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Title

A meta-analysis of the Miller Forensic Assessment of Symptoms Test (M-FAST).

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

11-1-2019

Publication Title

Psychological assessment

ISSN

1939-134X

Volume

31

Issue/No.

11

Abstract

The Miller Forensic Assessment of Symptoms Test (M-FAST) is a screening instrument created to assess for potential malingering. The aim of this study was to conduct a meta-analysis to evaluate the extent to which the M-FAST total score can differentiate overreporters from comparison groups. Research reports were located through searching databases (e.g., PsycINFO) and the M-FAST published manual. A random-effects model was used with Hedges' g as the effect size to represent the difference between the overreporting and comparison groups' M-FAST total scores. Twenty-one research reports were included in the meta-analysis, providing 25 effect sizes with nonoverlapping samples. A very large effect size was observed (

DOI

10.1037/pas0000753

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