Psychometric Validation of the Multiple Sclerosis Environmental Supports Scale: A Brief Report

Beatrice Lee, Kanako Iwanaga, Joseph Pfaller, Fong Chan, Chungyi Chiu, Erin Moser, Phillip Rumrill

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The main objective of this study was to evaluate the measurement structure of the Multiple Sclerosis Environmental Supports Scale (MSESS) with 248 individuals with multiple sclerosis (MS). Exploratory factor analysis yielded three reliable factors (health and mental health services; rehabilitation, social, and support services; and independent living supports). The MSESS appears to be a promising rehabilitation assessment tool for individuals with MS, one that can be used by rehabilitation counselors to evaluate environmental support factors in their interview, assessment, and rehabilitation planning protocols.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)187-191
Number of pages5
JournalRehabilitation Counseling Bulletin
Issue number3
StatePublished - Apr 1 2018

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
The author(s) disclosed receipt of the following financial support for the research, authorship, and/or publication of this article: The contents of this article were developed with support from the Rehabilitation Research and Training Center (RRTC) on Employment of People with Physical Disabilities. The RRTC was funded by the National Institute on Disability, Independent Living and Rehabilitation Research Grant H133B13001 to Virginia Commonwealth University.

Publisher Copyright:
© 2017, © Hammill Institute on Disabilities 2017.


  • assessment
  • disability(ies)
  • psychosocial aspects of
  • rehabilitation counseling process or strategies

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Rehabilitation
  • Applied Psychology
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health


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