Funcionamento familiar em famílias com consumo de substâncias

  • Diana Carolina Gomes Arenas (Student)

Student thesis: Master's Thesis


The main objective of this study consists of describing and comparing the family functionality between clinical (substance abuse disorder) and non-clinical families, based on Linare’s Basic Family Relations Theory. The CERFB was filled by 16 participants, from which 8 formed the clinical group and 8 the general population. The results didn’t present significant statistical differences in the marital and parental scores between the two groups nor between both genders. Furthermore, there weren’t differences in the correlations between marital and parental functions between both groups. However, in the results related to the descriptive statistics can be verified that the highest values from the clinical group correspond to the disharmonious marital and primarily conserved parental dimensions. With this study, it wasn’t possible to determine the discriminative capacity of the CERFB to differentiate the clinical and non-clinical families according to the quantification of the marital and parental functions; however, it was demonstrated to be relevant as it allowed obtaining helpful information that can be included in the intervention (dyadic or group) of families in which the disorder is present, and the evidence gathering for future research.
Date of Award15 Jul 2022
Original languagePortuguese
Awarding Institution
  • Universidade Católica Portuguesa
SupervisorVânia Sousa Lima (Supervisor)


  • Basic family relations inventory
  • Familiar dynamics
  • Marital functions
  • Parental functions
  • Substance abuse disorders


  • Mestrado em Psicologia

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