McMaster Family Assessment Device (FAD)

The McMaster Family Assessment Device (FAD) is a 60-item questionnaire that measures an individual’s perceptions of his/her family.

ITEM CODING

Each item is scored on a 4 point scale based on the extent to which each statement describes his/her family.

Strongly Agree (SA)---Agree (A)---Disagree (D)---Strongly Disagree (SD)

SCALES

Problem Solving: 12, 24, 38, 50, 60

Communication: 3, 14, 18, 43, 52, 59

Roles: 4, 10, 15, 23, 34, 40, 45, 53

Affective Responsiveness: 9, 19, 28, 39, 49, 57

Affective Involvement: 5, 13, 25, 33, 37, 42, 54

Behavior Control: 7, 17, 20, 27, 32, 44, 47, 48, 55

General Functioning: 1, 6, 11, 16, 21, 26, 31, 36, 41, 46, 51, 56

RESOURCE FILES

FAD Questionnaire

FAD Subscales

R Scoring Syntax file

REFERENCES

Epstein, N. B., Baldwin, L. M., & Bishop, D. S. (1983). The McMaster family assessment device. Journal of marital and family therapy, 9(2), 171-180.

Ryan, C. E., Epstein, N. B., & Keitner, G. I. (2005). Evaluating and treating families: The McMaster approach. Taylor & Francis. Page 255.