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Journal of the Korean Academy of Family Medicine 1991;12(3):1-10.
Published online March 1, 1991.
The relationships among life events, family function and depression.
Sang Hwa Lee
스트레스요인으로서의 생활사건과 가족기능 및 우울의 관계에 대한 연구
연세대학교의과대학 가정의학교실
This study was attempted to analyze and evaluate the relationships among life events, family function and depression. The data were collected from 181 subjects of the age 20 and the above at the three Hospitals in Seoul from June to July, in 1990.
The results of this study were as follows:
1. The total number of patients were 181. Among them the age in the most proportion was the forties (33.1%), their average age was 39.3, and the female members (62.4%) were more than the males.
2. The family patterns of patients in family practice clinics were balanced family (28.7%), intermediate family (50.8%), and extreme family (20.5%).
3. The order of depression score according to family cohesion scale was as follows : family cohesion scale : disengaged (49.19), connected (44.11), separated (44.00), enmeshed (38.27).
4. Depression has statistically significant positive correlation(p<0.05) with negative life change and negative correlation with the degree of cohesion scale (p<0.05).
5. In all cases, family pattern has no main effect on depression for our life events and interaction effect of family pattern and life events into depression does not the more the negative life events were, the higher the depression score was (p<0.05).
6. Statistically significant factor influencing depression is marital life(by stepwise multiple regression).


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