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Revista de la Universidad Industrial de Santander. Salud

Print version ISSN 0121-0807
On-line version ISSN 2145-8464


GONZALEZ MONTANEZ, Consuelo et al. The effectiveness in the functionality of families with a who has tried to commit suicide. Rev. Univ. Ind. Santander. Salud [online]. 2011, vol.43, n.1, pp.33-37. ISSN 0121-0807.

Introduction: For Friedemann a family is made up with the purpose of performing adequately in the dimensions that the author has identified in her theory, but some critical problems appears when one of the members of that family tries to commit suicide. Objectives: To determine and analyze the way the individuals family works. Methodology: A transversal descriptive study was designed using a convenient sampling of the individuals family's convenience social demographic form and the Evaluation Scale for the Effectiveness of the Family's Function. Twenty three families had a person who had tried suicide. Results: The effectiveness of the family's function was low in a 60.9% of the families because some difficulties appeared when trying to establish their stability and growth. Conclusions: The families refused to modify their patterns and customs and showed difficulties in their assertive communication. Salud UIS 2011; 43(1): 33-37.

Keywords : Suicide attempts; family health; family relations.

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