Properties of the mood and feelings questionnaire in adolescent psychiatric outpatients: a research note

J Child Psychol Psychiatry. 1995 Feb;36(2):327-34. doi: 10.1111/j.1469-7610.1995.tb01828.x.


This study examined the psychometric properties of the Mood and Feelings Questionnaire (MFQ) in 104 adolescent outpatients attending a psychiatric clinic. The clinic offers a special assessment and treatment service for young people with depressive disorders. In this sample the self-report version of the MFQ had acceptable reliability and was a satisfactory screen for major depressive disorder diagnosed by a standardised interview with the child. It was also a useful measure of clinical remission.

Publication types

  • Comparative Study
  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Affect*
  • Ambulatory Care
  • Child
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
  • Depressive Disorder / diagnosis*
  • Depressive Disorder / psychology
  • Depressive Disorder / therapy
  • Emotions*
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Personality Assessment / statistics & numerical data*
  • Psychometrics
  • Relaxation Therapy
  • Reproducibility of Results
  • Suicide / prevention & control
  • Suicide / psychology
  • Treatment Outcome