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The family assessment device: an update.

Published on Mar 1, 2015in Family Process2.68
· DOI :10.1111/famp.12080
Abigail K. Mansfield11
Estimated H-index: 11
(Rhode Island Hospital),
Gabor I. Keitner47
Estimated H-index: 47
(Rhode Island Hospital),
Jennifer Dealy2
Estimated H-index: 2
(UConn: University of Connecticut)
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The current study set out to describe family functioning scores of a contemporary community sample, using the Family Assessment Device (FAD), and to compare this to a currently help-seeking sample. The community sample consisted of 151 families who completed the FAD. The help-seeking sample consisted of 46 families who completed the FAD at their first family therapy appointment as part of their standard care at an outpatient family therapy clinic at an urban hospital. Findings suggest that FAD means from the contemporary community sample indicate satisfaction with family functioning, while FAD scores from the help-seeking sample indicate dissatisfaction with family functioning. In addition, the General Functioning scale of the FAD continues to correlate highly with all other FAD scales, except Behavior Control. The cut-off scores for the FAD indicating satisfaction or dissatisfaction by family members with their family functioning continue to be relevant and the FAD continues to be a useful tool to assess family functioning in both clinical and research contexts.
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Published on Mar 1, 2014in Family Process2.68
Richard Archambault2
Estimated H-index: 2
(Rhode Island Hospital),
Abigail K. Mansfield11
Estimated H-index: 11
(Rhode Island Hospital)
+ 1 AuthorsGabor I. Keitner47
Estimated H-index: 47
(Rhode Island Hospital)
This article describes the videoconferencing training of a group of family therapists in the McMaster Approach to evaluating and treating families. A discussion of the key tenets of the McMaster Approach lays the groundwork for how these tenets were applied to training in a residential treatment agency for adolescents. The article serves as an example of how videoconference technology can facilitate extended training, even from a distance.
Published on Jul 1, 2013in The Family Journal
Abigail K. Mansfield11
Estimated H-index: 11
(Rhode Island Hospital),
Jennifer Dealy2
Estimated H-index: 2
(Rhode Island Hospital),
Gabor I. Keitner47
Estimated H-index: 47
(Rhode Island Hospital)
This study explored the impact of income status (low-income vs. non-low-income) on family functioning, social support, and quality of life in a community sample of 125 families. The sample identified themselves as 17% Black or African American, 7% Latino, 4% Asian, and 66% White. The mean age of participants was 37 years. The study used a self-report measure of perceived family functioning, the Family Assessment Device (FAD). Results demonstrated that low-income status was associated with less s...
Published on Sep 1, 2010in Comprehensive Psychiatry2.59
Lauren M. Weinstock17
Estimated H-index: 17
(Brown University),
Ivan W. Miller62
Estimated H-index: 62
(Brown University)
Objective: The aim of the current study was to evaluate family functioning, social support, and functional impairment as predictors of mood symptoms 1 year after acute phase treatment of bipolar I disorder. This study builds upon the extant literature by evaluating these putative psychosocial risk factors simultaneously to determine whether they account for unique variance in clinical outcomes. Method: Patients (N = 92) were recruited from hospital settings during an acute mood episode to partic...
Published on Apr 13, 2010in Social Work in Mental Health
Joseph Guada6
Estimated H-index: 6
(OSU: Ohio State University),
John S. Brekke35
Estimated H-index: 35
(SC: University of Southern California)
+ 1 AuthorsJack Barbour4
Estimated H-index: 4
Historically, the mental health literature focused on the deficits of families, particularly for those families with a family member with schizophrenia. The purpose of the present study is to assess the family functioning of a group of inner-city African-American families who have a family member living with schizophrenia. This study analyzes potential clinical problems for these families using a commonly used family functioning device—the McMaster Family Assessment Device (MFAD). The families s...
Michele Herzer13
Estimated H-index: 13
(Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center),
Neha Godiwala1
Estimated H-index: 1
+ 6 AuthorsAvani C. Modi35
Estimated H-index: 35
Objective—The aims were to describe and compare generic family functioning in children with five different chronic conditions and healthy comparisons, and to examine the relations between family functioning and sociodemographic variables. Methods—A secondary data analysis from six independent studies including 301 children (Cystic Fibrosis: n=59; Obesity: n=28; Sickle Cell Disease: n=44; Inflammatory Bowel Disease: n=43; Epilepsy: n=70; Healthy Comparison Group: n=57) was conducted. In each stud...
