Sarah E. Ellefson

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BACKGROUND Students have stereotyped views about people with mental illness. In particular, they believe that these persons are incurable, dangerous, unpredictable and responsible for their condition. This study aims to investigate the levels of public stigma in an Italian university population. METHODS The Attribution Questionnaire 27 - Italian Version(More)
OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to investigate the relationship between mental illness identity, shame, secrecy, public stigma, and disclosure amongst college students. Participants included 1393 college students from five postsecondary institutions. METHODS Structural equation modeling was used to examine two path models predicting disclosure and(More)
PURPOSE This study investigated the impact of contact- and education-based antistigma interventions on mental illness stigma, affirming attitudes, discrimination, and treatment seeking among college students. METHODS Data were collected from 198 students of a Chicago University campus in spring of 2014. Participants were randomly assigned to one of three(More)
In the DSM-5, 'Asperger's Disorder' was incorporated into 'Autistic Spectrum Disorder' (ASD). One key concern in this change has been that the ASD label will increase negative attitudes relative to the Asperger's label. To test this, we asked 465 American adults to read a vignette describing a child with autistic symptoms that included an ASD label, an(More)
BACKGROUND Children with Chiari malformation type 1 (CM1) have increasingly presented to neurosurgery clinics. Limited research relating to the cognitive dysfunction experienced by this population has been completed. In adults, inhibition problems and executive dysfunction have been documented. METHODS Seventy-seven parental reports of children with CM1(More)
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