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Revista de la Universidad Industrial de Santander. Salud

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UPEGUI A, Luz D  and  OROZCO V, Luis C. Diseño de un instrumento para medir estigma hacia la tuberculosis. Rev. Univ. Ind. Santander. Salud [online]. 2014, vol.46, n.1, pp.22-34. ISSN 0121-0807.

Introduction: Tuberculosis remains a public health problem with high burden of disease. The effect of stigma in TB control is unknown because there have been too few formal studies on the subject. Objective: To design an instrument to measure the tuberculosis stigma. Methodology: Study of diagnostic technologies evaluation, aiming at the elaboration of an instrument based on the Rasch- Analysis in accordance with the recommendations of Wolfe and Smith. Results: An instrument has been designed featuring 35 items that had been adequately understood by the persons assessed. Conclusions: The tool designed will contribute to measuring stigma and to understanding its impact on TB control

Keywords : Stigma; tuberculosis; measurement; instrument.

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