Development of self-stigma inventory for patients with schizophrenia (SSI-P): reliability and validity study

Yıldız, Mustafa
Kiras, Fatma
Incedere, Aysel
Abut, Fatma Betül
OBJECTIVES: Internalizing the public stigma in patients with schizophrenia leads to self-stigmatization associated with a number of negative consequences such as depression, low self-esteem, hopelessness, impairment of social adaptation, unemployment, and treatment non-adherence. No instruments have been developed to assess the self-stigmatization for patients with schizophrenia living in Turkey. The purpose of this study was to develop a culturally-sensitive and easy-to-use instrument to measure self-stigma of the patients with schizophrenia and schizoaffective disorder.


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Citation Formats
M. Yıldız, F. Kiras, A. Incedere, and F. B. Abut, “Development of self-stigma inventory for patients with schizophrenia (SSI-P): reliability and validity study,” PSYCHIATRY AND CLINICAL PSYCHOPHARMACOLOGY, vol. 29, no. 4, pp. 640–649, 2019, Accessed: 00, 2021. [Online]. Available: