Exploring the multidimensional assessment of interoceptive awareness in youth aged 7–17 years

Jones, Alexander, Silas, Jonathan, Todd, Jennifer, Stewart, Anita, Acree, Michael, Coulson, Mark and Mehling, Wolf E. (2021) Exploring the multidimensional assessment of interoceptive awareness in youth aged 7–17 years. Journal of Clinical Psychology, 77 (3). pp. 661-682. ISSN 0021-9762

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Objective: This study aimed to adapt the Multidimensional Assessment of Interoceptive Awareness (MAIA) questionnaire for younger respondents. Method: The language of the MAIA was revised and children aged 7–10 years (n = 212) and adolescents aged 11–17 years (n = 217) completed the questionnaire. Results: The original eight‐factor model was tested for fit using confirmatory factor analysis. The model had an acceptable fit in the total sample and younger subsample and overall fit in the older subsample was adequate following modification. Internal consistency was good, except for the Noticing, Not‐Distracting and Not‐Worrying scales. Results also demonstrated a negative linear relationship between the trusting scale and age, suggesting that youths may lose trust in their body as they age. Conclusion: The adapted MAIA can be used with a younger population and, depending on the research question, individual MAIA scales may be selected. The survey is available at https://osher.ucsf.edu/maia.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: maia,adolescence,childhood,internal state,interoception,interoceptive awareness,arts and humanities (miscellaneous),clinical psychology ,/dk/atira/pure/subjectarea/asjc/1200/1201
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Social Sciences > School of Psychology
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Depositing User: LivePure Connector
Date Deposited: 24 Oct 2020 00:20
Last Modified: 22 Oct 2022 07:21
URI: https://ueaeprints.uea.ac.uk/id/eprint/77432
DOI: 10.1002/jclp.23067

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