficacy among chronic liver disease patients in North Sumatra, Indonesia. This study uses a cross-sectional design. The study assessed 102 chronic liver disease patients from two hospitals using the Chronic Disease Self-Efficacy Scales Indonesian version. The participants had moderate self-efficacy (58.8%), followed by high self-efficacy (38.2%). The majority of the patients in this study had moderate self-efficacy because many individuals with chronic liver disease suffer chronic fatigue, abdominal pain and swelling, itchy skin, nausea or vomiting, loss of appetite, and other symptoms that affect self-efficacy.  Health professionals should strengthen patients' self-efficacy by engaging in positive activities and enhancing their coping skills

Author Biographies

Apriliani Siburian, STIKes Tarumanagara


Ching Fen Chang, National Taipei University Nursing and Health Sciences

Medical Surgical Nursing


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How to Cite

Siburian, A., & Chang, C. F. (2020). Self-Efficacy Among Indonesian Chronic Liver Disease Patients. Jurnal Profesi Medika : Jurnal Kedokteran Dan Kesehatan, 14(2).