Fusione e defusione: Adattamento e proprietà psicometriche della versione italiana del Cognitive Fusion Questionnaire (I-CFQ)

Translated title of the contribution: Fusion and defusion: Adaptation and psychometric properties of the Italian version of the Cognitive Fusion Questionnaire (I-CFQ)

Annalisa Oppo*, Anna Bianca Prevedini, Francesco Dell’Orco, Paola Dordoni, Giovambattista Presti, David T. Gillanders, Paolo Moderato

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Cognitive fusion refers to the process of considering one’s own thoughts as literally and objectively true, and it is one of the six processes in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy. In a context of fusion, thoughts have a preponderant role in behavioural regulation instead of other sources of regulation (i.e. direct consequences of behaviour). The aim of this study is the validation of the Cognitive Fusion Questionnaire (CFQ) in the Italian context. The CFQ is a 7 item self-report questionnaire measuring the above-mentioned processes. Three hundred and seventy-seven participants completed the CFQ and other self-report measures that assess psychological flexibility (AAQ-II), mindfulness skills (MAAS), and symptoms related to mental distress (SCL-90; DASS-21). The CFQ shows a monofactorial structure, assessed both with Exploratory Factor Analysis and with Confirmatory Factor Analysis. The psychometric properties of the CFQ indicate excellent internal consistency (Cronbach’s alfa = 0.82), and excellent convergent validity with psychological flexibility (AAQ-II). Furthermore, the CFQ discriminates about 85% of the participants as having a probable discomfort (GSI > 1), showing excellent levels of sensitivity and specificity. Considering its features and psychometric properties, I-CFQ can be easily used both in research and in clinical practice, in the context of behavioural sciences.

Translated title of the contributionFusion and defusion: Adaptation and psychometric properties of the Italian version of the Cognitive Fusion Questionnaire (I-CFQ)
Original languageItalian
Pages (from-to)53-73
Number of pages21
JournalPsicoterapia Cognitiva e Comportamentale
Volume25
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2019

Keywords / Materials (for Non-textual outputs)

  • acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT)
  • assessment
  • cognitive fusion
  • cognitive fusion questionnaire (I-CFQ)
  • defusion

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