Title: Internalized stigma among psychiatric outpatients: Associations with quality of life, functioning, hope and self-esteem
year: 2016
Journal: Psychiatry Res
Volume: 246
Pages: 500-506
Epubdate: 09/11/2016
date: 01/12/1930
Alternate Journal: Psychiatry research
ISSN: 0165-1781
Article Number: 27821360
Keywords: Anxiety Depression Internalized stigma Obsessive Compulsive Disorder Schizophrenia Singapore
Abstract: This study aimed to: (i) determine the prevalence, socio-demographic and clinical correlates of internalized stigma and (ii) explore the association between internalized stigma and quality of life, general functioning, hope and self-esteem, among a multi-ethnic Asian population of patients with mental disorders. This cross-sectional, survey recruited adult patients (n=280) who were seeking treatment at outpatient and affiliated clinics of the only tertiary psychiatric hospital in Singapore. Internalized stigma was measured using the Internalized Stigma of Mental Illness scale. 43.6% experienced moderate to high internalized stigma. After making adjustments in multiple logistic regression analysis, results revealed there were no significant socio-demographic or clinical correlates relating to internalized stigma. Individual logistic regression models found a negative relationship between quality of life, self-esteem, general functioning and internalized stigma whereby lower scores were associated with higher internalized stigma. In the final regression model, which included all psychosocial variables together, self-esteem was the only variable significantly and negatively associated with internalized stigma. The results of this study contribute to our understanding of the role internalized stigma plays in patients with mental illness, and the impact it can have on psychosocial aspects of their lives.
Notes: 1872-7123 Picco, Louisa Pang, Shirlene Lau, Ying Wen Jeyagurunathan, Anitha Satghare, Pratika Abdin, Edimansyah Vaingankar, Janhavi Ajit Lim, Susan Poh, Chee Lien Chong, Siow Ann Subramaniam, Mythily Journal Article Ireland Psychiatry Res. 2016 Dec 30;246:500-506. doi: 10.1016/j.psychres.2016.10.041. Epub 2016 Oct 21.
URL: http://ac.els-cdn.com/S0165178116307818/1-s2.0-S0165178116307818-main.pdf?_tid=4ce9d090-ff1c-11e6-8b0e-00000aab0f01&acdnat=1488440949_5eca4d1cdfe7e67dc0f55264b1932901
URI: https://open-access.imh.com.sg/handle/123456789/4996
Authors Address: Research Division, Institute of Mental Health, 10 Buangkok View, Singapore. Electronic address: louisa_picco@imh.com.sg. Research Division, Institute of Mental Health, 10 Buangkok View, Singapore. Ambulatory Services, Institute of Mental Health, 10 Buangkok View, Singapore. Nursing Training Department, Institute of Mental Health, 10 Buangkok View, Singapore.
Database Provider: NLM
language: eng
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