Assessment of Family Function

  • Gabriel Smilkstein


Generations of physicians have recorded family histories in their office and hospital charts. Yet, when these charts are examined, their data are, in general, biomedical and descriptive of the structure of the family—that is, a listing of members of the patient’s nuclear and extended family, and the diseases they have had that may give genetic or environmental information that pertains to the patient’s health. Few family histories describe the functional relationship between family members and the patient.


Family Physician Stressful Life Event Family Function Tension Headache Family Dysfunction 
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