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Table 5 Study descriptions

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

Authors [Year of publication] Language (s) Study aim(s) Design Country – [income bracket] Setting Participants Sampling Age in years- Mean [SD]
Aroian et al. [2010] Arabic T & PT Cross-sectional USA - HIC Community Arab Muslim immigrant married woman, N = 539 Convenience 40.2 (6.5)
Norries et al. [2011] Arabic PT Cross-sectional USA - HIC Community Arab Muslim immigrant women, N = 519 Convenience 40.22 (6.5)
Merhi & Kazarian [2012] Arabic T & PT Cross-sectional Lebanon - UMIC Community Healthy adults, N = 221 Not stated 34.0 (11.7)
Stewart et al. [2014] Chichewa & Chiyao T & PT Cross-sectional Malawi – LIC Clinical Women attending antenatal visits, N = 583 Convenience 25.1 (6.2)
Stewart et al. [2014] Chichewa & Chiyao PT Cross-sectional Malawi – LIC Clinical Women attending antenatal visits, N = 583 Consecutive 25.14 (6.22)
Cao et al. [2015] Chinese PT Cross sectional China - HIC Community Elderly population, N = 928 Two-stage stratified cluster sampling *60–94 [Range]
Chan et al. [2010] Chinese PT Random Controlled Trial China - HIC Clinical Patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, N = 206 Random 72.9 (7.7)
He et al. [2016] Chinese PT Cross sectional China - HIC Clinical Burns patients, N = 246 Not stated 25.77 (2.14)
Liu et al. [2015] Chinese PT Cross sectional China - HIC Community Adults, N = 1471 Not stated 34.5 (10.4)
Meng-Yao et al. [2016] Chinese PT Cross sectional China - HIC Clinical Patients with bladder cancer, N = 365 Convenience 63.76 (11.45)
Tan et al. [2016] Chinese PT Cross sectional China - HIC High schools Adolescents, N = 618 Random 16.29 (2.58)
Taylor-Piliae et al. [2005] Chinese PT Quasi-experimental USA-HIC Community Chinese nationals with cardio vascular disease risk factors, N = 38 Convenience 66 (8.3)
Wang et al. [2014] Chinese PT Cross sectional China - HIC Clinical Patients with depression, N = 100 Not stated 41.36 (15.55)
Wang et al. [2015] Chinese PT Longitudinal China - HIC Clinical Patients with breast cancer, N = 404 Not stated 47.64 (7.66)
Zeng et al. [2016] Chinese PT Longitudinal China - HIC Clinical Patients mild traumatic brain injury, N = 219 Convenience 34.7 (14.8)
Zhang et at [2016] Chinese PT Random Controlled Trial China - HIC Clinical Outpatients with mild depression, N = 62 Random 48.3 (17.5)
Zhou et al. [2015] Chinese PT Cross-sectional China - HIC Clinical Patients on methadone maintenance treatment, N = 1212 Not stated 42.5 (6.2)
Zhu, Hu & Efird [2012] Chinese PT Cross-sectional, correlational China - HIC Community Elderly population, N = 120 Quasi-random 71.42 (7.18)
Chan, Yu & Li [2011] Chinese PT Cross sectional China - HIC Clinical Peritoneal dialysis patients, N = 141 Random 57 (12)
Cheng et al. [2004] Chinese PT Cross-sectional Hong Kong - HIC High schools Adolescents, N = 2105 Not stated 14.8 (1.6)
Sing & Wong [2011] Chinese PT Cross sectional Hong Kong - HIC College College students, N = 529 Not stated 21.1 (1.77)
Kee-Lee Chou [2000] Chinese T & PT Cross-sectional Hong Kong - HIC High schools Adolescents, N = 410 Random 17.5 (0.7)
Liu et al. [2015] Chinese PT Cross sectional China - HIC Clinical Patients with haematological malignancies, N = 225 Consecutive *15–83 [Range]
