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Measuring mindfulness : A rasch analysis of the freiburg mindfulness inventory. / Sauer, Sebastian; Walach, Harald; Offenbächer, Martin; Lynch, Siobhan; Kohls, Niko.

In: Religions, Vol. 2, No. 4, 08.12.2011, p. 693-706.

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Sauer, S, Walach, H, Offenbächer, M, Lynch, S & Kohls, N 2011, 'Measuring mindfulness: A rasch analysis of the freiburg mindfulness inventory', Religions, vol. 2, no. 4, pp. 693-706. https://doi.org/10.3390/rel2040693

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Sauer, S., Walach, H., Offenbächer, M., Lynch, S., & Kohls, N. (2011). Measuring mindfulness: A rasch analysis of the freiburg mindfulness inventory. Religions, 2(4), 693-706. https://doi.org/10.3390/rel2040693

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Sauer S, Walach H, Offenbächer M, Lynch S, Kohls N. Measuring mindfulness: A rasch analysis of the freiburg mindfulness inventory. Religions. 2011 Dec 8;2(4):693-706. https://doi.org/10.3390/rel2040693

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Sauer, Sebastian ; Walach, Harald ; Offenbächer, Martin ; Lynch, Siobhan ; Kohls, Niko. / Measuring mindfulness : A rasch analysis of the freiburg mindfulness inventory. In: Religions. 2011 ; Vol. 2, No. 4. pp. 693-706.

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