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Table 2 Descriptive statistics and item-total correlations based on the main sample (women with hirsutism, n = 127)

From: The Swedish version of the multidimensional scale of perceived social support (MSPSS) - a psychometric evaluation study in women with hirsutism and nursing students

     Score distibutaion, n (%)
Items and scales Subscales Mean (SD) ITCa Lowest Highest Missing
1 There is a special person who is around when I am in need SO 5.73 (1.78) 0.749 7 (5.5) 70 (55.1) -
2 There is a special person with whom I can share my joys and sorrows SO 5.68 (1.83) 0.759 8 (6.3) 67 (52.8) -
3 My family really tries to help me Fam 5.64 (1.74) 0.734 5 (3.9) 65 (51.2) -
4 I get the emotional help and support I need from my family Fam 5.23 (1.92) 0.773 7 (5.5) 53 (41.7) -
5 I have a special person who is a real source of comfort to me SO 5.62 (1.74) 0.775 5 (3.9) 62 (48.8) -
6 My friends really try to help me Fri 4.49 (2.03) 0.753 15 (11.8) 31 (24.4) -
7 I can count on my friends when things go wrong Fri 4.69 (2.21) 0.700 20 (15.8) 41 (32.3) 1 (0.8)
8 I can talk about my problems with my family Fam 5.08 (2.07) 0.738 10 (7.9) 53 (41.8) 1 (0.8)
9 I have friends with whom I can share my joys and sorrows Fri 4.79 (2.13) 0.723 15 (11.8) 43 (33.9) 2 (1.6)
10 There is a special person in my life who cares about my feelings SO 5.69 (1.75) 0.739 4 (3.2) 68 (53.5) 1 (0.8)
11 My family is willing to help me make decisions Fam 5.34 (1.92) 0.647 8 (6.3) 59 (46.5) 1 (0.8)
12 I can talk about my problems with my friends Fri 4.51 (2.19) 0.721 19 (15.0) 37 (29.1) 1 (0.8)
  MSPSS Total (possible score range 12–84)   62.50 (18.26)     
  MSPSS Family (possible score range 4–28)   21.22 (7.03)     
  MSPSS Friends (possible score range 4–28)   18.50 (7.99)     
  MSPSS Significant Others (possible score range 4–28)   22.72 (6.66)     
  1. Fam = Family; Fri = Friends; SO = Significant others.
  2. aItem-total correlations (corrected for overlaps) for the relation between each item and the total scale score.