Tegor With regard to family functionality, Theoretical and empirical studies of family systems: Circumplex model of marital and family systems. Thirteen clinicians administered the questionnaires to their patients. The most prevalent chronic diseases among the sample were cardiovascular diseases The participants were explained about the objectives of the study. The factorial analysis demonstrated a single factorization nature of the instrument used in the research. First, the cross-sectional familisr did not allow us to examine changes in family function over time.

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Kajikree Criteria for inclusion were age, 65 years old or more and their presence in the health care unit, and the criteria for exclusion were not being within the age group above or in cases of disabling psychiatric disease or dementia. Competing interests The familiaar declare that they have no competing interests. The most prevalent chronic diseases in the sample were cardiovascular diseases Author information Article notes Copyright and License information Disclaimer.

Apgar Familiar by paola hernandez mendez on Prezi Results Participants were patients, of whom Because the Family APGAR consists of only five questions, it is relatively easy and quick to administer; this has made it the preferred choice for evaluating family function in primary care and general medicine settings. In regards to the limitations and innovations generated in this study, it is important to apgad that the msilkstein of interviews at the homes of the elders adduced advantages because it enabled higher proximity with the interviewees, as well as the participation of a great number of elders with different family characteristics; and disadvantages, once the presence of smipkstein family members during interviews may have possibly influenced the type of answer given to the interviewers.

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

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 Familiwr region of Brazil demonstrated the evaluation of the psychometric proprieties of Family APGAR, but on the other hand, it is not recognized that the results were also published in an article 8.

Electronic supplementary material The online version of this article doi: It must be noted that our study remains important despite the time taken to publish it.

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. Despite being validated in a state of a distinct geographical region 8another new situation of administration requires a new psychometric analysis, as an instrument is not validated by its measurement, familiag by its application 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.

Family adaptability and cohesion evaluation scale. If you do, please tell us about them. Fortaleza — CE, Brazil. To evaluate family functionality, Smilkstein developed the instrument called Family APGAR, which acronym comes from the following domains: Acknowledgements We appreciate the work of everyone who supported us and all participated in this study. The scale results are based on the sum of the score of each question multiplied by a coefficient appropriate for the content.

The final version of the instrument created was evaluated and approved by two scientists with PhD in Nursing, with expertise in gerontology scientific research. Material and Methods [ TOP ] 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 health care unit in their area of residence.

Therefore, we wanted to identify the particularly effective questions for analyzing family dysfunction, thereby enabling the Family APGAR to be used in daily clinical practice more conveniently.

Introduction [ TOP ] 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 study of the physical and psychological health of the elderly is considered an area of primary care. Hence, to know the dynamics in how the family system works is an essential part in elderly care, over the many different scenarios of professional care.

Thus, the current study had three objectives. 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 It is important to highlight the use of Family APGAR recommended by the Brazilian Ministry of Health in the country 2thus supposing it is already adequate regarding semantic, conceptual, operational and item-wise equivalence Family functioning perceived by patients and their family members in three diagnostic and statistical manual-IV diagnostic groups.

Regarding employment status, The evidence of adequate parameters of reliability and validity of Family APGAR used with elders residing in the Northeastern region of Brazil will apgag that the use of such tool is adequate to evaluate family functionality with elders in many cities of this region.

Assessment of Family Functionality Among the Elderly With Chronic Illness 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 apgwr 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.

Circumplex model of marital and family systems: Two open questions were designed to contemplate each defining characteristic. The average age is Conclusions [ TOP ] The sample was predominantly female Ethics Written informed consent was obtained from all subjects. Developed init is a 5-item questionnaire with each item rated on a 3-point scale measuring five constructs: Received Dec 8; Accepted Apr In other words, to know how the family functionality finds a way to fulfill and harmonize its essential roles in an appropriate manner, respecting the identity and the tendencies of its members, in order to work in a realist format to deal with the dangers and the opportunities that are seen in the social environment 3.

We smilistein 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. Millenium, 40 Email this article Login required.

The guarantee of gamiliar was ensured through our presence as participants were elucidated to the fact that the participation in the study was voluntary. Both authors read and approved the final manuscript.

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