Philadelphia Mindfulness Scale (PHLMS)

Philadelphia Mindfulness Scale (PHLMS)
Assessment of Present-Moment Awareness and Acceptance
Cardaciotto et al.‚ 2005‚ 2008
1.    I am aware that thoughts are passing through my mind
2.    I try to distract myself when I feel unpleasant emotions
3.    When talking with other people‚ I am aware of their facial and body expressions
4.    There are aspects of myself I don’t want to think about
5.    When I shower‚ I am aware of how the water is running over my body
6.    I try to stay busy to keep thoughts or feelings from coming to mind
7.    When I am startled‚ I notice what is going on inside my body
8.    I wish I could control my emotions more easily
9.    When I walk outside‚ I am aware of smells or how the air feels against my face
10.I tell myself that I shouldn’t have certain thoughts
11.When someone asks how I am feeling‚ I can identify my emotions easily
12.There are things I try not to think about
13.I am aware of thoughts I’m ha‎ving when my mood changes
14.I tell myself that I shouldn’t feel sad
15.I notice changes inside my body‚ like my heart beating faster or my muscles getting tense
16.If there is something I don’t want to change‚ I am conscious of them immediately
17.Whenever my emotions change‚ I am conscious of them immediately
18.I try to put my problems out of my mind
19.When talking with other people‚ I am aware of the emotions I am experiencing
20.When I have a bad memory‚ I try to distract myself to make it go away 
(1 = never‚ 2 = rarely‚ 3 = sometimes‚ 4 = often‚ and 5 = very often
Awareness (1‚ 3‚ 5‚ 7‚ 9‚ 11‚ 13‚ 15‚ 17‚ and 19)‚ Acceptance (2‚ 4‚ 6‚ 8‚ 10‚ 12‚ 14‚ 16‚ 18‚ and 20)

Cardaciotto‚ L. (2005). Assessing mindfulness: The development of a bi-dimensional measure of awareness and acceptance. Dissertation Abstracts International‚ 66‚ (6-B). Assessment‚ 15(2)‚204-23

Cardaciotto‚ L.‚ Herbert‚ J.D.‚ Forman‚ E.M.‚ Moitra‚ E.‚ Farrow‚ V. (2008). The assessment of present-moment awareness and acceptance: the Philadelphia Mindfulness Scale. Assessment‚ 15(2)‚ 204–223.

Cardaciotto et al.‚ (2008). Philadelphia Mindfulness Scale. In: Simmons C. A.‚ Lehmann P. (eds). Tools for strengths-based assessment and evaluation‚ New York‚ NY: Springer‚ pp. 170-171. (2013). Google Scholar