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Stigmatizing Attitudes, Beliefs, and Actions Scale (SABAS) - Fear of Contagion

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.

Categories

Geographies Tested: Ghana,Zambia

Populations Included: Female, Male

Age Range: Adolescents, Adults

Items:

1. Woman makes others ill or sick
2 . Woman isolated for one month
3. Men get disease from women

Response Options
5-point Likert scale ranging from “strongly agree” to “strongly disagree.”

Scoring Procedures

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.

Original Citation

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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