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									DRUG ABUSE SCREENING TEST (DAST)
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Script Author: Katja Borchert, Ph.D. (katjab@millisecond.com) for Millisecond Software, LLC
last updated:  11-08-2019 by K. Borchert (katjab@millisecond.com) for Millisecond Software, LLC

Script Copyright © 11-08-2019 Millisecond Software

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BACKGROUND INFO 	
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This script implements the Drug Abuse Screening Test (DAST) published by 

Skinner, H.A. (1982). The drug abuse screening test. Addictive Behaviors, 7, 363–371.

The DAST provides an way to screen for drug abuse using 28 self-report "yes/no" questions.

A paper and pencil version can be downloaded from:
www.drtepp.com/pdf/substance_abuse.pdf

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TASK DESCRIPTION	
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28 yes-no questions

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DURATION 
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the default set-up of the script takes appr. 3 minutes to complete

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DATA FILE INFORMATION 
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The default data stored in the data files are:

(1) Raw data file: 'dast.iqdat'

date, time:						date and time script was run with the current group/subjectnumber 
subject, group, session:	  	 with the current subject/groupnumber/session id
build:							the Inquisit build 

q*_response:					response given (in assigned values)
								scale: 0 = no; 1 = yes
								R = automatically reversed scored questions
									
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: 'dast_summary*.iqdat' (a separate file for each participant)

computer.platform:				the platform the script was run on (win/mac/ios/android)
script.startdate:					date script was run
script.starttime:					time script was started
script.subjectid:					assigned subject id number
script.groupid:					assigned group id number
script.sessionid:					assigned session id number
script.elapsedtime:				time it took to run script (in ms); measured from onset to offset of script
script.completed:					0 = script was not completed (prematurely aborted); 
									1 = script was completed (all conditions run)
totalscore:						calculates the total score as the sum of all individual answers (abuse affirmative = 1; other = 0)

									Range: 0 - 28