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NDACAN Measure Details

Duke-UNC Functional Social Support Questionnaire


Designed to measure an individual’s perception of the amount and type of personal social support. The original instrument included 14 items, grouped into 4 subscales: Quantity of Support, Confidant Support, Affective Support, and Instrumental Support (Broadhead, W.E., Gehlbach, S.H., DeGruy, F. V., and Kaplan, B.H., 1988).


Broadhead, W. E., Gehlbach, S. H., DeGruy, F. V., & Kaplan, B. H. (1988). The Duke-UNC Functional Social Support Questionnaire: Measurement of social support in family medicine patients. Medical Care, 26(7), 709-723. Retrieved from: