User Manual: Inquisit Screen for Posttraumatic Stress Symptoms

												
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					*THE SCREEN FOR POSTTRAUMATIC STRESS SYMPTOMS (SPTSS)  - Version 1.0*
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Script Author: Katja Borchert, Ph.D. (katjab@millisecond.com) for Millisecond Software, LLC
Date: 02-25-2014
last updated:  02-28-2022 by K. Borchert (katjab@millisecond.com) for Millisecond Software, LLC

Script Copyright © 02-28-2022 Millisecond Software

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BACKGROUND INFO 	
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This script implements the Screen for Posttraumatic Stress Symptoms (SPTSS) - Version 1.0 as described in:

Carlson, E.B. (2001).Psychometric Study of a Brief Screen for PTSD:Assessing the Impact of Multiple Traumatic Events. 
Assessment, 8, 431-441.

A paper version of the SPTSS (version 1.0) was retrieved from:
Carlson. (2012) . The Screen for Posttraumatic Stress Symptoms (SPTSS) . 
Measurement Instrument Database for the Social Science. Retrieved from www.midss.ie

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OVERVIEW
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Participants are asked to answer 17 radiobuttons questions pertaining PTSD symptoms within the last 2 weeks 
by choosing a number from 0 - 10 for each question.

The questionnaire adapts the layout of the paper and pencil questionnaire to the computer screen.
The 17 questions are spread out over 4 survey pages. Each page repeats the instructions and
participants can go back and forth between pages.

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DURATION 
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the default set-up of the script takes appr. 2 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: 'sptss_1_0.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 (never) - 10 (always)
								no 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: 'sptss_1_0_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)

TotalScore:						the sum of all individual scores
SPTSS_Score: 					the average score

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INSTRUCTIONS 
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Instructions can easily be edited under EDITABLE CODE -> Editable Parameters

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EDITABLE CODE 
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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.

The parameters you can change are:

/pageinstructions:			the instructions that appear at the top of each surveypage
/subinstructions:				further instructions