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The MFQ


Thank you for your inquiry about the Mood and Feelings Questionnaire(MFQ), developed by Adrian Angold and Elizabeth J. Costello in 1987.

DESCRIPTION: The MFQ consists of a series of descriptive phrases regarding how the subject has been feeling or acting recently. Codings reflect whether the phrase was descriptive of the subject most of the time, sometimes, or not at all in the past two weeks.

The MFQ is a suite of 6 versions.

The MFQ is free to download.

Please be aware that there are no prescribed cut points for any version the MFQ. For additional information about setting a cutpoint for your use, please read the message from the author.

COPYRIGHT PERMISSION: Should you wish to administer the MFQ to your clients or for your research study, you may download a PDF of any version of the MFQ free of charge. We only ask that you cite the authors in any published work.

Please direct questions about the MFQ to Brian Small ( 919-687-4686, Ext 274), or email- brian.small@dm.duke.edu Thanks for your interest in the MFQ.

Brian Small
Box 3454 DUMC
Durham, NC 27710 USA

PERTINENT CITATIONS:

  • Angold, A., Costello, E. J., Messer, S. C., Pickles, A., Winder, F., & Silver, D. (1995) The development of a short questionnaire for use in epidemiological studies of depression in children and adolescents. International Journal of Methods in Psychiatric Research, 5, 237 - 249.
    Article available in PDF format, with permission from Whurr Publishers Ltd. Download article

  • Messer, S. C., Angold, A., Costello, E.J., Loeber, R., Van Kammen, W., & Stouthamer-Loeber, M. (1995). Development of a short questionnaire for use in epidemiological studies of depression in children and adolescents: Factor composition and structure across development. International Journal of Methods in Psychiatric Research, 5, 251-262.
    Article available in PDF format, with permission from Whurr Publishers Ltd. Download article

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