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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The socio-demographic characteristics of the elders that composed the sample showed that: There is a statistically significant relationship between the family APGAR and the presence of chronic illness. Considering the extensive gap between data collection and publication, it is possible that the Japanese family structure and social context differ nowadays compared to when the study was first conducted. Ban contributed to discussion, edited and helped translation.

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. Therefore, with 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.

According to the recommendation for gerontology care 2it is common that, in Brazil, the scientific research use, for the evaluation of functionality of families with elders, the Family APGAR However, Japanese clinics often comprise only a few staff members, such as a physician, nurse, and clerk, which means that they would have little time to complete a questionnaire. Archives of Gerontology and Geriatrics, 55 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.

Written informed consent was then obtained from all participants. 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.

Thirteen clinicians administered the questionnaires to their patients. Faniliar will require a more tailored response to their task as informal caregivers of elderly with chronic illness. 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.


Assessment of Family Functionality Among the Elderly With Chronic Illness

As a consequence, there was no agglutination of answers in one single category. The cutting point of the value of Cronbach’s alpha in compressed items was 0. 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. He wrote this manuscript and researched data, contributed to written informed consent, and discussion.

There were 68 The family bonds demonstrated that Investigations that proposed a psychometric analysis of smilkstsin qualitative measurement instruments are important, once their reliability and validation are essential aspects to estimate the scientific quality of standardized instruments 13 This study aims to describe the socio-demographic and clinical profile of elderly people with chronic illness and correlate with perceived family support.

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

In the process of determination of the number of factors, the criterion of eigenvalues higher than one was used. METHOD This is a methodological research, that deals with the development, validation and evaluation of research tools Another positive aspect to be considered was that both the alpha score in a total scale smilkkstein.

To achieve this, accessible language was used. Furthermore, all signed the Statement of Informed Consent. This is an open access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License http: This accords with the properties of the Circumplex model, wherein the avoidance of extremes for either dimension is emphasized. The factor identified is the offered family support to the elder Table 2.

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The elders that lived alone were excluded from the research. Closed questions were generated, in order to deal with every famillar characteristic of the nursing diagnose mentioned.

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A – Affection — includes the individual’s satisfaction regarding intimacy between family members and the family interactions. Furthermore, a new validation of this instrument over a specific group will help the scientific research in gerontology. In other words, moderate levels of Adaptability and Cohesion are optimal, but too much or too little is dysfunctional under normal circumstances. We note several limitations to our study. Data was gathered with a 15 minute questionnaire administered to the elderly by the members of the research group.


Developed init is a 5-item questionnaire with each item rated on a 3-point scale measuring five constructs: These results amilkstein that the Family APGAR partially measures family cohesion and the Resolve and Partnership items could be used to capture family disengagement; however, the sensitivity of the total Family APGAR fakiliar for family adaptability was only 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.

The characteristics of the study sample are shown in Table 1.

The value of Cronbach’s alpha had a different result when one of the items was suppressed, varying from 0. What is coefficient alpha?

Furthermore, it is seen that during the use of Family APGAR by Brazilian researchers, by journals in general, were aimed to classify family functionality 45 We appreciate the work of everyone who supported us and all participated in this study. It is possible that excessive or impoverished family cohesion and adaptability are not dysfunctions but smilostein are coping styles for dealing with family issues. In addition, all authors of this study were both researchers and apgr 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. Millenium, 40 Circumplex model of marital and family systems. 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. First, the cross-sectional design did not allow us to examine changes in family function over time.

Because of that, it was considered an adequate criterion, which was also the reason why tamiliar was taken, in this study, as the benchmark, once it was used and validated diagnose by NANDA International 613 Family dysfunction excessive or impoverished Adaptability or Cohesion qpgar not related to the presence of family issues.