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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Results Participants were patients, of whom This is a cross-sectional, analytical study of elderly people The Resolve item may be useful for identifying patients for whom a family conference—wherein the physician silkstein family members and encourages them to communicate without employing special techniques—would be beneficial, and can be the first step in implementing a family smilksttein for physicians who might normally avoid it.

Despite the restrictions found in the analysis of the validity of the contruct, it is possible to state that Family APGAR, when used in elders in the Brazilian Northeast region, is an adequate instrument to evaluate family functionality, as it gathers satisfactory requirements of internal consistency and validity of criterion, which gives it a characteristic of a screening instrument appropriate to the necessary estimate.

Acknowledgements We appreciate the work of everyone who supported us and all participated in this study. Material and Methods [ TOP ] A cross-sectional, non-experimental, descriptive — correlational study was conducted, with a non-probability sample of convenience consisting of a total of elderly men and women living in the district of Viseu – Portugal, patients of the primary health care unit in their area of residence.

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Ban contributed to discussion, edited and helped translation. Archives of Gerontology and Geriatrics, 55 Additionally, high levels of family loyalty and consensus are required and there is little tolerance for private space or relationships outside the family. In regards to the component members of their family, Validation studies; Family relations; Aged.

There is a strong suggestion to perform future investigations that may evaluate the psychometric proprieties of Family APGAR, not only over the regional scenario of Brazilian Northeast region, but also in many other sociocultural environments of the different geographical regions of the country.

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Further study will be required to confirm whether the results generalize across cultures. Fundamentos de pesquisa em Enfermagem: Then, injuries in family functionality can significantly interfere over the demands of elder’s health, with harmful effects over the person’s independence, autonomy and quality of life 45. This instrument was selected because it contemplates the characteristics present in all dimensions involved in the aogar of family functionality.

Furthermore, all signed the Statement of Informed Consent.

Assessment of Family Functionality Among the Elderly With Chronic Illness

According to the content, each one of the 18 defining characteristics of the nursing diagnose was associated to one of the domains of the Family APGAR adaptation, partnership, growth, affection or resolve. Fernanda Rochelly do Nascimento Mota.

Ethics Written informed consent was obtained from all subjects. 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. With regard to family functionality, The scores on the questionnaires were compared using correlation and multiple regression analyses.

It is perceived that the tendency will lead to confirm that traditional families become even more nuclear, with a frequent coexistence of multi-generational settings, which means children and teenagers may pose higher demands and place potential interferences to support the elderly 12.

Received Dec 8; Accepted Apr In Japanese family familiarr, previous studies have noted that physicians do not like administering the full Family APGAR, despite the fact that it comprises only five questions. The ones responsible to collect the data were previously trained to apply the research instruments. This accords with the properties of the Circumplex model, wherein the avoidance of extremes for either dimension is emphasized.

The value of Cronbach’s alpha had a different result when one of the items was suppressed, varying from 0. University of Minnesota; Another positive aspect to be considered was that both the alpha score in a total scale 0. For this reason, many physicians hesitate to hold family conferences, which require considerable time and skill.

It was found that the average age distribution of both genders together was Adaptation, which involves the offered family resources when assistance is necessary; Partnership, regarding the reciprocity in family communications and problem solving; Growth, related to the availability of the family to the changes of roles and emotional development; Affection, which includes intimacy and emotional interactions in family context; and Resolve, associated to the decision, determination or resoluteness in a certain family unit 67.


The results demonstrated a Cronbach’s alpha value of 0. Thus, we propose specialised psychological support for this age group which is more vulnerable and without the needed support from within the family. Nevertheless, the test remains widely and perhaps blindly utilized.

This latter result is important because in the past it was generally believed that family issues occur in response to family dysfunction, while our results indicate that improving family function might not help solving family issues. However, for a wider intervention planning, it is suggested that other measuring instruments are used simultaneously, in order that the evaluation of all dimensions of family functioning are observed properly.

Table S3 shows the results of the multiple regression analysis using the step-down procedure.

The online version of this article doi: As such, the second objective was to confirm faimliar correlations between family dysfunction and family issues, and to identify the particularly important aspects of family function by investigating the correlations smulkstein FACESKG IV scores and the family issues measured.

In order to do so, the Pearson’s r correlation coefficient was used. The cutting point of the value of Cronbach’s alpha in compressed items was 0. Written informed consent was then obtained from all participants.

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. Conclusions [ TOP ] The sample was predominantly female In the sample, all elders that were autonomous, with functional communication and cognitive capacity -indifferently from the level of functional independence, and that freely adhere to this study, were smilksteib.