TITLE

Psychometric Characteristics of Lithuanian Version of Multidimensional Assessment of Interoceptive Awareness (MAIALT)

AUTHOR(S)
Baranauskas, M.; Grabauskaitė, A.; Griskova-Bulanova, I.
PUB. DATE
October 2016
SOURCE
Neurologijos Seminarai;2016, Vol. 20 Issue 4, p202
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Background. The Multidimensional Assessment of Interoceptive Awareness (MAIA) is a questionnaire that enables to assess the awareness of bodily sensations in the most precise way of all currently existing tools. Materials and methods. In this paper, the Lithuanian version of the questionnaire, MAIAlt, was examined by means of reliability and validity in a sample of 386 subjects aged 17-30 years (49% were females). Results. The results revealed acceptable reliability as internal consistency (i. e. Cronbach's alpha >0.7) in five out of eight scales: Attention Regulation, Emotional Awareness, Self-regulation, Body Listening, and Trusting. The Not-worrying scale had questionable reliability (i. e. Cronbach's alpha >0.6). However the Noticing and Not-distracting scales had poor and unacceptable reliability. Confirmatory factor analysis showed that MAIALT questionnaire of the remaining six scales had acceptable structure. Conclusions. Six out of eight scales of the current version of MAIALT questionnaire had sufficient psychometric properties. We conclude that the current version of MAIALT questionnaire may require additional adaptation steps before its use in professional psychologists' practice. However, we encourage its use for the scientific purposes.
ACCESSION #
120535702

 

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