Tool validation and psychometric test_Amharic Version of CIASS

Published: 10 September 2021| Version 1 | DOI: 10.17632/gvrk8njd76.1
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Anticipated stigma is common among patients with chronic illnesses. It affects their delivery of healthcare for not addressing the psychological components. Therefore, a valid and reliable instrument to measure anticipated stigma related to chronic illness is most important to inform possible interventions. This study was aimed to translate the Chronic Illness Anticipated Stigma Scale (CIASS) into the Amharic language and evaluate its psychometric properties in Ethiopia.

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The CIASS was translated into Amharic language using standard procedures. The Amharic version was completed by 173 patients (response rate 96%) with chronic illness from three referral hospitals in the Amhara region. Internal consistency , Construct and convergent validity was assessed. Because of this data is used for my PhD project, purposely removed some variables which are directly related to patient information.