Recent advances in cross-cultural measurement in psychiatric epidemiology: utilizing 'what matters most' to identify culture-specific aspects of stigma.

@article{Yang2014RecentAI,
  title={Recent advances in cross-cultural measurement in psychiatric epidemiology: utilizing 'what matters most' to identify culture-specific aspects of stigma.},
  author={Lawrence Hsin Yang and Graham Thornicroft and R Valencia Alvarado and Eduardo Vega and Bruce G Link},
  journal={International journal of epidemiology},
  year={2014},
  volume={43 2},
  pages={494-510}
}
BACKGROUND While stigma measurement across cultures has assumed growing importance in psychiatric epidemiology, it is unknown to what extent concepts arising from culture have been incorporated. We utilize a formulation of culture-as the everyday interactions that 'matter most' to individuals within a cultural group-to identify culturally-specific stigma dynamics relevant to measurement. METHODS A systematic literature review from January 1990 to September 2012 was conducted using PsycINFO… CONTINUE READING
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