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Table 3 Main results obtained in the DUKE-UNC Functional Social Support

From: Do health and social support and personal autonomy have an influence on the health-related quality of life of individuals with intellectual disability?

DUKE-UNC Functional Social Support Descriptive study of frequencies Descriptive statistics
1 2 3 4 5
Much less than I would like Less than I would like Some, but would like more Almost as much as I would like As much as I would like
Freq. (%) Freq. (%) Freq. (%) Freq. (%) Freq. (%) Mean(±SD)
1 I receive visits from my friends and relatives 30 (18.5%) 22 (13.6%) 19 (11.7%) 27 (16.7%) 64 (39.5%) 3.45 (±1.56)
2 I receive help around the house 4 (2.5%) 9 (5.6%) 23 (14.2%) 42 (25.9%) 84 (51.9%) 4.19 (±1.03)
3 I receive praise for a good job   4 (2.5%) 6 (3.7%) 45 (27.8%) 107 (66.0%) 4.57 (±0.68)
4 I have people who care what happens to me   3 (1.9%) 8 (4.9%) 30 (18.5%) 121 (74.7%) 4.66 (±0.66)
5 I get love and affection   9 (5.6%) 4 (2.5%) 40 (24.7%) 109 (67.3%) 4.53 (±0.79)
6 I get chances to talk to someone about problems at work or with my housework 3 (1.9%) 9 (5.6%) 8 (4.9%) 40 (24.7%) 102 (63.0%) 4.41 (±0.94)
7 I get chances to talk to someone about my personal or family problems 1 (0.6%) 9 (5.6%) 15 (9.3%) 36 (22.2%) 101 (62.3%) 4.40 (±0.91)
8 I get chances to talk to someone about money matters   11 (6.8%) 18 (11.1%) 36 (22.2%) 97 (59.9%) 4.35 (±0.92)
9 I get invitations to go out and do things with other people   13 (8.0%) 17 (10.5%) 49 (30.2%) 83 (51.2%) 4.24 (±0.93)
10 I get useful advice about important things in life   5 (3.1%) 17 (10.5%) 42 (25.9%) 98 (60.5%) 4.43 (±0.80)
11 I get help when I am sick in bed   2 (1.2%) 1 (0.6%) 15 (9.3%) 144 (88.9%) 4.85 (±0.45)
Total Perceived Support ≤ 32 points-Low support; ≥ 33 points-Normal support 47.98 (±7.30)