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Perceived stigma of leprosy among community members and health care providers in Lalitpur district of Nepal: A qualitative study

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Background Leprosy remains a major stigmatizing condition. Stigma is a dynamic process resulting from the interaction between physical attributes caused by leprosy and the existing stereotypes in a community. Leprosy has pervasive impacts on all areas of life including psychosocial burden to an individual, social interaction, marriage, and employment. These impacts vary and are largely dependent on a particular culture and community. The main objective of this study was to...

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ORCID:
0000-0002-6176-1706
Publisher:
Public Library of Science
Journal:
PLoS ONE More from this journal
Volume:
13
Issue:
12
Article number:
e0209676
Publication date:
2018-12-27
Acceptance date:
2018-12-07
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EISSN:
1932-6203
ISSN:
1932-6203
Pmid:
30589875
Language:
English
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pubs:959415
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uuid:1d532977-1751-4ab0-95ac-dbd393b4b282
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pubs:959415
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959415
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2019-02-27

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