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Riesgo Familiar Total de familias de preescolares con enfermedades prevalentes de la infancia. Centro de Salud Villasantana. Pereira^

Luz Enith Velsquez Restrepo, Vilma Florisa Velsquez Gutirrez

Journal Title:Investigaciones ANDINA

Introduction: characterization of the total family risk (RFT) of preschool families with prevailing childhood disease that consulted at the Health Center of Villasantana Pereira, Colombia in 2012. Methods: descriptive study of 50 families with previous informed consent. The Total Family Risk measurement instrument was applied RFT: 5-33, valid for Colombia and the data analysis was performed with the SPSS -12 programs. Results: the families were made up of 204 people, 40% of the population was displaced and 43% of them were children or adolescents. 64% of the nuclear families. 54% of the families had a low RFT and 46% were threatened, especially by psychological conditions (88%). A significant correlation between RFT and its components was found: psychological conditions (0.554) social/economic situation (0.520) and management of minors (0.503). Conclussion: the families do not identify a high risk, even with adverse conditions and it is required for family health to be intensified.