Volume 14, Number 5—May 2008
Social Support and Response to AIDS and Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome
|Measure||Question and response options||Outcome definition|
|Knowledge of AIDS/SARS||Have you heard about AIDS (SARS) a great deal, some, not much, or not at all?||Binary: poorly informed (not much or not at all) versus not poorly informed (some or a great deal)|
|Worry about AIDS/SARS||Are you very, somewhat, or not at all worried about contracting AIDS (SARS)?||Binary: very worried versus not very worried (somewhat or not at all)|
|Stigmatization of AIDS/SARS||Do you agree strongly, agree somewhat, disagree somewhat, or disagree strongly with the following statements about controlling AIDS (SARS)? Requiring Americans with AIDS (SARS) to wear identification tags The government announcing it will execute persons who knowingly spread AIDS (SARS) Quarantining or separating all persons with AIDS (SARS) from others in the United States Avoiding areas in the United States that are heavily populated by gay men (Chinese) Forcing all gay men (Chinese) to be medically checked for AIDS (SARS) Not allowing gay men (Chinese) to enter the United States||Continuous: a summary stigmatization scale was constructed for each disease by adding responses to each of the 6 stigma questions; Cronbach α was 0.80 for the AIDS stigmatization scale and 0.72 for the SARS stigmatization scale|
*SARS, severe acute respiratory syndrome.
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