Metacognitive beliefs in primary insomnia:developing and validating the Metacognitions Questionnaire--Insomnia (MCQ-I)

Waine, Joanne, Broomfield, Niall M, Banham, Stephen and Espie, Colin A (2009) Metacognitive beliefs in primary insomnia:developing and validating the Metacognitions Questionnaire--Insomnia (MCQ-I). Journal of Behavior Therapy and Experimental Psychiatry, 40 (1). pp. 15-23. ISSN 0005-7916

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Abstract

Patients with Primary insomnia often experience intrusive, worrisome cognitive activity in the pre-sleep period. Metacognitive beliefs may explain this yet no valid reliable scale exists. The present study, therefore, developed the Metacognitions Questionnaire--Insomnia (MCQ-I). Following initial metacognitive insomnia profiling interviews, item refinement produced a preliminary 60-item MCQ-I. This was administered to 34 primary insomniacs and 37 normal sleepers. Psychometric data indicate primary insomniac patients score significantly higher than normal sleepers on MCQ-I. Test-retest reliability is good. Face, concurrent, construct and discriminant validity, scale sensitivity and specificity are all acceptable. Further research with larger primary insomnia and normal sleeper samples is now required.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: adult,physiology,female,humans,knowledge,male,psychometrics,reproducibility of results,sensitivity and specificity,physiopathology,standards
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences > Norwich Medical School
Depositing User: LivePure Connector
Date Deposited: 18 Jun 2019 07:30
Last Modified: 22 Apr 2020 07:56
URI: https://ueaeprints.uea.ac.uk/id/eprint/71429
DOI: 10.1016/j.jbtep.2008.03.002

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