Validation of Brief Multidimensional Spirituality/Religiousness Inventory (BMMRS) in Italian Adult Participants and in Participants with Medical Diseases

Anna Vespa, Maria Velia Giulietti, Roberta Spatuzzi, Paolo Fabbietti, Cristina Meloni, Pisana Gattafoni, Marica Ottaviani

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This study aimed at assessing the reliability and construct validity of Brief Multidimensional Measure of Religiousness/Spirituality (BMMRS) on Italian sample. Sample: 353 Italian participants: 58.9% affected by different diseases and 41.1% healthy subjects. The results of descriptive statistics of internal consistency reliabilities (Chronbach’s coefficient) of the BMMRS revealed a remarkable consistency and reliability of different scales DSE, SpC, SC, CSC, VB, SPY-WELL and a good Inter-Class Correlations ≥70 maintaining a good stability of the measures over the time. BMMRS is a useful inventory for the evaluation of the principal spiritual dimensions.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)907-915
Number of pages9
JournalJournal of Religion and Health
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2017



  • Inner spirituality
  • Medical diseases
  • Spiritual coping
  • Spirituality
  • Validation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nursing(all)
  • Medicine(all)
  • Religious studies

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