MEASURES LIBRARY

Mood and Feelings Questionnaire (MFQ)

A 33-item, self-report questionnaire that screens for symptoms of depression and loneliness (based on DSM-III-R criteriafor depression). The MFQ consists of several short phrases describing feelings or actions, to which respondents answer—True (2), Sometimes True (1), or Not True (0). A shorter, 13-item subscale, called the Short Mood and Feelings Questionnaire (SMFQ), focuses on affective and cognitive symptoms. Both the MFQ and SMFQ contain child and parent-report forms, and require approximately 5-10 minutes to administer. The parent-report form for the MFQ consists of 34 items.

Related Publications

Reed, R. V., Fazel, M., Jones, L., Panter-Brick, C., & Stein, A. (2012). Mental health of displaced and refugee children resettled in low-income and middle-income countries: risk and protective factors. The Lancet, 379(9812), 250-265.

Abdelmonium, A., &Anwar, M. (2009). Post-traumatic stress disorder in a school in Darfur, Western Sudan. Published by The Sudan Medical Association, 45(1).

Rhew, I.C., Simpson, K., Tracy, M., Lymp, J., McCauley, E., Tsuang, D., & Vander Stoep, A. (2010). Criterion Validity of the Short Mood and Feelings Questionnaire and one- and two-item depression screens in young adolescents. Child andAdolescent Psychiatry and Mental Health, 4(8)

What it measures

Depression

Developer

Duke University Center for Development Epidemiology

Population

Children aged 8 to 18 years

Source

https://devepi.duhs.duke.edu/measures/the-mood-and-feelings-questionnaire-mfq/

Language

English

Region

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