The 7-item Social Distance Scale (SDS) measures the social distance the interviewee wants to keep towards a person with a particular condition, e.g. leprosy. The SDS interview starts by reading the gender specific vignette, a short description of a person with the some typical characteristics of the condition, followed by 7 questions concerning the person in the vignette. The SDS is a proxy measure for direct respondent attitudes. The SDS is available in English, Bahasa, Hindi and Portuguese.

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