Caregivers' item responses to the FNAT were ranked (identifying the top five) by the percentage of unmet need endorsements.
Family needs was created using the five manifest variables (i.e., subscale scores from the FNAT) of financial, informational, household, health, and social support needs.
As such, the FNAT was used because the measure had been validated in a sample of caregivers of individuals with neurological conditions in Latin America .
The latter phrase extends the historical irony into a larger socio-political realm, as it evokes Estado Novo's Fundacao Nacional para a Alegria no Trabalho (FNAT
), refashioned post-25 de Abril into the Instituto Nacional de Aproveitamento dos Tempos Livres dos Trabalhadores (INATEL).