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Protocol - Self-reported Craving - Specific - Marijuana

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Description:

The Marijuana Craving Questionnaire - Short Form (MCQ-SF) consists of 12 statements about the respondent’s feelings and thoughts about smoking marijuana as he or she is completing the questionnaire (i.e., right now).

Protocol:

Indicate how strongly you agree or disagree with each of the following statements by selecting a number between 1 (STRONGLY DISAGREE) and 7 (STRONGLY AGREE). The closer your selection to one end or the other indicates the strength of your agreement or disagreement If you don’t agree or disagree with a statement, select the mid-point number 4. Please complete every item. We are interested in how you are thinking or feeling right now as you are filling out the questionnaire.

1. Smoking marijuana would be pleasant right now.

1 [ ] STRONGLY DISAGREE

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7 [ ] STRONGLY AGREE

2. I could not easily limit how much marijuana I smoked right now.

1 [ ] STRONGLY DISAGREE

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7 [ ] STRONGLY AGREE

3. Right now, I am making plans to use marijuana.

1 [ ] STRONGLY DISAGREE

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7 [ ] STRONGLY AGREE

4. I would feel more in control of things right now if I could smoke marijuana.

1 [ ] STRONGLY DISAGREE

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7 [ ] STRONGLY AGREE

5. Smoking marijuana would help me sleep better at night.

1 [ ] STRONGLY DISAGREE

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7 [ ] STRONGLY AGREE

6. If I smoked marijuana right now, I would feel less tense.

1 [ ] STRONGLY DISAGREE

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7 [ ] STRONGLY AGREE

7. I would not be able to control how much marijuana I smoked if I had some here.

1 [ ] STRONGLY DISAGREE

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7 [ ] STRONGLY AGREE

8. It would be great to smoke marijuana right now.

1 [ ] STRONGLY DISAGREE

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7 [ ] STRONGLY AGREE

9. I would feel less anxious if I smoked marijuana right now.

1 [ ] STRONGLY DISAGREE

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7 [ ] STRONGLY AGREE

10. I need to smoke marijuana now.

1 [ ] STRONGLY DISAGREE

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7 [ ] STRONGLY AGREE

11. If I were smoking marijuana right now, I would feel less nervous.

1 [ ] STRONGLY DISAGREE

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7 [ ] STRONGLY AGREE

12. Smoking marijuana would make me content.

1 [ ] STRONGLY DISAGREE

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6 [ ]

7 [ ] STRONGLY AGREE

Scoring Procedure and Interpretation

Marijuana Craving Questionnaire - Short Form (MCQ-SF) Subscale

Scoring Procedure

Compulsivity

Mean of items 2, 7, and 10

Emotionality

Mean of items 4, 6, and 9

Expectancy

Mean of items 5, 11, and 12

Purposefulness

Mean of items 1, 3, and 8

Total score

Sum of means for the 4 subscales

The scoring scheme reflects factors identified in the original publications. Factor structure may differ in individual studies.

Protocol Name from Source:

Marijuana Craving Questionnaire - Short Form (MCQ-SF)

Availability:

Publicly available

Personnel and Training Required

None

Equipment Needs

None

Requirements
Requirement CategoryRequired
Major equipment No
Specialized training No
Specialized requirements for biospecimen collection No
Average time of greater than 15 minutes in an unaffected individual No
Mode of Administration

Self-administered questionnaire

Life Stage:

Adult, Senior

Participants:

Adults aged 18 years and older

Specific Instructions:

The Substance Abuse and Addiction Working Group acknowledges that the following questions may gather sensitive information relating to the use of substances and/or illegal conduct. If the information is released, it might be damaging to an individual’s employability, lead to social stigmatization, or lead to other consequences.

Most researchers assure confidentiality as part of their informed consent process, as required by their institutional review boards. Further assurance of confidentiality may be obtained by applying to the National Institutes of Health (NIH) for a Certificate of Confidentiality, which helps researchers protect the privacy of human research participants. The procedures for the Certificate of Confidentiality can be found at the Grants Policy website of the NIH: http://grants1.nih.gov/grants/policy/coc/index.htm.

Selection Rationale

This short form was derived from the original 47-item Marijuana Craving Questionnaire (MCQ) and shows good psychometric properties, as documented in the literature (Heishman et al., 2001, 2009).

