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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Assessment of Family Functionality Among the Elderly With Chronic Illness

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 participation of a great number of elders with different family characteristics; and disadvantages, once the presence of other family members during interviews may have possibly influenced the famiiar of answer given to the interviewers.

The factor identified is the offered family support to the elder Apgr 2. Regarding the family functionality, This is a methodological research, that deals with the development, validation and evaluation of research tools Published online May 5. To evaluate family functionality, Smilkstein developed the instrument called Family APGAR, which acronym comes from the following domains: Furthermore, a new validation of this instrument over a specific group will help the scientific research in gerontology.

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The participants were explained about the objectives of the study. Theoretical and empirical studies of family systems: Contributor Information Hiroaki Takenaka, Email: 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 evidence of adequate parameters of reliability and validity of Family APGAR used with elders residing in the Northeastern region of Brazil will ensure that the use of such tool is adequate to evaluate family functionality with elders in many cities of this region. In order to translate our ideas successfully, we required repetitive checking and translation by a native English speaker.

The online version of this article doi: However, to implement such interventions, it is suggested a simultaneous use of instruments that gather all dimensions to evaluate family functionality. Takenaka Clinic, Osaka, Japan. This instrument was selected because it contemplates the characteristics present in all dimensions involved in the concept of family functionality.

In the age group of 75 to 84 years, the majority classify their family functionality as highly functional University of Minnesota; smilksteih The technique of “Hotelling’s t-square” was also smllkstein, which tests the blank hypothesis that all averages from all items are the same. He wrote this manuscript and researched data, contributed to written informed consent, and discussion. Family apyar and cohesion evaluation scale. There is a strong suggestion to perform future investigations that may evaluate smilistein psychometric proprieties of Family APGAR, not only over the regional scenario of Brazilian Northeast region, but also in many other sociocultural environments of the different geographical regions of the country.

In Portugal, the care for the elderly is traditionally provided within the family context. Thus, we propose specialised psychological support for this age group which is more vulnerable and without the needed support from within the family.

We can observe that the majority of the elderly in the sample had at least one chronic disease Another positive aspect to be considered was that both the alpha score in a total scale 0. Electronic supplementary material The online version of this article doi: The value of Cronbach’s alpha had a different result when one of the items was suppressed, varying from 0.


Most importantly, the Resolve item was able to distinguish patients with family issues from those with no such issues. Ethics Written informed consent was obtained from all subjects. As a result of this, the community in general and families in particular find themselves confronted with the responsibility of caring for a population with a higher incidence of chronic disease.

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.

The sum can be zero to ten points and families can be characterised as: It must be noted that our study remains important despite the time taken to publish it. Santos and Pavariniin a study on family functionality with elderly members with cognitive alterations in different contexts of social vulnerability, confirm that the Family APGAR score familkar to be an efficient tool to assess the family functionality among the elderly.

smilksteein Support Center Support Center. 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. 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.