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Validiteit van de Five Facet Mindfulness questionnaire (FFMQ) bij mensen met fibromyalgie

Verhenne, Fanya (2010) Validiteit van de Five Facet Mindfulness questionnaire (FFMQ) bij mensen met fibromyalgie.

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Abstract:Background and purpose: In the autumn of 2010 at Twente University, an online training in mindfulness will be studied in people with fibromyalgia. Reliable and valid measurements are important to ascertain whether the training really cultivates mindfulness. Therefore, the present study examines the psychometric properties of the Five Facet Mindfulness Questionnaire (FFMQ) in people with fibromyalgia. It was also examined if the FFMQ has the ability to distinguish between the people with and without meditation experience Method: The FFMQ consists of five facets: observing, describing, acting with awareness, nonjudging of inner experience, and nonreactivity to inner experience. Since the target was people with fibromyalgia, the FFMQ was first adjusted using the Three-Step-Test Interview (TSTI) method to increase reliability. The reliability of the five facets was examined and divergent en convergent relationships with other variables (positive mental health, anxiety, depression, acceptance, alexithymia, neuroticism, openness, quality of life, mental / physical ) were explored. To account if the FFMQ has the ability to differentiate, the mean scores of the peolpe with and without meditation experience were compared. Results: The FFMQ had good internal consistency for each of the five facets and showed a good construct validity for the current population. As predicted, all facets had a differentiated relationship with the various variables. No differences were found between the meditators and nonmediatarors. Conclusion: Findings support the use of the edited version of the FFMQ to assess the level of mindfulness in a population of fibromyalgia patients. And for evaluating the online training in mindfulness as well.
Item Type:Essay (Master)
Faculty:BMS: Behavioural, Management and Social Sciences
Subject:77 psychology
Programme:Psychology MSc (66604)
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