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Table 2 The baseline CF Stigma Scale scores

From: Correction to: Assessment of stigma in patients with cystic fibrosis

N = 45Strongly
Disagree = 1
N(%)
Disagree = 2
N(%)
Agree = 3
N(%)
Strongly
Agree = 4
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)
2. I feel that I am not as good a person as others because I have CF.19 (42.2)19 (42.2)5 (11.1)1 (2.2)
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)
9. I have lost friends by telling them I have CF.27 (60.0)15 (33.3)2 (4.4)
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