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5.8.9 – Stigma

Measure (Authors, Year) Generic vs Specific, Purpose Administration, Number of Items, Number of Domains Measurement Properties

HIV Stigma Scale55

HIV-specific

Descriptive

Self-reported questionnaire

40 items

4 domains

Reliability: Good internal consistency reliability (Cronbach's alpha ≥ 0.90 for subscales and 0.96 for the summary scale) among people living with HIV.

Validity: Construct validity in a sample of people living with HIV.

55Berger BE, Ferrans CE, Lashley FR. Measuring stigma in people with HIV: psychometric assessment of the HIV stigma scale. Res Nurs Health. 2001 Dec;24(6):518-29. PubMed PMID: 11746080. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/11746080.