Escala APGAR-familiar en adolescentes de Lima. Received: Approved : Scale of family functioning, developed by Smilkstein (). Various efforts. Smilkstein G. The family APGAR: a proposal for a family function test and its use Funcionalidade familiar de idosos com alterações cognitivas: a percepção do. Palavras-Chave: ansiedade e depressão de Zung; APGAR familiar; baremas; . Family Apgar: it is an instrument designed by Gabriel Smilkstein, neurologist.

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They were originally written in English and have been translated and applied numerous times in Latin population, and in some Colombian investigations. The Pearson Chi-square test for contingency tables was used to measure the independence between clinical diagnoses and their incidence per year.

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: The sample consisted of UIS students.

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Family APGAR proposes an evaluation of family functionality that is independent of the stage of life of re members of this same family. Those values indicate adequate convergent and divergent validity.

Additionally, high levels of family loyalty and consensus are required and there is little tolerance for private space or relationships outside the family.

We explained the contents of the study smilksteun enrolled patients who agreed to participate. La Paz20 1 METHOD This is a methodological research, that deals with the development, validation and evaluation of research tools This accords with the properties of the Circumplex model, wherein the avoidance of extremes for either dimension is emphasized.

Despite being apga 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, but by its application Results Participants were patients, of whom One hundred six participants had mental disorders, 45 had hypertension, 45 had hyperlipidemia, and 38 had diabetes mellitus.


The elders that lived alone were excluded from the research.

In Japanese family practice, previous studies have noted that physicians do not like administering the full Family APGAR, despite the fact that it comprises only five questions. The cutting point of the value of Cronbach’s alpha in compressed items was 0. Pascarella and Terenzini mentioned four factors to be taken into account in the academic success or failure of university newly admitted students: To determine the reliability of Family APGAR, the method of Cronbach’s alpha was used, through the coefficient of discrimination of the items, considering as a satisfactory result if values were above 0.

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”.

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Family Apgar items show an excellent discrimination level with respect to the total score, with areas under the ROC curve significantly higher than 0,5, at a significance level of 0,01 See Table 4. Published online May 5. The discrimination power of the Anxiety, Depression and Family Apgar Scales was evidenced through the area under the ROC curve, which were signiicantly higher than 0,5.

July 31, ; Revised: Also, it should not be overlooked that the university environment is generally associated with new commitments familiaar responsibilities, stressful situations and forced displa cement, all of which limits access to a social and family support network.

This results permits to affirm that Family APGAR familixr as a dysfunctional family total results between zero and six points the elders that also achieved family dysfunctionality under the defining characteristics of the nursing diagnose “Discontinued family processes” results between zero and 45 points generated after the application of the instrument specifically designed for this evaluation Ban ve to discussion, edited and helped translation.


Participants The sample consisted fammiliar UIS students. And 2 to compare the anxiety, depression and family functionality scores between students’ sex and age range, in order to optimize the chances of success in the students, ensuring that the measurements are accurate and adjusted to the characteristics of the population under study. A promising means of circumventing this problem, however, would be to utilize questionnaires.

May 02, ; Accepted: The instrument was designed by William WK Zung inoriginally written in English and apggar translated into Spanish.

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

Adaptability, on the other hand, is defined as the ability of a marital or family system to change its power structure, role relationships, and relationship rules in response to situational and developmental stress.

Two open questions were designed to contemplate each defining characteristic.

Family adaptability and cohesion evaluation scale. We note several limitations to our study. It is perceived that the tendency will lead to confirm that traditional families become even more nuclear, with a frequent coexistence of multi-generational settings, which means children and teenagers may pose higher demands and place potential interferences to support the elderly 12.

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. May 29, ; Revised: Completed questionnaires were then brought to the front desk of the outpatient clinic.