Wong et al. [2012] Chinese PT Comparative cross-sectional survey Hong Kong - HIC 1. Clinical 2. Community 1. Caregivers of stroke, Parkinson’s disease, or Alzheimer disease patients, n = 55 2. General population, n = 61 Not stated 1. caregivers- 72 (6.2)
2. General population- 72 (6.3)
Liu et al. [2015] Chinese PT Cross sectional China - HIC University University students, N = 722   19.68 (1.12)
Yeung et al. [2013] Chinese PT Quasi-experimental USA-HIC Clinical Chinese Americans, N = 14 Convenience 53 (14)
Yu Ling et al. [2015] Chinese PT Cross sectional China - HIC High schools Adolescents, N = 1654 Random 15.85 (1.02)
Hannan et al. [2016] Creole T & PT Longitudinal USA-HIC University Haitian post-partum mothers, N = 85 Convenience 45.8 (11.1)
Denis et al. [2015] French T & PT Cross-sectional France-HIC Clinical Post-partum mothers, N = 148 Not stated 30.5 (5.1)
Hamza et al. [2012] Hausa T Mixed methods Nigeria -LMIC Clinical Patients with stroke, N = 10 Random 51.5 (not provided)
Mohammad et al. [2015] Hausa PT Cross-sectional Nigeria - LMIC Clinical Patients with stroke, N = 140 Consecutive 58.8 (13.2)
Vincent-Onabajo et al. [2015] Hausa PT Cross-sectional Nigeria - LMIC Clinical Patients with stroke, N = 100 Consecutive 51.4 (13.5)
Park et al. [2011] Korean T & PT Cross-sectional Korea-HIC Clinical Women with diabetes, N = 123 Convenience 53.4 (5.9)
Nakigudde et al. (2009) Luganda T & PT Cross-sectional Uganda- LIC Clinical Post-partum mothers, N = 240 Systematic 26 (5.7)
Ng* et al. [2010] Malay T & PT Longitudinal Malaysia-UMIC Clinical University students, N = 237 Not stated *19–25 [range]
Ng* et al. [2015] Malay PT Prospective cohort Malaysia-UMIC Clinical Female patients with breast cancer, N = 221 Not stated 551 (11.5)
Razali & Yusoff [2014] Malay PT Cross-sectional Malaysia-UMIC Clinical Patients with Schizophrenia, N = 70 Universal 33 (9)
Roohafza et al. [2016] Persian PT Cross sectional Iran-UMIC Clinical Patients with irritable bowel syndrome, N = 4763 Not stated Not stated
Bagherian-Sararoudi, et al. [2013] Persian T & PT Longitudinal Iran-UMIC Clinical 1.Myocardial patients, n = 176; 2. Healthy participants, n = 71: N = 247 Not stated 1. 56 (9.8)
Ghorbani et al. [2005] Persian PT Cross sectional Iran-UMIC Clinical Parents of pre-term & full-term infants, N = 164 Multi-stage sampling 1. pre-term - 27.6 (6.25)
2. full term-28.22 (4.54)
Adamczyk & DiTommaso [2014] Polish PT Cross-sectional Poland - HIC University Young adults, N = 417 Not stated 21.14 (2.05)
Adamczyk &Segrin[2015] Polish PT Cross-sectional Poland - HIC University Young adults, N = 553 Not stated 23.42 (3.27)
Adamczyk [2013] Polish T & PT Longitudinal Poland - HIC University University students, N = 418 Convenience 21.1 (2.1)
Adamczyk & Segrin[2015] Polish PT Cross-sectional Poland - HIC University Young adults, N = 553 Not stated 23.42 (3.27)
Martins et al. [2011] Portuguese PT Cross-sectional Portugal- HIC Clinical & Online Adults attempting to get pregnant, N = 312 Convenience 32.01 (4.65)
Martins et al. [2012] Portuguese T & PT Longitudinal Portugal- HIC Clinical & Online Adults attempting to get pregnant, N = 589 Convenience 33.8 (5.2)
Martins et al. [2014] Portuguese PT Cross-sectional Portugal- HIC Clinical & Online Adults attempting to get pregnant, N = 426 Convenience 1.Men- 34.3(6.2) 2. Women-32.3 (4.9)
Guan et al. [2015] Simplified Chinese T & PT Longitudinal China - HIC University University students, N = 202 Convenience 21.9 (2.0)
Cobb & Xie [2015] Spanish PT Cross-sectional USA-HIC Community Hispanic immigrants, N = 122 Not stated 33.7 (8.2)
