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Table 4 Alpha coefficients if excluding the item and total Alpha of the dimensions

From: Validity and reliability of the tuberculosis-related stigma scale version for Brazilian Portuguese

Community perspectives on tuberculosis (Item) Cronbach’s Alpha if excluding the item
1. Some people prefer not to have individuals with TB living in their community 0.72
2. Some people keep distance from TB patients 0.71
3. Some people think people with TB are disgusting 0.69
4. Some people feel comfortable when they are close to a person with TBa 0.71
5. Some people do not want people with TB playing with their children 0.66
6. Some people want to talk with those who have TBa 0.65
7. If a person has TB, some members of the community will behave differently in relation to that person for the rest of their lives 0.68
8. Some people may not want to eat or drink with friends that have TB 0.66
9. Some people do not avoid touching people with TBa 0.69
10. Some people may not want to eat or drink with family members who have TB 0.62
11. Some people do not fear those who have TBa 0.67
Total alpha 0.70
Patient perspectives on tuberculosis (Item)  
1. Some people with TB feel guilty because their family carries the burden of taking care of them 0.68
2. Some people with TB keep distance from other people in order to avoid the transmission of TB germs 0.73
3. Some people that have TB do not feel lonelya 0.70
4. Some people with TB feel hurt with the way other people react when they find out that they have TB 0.67
5. Some people with TB lose friends when they share the information that they have the disease 0.68
6. Some people with TB are not worried about the possibility of having Aids tooa 0.74
7. Some people with TB fear telling people out of their families that they have the disease 0.65
8. Some people with TB will carefully choose those who they will inform about their condition 0.66
9. Some people with TB do not fear going to TB clinics because other people may see them therea 0.73
10. Some people with TB do not fear telling their families that they have the diseasea 0.69
11. Some people with TB fear telling other people about their condition because other people may think they have Aids too 0.67
12. Some people do not feel guilty as they may have been affected by TB due to the habit of smoking, drinking alcohol or not taking care of themselvesa 0.70
Total alpha 0.71
  1. aItems written in inverse form