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ERIC Number: EJ799066
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Jun
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
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ISSN: ISSN-0899-9546
Measurement of Stigma in People with HIV: A Reexamination of the HIV Stigma Scale
Bunn, Janice Yanushka; Solomon, Sondra E.; Miller, Carol; Forehand, Rex
AIDS Education and Prevention, v19 n3 p198-208 Jun 2007
Stigma associated with HIV infection can unfavorably impact the lives and behavior of people living with HIV/AIDS. The HIV Stigma Scale was designed to measure the perception of stigma by those who are HIV infected. Reanalysis of the psychometric properties of this scale was conducted in a new sample of 157 individuals living with HIV/AIDS in rural New England. This resulted in revision of the scale: shortening it from 40 to 32 items and retaining the original four factors but renaming one: Enacted Stigma (formerly Personalized Stigma), Disclosure Concerns, Negative Self-image, and Concern With Public Attitudes. These four subscales have been refined such that each consists of unique items.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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