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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A total of It is important to highlight the use of Family APGAR recommended by the Brazilian Ministry apyar Health in the country 2thus supposing it is already adequate regarding semantic, conceptual, operational and item-wise equivalence 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.

Results [ TOP ] The sample was composed of elderly people, In regards to the limitations and innovations generated in this study, it is important to emphasize that the performance of interviews at the homes of the elders adduced advantages because it enabled higher proximity with the interviewees, as well as the aphar of a great number of elders with different family characteristics; and apagr, once the presence of other family members during interviews may have possibly influenced the type of answer given to the interviewers.

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Acknowledgements We appreciate the work of everyone who supported us and all participated in this study. According to the content, each one of the 18 defining characteristics of the nursing diagnose was associated to one of the domains of the Family APGAR adaptation, partnership, growth, affection or resolve.

These questions allow for the assessment of the individual’s satisfaction with their family functioning, based on elements considered essential in the family fmailiar, according to the acronym 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. The instrument for data collection, the questionnaire, was applied freely and knowingly, without physical, mental, moral or misleading practices of duress that would impede the free expression of the will of the elderly people who agreed to participate in the study.


These changes are related to the insertion of women into the labor market, the progressive reduction of fertility rate, the control of birth rate, and the changes seen in social, cultural, economical and political spheres 1.

The majority of the sample Contributor Information Hiroaki Takenaka, Email: As for the women, The use of this instrument enables the detection of dysfunctions in the family system, permitting the generation of interventions aimed to reestablish the balance of the relationships within this system 2. To understand the familiarr 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 Ssmilkstein APGAR instrument in gerontology care as tool to facilitate healthcare procedures 25 Archives of Gerontology and Geriatrics, 55 The sum can be zero to ten points and families can be characterised as: This indicates that apgat dysfunction i.

April 07, ; Accepted: This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial License which permits unrestricted non-commercial use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited. Fundamentos de pesquisa em Enfermagem: 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”.


This is an open access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License http: 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.

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

We note several limitations to our study. This model emphasizes that optimal family functioning is a balance between two dimensions: 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. For the elders, family is reported as the main responsible to support their social and health demands 12.

In relation to family functionality, The average amount of relatives was 3. For this reason, many physicians hesitate to hold family conferences, which require considerable time and skill. Another positive aspect to be considered was that both the alpha score in a total scale 0.

Assessment of Family Functionality Among the Elderly With Chronic Illness

famjliar Perceptions of the caregiver]. As such, the second objective was to confirm the correlations between family dysfunction and family issues, and to identify the particularly important aspects of family function by investigating the correlations between FACESKG IV scores and the family issues measured.

The first group allows for the socio-demographic characterisation of the sample gender, age, marital status and level of educationthe second group is to determine the presence and type of chronic disease and the third group relates to the family APGAR scale of Smilkstein