Portuguese Version of the Inventory of Functional Status-Fathers (IFS-F): Validation Study

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/304209
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Full-text
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Portuguese Version of the Inventory of Functional Status-Fathers (IFS-F): Validation Study
Author(s):
Mendes, Isabel; Clemente Rodrigues, Rogerio; Coelho, S'nia
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
Non-member
Author Details:
Isabel Mendes, PhD, RN, isabelmendes@esenfc.pt; Rog'rio Rodrigues, RN, PhD; S'nia Coelho, MSc, RN;
Abstract:

Session presented on: Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Purpose:

'The aim of this study was to validate the Inventory of Functional Status-Fathers (IFS-F) to the Portuguese version, showing its reliability and validity, adapted to first-time fathers in the postpartum period.

Methods:

The Inventory of Functional Status-Fathers (IFS-F) was developed by Tulman, Fawcett and Weiss (1993) to evaluate the functional status of fathers in postpartum. For the development of the Portuguese version of IFS-F, we followed two directives: (a) the linguistic and cultural adaptation to Portuguese language and (b) the psychometric study of this version, comparing it with the original. The IFS-F was applied, after the approval of the ethic committee, to a consecutive non probabilistic sample of 204 first-time fathers from a Health Centre (inclusion criteria: read and write, pregnancy, delivery and postpartum of the partner without complications, childbirth of a term new born), allowing with this sample the global psychometric study of the instrument.

Results:

The results of the psychometric study done with the Portuguese version tend to show that is an equivalent version to the original version. The test-retest confiable of the inventory has a high temporal stability. The internal consistency of remaining dimensionsare reasonable. Overall, apart from social and community activities dimension, where there is a marked difference compared to the value observed by Tulman, Fawcett and Weiss (1993), all other dimensions showed internal consistency similar to those found by the authors.

Conclusion:

Regarding the implications for care practice and research: it is thought that this instrument demonstrated the importance of evaluated the functional status of fathers during their transition to parenthood and as so it demonstrated its utility as a guidance to health professionals to evaluated and to promote a healthy involvement of fathers during pregnancy, childbirth and postpartum of their partners, emphasizing the autonomy of fathers in the transition to parenthood.

Keywords:
parenthood; Functional Status; postpartum
Repository Posting Date:
22-Oct-2013
Date of Publication:
22-Oct-2013 ; 22-Oct-2013
Conference Date:
2013
Conference Name:
24th International Nursing Research Congress
Conference Host:
Sigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursing
Conference Location:
Prague, Czech Republic
Description:
24th International Nursing Research Congress Theme: Bridge the Gap Between Research and Practice Through Collaboration. Held at the Hilton Prague Hotel.

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dc.language.isoenen
dc.type.categoryFull-texten
dc.typePresentationen
dc.titlePortuguese Version of the Inventory of Functional Status-Fathers (IFS-F): Validation Studyen
dc.contributor.authorMendes, Isabelen
dc.contributor.authorClemente Rodrigues, Rogerioen
dc.contributor.authorCoelho, S'niaen
dc.contributor.departmentNon-memberen
dc.author.detailsIsabel Mendes, PhD, RN, isabelmendes@esenfc.pt; Rog'rio Rodrigues, RN, PhD; S'nia Coelho, MSc, RN;en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/304209-
dc.description.abstract<p>Session presented on: Tuesday, July 23, 2013</p><b>Purpose: </b> <p>'The aim of this study was to validate the Inventory of Functional Status-Fathers (IFS-F) to the Portuguese version, showing its reliability and validity, adapted to first-time fathers in the postpartum period. <p><b>Methods: </b> <p>The Inventory of Functional Status-Fathers (IFS-F) was developed by Tulman, Fawcett and Weiss (1993) to evaluate the functional status of fathers in postpartum. For the development of the Portuguese version of IFS-F, we followed two directives: (a) the linguistic and cultural adaptation to Portuguese language and (b) the psychometric study of this version, comparing it with the original. The IFS-F was applied, after the approval of the ethic committee, to a consecutive non probabilistic sample of 204 first-time fathers from a Health Centre (inclusion criteria: read and write, pregnancy, delivery and postpartum of the partner without complications, childbirth of a term new born), allowing with this sample the global psychometric study of the instrument. <p><b>Results: </b> <p>The results of the psychometric study done with the Portuguese version tend to show that is an equivalent version to the original version. The test-retest confiable of the inventory has a high temporal stability. The internal consistency of remaining dimensionsare reasonable. Overall, apart from social and community activities dimension, where there is a marked difference compared to the value observed by Tulman, Fawcett and Weiss (1993), all other dimensions showed internal consistency similar to those found by the authors. <p><b>Conclusion: </b> <p>Regarding the implications for care practice and research: it is thought that this instrument demonstrated the importance of evaluated the functional status of fathers during their transition to parenthood and as so it demonstrated its utility as a guidance to health professionals to evaluated and to promote a healthy involvement of fathers during pregnancy, childbirth and postpartum of their partners, emphasizing the autonomy of fathers in the transition to parenthood. <b></b>en
dc.subjectparenthooden
dc.subjectFunctional Statusen
dc.subjectpostpartumen
dc.date.available2013-10-22T20:31:12Z-
dc.date.issued2013-10-22-
dc.date.issued2013-10-22en
dc.date.accessioned2013-10-22T20:31:12Z-
dc.conference.date2013en
dc.conference.name24th International Nursing Research Congressen
dc.conference.hostSigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursingen
dc.conference.locationPrague, Czech Republicen
dc.description24th International Nursing Research Congress Theme: Bridge the Gap Between Research and Practice Through Collaboration. Held at the Hilton Prague Hotel.en
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