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Handbook of Assessment in Mindfulness Research

  • Synthesizes conceptual foundations, development, psychometric properties of key mindfulness measures

  • Reviews psychometric instruments for measuring mindfulness across the lifespan

  • Explores traditional and modern approaches to developing psychometric measures

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Table of contents (73 entries)

  1. Adolescent and Adult Mindfulness Scale (AAMS)

    • Vita Droutman, Peter Wang, Ilana Golub, Stephen Read
  2. An Introduction to Assessment in Mindfulness Research

    • Oleg N. Medvedev, Christian U. Krägeloh, Richard J. Siegert, Nirbhay N. Singh
  3. Applied Mindfulness Process Scale (AMPS)

    • Anja Roemer, Oleg N. Medvedev
  4. Bangor Mindful Parenting Scale (BMPS)

    • Gemma M. Griffith, Richard P. Hastings
  5. Breath Counting Task (BCT)

    • Julian Lim, Kinjal Doshi
  6. Brief Resilience Scale (BRS)

    • Bruce W. Smith, Naila deCruz-Dixon, Kaitlyn Schodt, Faerl Torres
  7. Buddhist Affective States Scale (BASS)

    • Shivanthi K. Balalla, Oleg N. Medvedev, Richard J. Siegert, Christian U. Krägeloh
  8. Classical Test Theory and the Measurement of Mindfulness

    • Richard J. Siegert, Christian U. Krägeloh, Oleg N. Medvedev
  9. Cognitive and Affective Mindfulness Scale-Revised (CAMS-R)

    • Greg Feldman, Morgan Westine, Audrey Edelman, Morgan Higgs, Megan Renna, Jeffrey Greeson
  10. Daily Mindful Responding Scale (DMRS)

    • Julien Lacaille, Gentiana Sadikaj, Kimberly Carrière, Bärbel Knäuper
  11. Depression, Anxiety and Stress Scales (DASS)

    • Brendan Cowles, Oleg N. Medvedev
  12. Embodied Mindfulness Questionnaire (EMQ)

    • Bassam Khoury, Rodrigo C. Vergara, Christina Spinelli, Isabel Sadowski

About this book

This handbook provides comprehensive coverage of assessment instruments used in mindfulness research. It discusses traditional and modern approaches used to develop psychometric measures and to establish their reliability and validity, such as classical test theory, item response theory and Rasch model, generalizability theory, facet benchmarking, and network analysis. The handbook provides information on conceptual foundations, development, and psychometric properties of assessment instruments used to measure mindfulness in children, adolescents, and adults. In addition, it provides similar information on scales used in specific contexts and for various purposes. It reviews behavioral, cognitive, and psychophysiological assessment measures of mindfulness. The handbook examines a broad range of psychological, physical health, and mental health, and related measures that are used in mindfulness research. This reference work enables researchers to choose appropriate measurement tools for a broad range of mindfulness research.

Key areas of coverage include:
  • Nature and theoretical foundations of assessment.
  • Origins and definitions of mindfulness.
  • Mindfulness scales for children and adolescents.
  • Mindfulness scales for adults.
  • Mindfulness scales for specific contexts and purposes.
  • Mindfulness and Buddhist-related scales.
  • Behavioral assessments of mindfulness.
  • Cognitive and psychophysiological assessments of mindfulness.

The Handbook of Assessment in Mindfulness Research is an essential reference for researchers, professors, and graduate students as well as clinicians, therapists, and other mental health practitioners in clinical psychology and affiliated medical and mental health disciplines, including complementary and alternative medicine, social work, occupational and rehabilitation therapy.


  • Appreciative joy and mindfulness assessment
  • Behavioral assessment and mindfulness
  • Breathing meditations and mindfulness assessment
  • Classical Test Theory and mindfulness assessment
  • Experience, mindfulness, and measurement
  • Facet benchmarking and measuring mindfulness
  • Generalizability theory and mindfulness measurement
  • Interoceptive awareness and mindfulness measures
  • Item Response Theory, Rasch Model, and mindfulness
  • Language, mindfulness, and assessment
  • Meditation and mindfulness assessment
  • Mindful eating assessment measures
  • Mindful parenting assessment measures
  • Mindfulness assessment and psychometric instruments
  • Mindfulness assessment instruments for adults
  • Mindfulness assessment instruments for children and adolescents
  • Mindfulness process and assessment
  • Nonattachment and mindfulness measurement
  • Self-compassion and mindfulness assessment
  • Teaching and mindfulness measures

