family Apgar

family Apgar

a family therapy rating system in which the name Apgar contains the first letters of five words-adaptability, partnership, growth, affection, and resolve-that represent the questionnaire categories. Each family member indicates a degree of satisfaction in each of the five categories on a scale of 0 to 2. The system is used most frequently in studies of families with a geriatric member. See also Apgar score.
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It offers an array of practical assessments to incorporate into your practice from the Family Apgar, a five-item questionnaire to assess family satisfaction of support, communication, and sharing activities to more clinical assessments like PRIME for depression screening.
Family APGAR [8] is a 5-item, self-rated scale developed by Smilkstein [10] that measures the degree of patients' satisfaction with family support that focuses on the emotional, communicative and social interactive relationship between patients and their family members.
Validity and reliability of the Family APGAR as a test of family.
Table 2 shows the scores obtained in the different scales according to the family type classification using the family APGAR score (Smilkistein et al.
Patients completed a modified Center for Epidemiologic Studies Depression scale (CES-D) and the Family APGAR scale, a measure of family support.
For the social evaluation, the family APGAR scale was applied, the care giver's burden was determined by the Zarit scale, and the functional valuation by the Barthel index.
Methodology: This is a cross-sectional study of prevalence, that included patients older 50 years hospitalized in a internal medicine service; we asked for sociodemographic characteristics, and we used the structured interview SCID to made MDD diagnosis, family APGAR score to evaluate familiar disfunction.
The level of family functioning was measured with the Family APGAR (Smilkstein, Ashworth, & Montano, 1982) for parents and the Revised Family APGAR (Austin & Huberty, 1989) for children.
The Family APGAR, the Family Discord Scale from the Family Invulnerability Test, and the Family Quality of Life Scale were used to validate the FDIS as a measure of the impact of illness upon family functioning.
BACKGROUND The Family APGAR has been widely used to study the relationship of family function and health problems in family practice offices.