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Development and psychometric properties of a new social support scale for self-care in middle-aged patients with type II diabetes (S4-MAD)

Shohreh Naderimagham1, Shamsaddin Niknami1*, Farid Abolhassani2, Ebrahim Hajizadeh3 and Ali Montazeri4

Author Affiliations

1 Department of Health Education, Faculty of Medical Sciences, Tarbiat Modares University, Tehran, Iran

2 Department of Health Management, National Institute of Health Research, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran

3 Department of Biostatistics, Faculty of Medical Sciences, Tarbiat Modares University, Tehran, Iran

4 Mental Health Research Group, Health Metrics Research Centre, Iranian Institute for Health Sciences Research, ACECR, Tehran, Iran

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BMC Public Health 2012, 12:1035  doi:10.1186/1471-2458-12-1035

Published: 28 November 2012

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Additional file 1:

The S4-MAD. The file contains the Social Support Scale for Self-Care in Middle-Aged Patients with Type II Diabetes.

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Additional file 2:

Scoring Instruction. The file contains the scoring instruction for the Social Support Scale for Self-Care in Middle-Aged Patients with Type II Diabetes.

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