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Table 2 Proportion of TB patients agreeing with the 10 statements of the stigma scale in control and intervention groups, after 15 days and 2 months of treatment

From: Tackling tuberculosis patients' internalized social stigma through patient centred care: An intervention study in rural Nicaragua

Statement Time since starting TB treatment Proportion of patients that agrees fully with the statement
   Control
n = 146
19 missing values
Intervention
n = 122
14 missing values
1. I don't have anybody to help me solving economical, familial or sentimental problems After 15 days 40.00% 35.50%
  After 2 months 46.20% 17.60%
2. People that are not "phtisics" with a lot of cough can't understand my problems After 15 days 49.60% 55.10%
  After 2 months 45.30% 38.00%
3. I feel ashamed to have tuberculosis After 15 days 50.40% 46.20%
  After 2 months 45.30% 17.60%
4. We, TB patients, are contagious After 15 days 55.70% 32.70%
  After 2 months 51.30% 20.40%
5. People do not consider me and don't listen to me because I have tuberculosis After 15 days 44.30% 35.80%
  After 2 months 42.70% 19.40%
6. People treat me with pity because I have tuberculosis After 15 days 52.20% 37.40%
  After 2 months 47.00% 16.70%
7. People don't get close to me because I am phtisic, with my lungs damaged and a lot of cough. After 15 days 43.50% 32.70%
  After 2 months 42.70% 15.70%
8. I am not looking for new relations because I am phtisic, with my lungs damaged and a lot of cough After 15 days 45.20% 29.90%
  After 2 months 37.60% 13.90%
9. I don't socialize with others because I am afraid to give my point of view and I want to avoid that my family or friends feel ashamed or have problems. After 15 days 44.30% 33.60%
  After 2 months 39.30% 17.60%
10. I stay away from the people that are not phthisic, with my lungs damaged, to avoid being rejected. After 15 days 51.30% 36.40%
  After 2 months 47.00% 22.20%