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Measuring mindfulness: a Rasch analysis of the Freiburg mindfulness inventory

Measuring mindfulness: a Rasch analysis of the Freiburg mindfulness inventory
Measuring mindfulness: a Rasch analysis of the Freiburg mindfulness inventory
The objective of the study was to assess the psychometric properties of the Freiburg Mindfulness Inventory (FMI-14) using a Rasch model approach in a cross-sectional design. The scale was administered to N = 130 British patients with different psychosomatic conditions. The scale failed to show clear one-factoriality and item 13 did not fit the Rasch model. A two-factorial solution without item 13, however, appeared to fit well. The scale seemed to work equally well in different subgroups such as patients with or without mindfulness practice. However, some limitations of the validity of both the one-factorial and the two-factorial version of the scale were observed. Sizeable floor and ceiling effects limit the diagnostical use of the instrument. In summary, the study demonstrates that the two-factorial version of the FMI-13 shows acceptable approximation to Rasch requirements, but is in need of further improvement. The one-factorial solution did not fit well, and cannot be recommended for further use.
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Sauer, Sebastian
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Walach, Harald
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Lynch, Siobhan
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Kohls, Niko
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Walach, Harald
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Offenbächer, Martin
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Lynch, Siobhan
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Kohls, Niko
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Sauer, Sebastian, Walach, Harald, Offenbächer, Martin, Lynch, Siobhan and Kohls, Niko (2011) Measuring mindfulness: a Rasch analysis of the Freiburg mindfulness inventory. Religions, 2 (4), 693-706. (doi:10.3390/rel2040693).

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Abstract

The objective of the study was to assess the psychometric properties of the Freiburg Mindfulness Inventory (FMI-14) using a Rasch model approach in a cross-sectional design. The scale was administered to N = 130 British patients with different psychosomatic conditions. The scale failed to show clear one-factoriality and item 13 did not fit the Rasch model. A two-factorial solution without item 13, however, appeared to fit well. The scale seemed to work equally well in different subgroups such as patients with or without mindfulness practice. However, some limitations of the validity of both the one-factorial and the two-factorial version of the scale were observed. Sizeable floor and ceiling effects limit the diagnostical use of the instrument. In summary, the study demonstrates that the two-factorial version of the FMI-13 shows acceptable approximation to Rasch requirements, but is in need of further improvement. The one-factorial solution did not fit well, and cannot be recommended for further use.

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Published date: 8 December 2011
Organisations: Medical Education

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Local EPrints ID: 370112
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/370112
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Last modified: 15 Jul 2019 21:41

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Author: Sebastian Sauer
Author: Harald Walach
Author: Martin Offenbächer
Author: Siobhan Lynch
Author: Niko Kohls

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