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.

High Psychometric ScoreShort Measure Multi-Country

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.”

CATEGORIES:


GEOGRAPHIES TESTED:

Ghana
Zambia

POPULATIONS INCLUDED:
Female
Male

AGE RANGE:
Adolescents
Adults

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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.

PRIMARY 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

Pyschometric Score:

FORMATIVE RESEARCH

 Qualitative Research

 Existing Literature/Theoretical Framework

 Field Expert Input

 Cognitive Interviews / Pilot Testing

RELIABILITY

 Internal

 Test-retest

 Interrater

VALIDITY

 Content

 Face

 Criterion (gold-standard)

 Construct

Psychometric Scoring

HIGH
Total Score: 6.00/8 Points (HIGH) 

Citation Frequency

High

KEY

 FULL POINTS
 PARTIAL POINTS
 NOT ASSESSED
 NOT APPLICABLE

For more details, see Scoring Methodology

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