The Fagerström test for nicotine dependence: do revisions in the item scoring enhance the psychometric properties?

@article{Korte2013TheFT,
  title={The Fagerstr{\"o}m test for nicotine dependence: do revisions in the item scoring enhance the psychometric properties?},
  author={Kristina J. Korte and Daniel William Capron and Michael J Zvolensky and Norman Bradley Schmidt},
  journal={Addictive behaviors},
  year={2013},
  volume={38 3},
  pages={1757-63}
}
Despite widespread use, considerable literature has shown that the Fagerström Test for Nicotine Dependence (FTND; Heatherton, Kozlowski, Frecker, & Fagerström, 1991) has questionable psychometric properties, generally reflecting relatively poor properties of reliability and validity. One factor that may be affecting the psychometric qualities of the scale is the use of a dichotomous, forced-choice response format for certain items, in which respondents are asked to answer each question with a… CONTINUE READING
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