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Development and validation of the Kilifi Stigma Scale for Epilepsy in Kenya

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The aim of this study was to develop and validate a tool to measure perceived stigma among people with epilepsy (PWE) in Kilifi, Kenya. We reviewed existing scales that measured stigma, particularly of epilepsy. We conducted a qualitative study to determine salient concerns related to stigma in Kilifi. Themes were generated, and those related to stigma were used to construct an 18-item stigma scale. A descriptive cross-sectional survey was then conducted among 673 PWE to assess the reliabilit...

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10.1016/j.yebeh.2012.02.019

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Abubakar, A More by this author
Odermatt, P More by this author
Newton, CR More by this author
Carter, JA More by this author
Journal:
Epilepsy and Behavior
Volume:
24
Issue:
1
Pages:
81-85
Publication date:
2012-05-05
DOI:
EISSN:
1525-5069
ISSN:
1525-5050
URN:
uuid:9f32b4b2-6ba7-49ee-a8b8-b7fe74900780
Source identifiers:
334085
Local pid:
pubs:334085
Language:
English
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