Mindfulness Attention Awareness Scale (MAAS)

The MAAS is a 15 item scale used to determine an individuals experience of mindfulness in general terms as well as in specific day-to-day circumstances.

Statements are scored using a 6 point scale from Almost Always (1) to Almost Never (6), with lower scores indicating a less sensitive awareness.

This scale is being used by the request of Dr. Alek Zgierska.



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Brown, K & Ryan, R 2003 The benefits of being present: mindfulness and its role in psychological well-being.

Carlson, L. E., & Brown, K. W. (2005). Validation of the Mindful Attention Awareness Scale in a cancer population. Journal of psychosomatic research, 58(1), 29-33.