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; partnership; 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究 belonged to highly functional families by Smilkstien's classification.
Of the subjectively depressive group; the mean Family APGAR score was 6.904±2.490 which was lowt.r than subjectively non-depressive group.
The mean Family APGAR scroe of subjectively anxious group was 7.429±2.317 while subjectively non-anxious group was 8.152土2.169.
The mean Family APGAR 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.