Single Wave Study

General Information

Project Number
The questionnaire aims to gain insight into the extent to which the personal characteristic mindfulness (increased attention and awareness of experience and reality of the present moment) is associated with BMI, fluctuation in body weight, and various eating habits (restrained, emotional, external eating).
Longitudinal Type
Single Wave Study
Begin date
End date
Van De Veer, Evelien
© 2013 CentERdata
Funding Organization
CentERdata/MESS Project

Datasets and documentation

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Codebook in Dutch.
Codebook in English.

Data Files

English SPSS file
English STATA file


Variable name Variable Label Variable Type
nomem_encrNumber of household member encryptedpreloaded
hi12a_mYear and month of the field work periodconstructed
hi12a001I could be experiencing some emotion and not be conscious of it until some time laterdirectly measured
hi12a002I break or spill things because of carelessness, not paying attention, or thinking of something elsedirectly measured
hi12a003I find it difficult to stay focused on what's happening in the presentdirectly measured
hi12a004I tend to walk quickly to get where I'm going without paying attention to what I experience along the waydirectly measured
hi12a005I tend not to notice feelings of physical tension or discomfort until they really grab my attentiondirectly measured
hi12a006I forget a person's name almost as soon as I've been told it for the first timedirectly measured
hi12a007It seems I am 'running on automatic', without much awareness of what I'm doingdirectly measured
hi12a008I rush through activities without being really attentive to themdirectly measured
hi12a009I get so focused on the goal I want to achieve that I lose touch with what I'm doing right now to get theredirectly measured
hi12a010I do jobs or tasks automatically, without being aware of what I'm doingdirectly measured
hi12a011I find myself listening to someone wiht one ear, doing something else at the same timedirectly measured
hi12a012I drive places on 'automatic pilot' and then wonder why I went theredirectly measured
hi12a013I find myself preoccupied with the future or the pastdirectly measured
hi12a014I find myself doing things without paying attentiondirectly measured
hi12a015I snack without being aware that I'm eatingdirectly measured
hi12a016I notice changes in my body, such as whether my breathing slows down or speeds updirectly measured
hi12a017I pay attention to whether my muscles are tense or relaxeddirectly measured
hi12a018When I'm walking, I deliberately notive the sensations of my body movingdirectly measured
hi12a019When I take a shower or bath, I stay alert to the sensations of water on my bodydirectly measured
hi12a020I notice how foods and drinks affect my thoughts, bodily sensations, and emotionsdirectly measured
hi12a021I pay attention to sensations, such as the wind in my hair or sun on my facedirectly measured
hi12a022I pay attention to sounds, such as clocks ticking, birds chirping, or cars passingdirectly measured
hi12a023I notice the smells and aromas of thingsdirectly measured
hi12a024I intentionally stay aware of my feelingsdirectly measured
hi12a025I notice visual elements in art or nature, such as colors, shapes, textures, or patterns of light and shadowdirectly measured
hi12a026I pay attention to how my emotions affect my thoughts and behaviordirectly measured
hi12a027I notice when my moods begin to changedirectly measured
hi12a028How much experience do you have with mindfulness or meditation?directly measured
hi12a029Finally, looking back on the past 4 weeks, how would you describe the level of pain that you suffered, on average?directly measured
hi12a030Was it difficult to answer the questions?directly measured
hi12a031Were the questions sufficiently clear?directly measured
hi12a032Did the questionnaire get you thinking about things?directly measured
hi12a033Was it an interesting subject?directly measured
hi12a034Did you enjoy answering the questions?directly measured
hi12a035Starting date questionnaireconstructed
hi12a036Starting time questionnaireconstructed
hi12a037End date questionnaireconstructed
hi12a038End time questionnaireconstructed
hi12a039Duration in secondsderived


Questionnaire: Mindfulness

The questionnaire was originally conducted in Dutch.

Browse Mindfulness

Response Information

Response Overview
Selected number of household members 514 (100.0%)
Non-response: 46 (8.9%)
Response: 468 (91.1%)
Complete: 467 (90.9%)
Incomplete: 1 (0.2%)
Collection Events
06-08-2012 to 28-08-2012
Panel members who fully completed the questionnaire 'Restrained Eating vs. Worry and Power Food or Food as competing explanations of overeating and overweight (part 1) " in July 2010 and were at that time 18 years or older and measured and entered their weight for at least 11 months in the 'Weighing Project’
Collection Mode
internet survey
Fieldwork Note
A reminder was sent twice to non-respondents.


Relying on Satiety Cues in Food Consumption: WUR Wageningen UR, 2013; Veer, E. van de