Guillén et al. [2015] Spanish PT Cross-sectional Spain - HIC Community Female intimate partner violence victims, N = 136 Convenience 31.67 (SD not stated)
Ramos et al. [2016] Spanish T & PT Cross-sectional Spain - HIC Community Retirees, N = 991 Convenience 62.7 (5.89)
Rey et al. [2016] Spanish PT Cross-sectional Spain - HIC Community Adults, N = 613 Not stated 34.36 (11.18)
Trujols et al. [2014] Spanish PT Cross-sectional Spain - HIC Clinical Patients with depression, N = 173 Consecutive 50.2 (14.9)
Ekbäck et al. [2013] Swedish T & PT Cross-sectional Sweden -HIC Clinical 1. Patients with Hirsutism, n = 127 2. Nursing students, n = 154 Not stated 1. Patients with, Hirsutism, 32.0 (10.3)
2. Nursing students, 27.3 (7.8)
Ekbäck et al. [2014] Swedish PT Comparative, cross-sectional Sweden -HIC Clinical 1.Patients with Hirsutism, n = 127 2. Normative sample, n = 1115 Not stated 1. Patients with Hirsutism 32.0 (10.2)
2. Normative sample, 32.7 (7.9)
Guan et al. [2013] Tamil T & PT Cross-sectional Malaysia-UMIC University University students, N = 94 Not stated 38.3 (17.9)
Ross et al. [2011] Thai PT Cross-sectional, correlational Thailand-UMIC Clinical Postpartum, HIV-positive women, N = 85 Convenience 26.8 (5.64)
Wongpakaran [2011] Thai T & PT Cross-sectional Thailand-UMIC University 1. Medical students, n = 310 2.Patients with major depressive disorder, n = 152 [N = 462] Convenience 1. Medical students, n = 19.16 (1.02)
2. Patients with major depressive disorder, 41.23 (12.30)
Wongpakaran [2012] Thai T & PT Cross sectional Thailand-UMIC University Medical students, N = 486 Not stated 19.01 (0.90)
Eker & Arkar [1995] Turkish T & PT Cross-sectional Turkey - UMIC University & Clinical 1. University students, n = 146 2. Patients with renal problems, n = 50 Not stated 1. University students,20.34 (1.55)
2. Patients with renal problems,37.18 (12.8)
Ersoy & Varan [2007] Turkish PT Cross-sectional Turkey - UMIC Clinical Patients with psychiatric disorders, N = 203 Convenience 33.79 (11.77)
Eker, Arkar & Yaldiz [2000] Turkish PT Cross-sectional Turkey - UMIC Clinical 1. Psychiatry patients, n = 50 2. Surgery patients, n = 50 3. Normative sample, n = 50 Convenience 1. Psychiatry patients, 36(13)
2. Surgery patients, 36(13)
3. Normative sample, 35(11)
Kuscu et al. [2009] Turkish PT Cross-sectional Turkey - UMIC Clinical Caregivers of adult cancer patients, N = 51 Convenience Not stated
Duru [2007] Turkish PT Cross-sectional Turkey - UMIC University Students, N = 340 Not stated 18.83 (1.35)
Basol [2008] Turkish PT Cross-sectional Turkey - UMIC Schools Administrators, N = 433 Not stated Not stated
Akhtar et al. [2010] Urdu PT Longitudinal Pakistan- LMIC Community Antenatal women, N = 325 Not stated 27 (5)
Saleem et al. [2013] Urdu PT Cross sectional Pakistan- LMIC Clinical Drug addicts, N = 70 Not stated 32.21 (8.30)
Khan et al. [2015] Urdu PT Cross sectional Pakistan- LMIC Community Pregnant women, N = 349 Cluster < 19–30+ [Range]
Qadir et al. [2013] Urdu PT Cross sectional Pakistan- LMIC Community Married women, N = 277 Convenience 36.7 (9.96)
Naveed & Naz [2015] Urdu PT Cross sectional Pakistan- LMIC Clinical Women with postpartum depression, N = 100 Not stated 27.31 (5.20)
  1. T- translation: PT psychometric testing, LIC lower income country, LMIC lower-middle income country, UMIC upper middle-income country, HIC high income country <World Bank Classification system>