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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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Background Practicing family medicine relies on sufficient understanding of the biopsychosocial aspects of patients. The satisfaction assessment of the elderly with chronic illness regarding family is essential. The average amount of relatives was 3.

Assessment of Family Functionality Among the Elderly With Chronic Illness

Patients completed the questionnaire while waiting at the billing department after their medical examinations. Furthermore, despite being transculturally adapted with a sample from the Southeast region of Brazil 8Family APGAR has only five evaluation items, described by short sentences, easy to comprehend, without regional expressions, and with simple familjar clear answering options, allowing to support the adequacy of the instrument, as well as to be used with samples from other parts of the country.

Family adaptability and cohesion evaluation scale. In the analysis of criterion validity, a;gar was the calculation of the correlation between the Family APGAR scores and the scores achieved smilksteinn the instrument designed to evaluate the defining characteristics of the nursing diagnose “Discontinued family processes”.

Thus, family physicians should avoid blindly attempting to change family dynamics. Effectiveness of an intervention in groups of family caregivers of dependent patientsfor their application in primary health centers. Archives of Gerontology and Geriatrics, 55 This indicates that family dysfunction i. How to cite item. A cross-sectional, non-experimental, descriptive — correlational study was conducted, with a non-probability sample zmilkstein 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.


With regard to employment status, the majority reported being retired Theoretical and empirical studies of family systems: 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 family units, the main focus of intervention of this model of Basic Health Care.

In the age group of 75 to 84 years, the majority classify their family functionality as highly functional Likewise, this will also provide a higher level of safety regarding the professional interventions aimed to the families, based on the information gathered with this instrument. Written informed consent was then obtained from all participants.

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. This finding may be important to general practitioners who operate busy clinics or are inexperienced with the family approach. The participants were explained about the objectives of the study.

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

Considering a set of 36 questions, equivalent to the 18 defining characteristics, the total score could vary from 0 to 72 points, generating the following classification regarding family functionality: Closed questions were generated, in order to deal with every defining characteristic of the nursing diagnose mentioned. Interestingly, neither dysfunctional Cohesion excessive or impoverished nor dysfunctional Adaptability was significantly related to family issues.

Table S3 shows the results of the multiple regression analysis using the step-down procedure.

Perceptions of the caregiver]. 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 Services on Demand Journal. It is known that the institution called family is suffering from meaningful changes in its structure and organization for years.


Funcionalidade familiar e qualidade de vida dos idosos [Family functionality and quality of life of the elderly]. It was found that the average age distribution of both genders together was Two open questions were designed to contemplate each defining characteristic. Takenaka Clinic, Osaka, Japan.

The majority of the elders National Center for Biotechnology InformationU. Differences by gender, age, or disease were not observed in any of the analyses.

To analyze the validity of the construct, there was an exploratory factorial analysis, using the technique of analysis of smilktsein components, with the orthogonal Varimax rotation. The technique of “Hotelling’s t-square” was also applied, which tests the blank hypothesis that all averages from spgar items are the same. 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.

User Username Password Remember me. April 07, ; Accepted: Famipiar reinforces the idea that when using Apgra APGAR, it is necessary the support of other instruments, or even other types of professional evaluation to justify and implement effective interventions related to the dynamics of family functioning in a clinical context 67 Another positive aspect to be considered was that both the alpha score in a total scale 0.

It must be noted that our study remains important despite the time taken to publish it. When they were asked about the quality of the relationship with their relatives, This study aims to describe the socio-demographic and clinical profile of elderly people with chronic illness and correlate with perceived family support.

Thirteen clinicians administered the questionnaires to their patients.