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Table 2 Best evidence synthesis of the psychometric properties

From: A systematic review of the psychometric properties of the cross-cultural translations and adaptations of the Multidimensional Perceived Social Support Scale (MSPSS)

Version -Country Internal consistency Criterion validity Construct validity – convergent Construct validity- divergent Reproducibility- agreement Reproducibility- reliability
Arabic women (MSPSS-AW)- USA Moderate (−-)   Limited (−) Limited (−)   
Arabic Generic – Lebanon Limited (−)   Unknown (?) Unknown (?)   
Chichewa- Malawi Strong (+++)    Limited (−)   
Chinese (Simplified) – Malaysia Strong (+++) Unknown (?)   Unknown (?)   Unknown (?)
Chinese (Traditional) – Hong Kong, China Conflicting (−) Unknown (?) Moderate (−-) Moderate (−-)   Limited (+)
Chiyao - Malawi Strong (+++)    Limited (−)   
Creole- USA (Haiti) Unknown (?)   Unknown (?)    Unknown (?)
French - France Limited (+)    Limited (−)   Limited (−)
Hausa – Nigeria Strong (+++)    Limited (−)   Limited (−)
Korean-Korea Strong (+++)   Limited (−) Limited (−)   
Luganda - Uganda Limited (−)      
Malay – Malaysia Unknown (?) Unknown (?)   Unknown (?)   Unknown (?)
Persian – Iran Limited (−)   Unknown (?)    Limited (−)
Polish – Poland Strong (+++)   Moderate (−-) Moderate (−-)   
Portuguese – Portugal Strong (+++)   Limited (−) Limited (+) Limited (−)  
Spanish – *USA, ** Spain Limited (+) Moderate (−-) Moderate (−-)    
Swedish – Sweden Moderate (++)   Limited (−)    Limited (+)
Tamil – Malaysia Limited (−) Unknown (?) Unknown (?) Unknown (?)   
Thai – Thailand Moderate (++)   Unknown (?)    Limited (+)
Turkish (Original) - Turkey Moderate (++)   Conflicting (−) Conflicting (+)   
Turkish (Revised) – Turkey Conflicting (−)   Unknown (?) Unknown (?)   Unknown (?)
Urdu – Pakistan ? (unknown)   Limited (−) Moderate (−-)   
  1. * and ** denotes findings from the USA and Spain respectively