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Type: Artigo de periódico
Title: Prejudice Towards Chronic Diseases: Comparison Among Epilepsy, Aids And Diabetes.
Author: Fernandes, Paula T
Salgado, Priscila C B
Noronha, Ana Lúcia A
Barbosa, Fernanda D
Souza, Elisabete A P
Sander, Josemir W
Li, Li M
Abstract: Diseases have an additional negative meaning but with different magnitude. Epilepsy is considered a stigmatizing condition; however its magnitude is unknown in our society, a limited-resource country, as Brazil. To compare the stigma perception of epilepsy to other two chronic conditions: AIDS and diabetes in the city of Campinas, Brazil. We interviewed people in two situations: on the streets (145 randomly selected people) and during a Meeting of Epilepsy (86 people). We asked three questions What score would you rate for the prejudice that general population has towards: epilepsy, AIDS and diabetes. The score ranges from 0 (no prejudice) to 10 (maximum prejudice), and was displayed to the interviewee in the format of a ruler. The median (upper and lower 95% confidence interval) prejudice score of lay people was 9 (7.8-8.6) for AIDS, 7 (6.1-7.0) for epilepsy and 2 (2.5-3.5) for diabetes. The median prejudice score of people with epilepsy and relatives was 9 (6.9-8.1) for AIDS, 7 (6.4-7.5) for epilepsy and 2.5 (2.9-4.2) for diabetes. There is a difference in the perception of prejudice towards people with chronic diseases; AIDS had the highest level of stigma and diabetes the lowest, and epilepsy was in the intermediate position but closer to AIDS.
Subject: Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome
Aged, 80 And Over
Attitude To Health
Chronic Disease
Diabetes Mellitus
Middle Aged
Citation: Seizure. v. 16, n. 4, p. 320-3, 2007-Jun.
Rights: fechado
Identifier DOI: 10.1016/j.seizure.2007.01.008
Date Issue: 2007
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