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NDACAN Measure Details

Family APGAR


Designed to assess a family member’s perception of family functioning by examining his/her satisfaction with family relationships (Smilkstein,G., 1978). The measure consists of five parameters of family functioning: Adaptability, Partnership, Growth, Affection, and Resolve. The response options were designed to describe frequency of feeling satisfied with each parameter on a 3-point scale ranging from 0 (hardly ever) to 2 (almost always).


Smilkstein, G. (1978). The family APGAR: A proposal for a family function test and its use by physicians. The Journal of Family Practice. 6(6), 1231-9.