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Psychometric Properties of the 34-Item Short-Form Supportive Care Need Survey (SCNS-SF34) Scale in the Malaysian Cancer Healthcare Context

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Unit of Biostatistics and Bioinformatics, Division of Research and Networking, Advanced Medical and Dental Institute, Universiti Sains Malaysia, Bertam 13200, Penang, Malaysia
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School of Educational Studies, Universiti Sains Malaysia, Minden 11700, Pulau Pinang, Malaysia
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Lifestyle Science Cluster, Advanced Medical and Dental Institute, Universiti Sains Malaysia, Bertam 13200, Penang, Malaysia
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Academic Editor: Paul B. Tchounwou
Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2021, 18(17), 9403; https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph18179403
Received: 27 July 2021 / Revised: 3 September 2021 / Accepted: 4 September 2021 / Published: 6 September 2021
(1) Background: This study aimed to assess the psychometric properties of the Malay version of SCNS-SF34 among Malaysian cancer patients. (2) Methods: This cross-sectional study involved 171 cancer patients. Data were collected using the structured five-factor survey via telephone call or face-to-face interviews. The internal reliability and the construct validity of SCNS-34M were analysed using principal component analysis with varimax rotation. (3) Results: The health system and information need (HSI) was the domain with the highest mean score (2.73 ± 0.88), followed by patient care and support needs (2.16 ± 0.90), as well as physical and daily living needs (1.99 ± 0.98). The confirmatory factor analysis indicated a moderate model fit for RMSEA with 0.070, TLI = 0.911 and CFI = 0.924. (4) Conclusions: The SCNS-SF34M was found to be a conceptually applicable and culturally appropriate scale in measuring the supportive care for cancer patients within the Malaysian context. View Full-Text
Keywords: assessment; cancer; psycho-oncology; psychometric properties; SCNS-SF34; supportive care needs assessment; cancer; psycho-oncology; psychometric properties; SCNS-SF34; supportive care needs
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Azman, N.; Thien, L.M.; Abdullah, M.F.I.L.; Mohd Shariff, N. Psychometric Properties of the 34-Item Short-Form Supportive Care Need Survey (SCNS-SF34) Scale in the Malaysian Cancer Healthcare Context. Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2021, 18, 9403. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph18179403

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Azman N, Thien LM, Abdullah MFIL, Mohd Shariff N. Psychometric Properties of the 34-Item Short-Form Supportive Care Need Survey (SCNS-SF34) Scale in the Malaysian Cancer Healthcare Context. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. 2021; 18(17):9403. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph18179403

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Azman, Nizuwan, Lei M. Thien, Mohammad F.I.L. Abdullah, and Noorsuzana Mohd Shariff. 2021. "Psychometric Properties of the 34-Item Short-Form Supportive Care Need Survey (SCNS-SF34) Scale in the Malaysian Cancer Healthcare Context" International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health 18, no. 17: 9403. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph18179403

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