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Actas Esp Psiquiatr. 2013 Mar-Apr;41(2):63-6. Epub 2013 Mar 1.

No association between perception of family functioning and treatment modality for chronic renal disease secondary to diabetes mellitus.

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  • 1División de Posgrado, Facultad de Medicina Dr Ignacio Chávez, Universidad Michoacana de San Nicolás De Hidalgo, Morelia, Michoacán, México. arorozco69@yahoo.com.mx



This work was undertaken with the aim of studying the association between perception of family functioning and mode of medical treatment in Mexicans between 40 and 65 years whose suffer from chronic kidney disease.


Participants 37 patients, 22 men, 40 to 65 years of age with chronic renal disease secondary to diabetes mellitus. Patients were assigned to three groups, diet, diet + dialysis and diet + hemodialysis, they responded to four self-administered questionnaires, a demographic questionnaire and three questionnaires to assess family functioning, the Apgar family test, the family functioning perception test, and the scale of Garcia et al.


There was no relationship between perception of family functioning of patients with chronic kidney disease secondary to diabetes mellitus and type of medical treatment.


The perception of family functioning was not associated with the type of medical treatment of adults with chronic renal failure secondary to diabetes mellitus. The use of various instruments to explore family functioning is important to identify areas to address the psychotherapeutic management of the family. Key words: Family functioning, Diabetes mellitus type 2, Chronic renal disease, Middle adulthood.

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