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Table 2 Change of the mean score on Link’s Devaluation-Discrimination Scale from pre-test to post-test

From: Characteristics linked to the reduction of stigma towards schizophrenia: a pre-and-post study of parents of adolescents attending an educational program

Mean scores of pre-link’s devaluation-discrimination scale Mean scores of post-ink’s devaluation-discrimination scale Total
  Minimal (<2) Low (2–2.5) Moderate (2.5-3) High (≥3)  
Minimal (<2) 2 (10.0)* 10 (50.0) 7 (35.0) 1 (5.0) 20 (100.0)
Low (2–2.5) 15 (6.4) 41 (17.4) 168 (71.5) 11 (4.7) 235 (100.0)
Moderate (2.5-3) 2 (0.4) 121 (24.3) 241 (48.4) 134 (26.9) 498 (100.0)
High (≥3) 0 (0.0) 18 (5.9) 165 (54.1) 122 (40.0) 305 (100.0)
Total 19 (1.8) 190 (18.0) 581 (54.9) 268 (25.3) 1058 (100.0)
  1. Two-tailed P-value of 0.747 for Wilcoxon signed rank-test for four-level mean scores of pre- and post-test stigma.
  2. *The number of participants is presented in each cell, with the percent of the subtotal of each row in parentheses.