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Measuring the stigma surrounding Type 2 diabetes: development and validation of the Type 2 Diabetes Stigma Assessment Scale (DSAS-2)

Browne, Jessica, Ventura, Adriana, Mosely, Kylie and Speight, Jane 2016, Measuring the stigma surrounding Type 2 diabetes: development and validation of the Type 2 Diabetes Stigma Assessment Scale (DSAS-2), Diabetes care, vol. 39, no. 12, pp. 2141-2148, doi: 10.2337/dc16-0117.

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Title Measuring the stigma surrounding Type 2 diabetes: development and validation of the Type 2 Diabetes Stigma Assessment Scale (DSAS-2)
Author(s) Browne, Jessica
Ventura, Adriana
Mosely, Kylie
Speight, Jane
Journal name Diabetes care
Volume number 39
Issue number 12
Start page 2141
End page 2148
Total pages 8
Publisher American Diabetes Association
Place of publication Alexandria, Va.
Publication date 2016-12
ISSN 1935-5548
Keyword(s) Science & Technology
Life Sciences & Biomedicine
Endocrinology & Metabolism
SOCIAL STIGMA
SELF-STIGMA
PEOPLE
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Summary OBJECTIVE: To develop and validate a self-report measure of perceived and experienced stigma for use with adults with type 2 diabetes: the Type 2 Diabetes Stigma Assessment Scale (DSAS-2). RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHODS: An item pool was drafted based on qualitative data from 25 adults with type 2 diabetes and content from other health-related stigma questionnaires. Thirteen adults with type 2 diabetes completed 57 draft diabetes stigma items and participated in cognitive debriefing interviews. Based on participant feedback, the pool was reduced to 48 items with a 5-point Likert scale (strongly disagree to strongly agree). A total of 1,064 adults with type 2 diabetes completed a survey including these 48 items and other validated measures. Data were subject to principal components analysis and Spearman ρ correlations. RESULTS: The scale was reduced to 19 items, with an unforced three-factor solution indicative of three subscales: Treated Differently (6 items, α = 0.88), Blame and Judgment (7 items, α = 0.90), and Self-stigma (6 items, α = 0.90). A forced one-factor solution supported the calculation of a total score (α = 0.95). Satisfactory concurrent, convergent, and discriminant validity were demonstrated. CONCLUSIONS: The 19-item DSAS-2 is a reliable and valid measure of type 2 diabetes stigma. A rigorous design and validation process has resulted in a relatively brief measure of perceived and experienced stigma in type 2 diabetes. The novel scale has satisfactory psychometric properties and is now available to facilitate much-needed research in this field.
Language eng
DOI 10.2337/dc16-0117
Field of Research 170106 Health, Clinical and Counselling Psychology
11 Medical And Health Sciences
Socio Economic Objective 920104 Diabetes
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
ERA Research output type C Journal article
Copyright notice ©2016, American Diabetes Association
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30086005

Document type: Journal Article
Collection: School of Psychology
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