Mindfulness – Life with attention and awarenes: Test-retest reliability of the FFMQ for Dutch fibromyalgia patients

Isenberg, Linda (2009) Mindfulness – Life with attention and awarenes: Test-retest reliability of the FFMQ for Dutch fibromyalgia patients.

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Abstract:Mindfulness is a way of living that is increasingly practiced in Western cultures. It is a form of attentiveness characterized by curiosity, openness and acceptance. Therapeutic interventions based on developing and using mindfulness skills, for example the Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction program, are now used in medical and mental health settings and can help patients to cope with their chronic pain more effectively. Fibromyalgia is one disease that is successfully treated with mindfulness-based interventions. To evaluate whether a mindfulness-training can improve mindfulness of fibromyalgia patients or not it is important to have an appropriate questionnaire that measures mindfulness. The FFMQ is such a questionnaire. This study is conducted to assess the test-retest reliability of the Dutch version of the FFMQ in a clinical population in a period of two weeks. After conducting a pilot study and modifying the questionnaire fibromyalgia patients filled in an online version of the FFMQ. Thirty patients completed the test and retest. Intraclass Correlation Coefficients are used as values for the test-retest reliability of the total FFMQ and the five facets. They are adequate to good ranging from 0.657 to 0.863. The FFMQ is thus a reliable instrument to measure mindfulness in a clinical population
Item Type:Essay (Bachelor)
Faculty:BMS: Behavioural, Management and Social Sciences
Subject:77 psychology
Programme:Psychology BSc (56604)
Link to this item:http://purl.utwente.nl/essays/59356
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