eCite Digital Repository

Facilitating research on eating disorders stigma: validation of the internalised stigma of mental illness scale for use in people with eating disorders

Citation

Griffiths, S and Costa, DSJ and Boyd, JE and Murray, SB and Mitchison, D and Mond, JM, Facilitating research on eating disorders stigma: validation of the internalised stigma of mental illness scale for use in people with eating disorders, Advances in Eating Disorders, 4, (3) pp. 293-308. ISSN 2166-2630 (2016) [Refereed Article]

Copyright Statement

2016 Informa UK

DOI: doi:10.1080/21662630.2016.1202125

Abstract

Stigma internalisation in people with eating disorders is an area of increasing scientific interest. To date, however, no measure of stigma internalisation has been validated for use in people with eating disorders, which may help explain the paucity of research investigating stigma in this population. We conducted a confirmatory factor analysis of the 29-item Internalised Stigma of Mental Illness Scale (ISMI) in a sample of 331 individuals with various eating disorders, and further examined its concurrent predictive validity and convergent validity. The original factor structure of the ISMI indicated poor fit. Five modifications were made; one item was excluded, three items had their factor loadings moved to a different subscale, and the co-variance between two items was modelled. The modified ISMI indicated good fit and exhibited evidence of concurrent predictive validity and convergent validity. The ISMI is valid for use in people with eating disorders with minimal changes to subscale scoring. Although relatively few changes to the ISMI were proposed, the capacity to compare ISMI scores across patient populations should be weighed against obtaining empirically and theoretically defensible factor structures that may be population-specific.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:Mental illness, Stigma, Internalisation
Research Division:Medical and Health Sciences
Research Group:Public Health and Health Services
Research Field:Mental Health
Objective Division:Health
Objective Group:Public Health (excl. Specific Population Health)
Objective Field:Mental Health
Author:Mond, JM (Dr Jon Mond)
ID Code:117555
Year Published:2016
Deposited By:Centre for Rural Health
Deposited On:2017-06-20
Last Modified:2017-09-11
Downloads:0

Repository Staff Only: item control page