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Revista Cubana de Medicina General Integral

Print version ISSN 0864-2125On-line version ISSN 1561-3038


CARVAJAL RIVERA, Jorge Octavio; VILLA-BARAJAS, Rafael; GOMEZ-ALONSO, Carlos  and  RODRIGUEZ-OROZCO, Alain R. Relation of tension headache and family dysfunction in a family medicine unit. Rev Cubana Med Gen Integr [online]. 2009, vol.25, n.1. ISSN 0864-2125.

Tension headache is the more frequent presentation of primary cephalagia. Aim of this paper is to estimate if there is an association between tension headache and familial dysfunction. Sixty patients evaluated their families by through FF-SIL questionnaire of familial performance. Tension headache was more frequent in members of dysfunctional families than in those from functional families (p = .028). Clinical manifestations related to post-traumatic stress were frequent, there is a familial complex and difficult environment including these sick persons, suggesting us the use of family resources as therapeutical option not very explored yet.

Keywords : Familial dysfunction; tension headache; post-traumatic stress.

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