The Mood and Feelings Questionnaire (MFQ), developed by Adrian Angold and Elizabeth J. Costello in 1987, 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.
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 ask only that you cite the authors in any published work.
- Child Self-Report – Long Version
- Child Self-Report – Short Version
- Parent-Report on Child – Long Version
- Parent-Report on Child – Short Version
- Adult Self-Report – Long Version
- Adult Self-Report – Short Version
NOTE: There are no prescribed cut points for any version the MFQ. For additional information about setting a cut point, please read a message from the author.
The MFQ has been translated into several different languages; however, there is no reliability or validity data for most of these translations.
To receive a copy of any of the following translations, or if you would like to translate the MFQ into another language, please contact Brian Small at email@example.com.
- Arabic-Modern Standard
- 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 the 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 the article.
See our other Instruments
- Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Assessment (CAPA)
- Preschool Age Psychiatric Assessment (PAPA)
- Young Adult Psychiatric Assessment (YAPA)
- Child and Adolescent Impact Assessment (CAIA)
- Child and Adolescent Services Assessment (CASA)
- Child Emotional Faces Picture Set (NIMH-ChEFS)
Please contact Brian Small at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.