Considerations in adopting a culturally relevant diabetes health education programme: An Indonesian example

Hema Malini, Beverley Copnell, Cheryle Moss

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Confronted with data about the rising incidence of diabetes in Indonesia, and the recognition that no national programmes for diabetes education are in place, we conducted a search to identify effective western models of health education that could be considered for implementation in Indonesia. In this paper we report on the findings from the search, and share cultural considerations that would need to be applied if these programmes were adopted for use in Indonesia. We conclude that three structured education programmes, X-PERT, DESMOND and DAFNE, have been shown to be effective in a range of western settings and that these could be adapted for use in Indonesian contexts.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)183-190
Number of pages8
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2017


  • Health education
  • Diabetes
  • Indonesian culture
  • X-PERT

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