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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 Research 2.79
· 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)
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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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Published on Mar 1, 2015in Family Process 2.68
Katrina Boterhoven de Haan4
Estimated H-index: 4
(UWA: University of Western Australia),
Jennifer Hafekost10
Estimated H-index: 10
(UWA: University of Western Australia)
+ 2 AuthorsStephen R. Zubrick48
Estimated H-index: 48
(UWA: University of Western Australia)
The General Functioning 12-item subscale (GF12) of The McMaster Family Assessment Device (FAD) has been validated as a single index measure to assess family functioning. This study reports on the reliability and validity of using only the six positive items from the General Functioning subscale (GF6+). Existing data from two Western Australian studies, the Raine Study (RS) and the Western Australian Child Health Survey (WACHS), was used to analyze the psychometric properties of the GF6+ subscale...
Published on Mar 1, 2015in Family Process 2.68
Laura Staccini2
Estimated H-index: 2
(UNIBO: University of Bologna),
Elena Tomba21
Estimated H-index: 21
(UNIBO: University of Bologna)
+ 1 AuthorsGabor I. Keitner47
Estimated H-index: 47
(Brown University)
A large body of research, documenting the impact of a family's functioning on health outcomes, highlights the importance of introducing the evaluation of patients' family dynamics into clinical judgment. The Family Assessment Device (FAD) is a self-report questionnaire designed to assess specific dimensions of family functioning. This qualitative systematic review, which follows PRISMA guidelines, aimed to identify the FAD's clinimetric properties and to report the incremental utility of its inc...
Published on Mar 1, 2015in Family Process 2.68
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)
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 m...
Stephen G. West65
Estimated H-index: 65
(ASU: Arizona State University),
Aaron B. Taylor15
Estimated H-index: 15
(A&M: Texas A&M University),
Wei Wu10
Estimated H-index: 10
(KU: University of Kansas)
Published on Sep 28, 2010in Neurology 8.69
W.C. LaFrance3
Estimated H-index: 3
,
Gabor I. Keitner47
Estimated H-index: 47
+ 4 AuthorsIvan W. Miller62
Estimated H-index: 62
Objective: There have been few treatment trials for psychogenic nonepileptic seizures (PNES). Some psychotherapies have been shown to improve PNES and comorbid symptom outcomes. We evaluated a pharmacologic intervention to test the hypothesis that sertraline would reduce PNES. Methods: We conducted a pilot, double-blind, randomized, placebo-controlled trial in an academic medical hospital with epilepsy center outpatients. Subjects aged 18 to 65 years diagnosed with video-EEG–confirmed PNES were ...
Published on Jan 1, 2010in Depression and Anxiety 4.93
Christine E. Ryan31
Estimated H-index: 31
(Rhode Island Hospital),
Gabor I. Keitner47
Estimated H-index: 47
(Rhode Island Hospital),
S. Bishop1
Estimated H-index: 1
(Rhode Island Hospital)
Background: The goal of this open-label feasibility trial was to test a short-term, adjunctive intervention, the Management of Depression (MoD) Program, to determine if patients with difficult-to-treat forms of depression and their family members could learn to cope more effectively with their illness. Methods: Nineteen patients meeting The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual IV criteria for major depressive disorder, dysthymia, or chronic/recurrent depression and their family members participated...
Published on Apr 1, 2009in Epilepsy & Behavior 2.38
W. Curt LaFrance29
Estimated H-index: 29
(Rhode Island Hospital),
Ivan W. Miller62
Estimated H-index: 62
(Rhode Island Hospital)
+ 4 AuthorsGabor I. Keitner47
Estimated H-index: 47
(Rhode Island Hospital)
Abstract Treatment trials for psychogenic nonepileptic seizures (PNES) are few, despite the high prevalence and disabling nature of the disorder. We evaluated the effect of cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) on reduction of PNES. Secondary measures included psychiatric symptom scales and psychosocial variables. We conducted a prospective clinical trial assessing the frequency of PNES in outpatients treated using a CBT for PNES manual. Subjects diagnosed with video/EEG-confirmed PNES were treated...
Published on Nov 1, 2008in Bipolar Disorders 4.94
David A. Solomon43
Estimated H-index: 43
(Brown University),
Gabor I. Keitner47
Estimated H-index: 47
(Brown University)
+ 2 AuthorsIvan W. Miller62
Estimated H-index: 62
(Brown University)
Objectives: This study compared the efficacy of three treatment conditions in preventing recurrence of bipolar I mood episodes and hospitalization for such episodes: individual family therapy plus pharmacotherapy, multifamily group therapy plus pharmacotherapy, and pharmacotherapy alone. Methods: Patients with bipolar I disorder were enrolled if they met criteria for an active mood episode and were living with or in regular contact with relatives or significant others. Subjects were randomly ass...
Published on Dec 1, 2006in Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology 4.36
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 Oct 15, 2006in The Journal of Clinical Psychiatry 4.02
Mark Zimmerman67
Estimated H-index: 67
(Rhode Island Hospital),
Camilo J. Ruggero8
Estimated H-index: 8
(Rhode Island Hospital)
+ 5 AuthorsNaureen Attiullah16
Estimated H-index: 16
(Rhode Island Hospital)
Objective: Reliable, valid, user-friendly measurement is necessary to successfully implement an outcomes evaluation program in clinical practice. Self-report questionnaires, which generally correlate highly with clinician ratings, are a cost-effective assessment option. However, even self-administered questionnaires can be burdensome to patients because many are lengthy. Consequently, we developed and determined the reliability and validity of ultra-brief, single-item assessments of 3 domains im...
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Published on Jul 1, 2019in Seizure-european Journal of Epilepsy 2.77
Siew-Tim Lai (UM: University of Malaya), Wan-Yen Tan (UM: University of Malaya)+ 3 AuthorsChong Tin Tan26
Estimated H-index: 26
(UM: University of Malaya)
Abstract Purpose The literature on caregiver burden tends to focus on children and teenagers with epilepsy and less on adults. As caregiving is a dynamic, complex process across the trajectories, this study aims to examine the factors associated with caregiving burden in those caring for adults with epilepsy. Method This is a cross-sectional, survey-based study in which participants responded to questionnairesregarding perceived burden (ZBI), quality of life (IEQoL), psychological distress (DASS...