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


The 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.
Author Julia DiMillo
Julia DiMillo,,
, Nathan C Hall
Nathan C Hall,,
, Hélène Ezer
Hélène Ezer,,
, Ralf Schwarzer (Filia we Wrocławiu / II Wydział Psychologii we Wrocławiu)
Ralf Schwarzer,,
- II Wydział Psychologii we Wrocławiu
, Annett Körner
Annett Körner,,
Journal seriesJournal of Health Psychology, ISSN 1359-1053, e-ISSN 1461-7277 , (N/A 70 pkt)
Issue year2019
Publication size in sheets0.5
Keywords in English cancer, health psychology, scale, social support, validation
ASJC Classification3202 Applied Psychology
Languageen angielski
34. Schwrzer_DiMillo_2017_BSSS_Skin_JHP.pdf 389.09 KB
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Berlin_oświadczenie.pdf 666.52 KB
Score (nominal)70
Score sourcejournalList
Publication indicators Scopus SNIP (Source Normalised Impact per Paper): 2018 = 0.966; WoS Impact Factor: 2017 = 2.039 (2) - 2017=2.09 (5)
Citation count*10 (2021-04-13)
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