The Berlin Social Support Scales: Validation of the Received Support Scale in a Canadian sample of patients affected by melanoma
Julia DiMillo , Nathan C Hall , Hélène Ezer , Ralf Schwarzer , Annett Körner
AbstractThe purpose of this study was to examine the reliability and validity of the Received Support Scale of the Berlin Social Support Scales in a Canadian sample of English and French language melanoma patients (N = 137). Participants received a skin self-examination education and completed self-report questionnaires. Exploratory factor analyses, reliability analyses, and independent samples t-tests were conducted. Findings support the unidimensionality of the Received Support Scale of the Berlin Social Support Scales. The psychometric similarities of the French and English versions of the scale, its strong internal consistency, as well as its convergent and discriminant validity support the use of the Received Support Scale of the Berlin Social Support Scales in patients with melanoma.
|Journal series||Journal of Health Psychology, ISSN 1359-1053, e-ISSN 1461-7277 , (N/A 70 pkt)|
|Publication size in sheets||0.5|
|Keywords in English||cancer, health psychology, scale, social support, validation|
|Publication indicators||: 2018 = 0.966; : 2017 = 2.039 (2) - 2017=2.09 (5)|
|Citation count*||10 (2020-10-26)|
* presented citation count is obtained through Internet information analysis and it is close to the number calculated by the Publish or Perish system.