Published on Dec 7, 2009
Gabor I. Keitner47
Estimated H-index: 47
Clinical Manual of Couples and Family Therapy + DVD - Libros de Medicina - Psicoterapia - 68,19
Published on Oct 1, 2009in Journal of Marital and Family Therapy
Ingrid A. Sarmiento2
Estimated H-index: 2
(Clark University),
Esteban V. Cardemil16
Estimated H-index: 16
(Clark University)
Although extensive research has found a strong relationship between poor family functioning and depression, previous research has not examined this relationship among lowincome Latinos. In this study, we examined how family functioning may be associated with depression in a sample of low-income Latino couples. In addition, we examined how acculturative stress moderates the relationship between family functioning and depression. Our results indicate that the relationship between family functionin...
Published on Dec 1, 2006in Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology4.36
Lauren M. Weinstock17
Estimated H-index: 17
(Brown University),
Gabor I. Keitner47
Estimated H-index: 47
(Brown University)
+ 2 AuthorsIvan W. Miller62
Estimated H-index: 62
(Brown University)
Within a sample of patients with major depressive disorder (MDD; n = 121) and bipolar affective disorder (BPAD; n = 69), the authors examined (a) diagnostic differences in family functioning at acute episode, (b) diagnostic differences in family functioning at episode recovery, (c) within-group changes in family functioning from acute episode to recovery, and (d) whether within-group changes from acute episode to recovery varied by diagnosis. Using a multidimensional model, the authors evaluated...
Published on Jan 1, 2006in Journal of Family Psychology2.35
Lisa A. Uebelacker25
Estimated H-index: 25
(Brown University),
Christopher G. Beevers36
Estimated H-index: 36
(University of Texas at Austin)
+ 5 AuthorsIvan W. Miller62
Estimated H-index: 62
(Brown University)
In a sample of 62 patients with Bipolar I disorder, the authors used a repeated measures longitudinal design to examine whether global family functioning was associated with the presence of a concurrent bipolar episode as well as whether global family functioning was associated with the presence of manic and depressive episodes in the following 3 months. Participants were recruited for a randomized clinical trial examining the efficacy of family treatments combined with pharmacotherapy for bipol...
Published on May 1, 2005in Journal of Family Nursing1.89
Barbara J. Leonard18
Estimated H-index: 18
(UMN: University of Minnesota),
Yuh-Pyng Jang2
Estimated H-index: 2
(UMN: University of Minnesota)
+ 1 AuthorsMargaret A. Plumbo4
Estimated H-index: 4
(UMN: University of Minnesota)
Families play central roles in the care of their adolescents with chronic illnesses. This study examined the relationship between family functioning and metabolic control in adolescents with Type 1 diabetes. The McMaster Family Assessment Device (FAD) measured family functioning; the Youth Self-Report Form (YSR) measured adolescent behavior. Older adolescents reported increased family dysfunction. Adolescents who reported family dysfunction on affective responsiveness had HbA1clevels greater tha...
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Published on Jan 19, 2018in Psychotherapy Research2.79
Abigail K. Mansfield11
Estimated H-index: 11
(Brown University),
Gabor I. Keitner47
Estimated H-index: 47
(Brown University),
Thomas Sheeran17
Estimated H-index: 17
(Brown University)
AbstractThe purpose of the present study is to compare results from the 12-item General Functioning Scale (GF-FAD) of the Family Assessment Device (FAD) to a three-item version, the Brief Assessment of Family Functioning Scale (BAFFS), designed to be used when brevity is especially important. We used principal components analysis of the GF-FAD, followed by multiple sample confirmatory factor analyses to test the robustness of the BAFFS in different samples. The BAFFS correlated highly with the G...
Published on May 21, 2019in Clinical obesity
Keeley J. Pratt9
Estimated H-index: 9
(OSU: Ohio State University),
Catherine Van Fossen1
Estimated H-index: 1
(OSU: Ohio State University)
+ 2 AuthorsJoseph A. Skelton (Baptist Health)
Xinxin Zhu (SCNU: South China Normal University), Lili Tian10
Estimated H-index: 10
(SCNU: South China Normal University),
E. Scott Huebner56
Estimated H-index: 56
(USC: University of South Carolina)
Suicidal ideation is considered to be the first step on the pathway to suicide. Despite the fact that suicidal ideation is surprisingly prevalent among preadolescent children in China and elsewhere, and despite its possible increase during the transition into adolescence, its developmental patterns and predictors during this period are unclear, thus precluding a meaningful understanding of its determinants and possible trajectories. Thus, this study aimed to identify suicidal ideation trajectori...
