Family Assessment Device (FAD)

The McMaster's Family Assessment Device (FAD) evaluates families according to the McMaster Model of Family Functioning. The FAD is made up of seven scales which measure Problem Solving, Communication, Roles, Affective Responsiveness, Affective Involvement, Behavior Control and General Functioning.

Family functioning was repeatedly assessed using the Family Assessment Device (FAD) in both main caregivers and partners. Only the general functioning (GF) subscale was collected, which is a validated measure of well-being and/or pathology of the family situation. Half of the items described healthy functioning, and the other half defined unhealthy functioning. Participants are presented with 12 items that are responded to with a 4-point Likert scale.

Available measurements
  • Main Cohort

  • Mid pregnancy
  • ME FE
    0 months   From 2002-01-01 to 2005-12-31

  • 1 year
  • PE
    10 months - 41 months   From 2003-01-01 to 2007-12-31

  • 5-6 years
  • P1E
    4 months - 10 months   From 2008-01-01 to 2012-12-31

  • 9-10 years
  • ME P2E
    8.7 - 12.5 years   From 2012-01-01 to 2016-12-31

  • Covid questionnaires
  • ME FE
    14.8 - 18.4 years   From 2020-06-01 to 2020-10-31

    Mode of collection SelfAdministeredQuestionnaire
    Instrument name Family Assessment Device (FAD)
    Alternate name gevoelens en herinneringen;feelings and memories; gezondheid, leefstijl en achtergrond;health, lifestyle, background and feelings; the health of you and your partner (included at birth); the development of my 5-6 year old child - part; I; de ontwikkeling van mijn 9 jarige kind;development of my 9/10 year old child Part 1; de ontwikkeling van mijn 9 jarige kind;development of my 9/10 year old child - partner; vragenlijst moeder Focus@17; Vragenlijst Vader of andere verzorger, Focus @17
    Measure name General functioning
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