Community Partners & Continuum of Care
The poster examines the development and validation of a new MAT provider stigma scale in a rural state. The scale is designed to assess the presence and magnitude of stigma within the service provider-client relationship. The scale conceptualization and development, content validation and construct validation measures will be explored in detail. The initial validation with the expert panel and pilot test with a group of providers will be discussed. Future validation and application as a tool to alleviate health disparities in the opioid epidemic is also addressed.