Reliability of Diabetes-Specific Social Support Scales
diabetes, social support, measurement, reliability, test–retest
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The Diabetes Care Profile (DCP) is frequently used to assess diabetes-related quality of life. The social support scales have demonstrated internal consistency but test–retest reliability has not been established. Sixty-three type 2 diabetes patients participated in a telephone coaching study designed to improve diabetes control. The DCP was filled out at pre- and post-test. The test–retest reliabilities of three social support scales (Global, GET, GET-WANT) were calculated. At a mean retest interval of 6.5 months, the support scales showed reliabilities of 0.48 (Global and GET), and 0.38 (GET-WANT). The social support scales of the DCP show adequate long-term test–retest reliability.
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Citation / Publisher Attribution
Psychology, Health & Medicine, v. 13, issue 5, p. 627-631
Scholar Commons Citation
Yanover, Tovah and Sacco, William P., "Reliability of Diabetes-Specific Social Support Scales" (2008). Psychology Faculty Publications. 903.