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Responding mindfully to distressing voices: links with meaning, affect and relationship with voice

Responding mindfully to distressing voices: links with meaning, affect and relationship with voice
Responding mindfully to distressing voices: links with meaning, affect and relationship with voice
Research on mindfulness-based interventions has been limited by lack of measures of mindfulness. Several measures of mindfulness have been developed, but none which applies to the experience of hearing voices, or auditory hallucination. This research examines the reliability and validity of the Southampton Mindfulness of Voices Questionnaire (SMQV), a measure of mindful relating to auditory hallucinations, and tests predicted links with affect, meaning and relationship to voice. Fifty-nine participants with a diagnosis of schizophrenia who were currently experiencing auditory hallucinations participated. Participants completed the 16 item SMQV, and measures of general mindfulness, affect and beliefs about voices. The SMVQ had a Cronbach's alpha of .84, correlated significantly with a mindfulness measure, was significantly negatively correlated with negative affect and distress associated with voices. SMVQ scores correlated negatively with beliefs about voices' malevolence and omnipotence and resistance to voice. These data suggest that the scale is internally reliable and valid within the limits of the present study, and support predicted links between meaning and mindful relating. Research and clinical utility are discussed.
mindfulness, psychosis, voices, measurement, cognitive therapy
0332-6470
581-587
Chadwick, Paul
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Barnbrook, Emily
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Newman-Taylor, Katherine
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Chadwick, Paul
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Barnbrook, Emily
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Newman-Taylor, Katherine
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Chadwick, Paul, Barnbrook, Emily and Newman-Taylor, Katherine (2007) Responding mindfully to distressing voices: links with meaning, affect and relationship with voice. [in special issue: Towards a New Understanding of Psychosis] Tidsskrift for Norsk Psykologforening, 44 (5), 581-587.

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Abstract

Research on mindfulness-based interventions has been limited by lack of measures of mindfulness. Several measures of mindfulness have been developed, but none which applies to the experience of hearing voices, or auditory hallucination. This research examines the reliability and validity of the Southampton Mindfulness of Voices Questionnaire (SMQV), a measure of mindful relating to auditory hallucinations, and tests predicted links with affect, meaning and relationship to voice. Fifty-nine participants with a diagnosis of schizophrenia who were currently experiencing auditory hallucinations participated. Participants completed the 16 item SMQV, and measures of general mindfulness, affect and beliefs about voices. The SMVQ had a Cronbach's alpha of .84, correlated significantly with a mindfulness measure, was significantly negatively correlated with negative affect and distress associated with voices. SMVQ scores correlated negatively with beliefs about voices' malevolence and omnipotence and resistance to voice. These data suggest that the scale is internally reliable and valid within the limits of the present study, and support predicted links between meaning and mindful relating. Research and clinical utility are discussed.

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Published date: 2007
Additional Information: Mindfulness is paying attention in a particular way – on purpose, in the present moment and non-judgementally. A central aim of the present study is to explore links between mindful relating to voices and meaning ascribed them.
Keywords: mindfulness, psychosis, voices, measurement, cognitive therapy
Organisations: Faculty of Health Sciences, Psychology

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Local EPrints ID: 55806
URI: https://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/55806
ISSN: 0332-6470
PURE UUID: 2a1a74a0-a0f1-4886-b622-a4df53ca1e50
ORCID for Katherine Newman-Taylor: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0003-1579-7959

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Date deposited: 06 Aug 2008
Last modified: 14 Mar 2019 01:25

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