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									Dissociative Experiences Scales (DES)
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Script Author: Katja Borchert, Ph.D. (katjab@millisecond.com) for Millisecond Software, LLC
Date: 04-27-2018
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 a computerized version of the Dissociative Experiences Scales (DES)

Bernstein EM, Putnam FW (1986). "Development, reliability, and validity of a dissociation scale". J.
Nerv. Ment. Dis. 174 (12): 727–35.

Frischholz, E.J. et al The dissociative experiences scale: further replication and validation.
Dissociation, Vol. III, September 1990.

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OVERVIEW
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28 slider response questions (range: 0-100), self-report

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DURATION 
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the default set-up of the script takes appr. 5 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: 'des.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: chosen percentage point on slider)
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: 'des_summary.iqdat' (Inquisit Lab: one data file per 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)

DESscore:						mean score of all 28 items (Range: 0 - 100)

numberOfEndorsedItems:			number of questions with a response > 0

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INSTRUCTIONS 
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see section SURVEYPAGES. Editable Instructions are provided as /captions for each surveypage.

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