Psychometric properties of the Arabic version of the medical outcomes study social support survey in cancer survivors post-HSCT

Fawwaz Alaloul*, Lynne A. Hall, Mohannad Eid AbuRuz, Said Abusalem

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The purpose of this study was to evaluate the reliability and validity of the Arabic version of the Medical Outcomes Study Social Support Survey (MOS-SSS) in Arabic cancer survivors post-Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation (HSCT). This study of existing cross-sectional data was conducted using data from 63 Arabic patients who were at least three months post-HSCT. The data demonstrated that the Cronbach’s alphas for the Arabic version of the MOS-SSS subscales were strong, indicating good internal consistency. Factorial validity of the Arabic version was supported using confirmatory factor analysis; the MOS-SSS had a four-factor, multidimensional structure as hypothesised. Convergent validity with the EORTC QLQ-C30 also was supported. In conclusion, this study showed that the Arabic version of the MOS-SSS demonstrated excellent evidence of convergent and factorial validity as well as strong internal consistency reliability in this sample of Arabic HSCT survivors.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)235-243
Number of pages9
JournalMental Health, Religion and Culture
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2021


  • Arabic
  • psychometrics
  • Social support
  • survey
  • translation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Psychology
  • Psychiatry and Mental health

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