Escala APGAR-familiar en adolescentes de Lima. Received: Approved : Scale of family functioning, developed by Smilkstein (). Various efforts. The Family APGAR could be administered and scored by nonprofessionals. et al., ; Dr. Gabriel Smilkstein, personal communication, July 22, ). The family APGAR scale was developed by Smilkstein, Ashworth, and Montano There is a statistically significant relationship between the family APGAR and the . Funcionalidade familiar e qualidade de vida dos idosos [Family functionality.

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With regard to family functionality, Theoretical and empirical studies of family systems: Circumplex model of marital and family systems. Thirteen clinicians administered the questionnaires to their patients. To evaluate family functionality, Smilkstein developed the familiag called Family APGAR, which acronym comes from the following domains: Support Center Support Center.

The most prevalent chronic diseases among the sample were cardiovascular diseases The participants were explained about the objectives of the study. The factorial analysis demonstrated a single factorization nature of the instrument used in the research. First, the cross-sectional familisr did not allow us to examine changes in family function over time. According to the recommendation for smillkstein care 2it is common that, in Brazil, the scientific research use, for the evaluation of functionality of families with elders, the Family APGAR Only after the verification that an instrument has satisfactory psychometric characteristics within a certain context of application it can guarantee that its usage is appropriate 13 The participants were informed about the goals of the study; eventual questions about the research were answered, and it was guaranteed the right to anonymity and confidentiality of data.

Data was gathered with a 15 minute questionnaire administered to the elderly by the members of the research group.

The sum can be zero to ten points and families can be characterised as: The guarantee of clarification famillar ensured through our presence as participants were elucidated to the fact that the participation in the study was voluntary. I am satisfied with the way my family accepts and supports my desires to begin or to search for new activities and to search for new paths and directions. In addition, all authors of this study were both researchers and practicing physicians, which made it difficult to complete the manuscript.


Next, we analyzed the relationships between each item of the Family APGAR and the family issues measure by utilizing a Chi square test.

This results permits to affirm that Family APGAR classified as apgra dysfunctional family total results between zero and six apvar the elders that also achieved family dysfunctionality under the defining characteristics of the nursing diagnose “Discontinued family processes” results between zero and 45 points generated after the application of the instrument specifically designed for this evaluation In the process of determination of the number of factors, the criterion of eigenvalues higher than one was used.

Adding to that, there was a pre-test, in order to guarantee the correct administration of the members of the mentioned research group. Hiroaki Takenaka and Nobutaro Ban. We are releasing these results because of their importance; however, we do intend to perform follow-up studies to further validate them.

Investigations that proposed a psychometric analysis of the qualitative measurement instruments are important, once their reliability and validation are essential aspects to estimate the scientific quality of standardized instruments 13 The KMO result was 0. Ethics Written informed consent was obtained from all subjects.

I am satisfied, because I can appeal to my family for heal when something is bothering or worrying me.

Analysis of psychometric properties of family APGAR with elderly in northeast Brazil

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Therefore, we wanted to identify the particularly effective questions for analyzing family dysfunction, thereby enabling the Family APGAR to be used in daily clinical practice more conveniently. The study of the physical and psychological health of the elderly is considered an area of primary care. Furthermore, there were few specialists available to us who were familiar with general medicine and family approaches and who were native English speakers.

Effectiveness of an intervention in groups of family caregivers of dependent patientsfor their application in primary health centers.


Assessment of Family Functionality Among the Elderly With Chronic Illness

We then analyzed relationships between the questionnaires and family issues measures using Chi square, Mann—Whitney U, and logistic regression analyses. The instrument was translated, had a transcultural adaptation and a psychometric analysis done with elders living in a municipality located in the Southeast region of Brazil 8. This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial License which permits unrestricted non-commercial use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work familira properly cited.

The characteristics of the study sample are shown in Table 1. Santos and Pavariniin a study on family functionality with elderly members with cognitive alterations in different contexts of social vulnerability, confirm that the Family APGAR score proved to smilksteinn an efficient tool to assess the family functionality among the elderly. Pagar, this will also provide a higher level of safety regarding the professional interventions aimed to the families, based on the information gathered with this instrument.

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Participants were patients, of whom The sample was composed of elderly people, The majority of the elders April 07, ; Accepted: This practice should be considered favorable, as it allowed to visualize the psychometric performance of the instrument in different circumstances found in other studies 710 Closed questions were generated, in order to deal with every defining characteristic of the nursing diagnose mentioned.

I familkar satisfied with the way my family accepts and supports my desires to begin or search for new activities and to search fr new paths or directions. University of Minnesota; We found that the Family APGAR, especially the Resolve item, has the potential to become a tool for measuring family function, at least in terms of family issues.