Comparative stigma of HIV/AIDS, SARS, and tuberculosis in Hong Kong
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摘要This study compares public stigma towards three types of infectious diseases-human immunodeficiency virus/acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (HIV/AIDS), severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS), and tuberculosis (TB)-tests an attribution model of stigma, and explores the relationships between stigma and public attitudes towards government policies in Hong Kong. Using a population-based telephone survey, 3011 Hong Kong Chinese adults were randomly assigned to one of the three disease conditions and were interviewed about their attitudes and beliefs towards the assigned disease. Findings showed that public stigma was the highest towards HIV/AIDS, followed by TB and SARS. Using multisample model structural equation modeling, we found that the attributions of controllability, personal responsibility, and blame were applicable in explaining stigma across three disease types. Knowledge about the disease had no significant effect on stigma. Participants with less stigmatizing views had significantly more favorable attitudes towards government policies related to the diseases. The study is an important attempt in understanding the attributional mechanisms of stigma towards infectious diseases. Implications for stigma reduction and promotion of public awareness and disease prevention are discussed. (c) 2006 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
著者Mak WWS, Mo PKH, Cheung RYM, Woo J, Cheung FM, Lee D
期刊名稱Social Science and Medicine
出版年份2006
月份10
日期1
卷號63
期次7
出版社PERGAMON-ELSEVIER SCIENCE LTD
頁次1912 - 1922
國際標準期刊號0277-9536
語言英式英語
關鍵詞attribution; HIV/AIDS; Hong Kong; SARS; stigma; tuberculosis
Web of Science 學科類別Biomedical Social Sciences; Public, Environmental & Occupational Health; PUBLIC, ENVIRONMENTAL & OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH, SCI; PUBLIC, ENVIRONMENTAL & OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH, SSCI; Social Sciences, Biomedical; SOCIAL SCIENCES, BIOMEDICAL

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