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The PRQ2000 contains 15 (positively worded) items
to tap the level of perceived social support and does not contain a section
to estimate interpersonal resources. The total score is calculated
by summing all items with scores ranging from 15 to 105 with higher scores
indicating more support. The scale appears to have three underlying
dimensions. The inter-item and item-to-total correlations indicated
that fifteen items should be retained. The estimates of internal
consistency for the two sub-samples and for six additional data sets were
strong. The PRQ2000 correlated in the anticipated direction and
strength with mental health indicators.
The following tables represent the results from the Personal Resource Questionnaire
2000. (PRQ2000). The PRQ2000 measures social support and consists
of 15 questions with answers ranging from 1-7. Participants
were all women between the ages of 35-65 who had a chronic illness and lived
in a rural location (25 miles outside a town of 12,500 or more).
Study participants were divided into three groups:
Moderated Intervention: received online training
and moderated chat groups
Unmoderated Intervention: received online training only
Control Group: no intervention
Values calculated for the six times were:
Standard Deviation (s.d.)
Group Size (N)
* Final data has not been collected for Time 6
If you would like further information concerning the
PRQ2000, you may view chapter
13 of the following book:
Weinert, C. (2003). Measuring social support: PRQ2000. In O. Strickland & C.
DiIorio (Eds.), Measurement of nursing outcomes: Vol. 3. Self
care and coping (pp. 161-172). New York: Springer.
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