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Table 2 Reliability coefficients for the 10-item Stigma Experience Scale

From: The experience and impact of stigma in Saudi people with a mood disorder

Scale item Bipolar disorder (n = 50) Depression (n = 43)
% agreed Item-rest correlation % agreed Item-rest correlation
Do you think people will think less of you if they know you have a mental illness? 28% 0.328 41.9% 0.582
Do you think that the average person is afraid of someone with a serious mental illness? 48% 0.429 41.9% − 0.086
Have you ever been teased, bullied, or harassed because you have a mental illness? 34% 0.380 41.9% 0.476
Have you felt that you have been treated unfairly or that your rights have been denied because you have a mental illness? 26% 0.421 23.3% 0.461
Have your experiences with stigma affected your recovery? 20% 0.441 27.9% 0.622
Have your experiences with stigma caused you to think less about yourself or your abilities? 30% 0.223 27.9% 0.552
Have your experiences with stigma affected your ability to make or keep friends? 20% 0.416 30.2% 0.611
Have your experiences with stigma affected your ability to interact with your family? 24% 0.354 23.3% 0.437
Have your experiences with stigma affected your satisfaction with or quality of life? 36% 0.260 32.6% 0.450
Do you try to avoid situations that may be stigmatizing to you? 56% 0.292 51.2% 0.619
Cronbach’s alpha reliability coefficient 0.692 0.792
Mean scale score (SD) 3.22 (2.359) 3.418 (2.779)
95% CI 2.549–3.890 2.563–4.274