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SHORT MICHIGAN ALCOHOL SCREENING TEST (SMAST)
Author: Katja Borchert, Ph.D. (firstname.lastname@example.org) for Millisecond Software, LLC
last updated: 04-18-2016 by K.Borchert for Millisecond Software LLC
Copyright © 04-18-2016 Millisecond Software
This script implements the Short Michigan Alcohol Screening Test (SMAST) with 13 YES/NO questions for a
self-assessment of social and vocational issues related to heavy drinking as published in:
Crews, T.M., & Sher, K.J. (1992). Using adapted short MASTs for assessing parental
alcoholism: Reliability and validity. Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research
Note: the items published in the article are specific to alcohol abuse of a parent; the items
used in this script refer to oneself instead and were taken from:
The original MAST used 25 questions and a more elaborate scoring system. It was published by:
Selzer, M.L. (1971). The Michigan Alcoholism Screening Test: The quest for a new diagnostic instrument.
Am J Psychiatry, 127, 1653-1658. (-> see script MAST.iqx)
Questionnaire with 13 binary yes-no questions.
DATA FILE INFORMATION:
The default data stored in the data files are:
(1) Raw data file: 'SMAST.iqdat' (a separate file for each participant)
The raw questionnaire data are saved under "SMAST.iqdat"
numeric scores are saved in values.q1-values.q23 in SMAST_summary.iqdat
date, time, group, subject: date and time script was run with the current group/subjectnumber
build: the Inquisit build
q*_response: response given (in assigned values)
q*_latency: how much time (in ms) the participant spent on the surveypage with this particular question (the last time this particular surveypage was visited)
(2) Summary data file: 'SMAST_summary*.iqdat' (a separate file for each participant)
build: Inquisit build
computer.platform: the platform the script was run on
date, time, subject: date and time script was run with the current subjectnumber
script.elapsedtime: time it took to run script (in ms)
completed: 0 = script was not completed (script aborted prematurely); 1 = script was completed (all conditions run)
Summarydata for each participant: file saves the scores for the subscales and totalscore as well as the
number of missed items and the individual missed items (IF answering the questions is not required - by default it is)
(responses are reversed scored if appropriate)
From the website: http://www.sh.lsuhsc.edu/fammed/outpatientmanual/Short%20MAST%2013.htm
"A "No" answer to question 1,4, and 5, and each "Yes" response to the other questions earn one point.
Two points indicate a possible problem. Three points indicate a probable problem."
check below for (relatively) easily editable parameters, stimuli, instructions etc.
Keep in mind that you can use this script as a template and therefore always "mess" with the entire code to further customize your experiment.