Published on Jun 24, 2019in Clinical obesity
Keeley J. Pratt9
Estimated H-index: 9
(OSU: Ohio State University),
Megan Ferriby3
Estimated H-index: 3
(OSU: Ohio State University)
+ 3 AuthorsJoseph A. Skelton15
Estimated H-index: 15
(Wake Forest University)
Published on Jun 1, 2019in Journal of Happiness Studies2.51
Michael Goodman36
Estimated H-index: 36
,
Derrick Gibson (UTMB: University of Texas Medical Branch)+ 2 AuthorsLauren Raimer-Goodman1
Estimated H-index: 1
(UTMB: University of Texas Medical Branch)
To date, most research on families in sub-Saharan Africa focus on the various risks associated with family life—transmission of HIV, violence, human rights abuses, and over-population. Substantially less research explores how family membership supports human life and flourishing. In this study we use data from two different cross-sectional studies to investigate whether family functioning, among females (n = 1789), and conflict tactics, among males (n = 263), predict meaning in life. We hypothes...
Published on Mar 1, 2019in Nordic journal of nursing research
Øyfrid Larsen Moen4
Estimated H-index: 4
(NTNU: Norwegian University of Science and Technology),
Marie-Louise Hall-Lord18
Estimated H-index: 18
(Karlstad University)
The adolescent population is facing mental-health challenges such as depression and anxiety. The aim of this study was to describe and investigate the mental health of adolescents, their relation to their parents, who they contact for help and their healthcare service use. A further objective was to describe and investigate family functioning in parents. A cross-sectional design was employed using register data from a survey of adolescents (n = 46,961), and surveys were conducted of two groups o...
Published on Feb 1, 2019in Schizophrenia Research4.57
Elizabeth Thompson11
Estimated H-index: 11
(UMBC: University of Maryland, Baltimore County),
Pamela Rakhshan1
Estimated H-index: 1
(UMBC: University of Maryland, Baltimore County)
+ 7 AuthorsGloria Reeves17
Estimated H-index: 17
(UMB: University of Maryland, Baltimore)
Abstract Background Youth at clinical high-risk (CHR) for psychosis often experience difficulties in social and role functioning. Given evidence that family stress and support can impact psychosis-risk symptoms, as well as an individual's ability to fulfill social and role functions, family dynamics are hypothesized to moderate the effect of psychosis-risk symptoms on functioning. Methods Participants at CHR ( N = 52) completed the clinician-administered Structured Interview for Psychosis-risk S...
Published on Jan 1, 2019
Hongying Fan3
Estimated H-index: 3
(ZJU: Zhejiang University),
You Xu5
Estimated H-index: 5
(ZJU: Zhejiang University),
Wei Wang20
Estimated H-index: 20
(ZJU: Zhejiang University)
Family plays an important role in the psychological world of an individual, and is especially related to personality disorders (see Chapter “ Narrations of Personality Disorders in A Dream of Red Mansions”) and bipolar disorder (see Chapters “ Bipolar Disorders in Chinese Culture: From a Perspective of Harmony” and “ Predicting Affective States of Bipolar Disorder by the Chinese Adjective Descriptors of Personality”). Thus, in this chapter, we would like to discuss the relationship between famil...
Published on Jan 1, 2019in Journal of Child and Family Studies1.56
Dennis Grevenstein6
Estimated H-index: 6
(Heidelberg University),
Jochen Schweitzer6
Estimated H-index: 6
,
Corina Aguilar-Raab3
Estimated H-index: 3
The Evaluation of Social Systems (EVOS) scale was developed as a measure of the quality of social relationships vis-a-vis context-unspecific aspects of relationship quality. Although constructed for adolescents above the age of 11, it has to date only been validated in adult samples. The current study investigated if EVOS can be applied to adolescents through a cross-sectional study. We investigated factorial validity and construct validity of EVOS in a sample of adolescents with a mean age of 1...