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Hemmati S, Soleimani F, Seyednour R, Dadkhah A. Stigma in Iranian Down Syndrome. IRJ. 2010; 8 (1) :13-18
URL: http://irj.uswr.ac.ir/article-1-87-en.html

1- University of Social Welfare and Rehabilitation Sciences, Teran, Iran.
2- Iranian Research Center on Aging, University of Social Welfare and Rehabilitation Sciences, Teran, Iran.
Abstract:   (6617 Views)

Objectives: Stigma is a negative value. Many behaviors are to ward Stigmatized people. Down syndrome is one of conditions with Stigma. The aim of this study is to determine the sources of labeling in iranian Down syndrome.

Methods: The View of 105 Down syndrome families concerning stigma were conducted. All of Down syndrome was under 50 years.

Results: A fair proportion of Down syndrome families perceived that stigma had a negative effect from social. Causes of stigma are different. Stigma due social interaction, Media and health professionals are significant than others.

Discussion: The diagnostic label of Down syndrome may render the person and his family vulnerable to stigmatization. The most causes of stigma were determined therefore, in the destigmatization programs, they must be attended. Stigma must be detected, too.

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Type of Study: Original Research Articles |
Received: 2010/02/5 | Accepted: 2010/03/2 | Published: 2010/04/1

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