Development and validation of the short version of metacognitions questionnaire-Insomnia

Hara, Shintaro, Tanaka, Haruhito, Kawashima, Hiroyuki, Yamamoto, Hiroaki, Nonaka, Izumi, Yamamoto, Ryuichiro, Broomfield, Niall ORCID: and Nomura, Shinobu (2020) Development and validation of the short version of metacognitions questionnaire-Insomnia. Japanese Journal of Health Psychology Research, 33 (1). pp. 1-18.

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Waine, Broomfield, Banham, & Espie (2009) developed and validated the Metacognitions Questionnaire-Insomnia (MCQ-I) to assess metacognition about sleep, which was hypothesized to have a two-factor structure consisting of metacognitive belief about sleep, and metacognitive plans about sleep. However, it is unclear if the MCQ-I reflects metacognition about sleep as hypothesized because no item analysis or factor analysis was conducted. The present study was designed to develop a short version of MCQ-I using selected items and investigate its reliability and validity. A cross-sectional survey using the MCQ-I was conducted with undergraduates (N=330) and 27 patients with chronic insomnia disorder. Results of factor analysis and item analysis of their responses indicated that MCQ-I has a two-factor structure as hypothesized, and 25 items had high internal consistency. Moreover, the MCQ-I-25 was correlated with metacognition about worry, comprehensive dimensions of cognitive arousal, and sleep disturbances. Furthermore, the MCQ-I-25 score was higher in insomnia patients than healthy students. These results suggest that MCQ-I-25 reflects metacognition about sleep and could predict cognitive arousal and insomnia.

Item Type: Article
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences > Norwich Medical School
UEA Research Groups: Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences > Research Centres > Lifespan Health
Depositing User: LivePure Connector
Date Deposited: 13 Oct 2020 23:57
Last Modified: 19 Oct 2023 02:47
DOI: 10.11560/jhpr.180328125


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