Five Facets Mindfulness Questionnaire-Swedish version

Beskrivning #

The Five Facets Mindfulness Questionnaire consists of 29 statements, with the following facets: Nonreactivity to inner experience (6 items), Observing (noticing/attending to sensations /perceptions/ thoughts/ feelings) (7 items), Acting with awareness (automatic pilot/concentration/nondistraction) (5 items), Describing (labeling feelings/ thoughts with words) (6 items), Nonjudging of experience (5 items). The FFMQ uses a 1-5 Likert scale ranging from “Never or very rarely true” to “Very often or always true”.

Antal items #


Svarsalternativ #

1= Aldrig/Nästan aldrig





Delskalor #

Nonreactivity to inner experience (6 items)

Observing (noticing/attending to sensations /perceptions/ thoughts/ feelings) (7 items)

Acting with awareness (automatic pilot/concentration/nondistraction) (5 items)

Describing (labeling feelings/ thoughts with words) (6 items)

Nonjudging of experience (5 items).

Scoring (poängsättning) #

Scoring the Five Facet Mindfulness Questionnaire, Swedish version

FI Non-react items:

4, 9, 16, 19, 24, 27

F2 Observe items:

1, 6, 11, 12, 17, 21, 25

F3 Act with awareness items:

5R, 8R, 15R, 23R, 28R

F4 Describe items:

2, 7, 13R, 18R, 22, 26

F5 Non-jugde items:

3R, 10R, 14R, 20R, 29R

R= reversed items

Tidsintervall #

Din egen uppfattning om hur det i allmänhet är för dig

Administrationstid #

ca 15-30 min

Instruktion #

Skatta följande påståenden genom att ringa in den siffra som stämmer bäst med din egen uppfattning om hur det i allmänhet är för dig.

Respondentålder #

från 16 år

Cronbachs alfa #

Range=0.75 – 0.85

Svenska rättigheter #

The Swedish version is available on request at

Abstract originalartikel #

Two studies were conducted to assess the Swedish version of the Five Facets Mindfulness Questionnaire (FFMQ) which was originally created by Baer et al. (2006). The aim of Study 1 was to examine the psychometric properties of the FFMQ using data from 498 individuals. Quantitative and qualitative analyses resulted in a reduction of the scale by ten items. Psychometric properties, including internal consistency of the revised instrument, were examined. The Swedish FFMQ provides results comparable with those obtained by Baer. Cronbach´s alphas were high for all the facets. The Swedish FFMQ appears to be a potentially useful tool in measuring mindfulness among Swedish participants. The aim of Study 2 was to test the suggested hierarchal five-factor solution and construct validity, using a confirmatory factor analysis (CFA). Similar findings in the English version of the FFMQ, the CFA showed that the Observe facet was not a significant part of an overall self-reported mindfulness structure in a Swedish population with little meditation experience.

Key words: mindfulness; FFMQ, Swedish population, content validity, internal reliability, confirmatory factor analysis

Referens #

Lilja, J. L., Frodi-Lundgren, A., Johansson Hanse, J., Josefsson, T., Lundh, L-G., Sköld, C., Hansen, E., & Broberg, A. G. (2011). Five Facets Mindfulness Questionnaire – Reliability and Factor Structure: A Swedish Version. Cognitive Behavior Therapy. In press.

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(1), 27-45.

Informationens bäst-före-datum #