Table 1

Items included in the 8-item partner support scale
Please tell me whether you strongly agree, agree, disagree, or strongly disagree with the following statements about your partner
Strongly agree Agree Disagree Strongly disagree
1. My partner is someone I can count on for financial support if I need it 4 3 2 1
2. My partner is someone I can talk with about things that are important to me 4 3 2 1
3. My partner is someone who is affectionate toward me 4 3 2 1
4. My partner is someone who helps me care for my child(ren) 4 3 2 1
5. My partner is someone who understands how I am feeling 4 3 2 1
6. My partner is someone who talks with me and spends time with me 4 3 2 1
7. My partner is someone whom I can count on 4 3 2 1
8. My partner is someone who does things with me 4 3 2 1

Straughen et al.

Straughen et al. BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2013 13:187   doi:10.1186/1471-2393-13-187

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