Introduction: Patients with a diagnosis of Diabetes Mellitus (DM) in Sleman Regency in 2020 were 20,097 patients. The treatment of diabetes requires good motivation from patients. Self-confidence or self-efficacy will help shape behaviors that support healing. Spiritual Emotional Freedom Technique (SEFT) was a therapy that can create positive emotional conditions and a calm mind so that the right thoughts emerge to decide attitudes in helping the healing process. This study aims to determine the effect of SEFT for self-efficacy of patients with DM-Type 2 at the working area of public health center Seyegan, Sleman, Yogyakarta, Indonesia.
Methods: This study used a quasi-experiment with pre-test post-test using control group design. Patients were assessed pre-test and post-test with the DM-Self Efficacy Scale. The intervention group was subjected to SEFT therapy. The sample of this study was 40 respondents from the intervention group and 40 respondents from the control group. The sampling technique used the purposive sampling technique. Data collection was carried out between July and August 2020.
Results: The results of the data collected were processed using the Wilcoxon test and the Mann Whitney test. Wilcoxon test results in the intervention group obtained p = 0.000 (p <0.05) and in the control group obtained p = 0.000 (p <0.05). Mann Whitney test results obtained p = 0.003 (p <0.05).
Conclusion: SEFT technique affects the increasing self-efficacy in type II DM patients.