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Aten Primaria. 1998 Mar 31;21(5):275-82.

[Social determinants of family cohesion and adaptability].

[Article in Spanish]

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Departamento de Medicina Familiar de la Universidad de México, México D.F.

Abstract

OBJECTIVE:

Evaluation of social determinants which are characteristics of balanced (functional) and extreme (dysfunctional) families regarding cohesion and flexibility dimensions.

DESIGN:

Observational, randomised survey.

SETTING:

Dr. José Castro Villagrana Primary Care Centre, Health Ministry, Mexico.

PATIENTS:

270 randomised families of Tlalpan, Mexico City, who answered FACES III.

MEASUREMENTS AND RESULTS:

Using discriminant analysis statistical technique, 15 independent variables (social, demographic and familiar determinants) and two dependent variables (balanced and extreme types of families) were analysed and related with cohesion and adaptability dimensions.

CONCLUSION:

There is accordance of these results with others which were obtained using different family assessment instruments like Family Apgar. However using FACES III and Circumplex Model the analysis of variable's interaction were possible.

PMID:
9608112
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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