Contributos para o estudo da satisfação com o suporte social dos pais das crianças com doença crónica

Translated title of the contribution: Contributions to the study of satisfaction with social support parents of children with chronic disease

Goreti Filipa dos Santos Marques, Beatriz Araújo, Luís Octávio Sá

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Abstract

Introduction: The social support undestood by the family plays a very important role in their cognitive and emotional processes related to well-being and quality of live in chronic disease situations. Objectives: To analyze the psychometric properties of the Satisfaction Scale of Social Support (ESSS) and their adaptation to parents of children with cancer. Materials and Methods: This is a quantitative, exploratory and descriptive study. We used a questionnaire for the sociodemographic characteristics of the sample and the ESSS. Results: The convenience sample consists of 112 parents of children with cancer. They present a low education, is composed on average for household of 4 elements and belong mostly to the sub-region’s health Porto. ESSS showed good fidelity in all domains, and the Cronbach’s alpha of 0.85 overall. But is the satisfaction subscale with friends/friendship that best explains the satisfaction of social support with a variance of 0.85. The scale also showed that families with higher Apgar (highly functional families) are those with greater satisfaction with social support, as well as a socio -economic. Conclusions: We then consider that the scale is a valid, reliable and adapted to study with parents of children with cancer.
Translated title of the contribution Contributions to the study of satisfaction with social support parents of children with chronic disease
Original languagePortuguese
Pages (from-to)31-39
Number of pages9
JournalCadernos de Saúde
Volume5
Issue number1-2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2012

Keywords

  • Social support
  • Family
  • Chronic disease

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