Psychometric properties of the Spanish version of the Philadelphia Mindfulness Scale

Rosa Tejedor, Albert Feliu-Soler, Juan C. Pascual, Ausiàs Cebolla, Maria J. Portella, Joan Trujols, José Soriano, Víctor Pérez, Joaquim Soler

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© 2014 SEP y SEPB. Conclusions: The Spanish version of the PHLMS is a psychometrically sound measure for assessing two core components of mindfulness (i.e. awareness and acceptance) in clinical and research settings.Material and methods: The Spanish version of the PHLMS was administered to a sample of 395 volunteers (256 of them with a psychiatric condition, and 130 from a student sample).The Philadelphia Mindfulness Scale (PHLMS) is a brief questionnaire for assessing 2 key components of mindfulness: present moment awareness, and acceptance. This study was aimed at evaluating the psychometric properties of the Spanish version of PHLMS in a sample of participants with and without psychiatric conditions.Results: Exploratory factor analysis found a two factor solution, which was also observed in the original version of the scale, with an explained variance of 44.02%. The scale showed good reliability (Cronbach α between 0.81 and 0.86), and an adequate convergent validity with other questionnaires of mindfulness and acceptance. The results also showed a similar discriminant validity to that in the original instrument validation between PHLMS and the clinical symptomatology reported.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)157-165
JournalRevista de Psiquiatria y Salud Mental
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2014


  • Acceptance
  • Assessment
  • Mindfulness
  • Philadelphia Mindfulness Scale
  • Scale
  • Validation


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