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Adaptation and validation of the Inventory of Family Protective Factors for the Portuguese culture.

Augusto CC, Araújo BR, Rodrigues VM, de Figueiredo Mdo C - Rev Lat Am Enfermagem (2014)

Bottom Line: to adapt and validate the Inventory of Family Protective Factors (IFPF) for the Portuguese culture.Studies addressing resilience are embedded within the salutogenic paradigm, i.e. it addresses protective factors of individuals or groups without underestimating risk factors or vulnerability. in order to assess the IFPF's linguistic and conceptual equivalence, the instrument was translated, retro-translated and the think-aloud protocol was used.A factor analysis was performed of the principal components with varimax rotation of the scale's items and Cronbach's alpha coefficient was calculated for each dimension.

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Affiliation: Instituto de Ciências Biomédicas Abel Salazar, Universidade do Porto, Minho, Portugal.

ABSTRACT

Objectives: to adapt and validate the Inventory of Family Protective Factors (IFPF) for the Portuguese culture. This instrument assesses protective factors that contribute to family resilience. Studies addressing resilience are embedded within the salutogenic paradigm, i.e. it addresses protective factors of individuals or groups without underestimating risk factors or vulnerability.

Method: in order to assess the IFPF's linguistic and conceptual equivalence, the instrument was translated, retro-translated and the think-aloud protocol was used. We then verified the instrument's sensitiveness, reliability and validity of results to assess its psychometric characteristics. A factor analysis was performed of the principal components with varimax rotation of the scale's items and Cronbach's alpha coefficient was calculated for each dimension. A total of 85 families with disabled children, selected through simple random sampling, self-administered the instrument.

Results: the IFPF presents psychometric characteristics that are appropriate for the Portuguese population (Cronbach's alpha = .90).

Conclusion: the IFPF was adapted and validated for the Portuguese culture and is an instrument to be used in studies intended to assess protective factors of family resilience.

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Dimensions of the Inventory of Family Protective Factors: description,number of items, and Cronbach's alpha values.
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Mentions: The Inventory of Family Protective Factors (IFPF) assesses four dimensions thatinfluence family protection: fewer stressors, adaptive appraisal, social support, andcompensating experiences, as described in Figure2. The Cronbach's alpha for the instrument as a whole was .88. The coefficientsobtained in the original version, as shown in Figure2, in general suggest good internal consistency for the four dimensions ofIFPF (equal to or higher than .70) with the exception of the "fewer stressors" dimension.


Adaptation and validation of the Inventory of Family Protective Factors for the Portuguese culture.

Augusto CC, Araújo BR, Rodrigues VM, de Figueiredo Mdo C - Rev Lat Am Enfermagem (2014)

Dimensions of the Inventory of Family Protective Factors: description,number of items, and Cronbach's alpha values.
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Related In: Results  -  Collection

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f02: Dimensions of the Inventory of Family Protective Factors: description,number of items, and Cronbach's alpha values.
Mentions: The Inventory of Family Protective Factors (IFPF) assesses four dimensions thatinfluence family protection: fewer stressors, adaptive appraisal, social support, andcompensating experiences, as described in Figure2. The Cronbach's alpha for the instrument as a whole was .88. The coefficientsobtained in the original version, as shown in Figure2, in general suggest good internal consistency for the four dimensions ofIFPF (equal to or higher than .70) with the exception of the "fewer stressors" dimension.

Bottom Line: to adapt and validate the Inventory of Family Protective Factors (IFPF) for the Portuguese culture.Studies addressing resilience are embedded within the salutogenic paradigm, i.e. it addresses protective factors of individuals or groups without underestimating risk factors or vulnerability. in order to assess the IFPF's linguistic and conceptual equivalence, the instrument was translated, retro-translated and the think-aloud protocol was used.A factor analysis was performed of the principal components with varimax rotation of the scale's items and Cronbach's alpha coefficient was calculated for each dimension.

View Article: PubMed Central - PubMed

Affiliation: Instituto de Ciências Biomédicas Abel Salazar, Universidade do Porto, Minho, Portugal.

ABSTRACT

Objectives: to adapt and validate the Inventory of Family Protective Factors (IFPF) for the Portuguese culture. This instrument assesses protective factors that contribute to family resilience. Studies addressing resilience are embedded within the salutogenic paradigm, i.e. it addresses protective factors of individuals or groups without underestimating risk factors or vulnerability.

Method: in order to assess the IFPF's linguistic and conceptual equivalence, the instrument was translated, retro-translated and the think-aloud protocol was used. We then verified the instrument's sensitiveness, reliability and validity of results to assess its psychometric characteristics. A factor analysis was performed of the principal components with varimax rotation of the scale's items and Cronbach's alpha coefficient was calculated for each dimension. A total of 85 families with disabled children, selected through simple random sampling, self-administered the instrument.

Results: the IFPF presents psychometric characteristics that are appropriate for the Portuguese population (Cronbach's alpha = .90).

Conclusion: the IFPF was adapted and validated for the Portuguese culture and is an instrument to be used in studies intended to assess protective factors of family resilience.

No MeSH data available.