Arch Iran Med. 2022;25(5): 300-307.
doi: 10.34172/aim.2022.49

Scopus ID: 85134803551
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Original Article

Validation of Persian Version of Mindful Attention Awareness Scale (MAAS) in Iranian Women with Breast Cancer

Roghieh Nooripour 1 ORCID logo, Nikzad Ghanbari 2, Peyman Hassani-Abharian 3* ORCID logo, Laurel E. Radwin 4, Simin Hosseinian 1, Saba Hasanvandi 5

1 Department of Counseling, Faculty of Education and Psychology, Alzahra University, Tehran, Iran
2 Faculty of Education and Psychology, Shahid Beheshti University (SBU), Tehran, Iran
3 Institute for Cognitive Science Studies (IRICSS), Department of Cognitive Rehabilitation, Brain and Cognition Clinic, Tehran, Iran
4 Center for Health Care Organizational and Implementation Research (CHOIR), VA Boston Healthcare System, Boston, MA, USA
5 Department of Psychology, Faculty of Humanistic Sciences, Khorramabad Branch, Islamic Azad University, Khorram Abad, Iran
*Corresponding Author: Corresponding Author: Peyman Hassani-Abharian, MD, PhD; Assistant professor in Institute for Cognitive Science Studies, Brain and Cognition Clinic, Tehran, Iran. Email: abharian1972@yahoo.com & , Email: abharian@iricss.org


Background: Breast cancer is now the most significant health issue in women, threatening diverse aspects of human health, including mental health and cognitive function. This research aimed to validate the Persian version of Mindful Attention Awareness Scale (MAAS) in Iranian women with breast cancer.

Methods: We gathered data on 229 women with breast cancer in Tehran through convenience sampling. They completed a demographic questionnaire, the Persian version of MAAS, the General Self-Efficacy Scale, and DASS-21. SPSS-22 analyzed the Pearson correlation between the Persian version of MAAS, general self-efficacy, and DASS-21. Also, LISREL 8.8 was used to analyze the internal structure of the MAAS.

Results: Findings from the confirmatory factor analysis (CFA) showed that the model with one factor fits well with the data (sbχ2=4.29 (P=0.36); SRMR=0.058; CFI=1.0; NFI=0.91; IFI=0.95; RFI=0.97; GFI=0.90; RMSEA=0.069). Significant negative correlations were found between MAAS and DASS-21 scores for anxiety (r=-0.51), depression (r=-0.48) and stress (r=-0.49), indicating an acceptable divergent validity. There was also a positive relationship between MAAS and general self-efficacy (r=0.37; P<0.01).

Conclusion: The Persian version of MAAS seems to be a valid scale for evaluating the extent of mindfulness of Iranian women with breast cancer.

Cite this article as: Nooripour R, Ghanbari N, Hassani-Abharian P, Radwin LE, Hosseinian S, Hasanvandi S. Validation of persian version of mindful attention awareness scale (maas) in iranian women with breast cancer. Arch Iran Med. 2022;25(5):300-307. doi: 10.34172/aim.2022.49
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Submitted: 06 Aug 2020
Revision: 28 May 2021
Accepted: 02 Jun 2021
ePublished: 01 May 2022
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