Table 2

Mean score of items measuring family stigma in GGFRC, south west Ethiopia, 2012
Item Possible scores* Mean SD
Families with a member who is mentally ill should be treated in the same way they treat other families (reverse coded) 1-5 2.81 1.23
I believe that parents of children with a mental illness are not just as responsible and caring as other parents 1-5 2.43 1.07
People should keep their family member with mental illness behind locked doors 1-5 2.24 1.05
Families with a member of serious mental illness should not be visited as often as families without mental illness 1-5 2.21 0.98
Parents of children with mental illness should be blamed for the mental illness of their children 1-5 2.18 1.13
It would be foolish to marry a family member of a man/woman who has suffered from mental illness 1-5 2.13 1.05
I do not feel good to be friends with families that have a relative who is mentally ill living with them 1-5 2.09 1.00
Families with a member of serious mental illness should be ashamed of them selves 1-5 1.99 1.04
People should never tell to anyone that they have a family member with mental illness 1-5 1.94 0.85
Families with a member of mental illness should not be allowed to be a member of social gatherings and institutions 1-5 1.63 0.85
Overall score 1-5 2.16 0.49

*(1 = strongly disagree, 2 = disagree, 3 = neutral, 4 = agree, 5 = strongly agree).

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Girma et al. BMC International Health and Human Rights 2014 14:2   doi:10.1186/1472-698X-14-2

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