PP-193 : Difference in family structure and dynamics among families with pregnant and non-pregnant teenagers registered in Family Medicine Unit 64 of the Mexican Social Security Institute.

Author(s): 
Ana Lilia Armas Vélez, Octavio Noel Pons Alvarez, Miguel Colin Colin, Luis Rey García Cortés, Albina Flores Martínez, Mexico
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To determine the difference in family structure and dynamics among families with pregnant and non-pregnant teenagers registered in Family Medicine Unit 64 of the Mexican Social Security Institute.

A survey was conducted among 40 families with pregnant teenagers and 40 families with non-pregnant teenagers registered in Family Medicine Unit 64. A questionnaire of family functioning was applied by Dr. Joaquina Palomar to learn the dynamics, and direct interviews were held to know the family structure, using the SPSS statistics package for this analysis.

The sample was comprised of 80 families, and the age registered the most was 19. In the family dynamic of the 10 dimensions evaluated, nine showed no difference between the two groups of teenagers and only in one dimension was there a difference with regard to time spent with the family. Of the nine aspects with a similarity of results, in seven of these, the dynamic was good and these were: couple relationship, communication, cohesion, roles and domestic work, autonomy, authority and violence; in two of these the dynamic was fair to average with regard to: a lack of rules, support and organization. In the family structure, seven parameters showed similarities in the results of both groups: limits, roles, centrality, communication, rules. alliances and coalitions; there were only differences in the line of authority and flexibility

No differences were found in the family structure and dynamic between the families of pregnant and non-pregnant teenagers.