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Assessment of mindfulness: review on state of the art

Assessment of mindfulness: review on state of the art
Assessment of mindfulness: review on state of the art
Although alternative methods have been proposed, mindfulness is predominantly measured by means of self-assessment instruments. Until now, several scales have been published and to some degree also psychometrically validated. The number of scales reflects the widespread research interest. While some authors have started to compare the underlying concepts and operationalizations of these scales, up to now no overview has been presented describing, contrasting, and evaluating the different methodological approaches towards measuring mindfulness including questionnaires and alternative approaches. In light of this, the present article summarizes the state of mindfulness measurement. Recommendations on how current measurement practice may be improved are provided, as well as recommendations as to what measurement instruments are deemed to be most appropriate for a particular research context.
1868-8527
3-17
Sauer, Sebastian
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Sauer, Sebastian, Walach, Harald, Schmidt, Stefan, Hinterberger, Thilo, Lynch, Siobhan, Büssing, Arndt and Kohls, Niko (2013) Assessment of mindfulness: review on state of the art. Mindfulness, 4 (1), 3-17. (doi:10.1007/s12671-012-0122-5).

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Although alternative methods have been proposed, mindfulness is predominantly measured by means of self-assessment instruments. Until now, several scales have been published and to some degree also psychometrically validated. The number of scales reflects the widespread research interest. While some authors have started to compare the underlying concepts and operationalizations of these scales, up to now no overview has been presented describing, contrasting, and evaluating the different methodological approaches towards measuring mindfulness including questionnaires and alternative approaches. In light of this, the present article summarizes the state of mindfulness measurement. Recommendations on how current measurement practice may be improved are provided, as well as recommendations as to what measurement instruments are deemed to be most appropriate for a particular research context.

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Published date: 2013
Organisations: Medical Education

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Local EPrints ID: 370083
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/370083
ISSN: 1868-8527
PURE UUID: 0be6c84d-fffe-4e8c-bb4e-6eaf59fcf255

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Date deposited: 14 Oct 2014 13:36
Last modified: 15 Jul 2019 21:41

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Author: Sebastian Sauer
Author: Harald Walach
Author: Stefan Schmidt
Author: Thilo Hinterberger
Author: Siobhan Lynch
Author: Arndt Büssing
Author: Niko Kohls

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