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CARUSO, Agostina Paola  e  MIKULIC, Isabel María. Psychological assessment of a family with a newborn child in the Neonatology Intensive Care Unit: design of an inventory to assess the Resilient Potential Of The Family (RPFI). Anu. investig. [online]. 2010, vol.17, pp. 159-168. ISSN 1851-1686.

Important contributions of assessment instruments coming from Positive Psychology are being published. Interest is shown in new constructs like Family Resilience. At the same time, different researches confirm the importance of the family functioning as support and holding for parents with a preterm newborn child in a Neonatology Intensive Care Unit (NICU)This study presents preliminary analysis of the design and validation process of an Inventory for Family Potential Resilience. F. Walsh (1996, 2004) theoretical approach is taken as conceptual framework for three dimensions Family Believes Systems, Family Organizational Patterns and Family Comunication which allows a deep analysis of Family Potential Resilience. Results obtained from a preliminary pilot study allowed us to analyze item discrimination and to obtain the final version of instrument. At this stage, psychometric properties of final inventory are examined in a bigger sample of representative participants.

Palavras-chave : Family Resilience; Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU); Psychological Assessment.

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