Voices Acceptance and Action Scale

Title of the Portuguese Version

Escala de Aceitação e Ação para as Vozes

Original Version

Voices Acceptance and Action Scale

Portuguese Version

Escala de Aceitação e Ação para as Vozes

General Description

The VAAS was developed to assess acceptance-based or action-based beliefs in response to auditory verbal hallucinations, in general and specifically to command hallucinations. This 31-item scale is divided into section A (i.e., 12 item stand-alone scale for general auditory hallucinations) and section B, referring specifically to command hallucinations. The participant is asked to rate their opinion from 1 ‘Strongly Disagree’ to 5 ‘Strongly Agree’, with higher scores meaning higher levels of acceptance and perception of acting according to one’s valued life directions.

References
  • Referência original:

    Shawyer, F., Ratcliff, K., Mackinnon, A., Farhall, J., Hayes, S.C., Copolov, D., 2007. The voices acceptance and action scale (VAAS): Pilot data. J. Clin. Psychol. 63, 593–606. https://doi.org/10.1002/jclp.20366

    Referência da validação portuguesa:

    Martins, M.J., Castilho, P., Macedo, A., Pereira, A.T., Vagos, P., Carvalho, D., Pascoal, C., Barreto Carvalho, C. (no prelo). Exploring the factor structure and reliability of the Voices Acceptance and Action Scale in a clinical sample with psychosis-spectrum disorders. Análise Psicológica.

Contacts

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