Preliminary validity and reliability of the sickle Cell disease health-related stigma scale

Coretta Jenerette, Cheryl A. Brewer, Jamie Crandell, Kenneth Ataga

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Abstract

There have been no published studies that measure health-related stigma in individuals with sickle cell disease (SCD). This study provides preliminary validity and reliability of the Sickle Cell Disease Health-Related Stigma Scale (SCD-HRSS). Using a sample of 77 young adults with SCD, ages 18-35 years, the results support the reliability of the SCD-HRSS with an overall Cronbach's alpha reliability of 0.84 and construct validity with a positive correlation between SCD-HRSS and a measure of depressive symptoms. Participants reported the highest levels of perceived stigma from the general public, then doctors, and lastly family. Limitations and directions for future research are discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)363-369
Number of pages7
JournalIssues in Mental Health Nursing
Volume33
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 1 2012

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Preliminary validity and reliability of the sickle Cell disease health-related stigma scale. / Jenerette, Coretta; Brewer, Cheryl A.; Crandell, Jamie; Ataga, Kenneth.

In: Issues in Mental Health Nursing, Vol. 33, No. 6, 01.06.2012, p. 363-369.

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Jenerette, Coretta ; Brewer, Cheryl A. ; Crandell, Jamie ; Ataga, Kenneth. / Preliminary validity and reliability of the sickle Cell disease health-related stigma scale. In: Issues in Mental Health Nursing. 2012 ; Vol. 33, No. 6. pp. 363-369.
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