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dc.contributor.authorBotha, Karel Frederick Hendrik
dc.contributor.authorKirsten, Doret Karen
dc.contributor.authorKok, Rumando
dc.identifier.citationKok, R. et al. 2011. Exploring mindfulness in self-injuring adolescents in a psychiatric setting. Journal of psychology In Africa, 21(2):185-196. []en_US
dc.identifier.issn1873-2755 (Online)
dc.description.abstractThis 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.publisherElliott & Fitzpatricken_US
dc.subjectfive facets of mindfulnessen_US
dc.subjectfive-facet mindfulness questionnaire (FFMQ)en_US
dc.subjectpsychiatric contexten_US
dc.titleExploring mindfulness in self-injuring adolescents in a psychiatric settingen_US

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