Development of self-stigma inventory for patients with schizophrenia (SSI-P): reliability and validity study


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YILDIZ M., Kiras F., Incedere A., ABUT F. B.

PSYCHIATRY AND CLINICAL PSYCHOPHARMACOLOGY, vol.29, no.4, pp.640-649, 2019 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 29 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2019
  • Doi Number: 10.1080/24750573.2018.1533189
  • Title of Journal : PSYCHIATRY AND CLINICAL PSYCHOPHARMACOLOGY
  • Page Numbers: pp.640-649
  • Keywords: Self-stigma, inventory, schizophrenia, schizoaffective disorder, reliability, validity, SSI-P, MENTAL-ILLNESS, INTERNALIZED STIGMA, NEGATIVE SYMPTOMS, TURKISH VERSION, PEOPLE, DISCRIMINATION, ESTEEM, SCALE, HOPE, CONSEQUENCES

Abstract

OBJECTIVES: Internalizing the public stigma in patients with schizophrenia leads to self-stigmatization associated with a number of negative consequences such as depression, low self-esteem, hopelessness, impairment of social adaptation, unemployment, and treatment non-adherence. No instruments have been developed to assess the self-stigmatization for patients with schizophrenia living in Turkey. The purpose of this study was to develop a culturally-sensitive and easy-to-use instrument to measure self-stigma of the patients with schizophrenia and schizoaffective disorder.