Language

English

Standards
StandardNameIDSource
Common Data Elements (CDE) Marijuana Short Form Marijuana Craving Questionnaire (MCQ-SF) Assessment Score 3332473 CDE Browser
Derived Variables

None

Process and Review

The Expert Review Panel #3 (ERP 3) reviewed the measures in Alcohol, Tobacco and Other Substances, and Substance Abuse and Addiction domains.

Guidance from ERP 3 includes:

• No significant changes to measure

Back-compatible: NA no changes to Data Dictionary

Source

Heishman, S. J., Evans, R. J., Singleton, E. G., Levin, K. H., Copersino, M. L., & Gorelick, D. A. (2009). Reliability and validity of a short form of the Marijuana Craving

Questionnaire. Drug and Alcohol Dependence, 102(1-3), 35-40.

Heishman, S. J., Singleton, E. G., & Liguori, A. (2001). Marijuana Craving Questionnaire: Development and initial validation of a self-report instrument. Addiction 96(7), 1023−1034.

General References

Rosenberg, H. (2009) Clinical and laboratory assessment of the subjective experience of drug craving. Clinical Psychology Review, 29(6), 519-534.

Protocol ID:

520304

Variables:
Export Variables
Variable NameVariable IDVariable DescriptionVersiondbGaP Mapping
PX520304_Could_Not_Limit_Marijuana PX520304020000 I could not easily limit how much marijuana I smoked right now. 4 N/A
PX520304_Great_To_Smoke_Marijuana PX520304080000 It would be great to smoke marijuana right now. 4 N/A
PX520304_Less_Anxious_Marijuana PX520304090000 I would feel less anxious if I smoked marijuana right now. 4 N/A
PX520304_Making_Plans_For_Marijuana PX520304030000 Right now, I am making plans to use marijuana. 4 N/A
PX520304_Marijuana_Less_Nervous PX520304110000 If I were smoking marijuana right now, I would feel less nervous. 4 N/A
PX520304_Marijuana_Less_Tense PX520304060000 If I smoked marijuana right now, I would feel less tense. 4 N/A
PX520304_Marijuana_Pleasant_Right_Now PX520304010000 Smoking marijuana would be pleasant right now. 4 N/A
PX520304_Marijuana_Sleep_Better PX520304050000 Smoking marijuana would help me sleep better at night. 4 N/A
PX520304_Marijuana_Would_Make_Me_Content PX520304120000 Smoking marijuana would make me content. 4 N/A
PX520304_More_In_Control_Marijuana PX520304040000 I would feel more in control of things right now if I could smoke marijuana. 4 N/A
PX520304_Need_Marijuana PX520304100000 I need to smoke marijuana now. 4 N/A
PX520304_Unable_Control_How_Much_Marijuana PX520304070000 I would not be able to control how much marijuana I smoked if I had some here. 4 N/A
Research Domain Information
Measure Name:

Self-reported Craving

Release Date:

February 24, 2012

Definition

Instruments used separately to assess the severity of craving for tobacco, alcohol, or illegal drugs, via self-report.

Purpose

The purpose of this measure is to assess the severity of craving for tobacco, alcohol, or illegal drugs by asking the respondent questions about his or her desires, urges, or thoughts about such cravings. The Working Group recommends that investigators incorporate the question in the primary protocol as a core item to obtain general information on a variety of substances. The secondary protocols can then be used to obtain detailed information on a specific substance.

Keywords

Addiction, alcohol, Alcohol Urge Questionnaire, AUQ, Brief Questionnaire of Smoking Urges, QSU-Brief, cigarette, Cocaine Craving Questionnaire-Brief, CCQ-Brief, Collaborative Study on the Genetics of Alcoholism, COGA, compulsion, desire, Marijuana Craving Questionnaire, MCQ, National Epidemiologic Survey on Alcohol and Related Conditions, NESARC, National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, NIAAA, Obsessive-Compulsive Drug Use Scale, OCDUS Heroin Version, pot, Semi-Structured Assessment for the Genetics of Alcoholism, SSAGA, substance abuse and addiction, SAA, urge, substance-specific intermediate phenotypes