Psychometric properties of the Chinese version of the Michigan Alcoholism Screening Test (MAST-C) for patients with alcoholism

Yu Jung Hsueh, Hsin Chu, Chang Chih Huang, Keng Liang Ou, Chiung Hua Chen, Kuei Ru Chou

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Abstract

PURPOSE: The aim of this study was to examine the psychometric properties of the Chinese version of the Michigan Alcoholism Screening Test (MAST-C).

DESIGN & METHODS: The sensitivity, specificity, and positive and negative predictive values for the MAST-C were examined in this study.

FINDINGS: The MAST-C had an internal consistency of 0.83 and a test-retest reliability of 0.89. It had a good content validity index of 0.92. Factor analysis identified four factors and the optimal cutoff point for the MAST-C was a score of 6/7, which yielded a sensitivity of 0.92, a specificity of 0.83, a positive predictive value of 0.92, and a negative predictive value of 0.83.

PRACTICE IMPLICATIONS: The MAST-C provides a fast, accurate, and sensitive method for clinically diagnosing alcoholism and clinical management.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)83-92
Number of pages10
JournalPerspectives in Psychiatric Care
Volume50
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Apr 1 2014

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Psychometrics
Alcoholism
Reproducibility of Results
Statistical Factor Analysis
Sensitivity and Specificity

Keywords

  • Alcoholism
  • reliability
  • validity

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  • Phychiatric Mental Health

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Psychometric properties of the Chinese version of the Michigan Alcoholism Screening Test (MAST-C) for patients with alcoholism. / Hsueh, Yu Jung; Chu, Hsin; Huang, Chang Chih; Ou, Keng Liang; Chen, Chiung Hua; Chou, Kuei Ru.

In: Perspectives in Psychiatric Care, Vol. 50, No. 2, 01.04.2014, p. 83-92.

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Hsueh, Yu Jung ; Chu, Hsin ; Huang, Chang Chih ; Ou, Keng Liang ; Chen, Chiung Hua ; Chou, Kuei Ru. / Psychometric properties of the Chinese version of the Michigan Alcoholism Screening Test (MAST-C) for patients with alcoholism. In: Perspectives in Psychiatric Care. 2014 ; Vol. 50, No. 2. pp. 83-92.
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