IMPACT OF SOCIO-ECONOMIC REHABILITATION ON LEPROSY STIGMA IN NORTHERN NIGERIA: FINDINGS OF A RETROSPECTIVE STUDY

@inproceedings{Ebenso2007IMPACTOS,
  title={IMPACT OF SOCIO-ECONOMIC REHABILITATION ON LEPROSY STIGMA IN NORTHERN NIGERIA: FINDINGS OF A RETROSPECTIVE STUDY},
  author={Bassey Ebenso and Aminat Fashona and Mainas Ayuba and Mike A Idah and Gbemiga Adeyemi and Shehu S-Fada},
  year={2007}
}
This study explored the perceptions of people affected by leprosy regarding impact of socio-economic rehabilitation (SER) on stigma-reduction. The study combined a quantitative questionnaire (the P-scale) with semistructured interviews of 20 individual SER participants, five focus group discussions and 10 key informant interviews. The P-scale results showed four men suffered significant participation restrictions (scores of >12 points) in finding work and in social integration. The narratives… CONTINUE READING

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