Short Michigan Alcohol Screening Test- Father Form (FSM)

The Short Michigan Alcohol Screening Tests include 3 different forms: Short Michigan Alcohol Screening Tests (SMAST) (The Self Form), Short Michigan Alcohol Screening Test- Mother Form (MSM), and the Short Michigan Alcohol Screening Test- Father Form (FSM).

Each of these are 13 item measures about problems experienced by the indicated person as a result of drinking alcohol.

ITEM CODING

For each form, participants respond either “Yes” or “No” to all items.

All “Yes” responses indicate problems associated with drinking except those for items #1, #4, and #5; for these items, “No” responses indicate problems associated with drinking.

SCALES

The FSM yields 1 total score. Descriptions of the scale and item loadings are listed below. Scale scores are calculated as the sum of respective items. Bold items are reverse scored.

SCALE NAME (ABBR.) DESCRIPTION ITEM LOADINGS
FSM_TOT Total Score Parent Form 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12,13

RESOURCE FILES

FSM Questionnaire

FSM R Scoring Syntax file

FSM SPSS Scoring Syntax file

REFERENCES

Selzer, M. L., Vinokur, A., & van Rooijen, L. (1975). A self-administered Short Michigan Alcoholism Screening Test (SMAST). Journal of Studies on Alcohol, 36(1), 117-126.

Crews, T.M. & Sher, K. J. (1992). Using adapted short MASTs for assessing parental alcoholism: Reliability and validity. Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research, 16(3), 576-584.