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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Adding to that, there was a pre-test, in order to guarantee the correct administration of the members of the mentioned research group. This was received in Excel files without personal data, with the exemption of student codes to facilitate the crossing between data matrices supplied by different units of the university.

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Support Center Support Center. Pascarella and Terenzini mentioned four factors to be taken into account in the academic success or failure of university newly admitted students: For the elders, family is reported as the main responsible to support their social and health demands 12. The smilksteiin was created by Zung inbased on affective, physiological and psychological aspects that usually characterize depression.

In general, the Anxiety, Depression and Family Apgar scales functioned adequately damiliar UIS students, with the only variation of the Depression scale that finally consisted of 19 items. The use of this instrument enables the detection of dysfunctions in the family system, permitting the generation of interventions aimed to reestablish the balance of the relationships within this system 2.

The validity of the criterion showed a coefficient of correlation of 0. To answer these questions the following objectives were proposed: The instrument was translated, had a transcultural adaptation and a psychometric analysis done with smilksteln living in a municipality located in the Southeast region of Brazil 8.

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 Next, we analyzed the relationships between each item of the Family APGAR and the family issues measure by utilizing a Chi square test.


Family APGAR proposes an evaluation of family functionality that is independent of the stage of life of the members of this same family. In order to establish the construct validity of the measuring instruments implemented by UIS through Bienestar Universitario for the preventive diagnosis of personality disorders in the newly admitted students, the convergent, divergent and criterion validation of the scales was carried out through the establishment of relationships between the scores obtained in the previously studied instruments, regarding the incidence of disorders such as depression, anxiety, lack of family support, and academic problems.

The average amount of relatives was 3. Furthermore, family issues did not always occur in the presence of smilksteij dysfunction excessive or impoverished Cohesion and Adaptability.

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

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. The sample consisted of UIS students. Electronic supplementary material The online version of this article doi: Competing interests The authors declare that they have no competing interests.

May 29, ; Revised: Despite the restrictions found in the analysis of the validity xpgar the contruct, it is possible to state that Family APGAR, when used in elders in the Brazilian Northeast region, is an 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.

The correlations between the scales showed the right direction, confirming the con vergent and divergent validity of the anxiety, depression and family functionality scales.


Services on Demand Article. One Japanese research group was successful in identifying the curvilinearity of their original scale. Practicing family medicine relies on sufficient understanding of the biopsychosocial aspects of patients.

The scores on the questionnaires were compared using correlation and multiple regression analyses.

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The observed sensitivity and speciicity are acceptable, but it should be noted that not all the admitted students were cli nically diagnosed, only those who requested DBU services. Based on the interpretation of the factorial matrix, it was considered as factorial loads below 0. Universidad de Manizales, Facultad de medicina, Centro de investigaciones.

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These diagnoses were smilktsein and grouped into anxiety yes or nolevels of depression generalized, mild, moderate, severe and absenceand family support problems yes or no. Takenaka is the corresponding author. Fundamentos de pesquisa em Enfermagem: 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.

De la Ossa, S. Most importantly, the Resolve item was able to distinguish patients with family issues from those with no such issues. The online version of this article doi: The discrimination power of the items that make up each of the scales was calculated using the area under the Receiver Operational Characteristic ROC curve, using the non-parametric adjustment due to the large volume of data. Written informed consent was then obtained from all participants.

They have found very similar internal consistency values, around 0.