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The development and psychometric properties of a new scale to measure mental illness related stigma by health care providers: The opening minds scale for Health Care Providers (OMS-HC)

Aliya Kassam1*, Andriyka Papish2, Geeta Modgill3 and Scott Patten4

Author Affiliations

1 Faculty of Medicine, Department of Community Health Sciences, Faculty of Medicine, University of Calgary, 3330 Hospital Drive NW, Calgary, AB, T2N 4 N1, Canada

2 Department of Psychiatry, Department of Psychiatry, Faculty of Medicine, University of Calgary, 1403 - 29 Street NW, Calgary, Alberta, T2N 2T9, Canada

3 Opening Minds Anti-Stigma Initiative, Mental Health Commission of Canada, Suite 800, 10301 Southport Lane SW, Calgary, Alberta, T2W 1S7, Canada

4 Department of Community Health Sciences, University of Calgary, 3rd Floor TRW, 3280 Hospital Drive NW, Calgary, T2N 4Z6, Canada

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BMC Psychiatry 2012, 12:62  doi:10.1186/1471-244X-12-62

Published: 13 June 2012

Additional files

Additional file 1 :

Initial Item Pool for the OMS-HC.

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Additional file 2 :

Testing version of the OMS-HC.

Format: DOCX Size: 15KB Download file

Open Data