Revista Cubana de Medicina General Integral
versão On-line ISSN 1561-3038
DIAZ TABARES, Orlando; SOLER QUINTANA, Martha Luisa e GARCIA CAPOTE, Mercedes. El apgar familiar en ancianos conviventes. Rev Cubana Med Gen Integr [online]. 1998, vol.14, n.6, pp. 548-553. ISSN 1561-3038.
A retrospective, longitudinal and descriptive study was conducted to determine the behavior of family Apgar among noninstitutionalized, living together aged patients who had no alternations of the cognitive sphere and who received medical attention at two family physicians offices located in the rural community of the Teaching Polyclinic of San Cristóbal, during 1995, 70 elderly patients were surveyed and the results were statistically processed using the Chi square method by a computerized system. Every value associated to a probability under 0.05 was considered as significant. The perception of family functionability in the elderly from nucleated families was statistically remarkable. There was a very important correspondence between the evaluation of functionability granted by the elderly to his family and that one detected by the researcher. No statiscally significant relationship was observed between family Apgar and the age of these patients, or be tween their present work activity and the behavior of the functions assigned and assumed by them
Palavras-chave : AGED; FAMILY.