Quick, simple measures of family relationships for use in clinical practice and research. A systematic review

Pritchett, R., Kemp, J., Wilson, P., Minnis, H. , Bryce, G. and Gillberg, C. (2011) Quick, simple measures of family relationships for use in clinical practice and research. A systematic review. Family Practice, 28(2), pp. 172-187. (doi:10.1093/fampra/cmq080)

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Publisher's URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/fampra/cmq080

Abstract

Background: Family functioning has been implicated in the onset of child and adult psychopathology. Various measures exist for assessing constructs in the areas of parent–child relationships, parental practices and discipline, parental beliefs, marital quality, global family functioning and situation-specific measures. Objectives: To identify systematically all questionnaire measures of family functioning appropriate for use in primary care and research. Methods: A systematic literature review was conducted, following PRISMA guidelines and searching 14 bibliographic databases using pre-determined filters, to identify family functioning measures suitable for use in families with children from 0 to 3 years old. Results: One hundred and seven measures of family functioning were reported and tabulated and the most commonly used measures were identified. Conclusions: There are numerous measures available demonstrating characteristics, which make them suitable for continued use. Future research is needed to examine the more holistic measurement of family functioning using integration of multi-informant data.

Item Type:Articles
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Wilson, Dr Philip and Gillberg, Professor Christopher and Minnis, Professor Helen and Pritchett, Miss Rachel
Authors: Pritchett, R., Kemp, J., Wilson, P., Minnis, H., Bryce, G., and Gillberg, C.
Subjects:R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine
College/School:College of Medical Veterinary and Life Sciences > Institute of Health and Wellbeing > Mental Health and Wellbeing
College of Medical Veterinary and Life Sciences > Institute of Health and Wellbeing > General Practice and Primary Care
Journal Name:Family Practice
ISSN:0263-2136
ISSN (Online):1460-2229
Published Online:26 October 2010

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