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Table 1 Description of the instruments used to characterize the psychosocial profile of family caregivers

From: Psychosocial factors related with caregiver burden among families of children with chronic conditions

Scales Number of items/Response options Factors α
1. Family Support Questionnaire [50] 17/1 (Never) to 4 (Always) Perception of family support 0.97
2. Social Support Network Scale [51, 52] 45/1 (Completely disagree) to 5 (Completely agree) Friend support, family support, lack of support, religious support, and neighbor support 0.89
3. Zarit Burden Interview [24] 22/0 (Never) to 4 (Always) Effect of care on caregiver, caregiver-patient interpersonal relationship, and self-efficacy expectations 0.90
4. Parental Stress Scale [53] 17/1 (Totally disagree) to 5 (Totally agree) Stressors and rewards 0.89
5. Family Functioning Scale [54] 22/1 (Never) to 5 (Always) Positive family environment, cohesion, hostility/conflict avoidance, and rules/problems expressing feelings 0.89
6. World Health Organization Well-Being Index [55] 10/0 (Never) to 3 (All the time) Anxiety, depression, positive well-being, and coping 0.89
7. Historic-Psycho-Socio-Cultural-Premises Scale (HSCPs) [37] 33/1 (I disagree) to 2 (I agree) Affiliative obedience, consent, self-assertion, status quo, fear of authority, Marianism and family honor 0.88