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The Swedish version of the multidimensional scale of perceived social support (MSPSS): a psychometric evaluation study in women with hirsutism and nursing students
Ersta Sköndal University College, Palliative Reserch Centre, PRC. Linnéuniversitetet.
2013 (English)In: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes, ISSN 1477-7525, Vol. 11, 168- p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Background: The Multidimensional Scale of Perceived Social Support (MSPSS) is a short instrument, developed to assess perceived social support. The original English version has been widely used. The original scale has demonstrated satisfactory psychometric properties in different settings, but no validated Swedish version has been available. The aim was therefore to translate, adapt and psychometrically evaluate the Multidimensional Scale of Perceived Social Support for use in a Swedish context.

Method: In total 281 participants accepted to join the study, a main sample of 127 women with hirsutism and a reference sample of 154 nursing students. The MSPSS was translated and culturally adapted according to the rigorous official process approved by WHO. The psychometric evaluation included item analysis, evaluation of factor structure, known-group validity, internal consistency and reproducibility.

Results: The original three-factor structure was reproduced in the main sample of women with hirsutism. An equivalent factor structure was demonstrated in a cross-validation, based on the reference sample of nursing students. Known-group validity was supported and internal consistency was good for all scales (alpha = 0.91-0.95). The test-retest showed acceptable to very good reproducibility for the items (kappa(w) = 0.58-0.85) and the scales (ICC = 0.89-0.92; CCC = 0.89-0.92).

Conclusion: The Swedish version of the MSPSS is a multidimensional scale with sound psychometric properties in the present study sample. The simple and short format makes it a useful tool for measuring perceived social support.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2013. Vol. 11, 168- p.
Keyword [en]
Psychometrics, Validation, Hirsutism, Social support, Translations
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Nursing
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URN: urn:nbn:se:esh:diva-4385DOI: 10.1186/1477-7525-11-168ISI: 000326568500001PubMedID: 24112950OAI: oai:DiVA.org:esh-4385DiVA: diva2:791375
Available from: 2015-02-27 Created: 2015-02-27 Last updated: 2015-02-27Bibliographically approved

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