Validation of the Malay Version of the Sources of Social Support Scale among Malaysian Cancer Patients

Abdullah, Mohammad Farris Iman Leong and Hami, Rohayu and Azman, Nizuwan and Mohd Shariff, Noorsuzana and Appalanaido, Gokula Kumar and Md Sharif, Siti Shahanis (2017) Validation of the Malay Version of the Sources of Social Support Scale among Malaysian Cancer Patients. ASEAN Journal of Psychiatry, 18 (2). pp. 1-9. ISSN 2231-7805

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    Abstract

    Objective: It is important to investigate the association between spousal support and psychology of cancer patients, thus a validated instrument to measure the degree of perceived spousal support is required. We translated and evaluated the psychometric properties of the Sources of Social Support Scale-Malay version (SSSS-Malay) among Malaysian cancer patients. Methods: In this study, the SSSS-Malay and Hope Scale-Malay [used to compare with the SSSS-Malay to assess discriminant validity] were administered to 195 Malaysian cancer patients during baseline assessment. The SSSS-Malay was re-administered 2 months after the baseline assessment during follow-up. Results: The SSSS-Malay total score (Cronbach’s α = 0.70, intraclass correlation coefficient (ICC) = 0.72) and its domains (Cronbach’s α ranging from 0.70 to 0.83, intraclass correlation coefficient ranging from 0.6 to 0.76) exhibited good internal consistencies and good test-retest reliability. The SSSS-Malay also demonstrated good convergent and discriminant validities. However, confirmatory factor analysis of the SSSSMalay showed that it was best fit into a 3-factor model instead of the 4-factor model of the original English version. Conclusion: The SSSS-Malay demonstrated good psychometric properties for use in Malaysian cancer patients.

    Item Type: Article
    Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology > BF1-940 Psychology
    R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine > RA440-440.87 Study and teaching. Research
    Divisions: Institut Perubatan & Pergigian Termaju (Advanced Medical & Dental Institute) > Article
    Zoom Profil Pakar (Expert Profile) > Dr. Gokula Kumar A/L Appalanaido (Advanced Medical & Dental Institute)
    Zoom Profil Pakar (Expert Profile) > Dr. Mohammad Farris Iman Leong Abdullah (Advanced Medical & Dental Institute)
    Zoom Profil Pakar (Expert Profile) > Dr. Noorsuzana Mohd Shariff (Advanced Medical & Dental Institute)
    Zoom Profil Pakar (Expert Profile) > Dr. Rohayu Hami (Advanced Medical & Dental Institute)
    Depositing User: Administrator Automasi
    Date Deposited: 20 Nov 2017 10:07
    Last Modified: 11 Dec 2017 12:24
    URI: http://eprints.usm.my/id/eprint/37515

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