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Article: The effects of exposure to scenarios about dementia on stigma and attitudes toward dementia care in a Chinese community

TitleThe effects of exposure to scenarios about dementia on stigma and attitudes toward dementia care in a Chinese community
Authors
KeywordsDementia
Public Education
Stigma
Issue Date2011
PublisherCambridge University Press. The Journal's web site is located at http://journals.cambridge.org/action/displayJournal?jid=IPG
Citation
International Psychogeriatrics, 2011, v. 23 n. 9, p. 1433-1441 How to Cite?
AbstractBackground: This study investigated whether brief exposure to information has any effect on stigmatizing attitudes towards older people with dementia, and how people responded to this medical diagnosis. Methods: 494 adults were randomly assigned to three groups differentiated by experimental conditions. Group A (control) responded to questions on stigma directly. Group B (symptom) read two vignettes that described the symptoms of two fictitious individuals with dementia, before answering questions on stigma. Group C (label) read the same vignettes which ended with a statement that the person was recently diagnosed with dementia by a physician. Data were analyzed with ANOVA, together with other pre-existing between-subjects factors. Results: Brief exposure to information about dementia led to a statistically significant reduction in stigma (Groups B, C < A), regardless of whether the diagnostic label of "dementia" was included or not. Moreover, lower stigma was reported by persons who knew a relative or friend with dementia, who were younger and more educated, and who thought dementia was treatable. Conclusions: As stigmatizing attitudes toward dementia are still a hindrance to early help-seeking in Asian communities, the findings suggest that community education may play a useful role in alleviating this barrier to early detection and intervention. Copyright © 2011 International Psychogeriatric Association.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/174250
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2015 Impact Factor: 2.22
2015 SCImago Journal Rankings: 1.068
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dc.contributor.authorCheng, STen_US
dc.contributor.authorLam, LCWen_US
dc.contributor.authorChan, LCKen_US
dc.contributor.authorLaw, ACBen_US
dc.contributor.authorFung, AWTen_US
dc.contributor.authorChan, WCen_US
dc.contributor.authorTam, CWCen_US
dc.contributor.authorChan, WMen_US
dc.date.accessioned2012-11-22T02:01:38Z-
dc.date.available2012-11-22T02:01:38Z-
dc.date.issued2011en_US
dc.identifier.citationInternational Psychogeriatrics, 2011, v. 23 n. 9, p. 1433-1441en_US
dc.identifier.issn1041-6102en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/174250-
dc.description.abstractBackground: This study investigated whether brief exposure to information has any effect on stigmatizing attitudes towards older people with dementia, and how people responded to this medical diagnosis. Methods: 494 adults were randomly assigned to three groups differentiated by experimental conditions. Group A (control) responded to questions on stigma directly. Group B (symptom) read two vignettes that described the symptoms of two fictitious individuals with dementia, before answering questions on stigma. Group C (label) read the same vignettes which ended with a statement that the person was recently diagnosed with dementia by a physician. Data were analyzed with ANOVA, together with other pre-existing between-subjects factors. Results: Brief exposure to information about dementia led to a statistically significant reduction in stigma (Groups B, C < A), regardless of whether the diagnostic label of "dementia" was included or not. Moreover, lower stigma was reported by persons who knew a relative or friend with dementia, who were younger and more educated, and who thought dementia was treatable. Conclusions: As stigmatizing attitudes toward dementia are still a hindrance to early help-seeking in Asian communities, the findings suggest that community education may play a useful role in alleviating this barrier to early detection and intervention. Copyright © 2011 International Psychogeriatric Association.en_US
dc.languageengen_US
dc.publisherCambridge University Press. The Journal's web site is located at http://journals.cambridge.org/action/displayJournal?jid=IPGen_US
dc.relation.ispartofInternational Psychogeriatricsen_US
dc.subjectDementiaen_US
dc.subjectPublic Educationen_US
dc.subjectStigmaen_US
dc.titleThe effects of exposure to scenarios about dementia on stigma and attitudes toward dementia care in a Chinese communityen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
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dc.identifier.doi10.1017/S1041610211000834en_US
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