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Table 4 Proportion of perceived stigma response of caregivers to each item at Felege-Hiwot Referral Hospital, Bahir Dar, northwest Ethiopia, July, 2016 (n = 478)

From: Perceived stigma among non-professional caregivers of people with severe mental illness, Bahir Dar, northwest Ethiopia

S. no Items Negative responses Any positive response
Not at all total (%) Some times Often A lot Total (%)
1 Worried about being treated differently 365 (76.4%) 58 14 41 113 (23.6%)
2 Worried people would know about it 352 (73.7%) 46 27 53 126 (26.3%)
3 Felt the need to hide this fact 356 (74.4%) 52 21 49 122 (25.6%)
4 Helping other people to understand what it is like to have a family member with psychiatric problem 268 (56.1%) 134 33 43 210 (43.9%)
5 Making an effort to keep this fact a secret 349 (73%) 57 23 49 129 (27%)
6 Worried about being avoided 381 (80%) 46 24 27 97 (20%)
7 Explaining to others that (name) isn’t like their picture of “crazy” people 341 (71.3%) 85 25 27 137 (28.7%)
8 Worried that people would blame you for his or her problems 401 (83.9%) 44 18 15 77 (16.1%)
9 Worried that a person looking to marry would be reluctant to marry into your family 352 (73.6%) 54 20 52 126 (26.4%)
10 Worried about taking him or her out 359 (75.1%) 48 17 54 126 (24.9%)
11 Felt ashamed or embarrassed about it 335 (70.1%) 125 17 1 143 (29.9)
12 Sought out people who also have a family member who has had psychiatric problem 301 (63%) 79 20 78 177 (37%)
13 Felt grief or depression because of it 119 (24.9%) 140 61 158 359 (75.1%)
14 Felt that somehow it might be your fault 408 (85.4%) 50 12 8 70 (14.6%)