Assessment of a Spanish version of the Mannheim Dream questionnaire (MADRE) in a young adult Spanish sample
Current study aimed two objectives: First, to provide a reliable Spanish validation of the Mannheim Dream (MADRE) questionnaire related to the study of dreams, and second, to compare the actual recall frequencies with those derived from the questionnaire, distinguishing between high and low frequency recall. Participants were 87 young adults (from 20 to 35 years) who were divided into two groups, experimental and control. All completed the MADRE questionnaire test and retest and experimental group reported their dreams for 14 consecutive nights. The findings of the present study indicate that the retest reliabilities of the MADRE questionnaire items were adequate and there were no significant differences between both groups. Related to the comparison between the means of dreams remembered in the two-week period, only LFR (Low Frequency Recall) participants in the experimental group have increased significantly from test to retest. As a whole, the participants underestimated their recall frequency.