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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/159631
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Psychometric properties of the family Apgar after trauma
Abstract:
Psychometric properties of the family Apgar after trauma
Conference Sponsor:Midwest Nursing Research Society
Conference Year:2001
Author:Leske, Jane, PhD
P.I. Institution Name:University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
Title:Associate Professor
Contact Address:Cunningham Hall, Room 675, PO Box 413, Milwaukee, WI, 53201, USA
Contact Telephone:414.229.6234
The Family APGAR is an instrument operationalized by five dimensions:Adaptation (family as resource); Partnership (communication style); Growth (response to change); Affection (emotional response); and Resolve (way time is shared). Five single questions measure satisfaction with five domains of family functioning. Total scores on the Family APGAR are used as screening for perception of satisfaction with family functioning. Numerous researchers have used the Family APGAR as a measure of family functioning. However, it is unknown if the Family APGAR is a psychometrically sound measure of family functioning after trauma. Data were collected as part of a larger study designed to examine family adaptational outcomes after trauma. A convenience sample of family members (N=83) completed the tool within two days after patient injury from gun shot wounds (n=42) and motor vehicle crashes (n=41). Differences between family member groups of trauma based on race, education, and income were controleed. Results indicated that the alpha coefficient for the five items on the Family APGAR was .49. Using the Family APGAR as a measure of family functioning after trauma is not recommended at this time. Additional use and testing of the tool will be needed before use in practice or research with this population.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Midwest Nursing Research Society

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titlePsychometric properties of the family Apgar after traumaen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/159631-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Psychometric properties of the family Apgar after trauma</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Midwest Nursing Research Society</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">2001</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Leske, Jane, PhD</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Associate Professor</td></tr><tr class="item-address"><td class="label">Contact Address:</td><td class="value">Cunningham Hall, Room 675, PO Box 413, Milwaukee, WI, 53201, USA</td></tr><tr class="item-phone"><td class="label">Contact Telephone:</td><td class="value">414.229.6234</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">jsl@uwm.edu</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">The Family APGAR is an instrument operationalized by five dimensions:Adaptation (family as resource); Partnership (communication style); Growth (response to change); Affection (emotional response); and Resolve (way time is shared). Five single questions measure satisfaction with five domains of family functioning. Total scores on the Family APGAR are used as screening for perception of satisfaction with family functioning. Numerous researchers have used the Family APGAR as a measure of family functioning. However, it is unknown if the Family APGAR is a psychometrically sound measure of family functioning after trauma. Data were collected as part of a larger study designed to examine family adaptational outcomes after trauma. A convenience sample of family members (N=83) completed the tool within two days after patient injury from gun shot wounds (n=42) and motor vehicle crashes (n=41). Differences between family member groups of trauma based on race, education, and income were controleed. Results indicated that the alpha coefficient for the five items on the Family APGAR was .49. Using the Family APGAR as a measure of family functioning after trauma is not recommended at this time. Additional use and testing of the tool will be needed before use in practice or research with this population.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T22:11:30Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T22:11:30Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipMidwest Nursing Research Societyen_GB
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