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Development and Psychometric Evaluation of Scales that Assess Stigma Associated With Illicit Drug Users.
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PMID:  21767076     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
This study established validity evidence for scales that assess perceived public stigma and stigmatization of illicit drug use. These concepts were measured with respect to five commonly used drugs: marijuana, powder cocaine, ecstasy, and nonmedical use of opioids and amphetamine. Data were collected from a diverse sample of 1,048 emerging adults in New York City in 2009. Exploratory and confirmatory factor analyses suggested two distinct factors, which were inversely related to exposure to users and recent use of each drug. These measures demonstrated good criterion, construct, and incremental validities and effectiveness in analyzing predictors of use. Study limitations were discussed.
Joseph J Palamar; Mathew V Kiang; Perry N Halkitis
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2011-7-18
Journal Detail:
Title:  Substance use & misuse     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1532-2491     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2011 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-7-19     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9602153     Medline TA:  Subst Use Misuse     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
Center for Health, Identity, Behavior & Prevention Studies, The Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development, New York University, New York, New York, USA.
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