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

In order to do so, the Pearson’s r correlation coefficient was used. The ones responsible to collect the data were previously trained to apply the research instruments. I am satisfied, because I can appeal to my family for heal when something is bothering or worrying me. Therefore, smilksteij this specific public there was the confirmation that the instrument must be used only for screening, to estimate family functionality, as it does not allow a complete evaluation of the construct.

Assessment of Family Functionality Among the Elderly With Chronic Illness

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.

Before the application of assessment tools, the objectives, procedures and instruments used were defined, as were the potential benefits, risks and discomforts. To understand the functionality of families with elders is an essential component to a successful planning of health interventions, specially in Primary Care, reinforcing the relevance of the usage of the Family APGAR instrument in gerontology care as tool to facilitate healthcare procedures 25 Fernanda Rochelly do Nascimento Mota.

To determine the reliability of Family APGAR, the method of Cronbach’s alpha was used, through the coefficient of discrimination of the items, considering as a satisfactory result if values were above 0.

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Furthermore, there were few specialists available to us who were familiar with general medicine and family approaches and who were native English speakers. What is coefficient alpha? As a consequence, there was no agglutination of answers in one single category.

University of Minnesota; The reliability was tested through Cronbach’s alpha, the constructed validity was confirmed with an exploratory factorial analysis Varimax rotationand the validity of criterion was seen in the correlation between Family APGAR and the defining characteristics of the nursing diagnoses of “Discontinue family processes”. Effectiveness of an intervention in groups of family caregivers of dependent patientsfor their application in primary health centers.

Please review our privacy policy. To know the functionality of families with elders from the perception of the elder himself is a relevant issue, as it permits to visualize the value this individual gives to his most elemental source of psychosocial support, permitting to evaluate in which level is the family capable to satisfactorily attend the elder’s caring demands 25 The questionnaire used consisted of fsmiliar groups of questions.

Hiroaki Takenaka and Nobutaro Ban. Interestingly, neither dysfunctional Cohesion excessive or impoverished nor dysfunctional Adaptability was significantly related to family issues. However, Gardner et al. These questions allow for the assessment of fajiliar individual’s satisfaction with their family functioning, based on elements considered essential in the family unit, according to the acronym APGAR:.

Author information Article notes Copyright and License information Disclaimer. April 07, ; Accepted: Qualidade de vida e fatores associados em idosos dependentes em uma cidade do interior do Nordeste.

Circumplex model of marital and family systems. METHOD This is a methodological research, that deals with the development, validation and evaluation of research tools Based on the interpretation of the factorial matrix, it smklkstein considered as factorial loads below 0.

Table S3 shows the results of the multiple regression analysis using the step-down procedure. Participants were patients, of whom Family, Family research, Family members.

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 instruments used were: In the smikkstein of criterion validity, there was the calculation of the correlation between the Family APGAR scores and the scores achieved in the instrument designed to evaluate the defining characteristics of the nursing diagnose “Discontinued family processes”.


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The participants were informed about smilksein goals of the study; eventual questions about the research were answered, and it was guaranteed the right to anonymity and confidentiality of data.

According to the demonstration in Table 1it was seen that the discrimination coefficient oscillated between 0. He wrote this manuscript and researched data, contributed to written informed consent, and discussion. In addition, family dysfunction excessive or impoverished Adaptability or Cohesion was not related to the presence of family issues.

Published online May 5. As a result of this, the community in general and families in particular find themselves confronted with the responsibility of caring for a population with a higher incidence of chronic disease. Patients completed the questionnaire while waiting smilksten the billing department after their medical examinations.

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 be an efficient tool to assess the family functionality among the elderly.

In the process of determination of the number of factors, the criterion of eigenvalues higher than one was used. We then analyzed relationships between the questionnaires and family familkar measures using Chi square, Mann—Whitney U, and logistic regression smilksteon. A – Affection — includes the individual’s satisfaction regarding intimacy between family members and the family interactions.