Boletín médico del Hospital Infantil de México
versión impresa ISSN 1665-1146
NAPOLES-RODRIGUEZ, Francisco et al. Correlation of the family dinamic score between fathers and mothers of preschool children attending the integral development of the family system (DIF) of Guadalajara, Jalisco (Mexico). Bol. Med. Hosp. Infant. Mex. [online]. 2005, vol.62, n.3, pp. 177-188. ISSN 1665-1146.
Introduction. Objective: to test the correlation of the family dynamic score between fathers and mothers of preschool children attending the Integral Development of the Family System (DIF) of Guadalajara City. Material and methods. In a cross sectional study design 140 family dynamic surveys were included. Eight areas of the dynamic of the family of both parents were explored: I. Dynamic of the couple; II. Formation of identity; III. Communication, expression and solidarity; IV. Structure of the authority;V. Management of the conflict and aggressiveness;VI. Discipline and method;VII. System of values;VIII. Socio cultural integration and isolation. Results. There were not differences between fathers and mothers in the eight explored areas.The score of fathers and mothers had a significant correlation (r =0.759). Area I had the higher correlation with the rest of the areas (P <0.005).The correlation among different areas of father and mother were also significant. It was no correlation of area III of fathers vs area II and VIII of mothers; area IV of fathers vs area I, II,VII and VIII of mothers. Conclusion. The strong correlation of the family dynamic score of each couple and among the majority of reciprocal areas gives a high consistency to the instrument of evaluation.
Palabras llave : Family dynamic; preschool children.