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Human Studies

2020 May 10

J Pediatr Psychol

Validation of the Health-Related Felt Stigma and Concealment Questionnaire.


Laird KT, Smith CA, Hollon SD, Walker LS
J Pediatr Psychol. 2020 May 10.
PMID: 32388554.


Stigma is associated with many health conditions, including chronic pain. Research on health-related stigma is limited by the lack of validated instruments that distinguish among various stigma-related constructs. We aimed to develop and validate such a measure for pediatric functional abdominal pain (FAP). Felt stigma (FS) was defined as comprising both perceived and internalized stigma. Stigma concealment (SC) was defined as efforts by stigmatized individuals to prevent others from learning of their condition.