The measurement of social support in the "European Research on Incapacitating Diseases and Social Support": the development of the Social Support Questionnaire for Transactions (SSQT)

Theo P Suurmeijer, Dirk M Doeglas, Serge Briancon, Wim P Krijnen

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Investigated if the SSQT allows for meaningful comparisons between patients with rheumatoid arthritis from different countries and explored the dimensionality and invariance of the SSQT dimensions. Based on types of social support, the authors formulated a series of items to measure actual supportive interactions or exchanges of resources over 5 scales: (daily emotional support, problem-oriented emotional support, and social companionship; and daily instrumental support and problem-oriented instrumental support). 739 Ss (mean age 52.4 yrs) from France, Norway, the Netherlands, and Sweden completed the SSQT; mean disease duration was 2.3 yrs. Analyses yielded the intended scales, although the internal consistency of the daily instrumental support scale is questionable. The SSQT is a useful instrument for international comparative research. (PsycLIT Database Copyright 1995 American Psychological Assn, all rights reserved)
Originele taal-2English
Pagina's (van-tot)1221-1229
TijdschriftSocial science & medicine
Volume40
Nummer van het tijdschrift9
StatusPublished - 1995

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Social Support
transaction
social support
Disease
questionnaire
Research
comparative research
Norway
Sweden
Netherlands
France
Rheumatoid Arthritis
Surveys and Questionnaires
Questionnaire
Databases
Psychology
interaction
resources
Emotion

Keywords

  • ziekten
  • sociale steun

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The measurement of social support in the "European Research on Incapacitating Diseases and Social Support": the development of the Social Support Questionnaire for Transactions (SSQT). / Suurmeijer, Theo P; Doeglas, Dirk M; Briancon, Serge; Krijnen, Wim P.

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