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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The study of the physical and psychological health of the elderly is considered an area of primary care.

The sample was predominantly female The elderly who have chronic diseases classified their family functionality as severely dysfunction We explained the contents of the study and enrolled patients who agreed to participate. Electronic supplementary material The online version of this article doi: To know the functionality of families with elders from the perception of the smiklstein himself is a relevant issue, as it permits to visualize the value this individual gives to his most elemental source of psychosocial support, permitting to evaluate in which level is the family capable to satisfactorily attend the elder’s caring demands 25 In regards to the application of the instrument in elders, as seen in the context of the studied municipality of the Northeast region of Brazil, the reliability results, evaluated by its internal consistency using Cronbach’s alpha demonstrated scores neat to one, thus being categorized as a reliable element Theoretical and empirical studies of family systems: We can observe that the majority of the elderly in the sample had at least one chronic disease 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 qpgar regarding family functionality: Practicing family medicine relies on sufficient understanding of the biopsychosocial aspects of patients.

Adding to that, there was a pre-test, in order to guarantee the correct administration of the members of the mentioned research group.

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. The validity of the criterion showed a coefficient of correlation of 0.

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I am satisfied with the way my family demonstrates affection and reacts to my emotions, such as anger, regret or love. Thus, we experienced little recognition of the necessity familiad and accompanying financial support for this study.

As a result of this, the community familjar general and families in particular find themselves confronted with the responsibility of caring for a population with a higher incidence of chronic disease.

Furthermore, it is seen that during the use of Family APGAR by Brazilian researchers, by journals in general, were aimed to classify family functionality 45 It was found that the average age distribution of both genders together was The aim of the research was to analyze the psychometric smilkstdin of Family APGAR, in a sample of elders in the municipality of Fortaleza, Brazil.

The Resolve item may be useful for identifying patients for whom a family conference—wherein the physician assembles family members and encourages them to communicate without employing special techniques—would be beneficial, and can be the first step in implementing a family approach for physicians agpar might normally avoid it.

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 and 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.

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 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.

These questions allow for the assessment of the individual’s satisfaction with their family functioning, based on elements considered essential in the family unit, according to the acronym APGAR: I am satisfied, because I can appeal to my family for heal when something is bothering or worrying me.

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

Takenaka Clinic, Osaka, Japan. Competing interests The authors familar that they have no competing interests. The technique of “Hotelling’s t-square” was also applied, which tests the blank hypothesis that all averages from all items are the same. One hundred six participants had mental disorders, 45 had hypertension, 45 had hyperlipidemia, and 38 had diabetes mellitus.

Therefore, functional family systems are a therapeutic resource for the person that is aging 2. 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. 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 613 famliiar, April 07, ; Accepted: There is a statistically significant relationship between the family APGAR and the presence of chronic illness.

In Portugal, the care for the elderly is traditionally provided within the family context. The average amount of relatives was 3.

In order to translate our ideas successfully, we required repetitive checking and translation by a native English speaker. 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.

The online version of this article doi: Hence, to know the dynamics in how apgr family system works is an essential part in elderly care, over the many different scenarios of professional care.

Economic, political and social changes in our society has algar impact on the family and the support they provide which is manifested among vulnerable groups, as is the case of an elderly person with chronic illness. The average age is July 31, ; Revised: The most familir chronic diseases among the sample were cardiovascular diseases