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Committed Action Questionnaire-8 (CAQ-8)

Original Version

McCracken, L. M., Chilcot, J., & Norton, S. (2015)

Portuguese Version

Trindade, I. A., Marta-Simões, J., Ferreira, C., & Pinto-Gouveia, J. (2017)

General Description

The CAQ-8 is an 8-item measure of committed action (as conceptualized in Acceptance and Committed Therapy), with two subscales (a positive and a negative one). The CAQ‐8 (global scale, positive, and negative subscales) presented good internal consistency and construct, convergent, concurrent, and divergent validity, and are adequate for use in clinical and community populations.

  • Positive subscale: item 1, 2, 3, and 4;
  • Negative subscale: item 5, 6, 7, and 8.
References
  • McCracken, L. M., Chilcot, J., & Norton, S. (2015). Further development in the assessment of psychological flexibility: A shortened Committed Action Questionnaire (CAQ-8). European Journal of Pain, 19, 677-685. doi:10.1002/ejp.589

  • Trindade, I. A., Marta-Simões, J., Ferreira, C., & Pinto-Gouveia, J. (2017). Developments on committed action: Validity of the CAQ-8 and analysis of committed action’s role in depressive symptomatology in breast cancer patients and healthy individuals. Clinical Psychology & Psychotherapy. doi:10.1002/cpp.2125 http://hdl.handle.net/10316/46829

Contacts

Inês A. Trindade – almeidatrindade@fpce.uc.pt