Assessing Decentering: Validation, Psychometric Properties, and Clinical Usefulness of the Experiences Questionnaire in a Spanish Sample

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dc.contributor.author Soler, Joaquim
dc.contributor.author Franquesa, Alba
dc.contributor.author Feliu-Soler, Albert
dc.contributor.author Cebolla, Ausias
dc.contributor.author Garcia-Campayo, Javier
dc.contributor.author Tejedor, Rosa
dc.contributor.author Demarzo, Marcelo Marcos Piva [UNIFESP]
dc.contributor.author Banos, Rosa
dc.contributor.author Pascual, Juan Carlos
dc.contributor.author Porte, Maria J.
dc.date.accessioned 2018-06-15T14:00:18Z
dc.date.available 2018-06-15T14:00:18Z
dc.date.issued 2014-11-01
dc.identifier http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.beth.2014.05.004
dc.identifier.citation Behavior Therapy. New York: Assoc Adv Behavior Therapy, v. 45, n. 6, p. 863-871, 2014.
dc.identifier.issn 0005-7894
dc.identifier.uri http://repositorio.unifesp.br/11600/42778
dc.description.abstract Decentering is defined as the ability to. observe one's thoughts and feelings in a detached manner. The Experiences Questionnaire (EQ) is a self-report instrument that originally assessed decentering and rumination. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the psychometric properties of the Spanish version of EQ-Decentering and to explore its clinical usefulness. The 11-item EQ-Decentering subscale was translated into Spanish and psychometric properties were examined in a sample of 921 adult individuals, 231 with psychiatric disorders and 690 without. The subsample of nonpsychiatric participants was also split according to their previous meditative experience (meditative participants, n = 341; and nonmeditative participants, n = 349). Additionally, differences among these three subgroups were explored to determine clinical validity of the scale. Finally, EQ-Decentering was administered twice in a group of borderline personality disorder, before and after a 10-week mindfulness intervention. Confirmatory factor analysis indicated acceptable model fit sb chi(2) = 243.8836 (p < .001), CFI =.939, GM = .936, SRMR = .040, and RMSEA = .06 (.060.077), and psychometric properties were found to be satisfactory (reliability: Cronbach's at = .893; convergent validity: r > .46; and divergent validity: r < .35). The scale detected changes in decentering after a 10-session intervention in mindfulness (t = 4.692, p < .00001). Differences among groups were significant (F = 134.8, p < .000001), where psychiatric participants showed the lowest scores compared to nonpsychiatric meditative and nonmeditative participants. The Spanish version of the EQ-Decentering is a valid and reliable instrument to assess decentering either in clinical and nonclinical samples. In addition, the findings show that EQ-Decentering seems an adequate outcome instrument to detect changes after mindfulness-based interventions. en
dc.format.extent 863-871
dc.language.iso eng
dc.publisher Assoc Adv Behavior Therapy
dc.relation.ispartof Behavior Therapy
dc.rights Acesso restrito
dc.subject decentering en
dc.subject mindfulness en
dc.subject Experiences Questionnaire en
dc.subject metacognitive awareness en
dc.title Assessing Decentering: Validation, Psychometric Properties, and Clinical Usefulness of the Experiences Questionnaire in a Spanish Sample en
dc.type Artigo
dc.contributor.institution Hosp Santa Creu & Sant Pau
dc.contributor.institution Univ Autonoma Barcelona
dc.contributor.institution Univ Jaume I Castello
dc.contributor.institution Univ Zaragoza
dc.contributor.institution Xaixa Assistencial Univ Manresa
dc.contributor.institution Universidade Federal de São Paulo (UNIFESP)
dc.contributor.institution Univ Valencia
dc.description.affiliation Hosp Santa Creu & Sant Pau, Barcelona, Spain
dc.description.affiliation Univ Autonoma Barcelona, Inst Invest Biomed St Pau IIB St Pau, Ctr Invest Biomed Red Salud Mental, CIBERSAM, E-08193 Barcelona, Spain
dc.description.affiliation Univ Autonoma Barcelona, Hosp Univ Parc Tauli, E-08193 Barcelona, Spain
dc.description.affiliation Univ Jaume I Castello, CIBEROBN Santiago Compostela, Castellon de La Plana, Spain
dc.description.affiliation Univ Zaragoza, Hosp Miguel Servet, Inst Aragones & Ciencias Salud, Red Actividades Preventivas & Promoc Salud REDIAP, E-50009 Zaragoza, Spain
dc.description.affiliation Xaixa Assistencial Univ Manresa, Div Salut Mental Althaia, Barcelona, Spain
dc.description.affiliation Univ Fed Sao Paulo, Sao Paulo, Brazil
dc.description.affiliation Univ Valencia, E-46003 Valencia, Spain
dc.description.affiliationUnifesp Univ Fed Sao Paulo, Sao Paulo, Brazil
dc.identifier.doi 10.1016/j.beth.2014.05.004
dc.description.source Web of Science
dc.identifier.wos WOS:000344844700011



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