Keimyung Medical Journal, Vol.8(2) : 336-340, 1989
This study was investigated the Family APGAR scores which was introduced in 1978 as a utilitarian screening instrument for family function by Dr. Smilkstein.
The Family APGAR Index Questionaire consisted of five items: adaptation, parthership, growth, affection and resolve.
For this study, the authors conducted a questionaire survey using 220 the insured/person as a study population, who visited the Family Practice department of Dongsan Medical Center from the middle of Agust to September, 1989.
The results were as follows.
Of the study group, the mean score of the Family APGAR was 7.709±2.283 and 75% belonged to highly functional families by Smilkstien's classification.
The mean Family APGAR scroe of subjectively anxious group was 7.429±2.317 while subjectively non-anxious group was 8.152±2.169.
The mean Family APGAAR score of elevated blood pressure group(above 140/90mmHg) was lower than that of non-elevated blood pressure group which showed the difference between two groups statistically not so significant.