Family functioning as a resource variable in psychosocial cancer research: Issues and measures

Patricia A. Fobair, James R. Zabora

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Abstract

This article defines family functioning, reviews the development of measures of family functioning (FACES, FES, F-COPES, and Family APGAR), analyzes studies that have used selected measurements, discusses unresolved issues, and concludes with comments on family functioning as a resource variable in psychosocial research. The four measures of family functioning are useful in clinical research that examines how families facilitate patients' responses to the cancer experience.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)97-114
Number of pages18
JournalJournal of Psychosocial Oncology
Volume13
Issue number1-2
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1995

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Oncology
  • Applied Psychology
  • Psychiatry and Mental health

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