The PSS is a 12-item measure of perceived adequacy of social support from three sources: family, friends, & significant other. The Multidimensional Scale of PSS is using a 5-point Likert scale (0 = strongly disagree, 5 = strongly agree).
Year: 1988 Authors: Zimet et al Disease: Obesity Outcome: Social interactions
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Measure: Social support
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Number of RCTs that used this tool (in our study): 3
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Scale: Higher scores are better, scores range 1-5 Reference: Zimet G.D., Powell, S.S., Farley, G.K., Werkman, S., Berkoff, K.A. (1990). Psychometric characteristics of the Multidimensional Scale of Perceived Social Support. Journal of Personality Assessment, 55: 610-17.
Target population: General population Focus Generic Translations available: Yes Original version validated: Yes Original language: English Form of delivery: Self-reported Licence needed: No 10.1080/00223891.1990.9674095