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Revista da Escola de Enfermagem da USP

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AMENDOLA, Fernanda et al. Face validity of an index of family vulnerability to disability and dependence . Rev. esc. enferm. USP [online]. 2011, vol.45, n.spe2, pp.1736-1742. ISSN 0080-6234.

This study aimed to propose and validate an index to identify families in a vulnerable situation to disability and dependency. It was adapted from the Index of Family Development (IFD), by adding indicators associated with the emergence of disability and dependency. Delphi technique was used to validation and five experts were consulted in the matter. The adopted level of agreement between judges was 80%. After two rounds of evaluations, adjustments were made related to the form and content of the instrument. Items were transferred from one component to another, some were added, others, deleted. The resulting Index is composed of eight domains, 38 components and 103 questions. The resulting Index is composed of eight domains, 38 components and 103 questions. The multidisciplinary contribution to the construction of an index that aims to capture the physical and social vulnerability of the families to disability and dependence provided the first step for the development of a tool for diagnosis and intervention that can be used by health professionals enrolled in primary care.

Keywords : Disabled persons; Family; Primary Health Care; Validation studies; Indexes.

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