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Revista Cubana de Enfermería

Print version ISSN 0864-0319On-line version ISSN 1561-2961


JOFRE-ARAVENA, Viviane; BARRIGA, Omar  and  GUILLERMO HENRIQUEZ, A. Health decisional conflict in female care givers. Rev Cubana Enfermer [online]. 2008, vol.24, n.2. ISSN 0864-0319.

Objetives: the population of female care givers is a group that due to their characteristics need to be specially studied as regards the variables involved in the health decisional conflicts they have to face. Two goals were established to this end: to capture the essence of latent variables of health decisional conflict in informal care givers, and to construct typologies of women experimenting this conflict in health, in a sample of 50 females from Comuna de la Concepción, Chile. Methods: an exploratory study was conducted by using the technique of factorial analysis for categorical variables, followed by a classification analysis. Results: the results showed 2 dimensions, one that was interpreted as knowledge to face the conflict and the second as personal resources that favor the decision-making. Conclusions: the classification analysis allowed to identify 4 different groups of female care givers that face decisional conflicts.

Keywords : Health decisional conflict; decision-making; female care givers.

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