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							FIVE FACET MINDFULNESS QUESTIONNAIRE - SF (short form)
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Script Author: Katja Borchert, Ph.D. (katjab@millisecond.com) for Millisecond Software, LLC
Date: 11-06-2015
last updated:  11-11-2019 by K. Borchert (katjab@millisecond.com) for Millisecond Software, LLC

Script Copyright © 11-11-2019 Millisecond Software

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BACKGROUND INFO 	
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This script implements a computerized adaptation of the short form of the Five Facet Mindfulness Questionnaire (FFMQ-SF) as described in:

original/long form:
Baer, R. A., Smith, G. T., Hopkins, J., Krietemeyer, J., & Toney, L. (2006). Using self-report assessment methods to explore 
facets of mindfulness. Assessment, 13, 27-45.

Baer, R. A., et all. (2008). Construct Validity of the Five Facet Mindfulness Questionnaire in Meditating 
and Nonmeditating Samples. Assessment, 15, 329

Paper and Pencil Form and Scoring instructions of original FFMQ can be downloaded from: 
http://www.ruthbaer.com/academics/index.html

Short Form:
Bohlmeijer, E., P. M. ten Klooster, et al. (2011). Psychometric properties of the five facet mindfulness questionnaire in 
depressed adults and development of a short form. Assessment 18(3): 308-320.

Paper and Pencil Form and Scoring instructions of FFMQ-ST can be downloaded from: 
http://www.goodmedicine.org.uk/files/assessment,%20mindfulness%205%20facets%20short_1.pdf

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OVERVIEW
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Participants are asked to answer 24 5-point Likert-type questions with the following anchors:
"Never or very rarely true", "rarely true", "sometimes true", "often true", "very often or always true".

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DURATION 
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the default set-up of the script takes appr. 2 minutes to complete

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DATA FILE INFORMATION 
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The default data stored in the data files are:

(1) Raw data file: 'fivefacetmindfulnessquestionnaire_SF_raw*.iqdat' 

date, time:						date and time script was run with the current group/subjectnumber 
subject, group, session:	  		 with the current subject/groupnumber/session id
build:							the Inquisit build 

q*_response:						response given (in assigned values)
									Scale: 1 (never true) - 5 (always true)
									R = automatically reversed scored questions
									
q*_latency:						how much time (in ms) the participant spent on the surveypage with this particular 
								question (the last time this particular surveypage was visited)
								
								
(2) Summary data file: 'fivefacetmindfulnessquestionnaire_SF_summary*.iqdat' (a separate file for each participant)

computer.platform:				the platform the script was run on (win/mac/ios/android)
script.startdate:					date script was run
script.starttime:					time script was started
script.subjectid:					assigned subject id number
script.groupid:					assigned group id number
script.sessionid:					assigned session id number
script.elapsedtime:				time it took to run script (in ms); measured from onset to offset of script
script.completed:					0 = script was not completed (prematurely aborted); 
								1 = script was completed (all conditions run)

calculate scores for the 5 subscales:
Observing
Describing
ActingWithAwareness
NonJudgingofInnerExperience
NonReactivitytoInnerExperience

combinedscore: calculates the combined score

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QUESTIONNAIRE SET-UP & SCORING
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24 5-point Likert-type questions on 5 facets/subscales scored on a scale from 1-5:
1) Observing (8 questions, Max: 40 points): 
"includes noticing or attending to internal and external experiences, such as sensations, cognitions,
emotions, sights, sounds, and smells." (Baer et al, 2008, p.330)
2) Describing (4 questions, Max: 20 points): 
"refers to labeling internal experiences with words." (Baer et al, 2008, p.330)
3) ActingWithAwareness (5 questions, Max: 25 points): 
"includes attending to one’s activities of the moment and can be contrasted with behaving mechanically while 
attention is focused elsewhere (often called automatic pilot)." (Baer et al, 2008, p.330)
4) NonjudgingOfInnerExperience (5 questions, Max: 25 points): 
"refers to taking a nonevaluative stance toward thoughts and feelings." (Baer et al, 2008, p.330)
5) NonreactivityToInnerExperience (5 questions, Max: 25 points): 
"is the tendency to allow thoughts and feelings to come and go,
without getting caught up in or carried away by them." (Baer et al, 2008, p.330)

Scoring: higher scores represent higher levels of mindfulness

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INSTRUCTIONS 
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can be edited under section Editable Parameters.
The original wording is: 
"Below is a collection of statements about your everyday experience. Using the 1–5 scale below, please indicate, 
in the box to the right of each statement, how frequently or infrequently you have had each experience in the last month (or other agreed time period).
Please answer according to what really reflects your experience rather than what you think your experience should be."

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EDITABLE CODE 
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check below for (relatively) easily editable parameters, stimuli, instructions etc. 
Keep in mind that you can use this script as a template and therefore always "mess" with the entire code 
to further customize your experiment.

The parameters you can change are:

/pageinstructions:			the instructions that appear at the top of each surveypage