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Table 4 Item response analysis of retained felt stigma items in the sample from Kenya (n = 100)

From: Measuring sexual violence stigma in humanitarian contexts: assessment of scale psychometric properties and validity with female sexual violence survivors from Somalia and Syria

Felt Stigma items Discrimination Difficulty
≥ 1 ≥ 2 = 3
Feelings of worthlessness, of having no value (i) 2.17 − 0.30 0.24 0.48
Feeling detached or withdrawn from others (i) 2.38 − 0.23 0.49 0.63
Feeling badly treated by community members (p) 4.59 0.03 0.37 0.50
Feeling shame (i) 4.06 0.09 0.27 0.43
Blaming yourself for past events (i) 2.53 0.02 0.41 0.53
Feeling rejected by everybody (p) 4.47 − 0.003 0.26 0.40
Feeling stigma (p) 4.37 − 0.13 0.13 0.30
Wanting to avoid others or hide (i) 2.72 0.04 0.46 0.61
Feeling like your family gazes at you like they are blaming you (p) 1.60 0.27 0.60 0.88
Feeling like community members gaze at you like they are blaming you (p) 4.97 − 0.002 0.25 0.47
  1. Suggested items for the core abbreviated scale are indicated in bold