The reliability and validity of the maternal social support index.

  title={The reliability and validity of the maternal social support index.},
  author={John M. Pascoe and Nicholas S. Ialongo and Wade F. Horn and Michael A. Reinhart and D Perradatto},
  journal={Family medicine},
  volume={20 4},
The Maternal Social Support Index (MSSI) is a 21-item questionnaire designed to quickly assess qualitative and quantitative aspects of a mother's social support. Previous studies have found an association between scores on the MSSI and home stimulation of preschool children, child maltreatment, and low birthweight. This report examines the test-retest reliability, internal consistency and concurrent and predictive validity of the MSSI in three samples of mothers (N = 488) from a prenatal clinic… CONTINUE READING

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