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Table 2 The baseline CF stigma scale scores

From: Assessment of stigma in patients with cystic fibrosis

  Strongly disagree = 1 Disagree = 2 Agree = 3 Strongly agree = 4
N = 45 N (%) N (%) N (%) N (%)
1. I am very careful who I tell that I have CF 6 (13.3) 17 (37.8) 10 (22.2) 11 (24.4)
3. Having CF makes me feel unclean 30 (66.7) 7 (15.6) 6 (13.3) 1 (2.2)
4. Having CF makes me feel that I’m a bad person 37 (82.2) 6 (13.3) 1 (2.2) -
5. Most people think that a person with CF is disgusting 25 (55.6) 13 (28.9) 6 (13.3) -
6. Most people with CF are rejected when others find out 23 (51.1) 19 (42.2) 2 (4.4) -
7. I have been hurt by how people reacted to learning I have CF 22 (48.9) 11 (24.4) 2 (4.4) 1 (2.2)
8. I have stopped socializing with some people because of their reactions to my having CF 23 (51.1) 13 (28.9) 7 (15.6) -
10. I worry that people who know I have CF will tell others 23 (51.1) 15 (33.3) 4 (8.9) 2 (4.4)
  1. Note: Higher agreement reflects higher stigma experienced by patient.
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