STOCKTON, N.J., and CAMBRIDGE, United Kingdom, Oct. 20, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- MyFampal today announced it intends to conduct a rapid turnaround study of US and UK families to assess family dynamics in 2016. Whilst parents will have a strong sense of the dynamics in their own family, there is relatively little published scientific information that quantifies this, and presents it on a population basis. MyFampal seeks parents willing to provide 10 minutes to join in the study.
- Study will provide a contemporary snapshot of family functioning
- Parents will be asked to complete the Family Assessment Device
- Large sample required to enable robust comparison
- Parents can choose to compare their results with the overall population
What is the study about?
This study is designed for parent participation and uses a proven scientific tool, the Family Assessment Device (FAD) to explore a range of topics such as communication, roles and responsibilities and behavioral control. MyFampal intends to explore similarities and differences between UK and US families and changes in dynamics since the FAD was first researched in the early 1980s.
How can parents join in?
Parents interested in completing the online survey should visit the portal.
What should parents expect?
The FAD is a comprehensive 60 question online survey and should take about 10 minutes to complete. Once a parent has entered their family data anonymously, and the study recruitment target has been reached, analysis will begin. Parents can also choose whether to receive their individual results for comparative purposes or only see the overall sample results once the analysis is complete.
Why is the study important?
The size of the study will be a significant milestone in the assessment of family functioning and we anticipate that the findings will be of interest to families everywhere.
MyFampal is an organization dedicated to helping families build on their strengths by connecting families with science that takes some of the uncertainty out of parenting. MyFampal was founded in 2015. MyFampal provides a free web-app for families with children aged 11-16, giving parents access to a selection of questionnaires used by psychologists to assess family functioning. The app analyzes questionnaire results to show parents where a family is strong and to highlight any areas where things may not be going as well. It also provides practical recommendations you can use to build on strengths or support development. The founders of MyFampal are two successful entrepreneurs and fathers who each have spent 20 years innovating and investing in healthcare research. They are backed by an Advisory Committee made up of eminent psychiatrists, psychologists, and family health experts.
US: John Kerrigan
Tel. +1 908-240-6870
UK Paul Howard
Tel: + 44 1223-781-580
MyFampal is a trading name of Ablescent Ltd. Ablescent Ltd is a company registered in England and Wales. Registered number: 09594153. Registered office: Future Business Centre, King's Hedges Road, Cambridge, CB4 2HY, UK. The company also has offices in New Jersey, USA. For more information, go to www.myfampal.com
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