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Duke-UNC Functional Social Support Questionnaire (DUFSS)

Duke-UNC Functional Social Support Questionnaire (DUFSS) is a 8-item measure of confidant support and affective support.

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Geographies Tested: United States of America

Populations Included: Female, Male

Age Range: Adults

Items:

Confidant Support I get 1. Chances to talk to someone about problems at work or with my housework.
2. Chances to talk to someone I trust about my personal and family problems.
3. Chances to talk about money matters.
4. Invitations to go out and do things with other people. 5. Useful advice about important things in life.

Affective Support I get 6. People who care what happens to me. 7. Love and affection. 8. Help when I'm sick in bed.

Response Options: 5-point Likert scale Much less than I would like - 1
As much as I would like - 5

Scoring Procedures

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Original Citation

Broadhead, W. E., Gehlbach, S. H., Gruy, F. V. d., & Kaplan, B. H. (1988). The Duke-UNC Functional Social Support Questionnaire: Measurement of social support in family medicine patients. Medical Care, 26(7), 709-723.

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