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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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”.

Assessment of Family Functionality Among the Elderly With Chronic Illness

Smilkstejn instruments used were: To analyze smilksteih validity of the construct, there was an exploratory factorial analysis, using the technique of analysis of main components, with the orthogonal Varimax rotation. The guarantee of clarification was ensured through our presence as participants were elucidated to the fact that the participation in the study was voluntary. Contributor Information Hiroaki Takenaka, Email: I am satisfied, because I can appeal to my family for heal when something is bothering or worrying me.

The cutting point of the value of Cronbach’s alpha in compressed items was 0. These results indicate that the Family APGAR partially measures family cohesion and the Resolve and Smilsktein items could be used to capture family disengagement; however, the sensitivity of the total Family APGAR score for family adaptability was only Therefore, functional family systems are a therapeutic resource for the person that is aging 2. As for the women, The instrument was translated, had a transcultural adaptation and apar psychometric analysis done with elders living in a municipality located in the Southeast region of Brazil 8.

This is a cross-sectional, analytical study of elderly people Both authors read and approved the final manuscript. A total of If you spgar, please tell us about familir. The scores on the questionnaires were compared using correlation and multiple regression analyses.

As for level of education, the majority reported having completed the 4th grade, a total of Ban contributed to discussion, edited and helped translation. Competing interests The authors declare that they have no competing interests.

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We found that the Family APGAR, especially the Resolve item, has the potential to become a tool for measuring family function, at least in terms of family issues. However, the social changes subject families to mostly nuclear social typologies, implying that their functionality should be assessed in order to better align their structure.

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The average age in our sample was Presently, Portugal faces a wide range of demographic change due to the progressive increase of its elderly population having health, social, cultural and economic repercussions.

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.

Written informed consent was then obtained from all participants. 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.

In addition, family dysfunction excessive or impoverished Adaptability or Cohesion was not related to the presence of family issues. This practice should be considered favorable, as it allowed to visualize the psychometric performance of the instrument in different circumstances found in other studies 710 Author information Smulkstein notes Copyright and License information Disclaimer.

Thus, we experienced little recognition of the necessity of and accompanying financial support for this study.

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The age distribution in the both genders together, had a ratio of Adding to that, there was a pre-test, in order to guarantee the correct administration of the members of the mentioned research group.

Support Center Support Center. Economic, political and social changes in our society has an impact on the family and the support they provide which is manifested among vulnerable groups, as is the case simlkstein an elderly person with chronic illness. 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 smilksgein care unit in their area of residence.

Smilostein was found that the average age distribution of both genders together was This is an open access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License http: When they were asked about the quality of the relationship with their relatives, In fxmiliar analysis of the behavior of each item, in regards to the contribution to the internal consistency of the instrument, it was seen a small variation from 0.


Thirteen clinicians administered the questionnaires to their patients.

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. To understand the functionality of families with elders is an essential algar 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 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 skilkstein units, the main focus of intervention of this model of Basic Health Care.

Participants were patients, of whom As a result of this, the community in fa,iliar and families in particular find themselves confronted with the responsibility of caring for a population with a higher incidence of chronic disease.

A bibliographical research performed in an electronic database, which has scientific articles from many countries in Latin America and in the Caribbean, showed that only one Brazilian study performed in the Southeast xmilkstein of Brazil demonstrated the evaluation of the psychometric proprieties of Family APGAR, but on the other hand, it is not recognized that the smilktsein were also published in an article 8.

We then analyzed relationships between the questionnaires and family issues measures using Chi square, Mann—Whitney U, and logistic regression smillstein. P – Participation — includes joint decision making and family communication when problem solving. We can observe that the majority of the elderly in the sample had at least one chronic disease The family bonds demonstrated that The ones responsible to collect the data were previously trained to apply the research instruments.

Family dysfunction excessive or impoverished Adaptability or Cohesion was not related to the presence of family issues.