The Brief Assessment of Family Functioning Scale (BAFFS): a three-item version of the General Functioning Scale of the Family Assessment Device

Published on Jan 19, 2018in Psychotherapy Research2.79
· DOI :10.1080/10503307.2017.1422213
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 GF-FAD, and demonstrated good concurrent validity with another measure of global marital functioning, the Dyadic Adjustment Scale-4 in a help-seeking sample. Like the 12-item version, the BAFFS moderately correlated with an objective, interview-based rating of family functioning, the McMaster Clinical Rating Scale. The BAFFS appears to serve as a good proxy for the GF-FAD when an ultra-brief family assessment measure is needed.Clinical or methodological significance of this article: This article introduces an ultra-...
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