In April 2014, the Canadian Public Health Association (CPHA) launched a new project entitled Engaging health professionals to decrease stigma and discrimination and improve sexually transmitted and blood-borne infection (STBBI) prevention. This project aims to enhance the prevention of STBBIs and reduce the stigma and discrimination associated with these infections through the development and dissemination of learning products targeted at health care, social service and public health professionals, as well as the organizations in which they work.
As part of this project, CPHA has developed the Health and Social Service Provider Attitudes and Beliefs about People at Risk of or Living with STBBIs Questionnaire, which is meant to assist health and social service providers in conducting a self-assessment of their attitudes and beliefs related to STBBIs. A final draft of this scale has been developed and we are looking to pilot test the tool.
Service providers are being invited to participate in the pilot testing of the STBBI Stigma Questionnaire. Your participation is voluntary and all responses will be anonymous. Your participation will take approximately 15-20 minutes. You can access the scale using the following link, https://ryersonpsych.co1.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_7UKzyS8AwTnKFeJ. In order to help us validate the tool, please answer the questions as honestly as possible.
In addition to completing the scale, you will also be asked to answer some questions about yourself and also about your experience completing the scale.
If you have any questions, please contact Rachel MacLean at [email protected]. Thanks in advance for your help!