Measuring TB Stigma as part of a Syndemic

Gillian Craig

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Mistreatment of people with TB is rooted in prejudice.
1 Oppression can be layered, cumulative, and hard to disentangle. A syndemic stigma is when two or more stigmatized identities are fused in the public consciousness. It is it challenging to tease out the negative impact of TB stigma for the purposes of policy and intervention. This chapter teaches readers to measure different types of intersecting stigma and prejudice using validated scales. We offer practical guidance to address the challenges posed by syndemic stigma. A compilation of scales for measuring other biases is provided. We present TB/HIV stigma scales for when the two stigmas are interwoven.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationTB Stigma Measurement Guidance
Publication statusPublished - 2018


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