Translation and validation of the Short HIV Stigma scale in Brazilian Portuguese

Paula M. Luz, , , Luana M. S. Marins, Daniel R. B. Bezerra, , Beatriz Grinsztejn, Daphna Harel & Brett D. Thombs
Abstract Background HIV-related stigma, or the degree to which people living with HIV endorse negative stereotypes associated with HIV, is associated with poor continuum of care outcomes. We translated the 12-item Short HIV Stigma scale and evaluated its psychometric properties in a Brazilian context with regard to construct validity and reliability. Methods The first step included translation, back-translation, evaluation, peer review, and pre-testing of the Short HIV Sigma scale developed by Reinius et al. (Health...
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