• Fitrian Rayasari Universitas Muhammadiyah Jakarta
  • Dhea Ananda Nur Afifah Universitas Muhammadiyah Jakarta



Obesity student, Self care, Peer group education method


Introduction: Obesity in young adults can cause various health problems, including in the long term it will cause complications of diseases such as hypertension, diabetes mellitus and death at a young  age. Self care in obesity is a management consisting of diet processing, physical activity, modification of life attitude (behavior therapy) and medical therapy. Peer group education is a method that helps increase understanding and self-care for obese students. The purpose of this study was to determine the peer group education method to increase self-care of obese students.

Method: The research design used was a quasi-experimental pre and post test, with a dependent t-test. Collecting data using the Diabetes Self Management Questionnaire (DMSQ). Sample of 30 respondents.

Results: The results of this study obtained that there was an effect of peer group education on increasing the self-care value of obese students (p-value = 0.00).

Conclusion: Suggestions from this study are self-care is one of the efforts that can be used to overcome the problem of obesity at a young age. Educational institutions can implement self-care through healthy exercise programs every morning or health education programs in health services.

Author Biographies

Fitrian Rayasari, Universitas Muhammadiyah Jakarta

Faculty of Nursing

Dhea Ananda Nur Afifah, Universitas Muhammadiyah Jakarta

Faculty of Nursing


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