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Table 6 Test-retest reliability coefficients for the MSPSS items and scales based on the reference sample (nursing students, n = 44)

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

Items and scales κ w(95% CI)a ICC (95% CI)b CCC (95% CI)c
1 There is a special person who is around when I am in need 0.74 (0.40–0.95)   
2 There is a special person with whom I can share my joys and sorrows 0.71 (0.54–0.90)   
3 My family really tries to help me 0.66 (0.47–0.80)   
4 I get the emotional help and support I need from my family 0.72 (0.59–0.85)   
5 I have a special person who is a real source of comfort to me 0.58 (0.34–0.74)   
6 My friends really try to help me 0.74 (0.61–0.87)   
7 I can count on my friends when things go wrong 0.68 (0.52–0.82)   
8 I can talk about my problems with my family 0.71 (0.54–0.84)   
9 I have friends with whom I can share my joys and sorrows 0.85 (0.75–0.94)   
10 There is a special person in my life who cares about my feelings 0.75 (0.49–0.94)   
11 My family is willing to help me make decisions 0.60 (0.40–0.80)   
12 I can talk about my problems with my friends 0.77 (0.66–0.88)   
  MSPSS Total   0.92 (0.86–0.96) 0.92 (0.88–0.97)
  MSPSS Family   0.92 (0.86–0.96) 0.92 (0.87–0.94)
  MSPSS Friends   0.92 (0.86–0.95) 0.92 (0.87–0.96)
  MSPSS Significant Others   0.89 (0.81–0.94) 0.89 (0.82–0.95)
  1. aWeighted kappa coefficient.
  2. bIntraclass correlation coefficient.
  3. cLin’s concordance correlation coefficient.