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Rev Med Inst Mex Seguro Soc. 2015 Sep-Oct;53(5):558-63.

[Psychosocial profile and family support perception in adults].

[Article in Spanish; Abstract available in Spanish from the publisher]

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Hospital General de Zona 1, Instituto Mexicano del Seguro Social, Durango, México.


in English, Spanish


Psychosocial profile disturbances are the basis of personality disorders, which are frequent in México. Thus, the objective of this study was to determine if the family support perception is associated with the psychosocial profile in adults.


A total of 450 men and non-pregnant women aged 18 to 60 years were enrolled in a population-based cross-sectional study. According psychosocial profile individuals were allocated into groups altered and unaltered. The presences of psychiatric illness, renal, hepatic, and cardiovascular disease, malignancy or any kind of disability were exclusion criteria. The family support perception was determined by family APGAR and the psychosocial profile using the Dr. Víctor Chávez test. A logistic regression analysis was used to compute the association between family support perception and psychosocial profile.


A total of 344 (76.4 %) and 106 (23.5 %) subjects were included into the groups with altered and unaltered psychosocial profile, respectively. Both, moderate family dysfunction (OR = 1.80 95 % CI 1.01-3.23 p = 0.04), and high family dysfunction (OR = 3.88 95 % CI 1.09-12.09 p = 0.02) were significantly associated with altered psychosocial profile.


Both, moderate and high family dysfunctions are associated with altered psychosocial profile in adults.


Adult; Family relations; Psychosocial profile

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