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.
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.
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|
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