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2022 Nov 24

J Psychosom Res


Factor analysis of the stigma scale-child in pediatric inflammatory bowel disease.


Gamwell KL, Roberts CM, Kraft JD, Edwards CS, Baudino MN, Grunow JE, Jacobs NJ, Tung J, Mullins LL, Chaney JM
J Psychosom Res. 2022 Nov 24; 164:111095.
PMID: 36495755.


Illness stigma, or perceived stigma related to a chronic health condition, is pervasive among youth with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). However, no studies exist examining the psychometric properties of illness stigma measures in this population. Using a modified version of the Child Stigma Scale originally developed for youth with epilepsy, the current study investigated the factor structure and validity of this adapted measure (i.e., Stigma Scale – Child; SS-C) in youth with IBD.