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Das Inventar Subjektiver Stigmaerfahrungen (ISE): Ein neues Instrument zur quantitativen Erfassung subjektiven Stigmas


Schulze, B; Stuart, H; Riedel-Heller, S (2009). Das Inventar Subjektiver Stigmaerfahrungen (ISE): Ein neues Instrument zur quantitativen Erfassung subjektiven Stigmas. Psychiatrische Praxis, 36(8):e19-e27.

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OBJECTIVES: Stigma research has been criticized for excluding the views of those exposed to stigmatizing reactions. While this changed with the advent of qualitative research into stigma, population-based data on the prevalence, severity and consequences of stigma experiences are lacking. The present study aims at field-testing the German version of the Inventory of Stigmatizing Experiences (ISE) , developed to investigate the epidemiology of "felt stigma". METHODS: The ISE is a semi-structured questionnaire composed of two scales: one measuring the scope of stigma experienced in different life domains (SES; 9 items), the other assessing their psychosocial impact (SIS; 7 items). The instrument was translated into German, using the three-step procedure proposed by WHO (translation, back-translation, feasibility testing). Field-testing of the German version was carried out on 95 service users. RESULTS: The German version of the ISE shows good reliabilities for both the stigma experiences (SES; alpha = 0.74) and stigma impact (SIS; alpha = 0.86) scales. 54.4 % of service users report stigma experiences across the SES; 72 % of these are recent and thus susceptible for interventions. CONCLUSIONS: The German version of the ISE is a compact and reliable tool for measuring the prevalence and impact of felt stigma, with potential uses in both population-based stigma research and clinical practice. Georg Thieme Verlag KG Stuttgart.New York.

Abstract

OBJECTIVES: Stigma research has been criticized for excluding the views of those exposed to stigmatizing reactions. While this changed with the advent of qualitative research into stigma, population-based data on the prevalence, severity and consequences of stigma experiences are lacking. The present study aims at field-testing the German version of the Inventory of Stigmatizing Experiences (ISE) , developed to investigate the epidemiology of "felt stigma". METHODS: The ISE is a semi-structured questionnaire composed of two scales: one measuring the scope of stigma experienced in different life domains (SES; 9 items), the other assessing their psychosocial impact (SIS; 7 items). The instrument was translated into German, using the three-step procedure proposed by WHO (translation, back-translation, feasibility testing). Field-testing of the German version was carried out on 95 service users. RESULTS: The German version of the ISE shows good reliabilities for both the stigma experiences (SES; alpha = 0.74) and stigma impact (SIS; alpha = 0.86) scales. 54.4 % of service users report stigma experiences across the SES; 72 % of these are recent and thus susceptible for interventions. CONCLUSIONS: The German version of the ISE is a compact and reliable tool for measuring the prevalence and impact of felt stigma, with potential uses in both population-based stigma research and clinical practice. Georg Thieme Verlag KG Stuttgart.New York.

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Other titles:The German version of the Inventory of Stigmatizing Experiences (ISE)--a new tool for assessing the prevalence and impact of "felt stigma"
Item Type:Journal Article, refereed, original work
Communities & Collections:04 Faculty of Medicine > Psychiatric University Hospital Zurich > Clinic for Clinical and Social Psychiatry Zurich West (former)
Dewey Decimal Classification:610 Medicine & health
Language:German
Date:2009
Deposited On:15 Feb 2010 08:36
Last Modified:07 Dec 2017 00:09
Publisher:Thieme
ISSN:0303-4259
Additional Information:Copyright: Georg Thieme Verlag
Free access at:Publisher DOI. An embargo period may apply.
Publisher DOI:https://doi.org/10.1055/s-0029-1223337
PubMed ID:19753514

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