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Translation and validation of the Danish version of the brief family assessment measure III in a sample of acutely admitted elderly medical patients

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title = "Translation and validation of the Danish version of the brief family assessment measure III in a sample of acutely admitted elderly medical patients",
abstract = "RATIONALE AND OBJECTIVE: Family functioning plays a pivotal role in the adaptation to illness of both individuals and families, especially among elderly patients. The Brief Family Assessment Measure Third Edition (Brief FAM-III) is among the most frequently used self-report instruments that measures family functioning. However, no Danish translation or measure of its psychometric properties in a Danish population is available. The purpose of this study was to translate the Brief FAM-III into Danish and then evaluate its psychometric properties in elderly patients.METHODS: The Brief FAM-III was translated into Danish using the forward-backward translation procedure and examined its psychometric properties in 60 elderly patients (aged over 65) consecutively admitted to an acute medical ward. Internal consistency reliability was assessed by Cronbach's alpha coefficients, and confirmatory factor analysis was used to examine the construct validity of the Brief FAM-III.RESULTS: Evaluation of the Danish version of the Brief FAM-III confirmed the three-factor structure (General Scale, Self-Rating Scale and Dyadic Relationships Scale) identified in the original instrument. However, goodness-of-fit indicators showed a relatively poor model fit. Cronbach's alpha for the total scales of Brief FAM-III was 0.94 suggesting good internal consistency.CONCLUSIONS: The Danish version of the Brief FAM-III demonstrated satisfactory validity and reliability to assess family functioning among acutely admitted elderly Danish patients. We suggest that it may also be useful for monitoring family functioning over time or determining the effects of therapeutic interventions in elderly medical patients; however, further testing is recommended.",
keywords = "Adaptation, Psychological, Aged, Aged, 80 and over, Chronic Disease/psychology, Denmark, Factor Analysis, Statistical, Family/psychology, Family Relations/psychology, Female, Frail Elderly/psychology, Humans, Male, Psychometrics, Quality of Life/psychology, Reproducibility of Results, Stress, Psychological, Surveys and Questionnaires, Translations",
author = "Mahdi Shamali and Hanne Konradsen and Lauridsen, {J{\o}rgen T} and Birte {\O}stergaard",
note = "{\circledC} 2017 Nordic College of Caring Science.",
year = "2018",
month = "9",
doi = "10.1111/scs.12541",
language = "English",
volume = "32",
pages = "1247--1253",
journal = "Scandinavian Journal of Caring Sciences",
issn = "0283-9318",
publisher = "Wiley-Blackwell Publishing Ltd",
number = "3",

}

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TY - JOUR

T1 - Translation and validation of the Danish version of the brief family assessment measure III in a sample of acutely admitted elderly medical patients

AU - Shamali, Mahdi

AU - Konradsen, Hanne

AU - Lauridsen, Jørgen T

AU - Østergaard, Birte

N1 - © 2017 Nordic College of Caring Science.

PY - 2018/9

Y1 - 2018/9

N2 - RATIONALE AND OBJECTIVE: Family functioning plays a pivotal role in the adaptation to illness of both individuals and families, especially among elderly patients. The Brief Family Assessment Measure Third Edition (Brief FAM-III) is among the most frequently used self-report instruments that measures family functioning. However, no Danish translation or measure of its psychometric properties in a Danish population is available. The purpose of this study was to translate the Brief FAM-III into Danish and then evaluate its psychometric properties in elderly patients.METHODS: The Brief FAM-III was translated into Danish using the forward-backward translation procedure and examined its psychometric properties in 60 elderly patients (aged over 65) consecutively admitted to an acute medical ward. Internal consistency reliability was assessed by Cronbach's alpha coefficients, and confirmatory factor analysis was used to examine the construct validity of the Brief FAM-III.RESULTS: Evaluation of the Danish version of the Brief FAM-III confirmed the three-factor structure (General Scale, Self-Rating Scale and Dyadic Relationships Scale) identified in the original instrument. However, goodness-of-fit indicators showed a relatively poor model fit. Cronbach's alpha for the total scales of Brief FAM-III was 0.94 suggesting good internal consistency.CONCLUSIONS: The Danish version of the Brief FAM-III demonstrated satisfactory validity and reliability to assess family functioning among acutely admitted elderly Danish patients. We suggest that it may also be useful for monitoring family functioning over time or determining the effects of therapeutic interventions in elderly medical patients; however, further testing is recommended.

AB - RATIONALE AND OBJECTIVE: Family functioning plays a pivotal role in the adaptation to illness of both individuals and families, especially among elderly patients. The Brief Family Assessment Measure Third Edition (Brief FAM-III) is among the most frequently used self-report instruments that measures family functioning. However, no Danish translation or measure of its psychometric properties in a Danish population is available. The purpose of this study was to translate the Brief FAM-III into Danish and then evaluate its psychometric properties in elderly patients.METHODS: The Brief FAM-III was translated into Danish using the forward-backward translation procedure and examined its psychometric properties in 60 elderly patients (aged over 65) consecutively admitted to an acute medical ward. Internal consistency reliability was assessed by Cronbach's alpha coefficients, and confirmatory factor analysis was used to examine the construct validity of the Brief FAM-III.RESULTS: Evaluation of the Danish version of the Brief FAM-III confirmed the three-factor structure (General Scale, Self-Rating Scale and Dyadic Relationships Scale) identified in the original instrument. However, goodness-of-fit indicators showed a relatively poor model fit. Cronbach's alpha for the total scales of Brief FAM-III was 0.94 suggesting good internal consistency.CONCLUSIONS: The Danish version of the Brief FAM-III demonstrated satisfactory validity and reliability to assess family functioning among acutely admitted elderly Danish patients. We suggest that it may also be useful for monitoring family functioning over time or determining the effects of therapeutic interventions in elderly medical patients; however, further testing is recommended.

KW - Adaptation, Psychological

KW - Aged

KW - Aged, 80 and over

KW - Chronic Disease/psychology

KW - Denmark

KW - Factor Analysis, Statistical

KW - Family/psychology

KW - Family Relations/psychology

KW - Female

KW - Frail Elderly/psychology

KW - Humans

KW - Male

KW - Psychometrics

KW - Quality of Life/psychology

KW - Reproducibility of Results

KW - Stress, Psychological

KW - Surveys and Questionnaires

KW - Translations

U2 - 10.1111/scs.12541

DO - 10.1111/scs.12541

M3 - Journal article

VL - 32

SP - 1247

EP - 1253

JO - Scandinavian Journal of Caring Sciences

JF - Scandinavian Journal of Caring Sciences

SN - 0283-9318

IS - 3

ER -

ID: 57356867