___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ SHORT MICHIGAN ALCOHOL SCREENING TEST (SMAST) ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Author: Katja Borchert, Ph.D. (email@example.com) for Millisecond Software, LLC Date: 01-31-2013 last updated: 02-24-2022 by K. Borchert (firstname.lastname@example.org) for Millisecond Software, LLC Script Copyright © 02-24-2022 Millisecond Software ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ BACKGROUND INFO ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ 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 16, 576-584. 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: http://www.sh.lsuhsc.edu/fammed/outpatientmanual/Short%20MAST%2013.htm 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) ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ OVERVIEW ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Questionnaire with 13 binary yes-no questions. ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ DURATION ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ the default set-up of the script takes less than 1 minute to complete ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ 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: 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: 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: 'smast_summary*.iqdat' (a separate file for each participant) inquisit.version: Inquisit version run computer.platform: the platform the script was run on (win/mac/ios/android) startdate: date script was run starttime: time script was started subjectid: assigned subject id number groupid: assigned group id number sessionid: assigned session id number elapsedtime: time it took to run script (in ms); measured from onset to offset of script completed: 0 = script was not completed (prematurely aborted); 1 = script was completed (all conditions run) Summarydata for each participant: file saves the Total Score (Range: 0-13) totalscore: sum of all responses, 0-13, (The higher, the higher the 'alcoholic' response pattern) ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ SCORING ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ 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." ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ EDITABLE CODE ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ 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.