Duke-UNC Functional Social Support Questionnaire (DUFSS) is a 8-item measure of confidant support and affective support.
Geographies Tested: United States of America
Populations Included: Female, Male
Age Range: Adults
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.
I get 6. People who care what happens to me. 7. Love and affection. 8. Help when I'm sick in bed.
5-point Likert scale
Much less than I would like - 1
As much as I would like - 5
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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