Short Michigan Alcohol Screening Tests (SMAST)

The Short Michigan Alcohol Screening Tests include 3 different forms: The Self Form (SMA)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.

There is also a 39 item Parent/Self Form (ASM) which is a combination of the SMA and the PSM.

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.

Self Form (SMA)

SCALES

The SMA yields 1 total score. Description of the scales 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
SMA_TOT Total Score Short Form 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12,13

RESOURCE FILES

SMA Questionnaire

SMA R Scoring Syntax File

SMA SPSS Scoring Syntax file

Mother Form (MSM)

Scales

The MSM 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
MSM_TOT Total Score Parent Form 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12,13

Resource Files

MSM Questionnaire

MSM R Scoring Syntax file

MSM SPSS Scoring Syntax file

Father Form (FSM)

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

Parent/Self Form (ASM)

Scales

The ASM yields 4 scores. The self, Mother, and Father, and a total. Description of the scales 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
ASM_TOT Total Score Parent/Self Form 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12,13,14,15,16,1718,19,20,21,22,23,24,25,26, 27, 28, 29, 3031, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36, 37, 38, 39
Scale Name (Abbr.) Description Item loadings
ASM_SELF Total Score Parent/Self Form 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12,13
Scale Name (Abbr.) Description Item loadings
ASM_FATH Total Score Parent/Self Form 14,15,16,1718,19,20,21,22,23,24,25,26
Scale Name (Abbr.) Description Item loadings
ASM_MOTH Total Score Parent/Self Form 27, 28, 29, 3031, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36, 37, 38, 39

Resource Files

Questionnaire

R Scoring Syntax file

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.