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Journal of the Korean Academy of Family Medicine 2000;21(5):645-659.
A study on family function of the patients with psychiatric disorders.
Hyung Joon Kim, Goang Eun Jung, Hyuk Jung Kweon, Hee Cheol Kang, Bang Bu Youn
Department of Family Medicine, Shinchon Severance Hospital, Yonsei University College of Medicine, Korea.
Abstract
BACKGROUND: Psychiatric disorders have been known to occur by the interaction of biologic, psychologic and social factors. A family can affect the occurrence of psychiatric disorders as a primary social factor. On the other hand, psychiatric disorders can affect family function. There fore, we studied to compare family function between the families of psychiatric inpatients and those of normal persons, using Family APGAR and FACES III. METHODS: Between July 1, 1999 and August 31, 1999, we examined the subject group as 40 relatives to visit psychiatric inpatient and the control group as 40 persons whose family members did not have chronic diseases or psychiatric disorders, using questionnaire of socio-demographic factors and family function. RESULTS: Family APGAR scores in subject group were lower than those of control group, but not statistically different. But the degrees of 'Partnership' of the Family APGAR in subject group were significantly lower than those of control group.(P<0.05) Adaptability scores of FACES III in two groups were not different. Cohesion scores of FACES III in subject group were lower than those of control group but not statistically different. The Family APGAR scores in the families of the schizophrenics were significantly lower than those of control group. The duration of psychiatric disorders did not affect family function. CONCLUSION: The family function of subject group was worsened but not statistically different. But in the families of the schizophrenics, the Family APGAR scores were significantly lower than those of control group. Therefore, we should consider serious family dysfunction in the families of schizophrenics.
Key Words: Family APGAR; FACES III; psychiatric disorder; family; questionnaire


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