The Stigmatizing Attitudes, Beliefs, and Actions Scale (SABAS) - Fear of Contagion is a 3 item measure derived as a sub-scale of the SABAS measure. This measure focuses on measuring misconceptions around contagion from women, studied in the setting of Ghana and Zambia.
Geographies Tested: Ghana,Zambia
Populations Included: Female, Male
Age Range: Adolescents, Adults
1. Woman makes others ill or sick
2 . Woman isolated for one month
3. Men get disease from women
5-point Likert scale ranging from “strongly agree” to “strongly disagree.”
Scores were calculated by summing all 18 items for the total score and then the appropriate items for each of the three subscales (i.e., the three factors). Prior to computing scores, 16 of the 18 SABAS items were reverse coded so that a higher score would reflect more stigmatizing attitudes, beliefs, and actions.
Shellenberg, K. M., Hessini, L., & Levandowski, B. A. (2014). Developing a scale to measure stigmatizing attitudes and beliefs about women who have abortions: results from Ghana and Zambia. Women & health, 54(7), 599-616. https://doi.org/10.1080/03630242.2014.919982
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