In their own words: content analysis of open-ended survey responses for a more nuanced, local understanding of mental illness stigma Journal Article uri icon
  • This content analysis seeks to extend what is already known in nursing and public health about the stigma attached to mental illness, and further understand the following evaluation question: How do members of communities targeted by Make It OK, a community initiative to reduce mental illness stigma, describe that stigma? The analysis of responses to open-ended questions included in a community-based survey followed deductive and inductive coding based on published frameworks and survey responses. The domains of stigma were categorized as actions toward people living with mental illness, beliefs about mental illness, and beliefs about people living with mental illness. These identified constructs build on the existing literature base of mental illness stigma in nursing and public health, illuminate the nuance of stigma, and can help tailor anti-stigma efforts.

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    publication date
  • 2024
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  • Attitude
  • Behavior
  • Mental Disorders
  • Questionnaires
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  • 45
  • issue
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