Perceived social stigma, self-concept, and self-stigmatization of patient with schizophrenia

Maria Veroniki Karidi, Costas N Stefanis, Christos Theleritis, Maria Tzedaki, Andreas D Rabavilas, Nicholas C Stefanis
Comprehensive Psychiatry 2010, 51 (1): 19-30
The advent of community-based mental health care in Greece emphasized clinicians' need to understand patients' attitudes and their experience of their illness. A 42-item self-administered questionnaire (Self-Stigmatization Questionnaire) with flexible format was designed and administered to 150 outpatients with schizophrenia who fulfilled the criteria for inclusion in the vocational rehabilitation program where the study took place. The patients participated voluntarily. Multivariate regression models were applied to each item to assess the degree of patients' self-stigmatization experience as well as the effect of potential factors such as age, sex, psychopathologic condition, hospitalization, and duration of illness. The options selected by the patients revealed stigmatized attitudes in most items. The odds of selecting these options were mainly influenced by the severity of the patients' psychopathologic condition and the duration of illness and less by sex, age, and hospitalization.

Full Text Links

Find Full Text Links for this Article


You are not logged in. Sign Up or Log In to join the discussion.

Related Papers

Remove bar
Read by QxMD icon Read

Save your favorite articles in one place with a free QxMD account.


Search Tips

Use Boolean operators: AND/OR

diabetic AND foot
diabetes OR diabetic

Exclude a word using the 'minus' sign

Virchow -triad

Use Parentheses

water AND (cup OR glass)

Add an asterisk (*) at end of a word to include word stems

Neuro* will search for Neurology, Neuroscientist, Neurological, and so on

Use quotes to search for an exact phrase

"primary prevention of cancer"
(heart or cardiac or cardio*) AND arrest -"American Heart Association"