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Marijuana Craving Questionnaire - Short Form (MCQ-SF)

Availability:

Publicly available

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

2 [ ]

3 [ ]

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6 [ ]

7 [ ] STRONGLY AGREE

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

1 [ ] STRONGLY DISAGREE

2 [ ]

3 [ ]

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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

2 [ ]

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5 [ ]

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7 [ ] STRONGLY AGREE

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

1 [ ] STRONGLY DISAGREE

2 [ ]

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7 [ ] STRONGLY AGREE

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

1 [ ] STRONGLY DISAGREE

2 [ ]

3 [ ]

4 [ ]

5 [ ]

6 [ ]

7 [ ] STRONGLY AGREE

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

1 [ ] STRONGLY DISAGREE

2 [ ]

3 [ ]

4 [ ]

5 [ ]

6 [ ]

7 [ ] STRONGLY AGREE

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

1 [ ] STRONGLY DISAGREE

2 [ ]

3 [ ]

4 [ ]

5 [ ]

6 [ ]

7 [ ] STRONGLY AGREE

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

1 [ ] STRONGLY DISAGREE

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5 [ ]

6 [ ]

7 [ ] STRONGLY AGREE

10. I need to smoke marijuana now.

1 [ ] STRONGLY DISAGREE

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5 [ ]

6 [ ]

7 [ ] STRONGLY AGREE

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

1 [ ] STRONGLY DISAGREE

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3 [ ]

4 [ ]

5 [ ]

6 [ ]

7 [ ] STRONGLY AGREE

12. Smoking marijuana would make me content.

1 [ ] STRONGLY DISAGREE

2 [ ]

3 [ ]

4 [ ]

5 [ ]

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.

Personnel and Training Required

None

Equipment Needs

None

Requirements

Requirement CategoryRequired
Average time of greater than 15 minutes in an unaffected individualNo
Major equipmentNo
Specialized requirements for biospecimen collectionNo
Specialized trainingNo

Mode of Administration

Self-administered

Life Stage:

Adult, Senior

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.

Research Domain Information

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.

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 Score3332473CDE Browser

Process and Review

The [link[phenx.org/node/101|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_Marijuana_Pleasant_Right_NowPX520304010000Smoking marijuana would be pleasant right now.4N/A
PX520304_Could_Not_Limit_MarijuanaPX520304020000I could not easily limit how much marijuana I smoked right now.4N/A
PX520304_Making_Plans_For_MarijuanaPX520304030000Right now, I am making plans to use marijuana.4N/A
PX520304_More_In_Control_MarijuanaPX520304040000I would feel more in control of things right now if I could smoke marijuana.4N/A
PX520304_Marijuana_Sleep_BetterPX520304050000Smoking marijuana would help me sleep better at night.4N/A
PX520304_Marijuana_Less_TensePX520304060000If I smoked marijuana right now, I would feel less tense.4N/A
PX520304_Unable_Control_How_Much_MarijuanaPX520304070000I would not be able to control how much marijuana I smoked if I had some here.4N/A
PX520304_Great_To_Smoke_MarijuanaPX520304080000It would be great to smoke marijuana right now.4N/A
PX520304_Less_Anxious_MarijuanaPX520304090000I would feel less anxious if I smoked marijuana right now.4N/A
PX520304_Need_MarijuanaPX520304100000I need to smoke marijuana now.4N/A
PX520304_Marijuana_Less_NervousPX520304110000If I were smoking marijuana right now, I would feel less nervous.4N/A
PX520304_Marijuana_Would_Make_Me_ContentPX520304120000Smoking marijuana would make me content.4N/A