Editors and Affiliations

  • School of Psychology, University of Waikato, Hamilton, New Zealand

    Oleg N. Medvedev

  • North Shore Campus, Auckland Univ of Technology, Auckland, New Zealand

    Christian U. Krägeloh

  • Dept of Psychology and Neuroscience, Auckland University of Technology, Auckland, New Zealand

    Richard J. Siegert

  • Augusta University, Raleigh, USA

    Nirbhay N. Singh

About the editors

Oleg N. Medvedev, Ph.D., is Assistant Professor at the University of Waikato, New Zealand, and Associate Editor of the journal Mindfulness. He teaches advanced research methods courses and is actively involved in mindfulness and health-related research covering mindfulness-based interventions, well-being, health-related quality of life, affective disorders, and healthy mental aging. A substantial amount of Dr. Medvedev's work focuses on application of advanced statistical and psychometric methods such as Generalizability Theory, Rasch model and Network analysis to enhance assessment and research methodology in mindfulness and health research. He developed a novel method to distinguish between dynamic and enduring aspects in psychological assessment using Generalizability Theory. Dr. Medvedev is an author of nearly 100 peer-reviewed journal articles and book chapters, and co-author of the book Mindfulness-Based Intervention Research: Characteristics, Approaches, and Developments.

Christian U. Krägeloh, Ph.D., is Associate Professor in the Department of Psychology and Neuroscience at Auckland University of Technology (AUT), New Zealand. His current research interests are outcome measurement, quality of life research, language planning and terminology, mindfulness, and investigating psychosocial factors in social robotics. He is a founding member of the New Zealand World Health Organisation Quality of Life Group and the Psychosocial Aspects in Robotics (PAIR) Lab. Dr. Krägeloh is an author of more than 100 articles in international journals, lead author of a mindfulness research book, and an author and editor of several other books on research methods and well-being. He is an Associate Editor of the journal Mindfulness.

Richard J. Siegert, Ph.D., is Professor of Psychology and Rehabilitation at Auckland University of Technology (AUT). Dr. Siegert trained in clinical psychology at the University of Waikato and completed his doctorate at Victoria University of Wellington. After working as a clinical psychologist, he became a lecturer at Victoria University specializing in clinical neuropsychology. This led to an increasing interest in rehabilitation for people with neurological disorders, and he subsequently joined the University of Otago as Head of the Rehabilitation Teaching and Research Unit. His next experience of working in an interprofessional academic/clinical environment was in the Department of Palliative Care, Policy and Rehabilitation at King’s College London, where he worked for five years. From there, he joined AUT as Professor of Psychology and Rehabilitation combining his two passions, psychology and rehabilitation. Dr. Siegert's research interests include psychometrics, outcomes in mental health and rehabilitation, goal setting, and using mindfulness-based interventions for people with chronic health conditions. He is an author on more than 160 articles in international journals and an author of 2 popular textbooks on rehabilitation.

Nirbhay N. Singh, Ph.D., is Clinical Professor of Psychiatry and Health Behavior at the Medical College of Georgia, Augusta University, Augusta, Georgia, USA. Before his current appointment, he was a Professor of Psychiatry, Pediatrics and Psychology at the Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine and Director of the Commonwealth Institute for Family Studies, Richmond, Virginia. His research interests include mindfulness, behavioral and psychopharmacological treatments of individuals with disabilities, and assistive technology for supporting individuals with neurodevelopmental disabilities. He has more than 750 publications, including 26 books. He is the Editor-in-Chief of two international journals: Mindfulness, and Advances in Neurodevelopmental Disorders, and Editor of three book series: Mindfulness in Behavioral Health, Evidence-Based Practice in Behavioral Health, and Springer Series on Child and Family Studies.

Bibliographic Information

  • Book Title: Handbook of Assessment in Mindfulness Research

  • Editors: Oleg N. Medvedev, Christian U. Krägeloh, Richard J. Siegert, Nirbhay N. Singh

  • DOI:

  • Publisher: Springer Cham

  • eBook Packages: Springer Reference Behavioral Science and Psychology, Reference Module Humanities and Social Sciences, Reference Module Business, Economics and Social Sciences

  • eBook ISBN: 978-3-030-77644-2Due: 22 February 2024

  • Number of Pages: XX, 4000

  • Number of Illustrations: 10 b/w illustrations, 10 illustrations in colour

  • Topics: Clinical Psychology, Complementary & Alternative Medicine, Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Child and School Psychology, Pediatrics, Pediatrics