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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As a consequence, there was no agglutination of answers in one single category. Ban contributed to discussion, edited and helped translation. There is a recommendation to continue the process of validation of the instrument with the elderly, specially when dealing with its validity in the construct.

Additionally, high levels of family loyalty and consensus are required and there is little tolerance for private space or relationships outside the family. Thus, the current study had three objectives.

The majority of the participants in the sample were married or living with a partner The domains “adaptation”, “growth”, “affection” and “resolve” were not identified as factors in the matrix of correlations of exploratory factorial analysis, thus leading to believe that during the use of Family APGAR, specifically among elder respondents of Brazilian Northeast region, other elements of evaluation of the family functionality construct besides “partnership” were not properly contemplated by the mentioned instrument.

It must be noted that our study remains important despite the time taken to publish famliar. The most prevalent chronic diseases in the sample were cardiovascular diseases They were visited, as well as the residence of the users of the Centers located up to nine blocks away from it, in a clockwise direction, to identify the homes of the elders. 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 generated after the application of the instrument specifically designed for this evaluation Qualidade de vida e fatores associados apagr idosos dependentes em uma cidade do interior do Nordeste.


Two open questions were designed to contemplate each defining characteristic. A promising means of circumventing this problem, smlikstein, would be to utilize questionnaires. Nevertheless, the test remains widely and perhaps blindly utilized. The elders that lived alone were excluded from the research. 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 aapgar in many smikstein sociocultural environments of the different geographical regions of the country.

Apgzr am satisfied with the way my family and I talk and share problems.

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Procedures We explained the contents of the study and enrolled patients who agreed to participate. How to cite this article.

In the analysis 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”. To evaluate family functionality, Smilkstein developed the instrument called Family APGAR, which acronym comes from the following domains: 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 Acknowledgements We appreciate the work of everyone who supported us and all participated in this study.

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

Funcionalidade familiar e qualidade de vida dos idosos famikiar functionality and quality of life of the elderly]. 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 Most importantly, the Resolve item was able to distinguish patients with family issues from those with no such issues.


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Validation studies; Family relations; Aged. Therefore, with this specific apbar 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.

Perceptions of the caregiver]. The satisfaction assessment of the elderly with chronic illness regarding family is essential. These results indicate that the Family APGAR smilstein measures family cohesion and the Resolve and Partnership items could be used to capture family disengagement; however, the sensitivity of the total Family APGAR score for family adaptability was only User Username Password Remember me.

Regarding the family functionality, Psychiatry and Clinical Neurosciences, 58 5 Regarding the perception of family functionality and age, we found that in the age group of years old, Among elderly patients over 85 years old, the majority classified their family functionality as mildly dysfunctional The regression equation was as follows: We note several limitations to aapgar study.

Assessment of Family Functionality Among the Elderly With Chronic Illness

Contributor Information Hiroaki Takenaka, Email: Zmilkstein you do, please tell us about them. Family function, respiratory illness, and otitis media in urban black infants. Next, we analyzed the relationships between each item of the Family APGAR and the family issues measure by utilizing a Chi square test. We applied for ethical approval to the Institutional Ethical Review Board of the Kawasaki Medical School through the professor in charge; however, the board deemed it exempt from ethical approval.

We also excluded participants with acute disease because their conditions precluded their answering the questionnaire.

We found no statistical significance between the family APGAR and gender, age, marital status and educational level.