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Table 2 Pre-test and Post-test means and standard deviations for each of the 15 items on the MAAS

From: Mindfulness and problem gambling treatment

  Pre-test Post-test  
Item # Item content M SD M SD  
1 I could be experiencing some emotion and not be conscious of it until sometime later. 3.71 1.05 4.53 0.87 ***
2 I break or spill things because of carelessness, not paying attention, or thinking of something else. 4.88 1.27 5.29 1.10  
3 I find it difficult to stay focused on what’s happening in the present. 3.88 1.41 4.71 1.10 **
4 I tend to walk quickly to get where I’m going without paying attention to what I experience along the way. 3.24 1.48 4.29 0.85 **
5 I tend not to notice feelings of physical tension or discomfort until they really grab my attention. 3.00 1.15 4.24 1.03 ***
6 I forget a person’s name almost as soon as I’ve been told it for the first time. 2.76 1.52 3.53 1.37 ***
7 It seems I am “running on automatic”, without much awareness of what I’m doing. 3.59 1.18 4.18 1.24 *
8 I rush through activities without being really attentive to them. 3.41 1.37 4.29 1.05 **
9 I get so focused on the goal I want to achieve that I lose touch with what I’m doing right now to get there. 3.53 1.46 4.18 1.19 *
10 I do jobs or tasks automatically, without being aware of what I’m doing. 3.59 1.28 4.35 1.06 *
11 I find myself listening to someone with one ear, doing something else at the same time. 3.29 0.92 4.24 0.97 ***
12 I drive places on “automatic pilot” and then wonder why I went there. 4.24 1.30 4.71 1.05  
13 I find myself preoccupied with the future or the past. 3.12 1.50 4.29 1.16 ***
14 I find myself doing things without paying attention. 3.88 1.27 4.47 1.07  
15 I snack without being aware that I’m eating. 4.53 1.28 4.76 1.03  
  1. *p < .05; **p < .01; ***p < .001.