Sermrittirong S, Van Brakel WH, Stigma in leprosy: Concepts, causes and determinants, 2014: Leprosy Review, Vol: 85, p36-47.

Based on a review of the literature, this paper discussed the concept and the determinants of stigma associated with leprosy. The papers concludes that the concept of stigma involves the individual attributes, social context and process in the generation of stigma. The determinants of stigma include the external manifestations of the disease, cultural and religious beliefs, fear of transmission, association with people considered inferior and public health-related interventions.

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Sermrittirong S
Van Brakel WH
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Sermrittirong S, Van Brakel WH, Stigma in leprosy: Concepts, causes and determinants, 2014: Leprosy Review, Vol: 85, p36-47.