Leprosy Mailing List – May 15, 2018
From: Wim van Brakel, Amsterdam, the Netherlands
Dear Pieter and Bassey,
Thanks to Bassey for the LML letter of April 25, 2018 with the question: " Sorry for this delayed response. I don't know of any reviews of toolkits. But that is perhaps because 'toolkits' is new fashion term. In the past we just called these 'interventions'. And there are plenty of reviews regarding stigma interventions, but I imagine you are familiar with most of these. You are right that evidence on effectiveness is still scarce.
The few reviews I know of are:
Heijnders, M L, and S Van der Meij. 2006. "The Fight against Stigma: An Overview of Stigma-Reduction Strategies and Interventions." Psychol.Health Med. 11 (1354–8506
Cross, H A, M L Heijnders, A K Dalal, S Sermrittirong, and S Mak. 2012a. "Interventions for Stigma Reduction – Part 1: Theoretical Considerations." Disability, CBR & Inclusive Development 22 (3).
Cross, H A, M L Heijnders, A Dalal, S Sermrittirong, and S Mak. 2012b. "Interventions for Stigma Reduction – Part 2: Practical Applications." Disability, CBR & Inclusive Development 22 (3):71–80.
Sermrittirong, S, W H van Brakel, J F G Bunders, G Unarat, and P Thanyakittikul. 2014. "The Effectiveness of De-Stigmatising Interventions." International Journal of Tropical Disease & Health 4 (12):1218–32.
Hofstraat, K, and W H van Brakel. 2016. "Social Stigma towards Neglected Tropical Diseases: A Systematic Review." International Health 8 (suppl 1):i53–70
Thornicroft, G, N Mehta, S Clement, S Evans-Lacko, M Doherty, D Rose, M Koschorke, R Shidhaye, C O'Reilly, and C Henderson. 2016. "Evidence for Effective Interventions to Reduce Mental-Health-Related Stigma and Discrimination." The Lancet 387 (10023):1123–32
Stangl, A L, J K Lloyd, L M Brady, C E Holland, and S Baral. 2013. "A Systematic Review of Interventions to Reduce HIV-Related Stigma and Discrimination from 2002 to 2013: How Far Have We Come?" J Int AIDS Soc 16 (3 Suppl 2):18734
Sommerland, N, E Wouters, E M H Mitchell, M Ngicho, L Redwood, C Masquillier, R Van Hoorn, S Van Den Hof, and A Van Rie. 2017. "Evidence-Based Interventions to Reduce Tuberculosis Stigma: A Systematic Review." INT J TUBERC LUNG DIS 21 (11):81–86
We are currently working under coordination of the NIH on a series of papers and reviews on health-related stigma that also include interventions. But these will not be available until later this year.
I hope this helps!
With kind regards,
LML - S Deepak, B Naafs, S Noto and P Schreuder
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