Exploring mindfulness in self-injuring adolescents in a psychiatric setting

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dc.contributor.author Botha, Karel Frederick Hendrik
dc.contributor.author Kirsten, Doret Karen
dc.contributor.author Kok, Rumando
dc.date.accessioned 2012-10-30T10:58:46Z
dc.date.available 2012-10-30T10:58:46Z
dc.date.issued 2011
dc.identifier.citation Kok, R. et al. 2011. Exploring mindfulness in self-injuring adolescents in a psychiatric setting. Journal of psychology In Africa, 21(2):185-196. [http://www.elliottfitzpatrick.com/jpa.html] en_US
dc.identifier.issn 1433-0237
dc.identifier.issn 1873-2755 (Online)
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10394/7663
dc.description.abstract This study explored mindfulness amongst eight self-injuring psychiatric adolescents. A mixed-method design was used. Interviews and clinical records comprised the qualitative data, while quantitative data was gathered using the Five-Facet Mindfulness Questionnaire (FFMQ: Baer, Smith, Hopkins, Krietemeyer & Toney, 2006). Thematic analysis was used to generate themes and subthemes. Findings suggest that those who sometimes act mindfully tend to be more self-critical, report more severe injuries and more often self-punish. Those who often act mindfully self-injure more often, they show more self-compassion and report less severe injuries and less lethal methods. Mindfulness-based interventions might be useful in increasing mindfulness and decreasing self-injuring behaviour in psychiatric patients. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher Elliott & Fitzpatrick en_US
dc.subject Adolescents en_US
dc.subject five facets of mindfulness en_US
dc.subject five-facet mindfulness questionnaire (FFMQ) en_US
dc.subject mindfulness en_US
dc.subject psychiatric context en_US
dc.subject self-injury en_US
dc.title Exploring mindfulness in self-injuring adolescents in a psychiatric setting en_US
dc.type Article en_US

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