The 5-Question Stigma Indicators are specifically developed to assess and monitor stigma for both communities and affected persons. Life areas commonly affected by stigma are covered in this scale including concealment, avoidance, pity and shame. It counts 2 short questionnaires:
- The 5-QSI-CS is a short questionnaire tool comprising 5 questions to assess and monitor community stigma.
- The 5-QSI-AP is a short questionnaire tool comprising 5 questions to assess and monitor stigma in affected persons.
The answers will be categorized according to the response scale. A study for validation of the instrument took place in India.