An Exploratory Investigation of Social Stigma and Concealment in Patients with Multiple Sclerosis

Jonathan E. Cook*, Adriana L. Germano, Gertraud Stadler

*Corresponding author for this work

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

43 Citations (Scopus)

Abstract

Objective: We conducted a preliminary investigation into dimensions of stigma and their relation to disease concealment in a sample of American adults living with multiple sclerosis (MS). Methods: Fifty-three adults with MS in the United States completed an online survey assessing anticipated, internalized, and isolation stigma, as well as concealment. Results: Responses to all the scales were relatively low, on average, but above scale minimums (P

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)78-84
Number of pages7
JournalInternational Journal of MS Care
Volume18
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Mar 2016

Bibliographical note

Financial Disclosures: The authors have no conflicts of interest to disclose.

Funding/Support: This study was supported by pilot grants from the Consortium of Multiple Sclerosis Centers and the National Multiple Sclerosis Society.

Fingerprint

Dive into the research topics of 'An Exploratory Investigation of Social Stigma and Concealment in Patients with Multiple Sclerosis'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this