Development and initial validation of a measure of perceived stigma in irritable bowel syndrome.

@article{Jones2009DevelopmentAI,
  title={Development and initial validation of a measure of perceived stigma in irritable bowel syndrome.},
  author={Michael P. Jones and L Keefer and Jason R Bratten and T H Taft and Michael D Crowell and Rona L. Levy and Olafur K. Palsson},
  journal={Psychology, health & medicine},
  year={2009},
  volume={14 3},
  pages={367-74}
}
Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a poorly understood digestive disorder prone to stigmatization. We developed a measure of condition-specific perceived stigma to better understand the role of stigma in this common disorder. Questionnaire items were established through structured patient interviews. A 10-item measure assessing relevant stigma variables… CONTINUE READING