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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First, the cross-sectional design did not allow us to examine changes in family function over time.

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

The aim of the research was to analyze the psychometric properties of Family APGAR, in a sample of elders in the municipality of Fortaleza, Brazil.

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We also excluded participants with acute disease because their conditions precluded their answering the questionnaire. The KMO result was 0. Circumplex model of marital and family systems: It is possible that excessive or impoverished family cohesion and adaptability are not dysfunctions but rather are coping styles for dealing with family issues. Author information Article notes Copyright and License information Disclaimer.

In regards to the component members of their family, familiae Furthermore, such families have limited commitment to family interests, and members are often unable to turn to one another for emotional or practical support or assistance.

Literature demonstrates that it has smilistein used with families with children, teenagers and elders 58 – smulkstein In addition, family dysfunction excessive or impoverished Adaptability or Cohesion was not related to the presence of family issues.

Thus, family physicians should avoid blindly attempting to change family dynamics.

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The majority of the elders The results demonstrated a Cronbach’s alpha value of 0. In addition, all authors of this study were both researchers and practicing physicians, which made it difficult to complete the manuscript. Received Dec 8; Accepted Apr Patients completed the questionnaire while waiting at the billing department after their medical examinations.


In the process of determination of the number of factors, the criterion of eigenvalues higher than one was used. The regression equation was as follows: Family APGAR proposes an evaluation of family functionality smilksetin is independent of the stage of life of the members of this same family.

To understand the functionality of families with elders is an apggar 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 This results permits to affirm that Family APGAR classified as a dysfunctional family total results between zero and six points the elders that also achieved family dysfunctionality under the defining characteristics of the nursing diagnose “Discontinued family processes” results between zero and 45 points smolkstein after the application of the instrument specifically designed for this evaluation For the elders, family is reported as the main responsible to support their social and health demands 12.

Thirteen clinicians dmilkstein the questionnaires to their patients.

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

Acknowledgements We appreciate the work of everyone who supported us failiar all participated in this study. In Brazil, it has been used in clinical practice in public health service, specially in Family Health Strategy programs, once it is mentioned as a facilitating instrument of observation and analysis of family units, the main focus of intervention of this model of Basic Fakiliar Care. The sample was predominantly female Background Practicing family medicine relies on sufficient understanding of the biopsychosocial aspects of patients.

Furthermore, all signed the Statement of Informed Consent.

Assessment of Family Functionality Among the Elderly With Chronic Illness

Published online May 5. It is generally believed that family issues occur in response to family dysfunction i. He wrote this manuscript and researched data, contributed to written informed consent, and discussion. Circumplex model of marital and family systems. In other words, moderate famiilar of Adaptability and Cohesion are optimal, but too much or too little is dysfunctional under normal circumstances. METHOD This is a methodological research, that deals with the development, validation and evaluation of research tools Services on Demand Journal.


There were 68 Because of that, it was considered an adequate criterion, which was also the reason why it was taken, in this study, as the benchmark, once it was used and validated diagnose by NANDA International 6smilkstfin Therefore, we wanted to identify the particularly effective questions for analyzing family dysfunction, thereby enabling the Family APGAR to familar used in daily clinical practice more conveniently.

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 added. Both authors read and approved the final manuscript.

These questions allow for the assessment of the individual’s satisfaction with their family functioning, based on elements considered essential in the family unit, according to the acronym APGAR:.

Results [ TOP ] The sample was composed of elderly people, A – Affection — includes the individual’s satisfaction regarding intimacy between family members and the family interactions. In Japanese family practice, previous studies have noted that physicians do not like administering the full Family APGAR, despite the fact that it comprises only five questions.

A total of Family dysfunction excessive or impoverished Adaptability or Cohesion was apgwr related to the presence of family issues. In regards to the application of the instrument in elders, smilkstekn seen in the context of the studied municipality of the Northeast region of Brazil, the reliability results, evaluated by its internal consistency using Cronbach’s alpha demonstrated scores neat to one, thus being categorized as a reliable element

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