Furthermore, we asked about several factors separate from the CATIS score.
The CATIS scale was used to assess the children's and adolescents' attitude towards having leprosy and measured the self-stigma experienced by patients.
There is no statistically significant difference between the CATIS mean score for males and females, aged 8-14 and aged 15-18, multibacillary (MB) and paucibacillary (PB), Grade 0 and Grade 2 disability, and between those under treatment and those who have completed treatment.
The study was focused and included only school-age children and adolescents who have attained a third-grade level of education, because the CATIS is a self-reporting scale.
In summary, to the best of our knowledge, this is the first study using the CATIS scale to investigate the attitude of children and adolescents with leprosy.