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ERIC Number: EJ867219
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 37
ISSN: ISSN-1049-7315
Developing a Measure of Stigma by Association with African American Adolescents Whose Mothers Have HIV
Mason, Sally; Berger, Barbara; Ferrans, Carol Estwing; Sultzman, Vickey; Fendrich, Michael
Research on Social Work Practice, v20 n1 p65-73 2010
Objectives: African American urban adolescents are one of the fastest growing groups of children affected by their mother's HIV status. These children experience HIV stigma by association with their HIV-positive mothers. Stigma may contribute to adverse outcomes for these teens. Methods: The authors describe a multistage process of scale construction, cognitive interviewing, and pilot testing to develop a measure reflecting an African American adolescent's experience of HIV stigma when mother has HIV. Results: The resulting measure has 23 items with good reliability. An additional item suggested by qualitative data will be added to the measure and used in further testing. Conclusions: Potential uses of the measure are discussed. Intervention approaches for reducing stigma's impact among HIV-affected African American adolescents are briefly outlined. (Contains 3 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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