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FFT Questionnaire Concerning Functional Drinking

E. Belitz-Weihmann & P. Metzler
NEURO
TRAFFIC
SPORT
HR

Application

Measures the extent to which the effects of alcohol are experienced as having a positive impact on mental state and the social function of drinking alcohol.
This clinical test measures the reinforcement value of alcohol consumption for the individual. From the statements that respondents make about the function of alcohol it is possible to identify individuals with alcohol problems. The test is therefore used mainly in clinical and traffic psychological settings.

Using a four-point answer scale, respondents indicate the extent to which various statements apply or have applied to them. The previous answer can be corrected.

Formes de test

S1: Long form – present
S2: Long form – past
S3: Short form – present

Évaluation

The following main variables are scored:

In S3 the variable Symptoms of mental and physical dependence is not scored.

  • Excitatory effect of alcohol: Describes the stimulating effect of alcohol – the increase in self-confidence and readiness to take risks, reduction in self-control and critical ability.
  • Psychopharmacological effect of alcohol: Describes the effect of alcohol on mood and arousal level – anti-depressive, anti-anxiety and sedative components.
  • Sociodynamic function of alcohol: Describes the group-related and socially integrating effect of alcohol – making and maintainting contacts, having the confidence to approach people.
  • Exploiting a social context: Describes the culturally conditioned social acceptance of drinking in everyday life – drinking as an act of self-reward, drinking at parties.
  • Symptoms of mental and physical dependency: Complex process of the self-reinforcement of drinking – problems become motivation.

A discriminance score is also calculated: this indicates whether respondents should be classed as “normal drinkers” or alcohol-dependent individuals.

Éléments d'évaluation

Tableau
Profil
Temps de traitement
Intervalle de confiance
Analyse de profil
Protocole du test
Protocole d’analyse des items
Représentation du déroulement
Représentation graphique spéciale des résultats
Compte-rendu Word préparé
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Type de test

Évaluations cliniques

Informations sur les tests

adaptative
modulaire
Support non linguistique
Version de test parallèle
conforme au modèle de Rasch
Périphérique supplémentaire requis
Sécurité de test élevée
Vastes normes
Version de test disponible pour présentation en ligne open mode
Lien CogniPlus
supervisor-supported testing

Langues

Allemand
Anglais
Français
Italien
Néerlandais
Portugais
Roumain
Russe

Durée

If all subtests are presented, 10–20 minutes depending on test form.

Ère

Norms for ages 14+ (long forms).

Caractéristiques spéciales

Special norms available for traffic psychological clients and abstinent alcoholics.