The stigmatisation of
individuals is believed to have various negative consequences. In
terms of health care, for example, it is frequently argued that
stigma functions so as to impede help seeking behaviour - such as
would be evident in the seeking of a diagnosis or form of treatment.
The overall aim of the
proposed study is to assess the perceived stigma, by comparing
self-reported and objectively measured prevalence of a disease,
specifically to measure the extent of perceived stigma across a range
of conditions. The proposed range of diseases will allow a measure of
the variation in perceived stigma; for example it is anticipated that
disclosure will be significantly lower for patient’s epilepsy and
mental health problems than for those with asthma or diabetes.
Project 071 is a Distinct
Linkage Project (DLP) which includes NILS data (2001 and 2011 Census
data) linked to Business Services Organisation (BSO) subscription
data. Project 071 was the first DLP to go through the new encryption
process which involves using the NILS 256 one-way encryption software
to encrypt both BSO and NILS data prior to
Researchers: The project is
headed up by Dr. Dermot O’Reilly and also includes Dr. Michael Rosato, David Wright, Aideen Maguire and Foteini Tseliou.
For further information on
this please see the following link:
characteristics of stigma and chronic health conditions.