An Exploratory Investigation of Social Stigma and Concealment in Patients with Multiple Sclerosis

Jonathan E. Cook*, Adriana L. Germano, Gertraud Stadler

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Objective: We conducted a preliminary investigation into dimensions of stigma and their relation to disease concealment in a sample of American adults living with multiple sclerosis (MS). Methods: Fifty-three adults with MS in the United States completed an online survey assessing anticipated, internalized, and isolation stigma, as well as concealment. Results: Responses to all the scales were relatively low, on average, but above scale minimums (P

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)78-84
Number of pages7
JournalInternational Journal of MS Care
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1 Mar 2016


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Neurology
  • Advanced and Specialised Nursing

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