Social Support Survey: RAND Medical Outcomes Study
This brief, self-administered Social Support Survey instrument was developed for patients in the Medical Outcomes Study (MOS), a two-year study of patients with chronic conditions. It is easy to administer to chronically ill patients, and the items are short, simple, and easy to understand. It may also be appropriate for use with other populations.
MOS Social Support Survey Instrument
Scoring Instructions for Social Support Survey Instrument
The scoring instructions include references to many articles that describe the process by which the measures were developed and discuss their validity and reliability.
Measuring Function and Well-Being: The Medical Outcomes Study Approach (1992)
Stewart AL, Ware JE., eds. (1992)
User's Manual for the Medical Outcomes Study (MOS) Core Measures of Health-Related Quality of Life — 1995
This manual describes self-administered patient questionnaires that were developed for patients participating in the Medical Outcomes Study, a multi-year, nonexperimental study of variations in physician practice styles and patient outcomes in...
Other instruments from the Medical Outcomes Study
This website offers a list of all instruments that have been approved by the Scientific Advisory Committee of the Medical Outcomes Trust.
Bibliography for the RAND Medical Outcomes Study