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Table 2 Items developed for STI-related stigma scale, measured on a 10-point scale (1 = strongly disagree, 10 = strongly agree)

From: Preliminary development of a scale to measure stigma relating to sexually transmitted infections among women in a high risk neighbourhood

If you had an STI, you would feel: Mean (std) Median (IQR)
1. Dirty 7.11 (3.42) 8 (5, 10)
2. Violated 7.58 (3.24) 10 (5.5, 10)
Someone with an STI:   
3. Would know it 5.72 (3.71) 5.5 (1, 10)
4. Could hide it 7.13 (3.31) 9 (5.5, 10)
5. Is damaged goods 3.25 (3.10) 1 (1, 5.5)
6. May not know 8.04 (2.99) 10 (6, 10)
If you had an STI, you would feel:   
7. Guilty 5.46 (3.88) 5.5 (1, 10)
8. Embarrassed 6.25 (3.86) 8 (1, 10)
At the clinic:   
9. Everyone would know if you were being tested for an STI 2.43 (2.82) 1 (1, 2)
10. Staff are discreet 9.43 (1.62) 10 (10, 10)
(Only) women .......... get STIs:   
11. Who have slept around 2.94 (3.09) 1 (1, 5.5)
12. Should know better than 4.69 (3.73) 3 (1, 9)
13. Who aren't careful 4.19 (3.58) 3 (1, 7)
If someone has an STI:   
14. People will think she is a bad person 4.27 (3.28) 3.5 (1, 6)
15. People will gossip 5.31 (3.41) 5.5 (1, 8)
16. Health workers will think poorly of her 2.86 (2.74) 1 (1, 5.5)
If you had an STI:
17. Your partner would be angry with you
7.28 (3.47) 10 (5, 10)
If someone has an STI:
18. People will think she is stupid
3.58 (3.04) 1.75 (1, 5.5)