Assessment by multivariate analysis of family support
This study involves the assessment of family support based on a new instrument (questionnaire). 200 respondents were selected and a multivariate analysis was used to analyze a large set of variables. A complete set of family support towards opiate dependents was analyzed by a principal component analysis, followed by a cluster analysis of the PCA results to determine the variation of the questionnaires and identify the characteristics of high variation questions. The result showed that there are 7 questions which have high variation in answers given by respondents (39.09% of cumulative variation), and a further analysis by cluster analysis categorized all those questions into 3 groups. Cluster 2 had the highest variation question (HVQ), and this was followed by cluster 1 with question (MVQ) and the lowest variation question (LVQ) was in cluster 3.
Keywords: family support; opiate dependent; PCA; CA; spiritual