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Protocol - Depressive Symptoms - Child

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Description:

The Mood and Feelings Questionnaire (MFQ) is a 13-item, self-administered questionnaire on depressive symptoms. Each item is rated on a 3-point scale (0 = not true; 1 = sometimes true; 2 = true), and total scores range from 0-26, with higher scores indicating more severe depression symptoms.

Specific Instructions:

More information on the Mood and Feelings Questionnaire can be found at http://devepi.duhs.duke.edu/mfq.html.

Protocol:

MOOD AND FEELINGS QUESTIONNAIRE: Short Version

This form is about how you might have been feeling or acting recently.

For each question, please check (✔) how you have been feeling or acting in the past two weeks.

If a sentence was not true about you, check NOT TRUE.

If a sentence was only sometimes true, check SOMETIMES.

If a sentence was true about you most of the time, check TRUE.

To code, please use a checkmark (✔)for each statement.

NOT TRUE

SOME-TIMES

TRUE

1. I felt miserable or unhappy.

2. I didn’t enjoy anything at all.

3. I felt so tired I just sat around and did nothing.

4. I was very restless.

5. I felt I was no good anymore.

6. I cried a lot.

7. I found it hard to think properly or concentrate.

8. I hated myself.

9. I was a bad person.

10. I felt lonely.

11. I thought nobody really loved me.

12. I thought I could never be as good as other kids.

13. I did everything wrong.

Scoring

NOT TRUE = 0

SOMETIMES = 1

TRUE = 2

Scores from individual items are added to give total scores ranging from 0-26, with higher scores indicating more severe depression symptoms.

Copyright Adrian Angold & Elizabeth J. Costello, 1987; Developmental Epidemiology Program; Duke University.

Protocol Name from Source:

Mood and Feelings Questionnaire (MFQ)

Availability:

Available

Personnel and Training Required

None

Equipment Needs

None

Requirements
Requirement CategoryRequired
Major equipment No
Specialized training No
Specialized requirements for biospecimen collection No
Average time of greater than 15 minutes in an unaffected individual No
Mode of Administration

Self-administered questionnaire

Life Stage:

Child, Adolescent

Participants:

Children and adolescents, ages 8-16.

Selection Rationale

The Mood and Feelings Questionnaire (MFQ) was vetted against other measures for depression and selected because it is a free, validated, well-established, self-reported instrument for children and adolescents.

Language

English

Standards
StandardNameIDSource
Common Data Elements (CDE) Child Mood And Feelings Questionnaire Assessment Scale 6133030 CDE Browser
Human Phenotype Ontology Depression HP:0000716 HPO
Derived Variables

None

Process and Review

Expert Review Panel 4 (ERP 4) reviewed the measures in the Neurology, Psychiatric, and Psychosocial domains.

Guidance from ERP 4 included the following:

  • Added new measure
  • Added new protocol
  • Created new Data Dictionary

Source

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.

General References

Jeffreys, M., Rozenman, M., Gonzalez, A., Warnick, E. M., Dauser, C., Scahill, L., Woolston, J., & Robin Weersing, V. (2016). Factor structure of the parent-report Mood and Feelings Questionnaire (MFQ) in an outpatient mental health sample. Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology, 44(6), 1111-1120.

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.

Protocol ID:

121702

Variables:
Export Variables
Variable Name Variable IDVariable DescriptiondbGaP Mapping
PX121702_Depression_Questionnaire_Children_Bad_Person
PX121702090000 I was a bad person. N/A
PX121702_Depression_Questionnaire_Children_Cried
PX121702060000 I cried a lot N/A
PX121702_Depression_Questionnaire_Children_Enjoy
PX121702020000 I didnÔøΩt enjoy anything at all. N/A
PX121702_Depression_Questionnaire_Children_Everything_Wrong
PX121702130000 I did everything wrong N/A
PX121702_Depression_Questionnaire_Children_Felt_Lonely
PX121702100000 I felt lonely N/A
PX121702_Depression_Questionnaire_Children_Felt_Miserable
PX121702010000 I felt miserable or unhappy. N/A
PX121702_Depression_Questionnaire_Children_Good_Other_Kids
PX121702120000 I thought I could never be as good as other kids. N/A
PX121702_Depression_Questionnaire_Children_Hard_To_Think
PX121702070000 I found it hard to think properly or concentrate. N/A
PX121702_Depression_Questionnaire_Children_Hate_Myself
PX121702080000 I hated myself. N/A
PX121702_Depression_Questionnaire_Children_Loved_Me
PX121702110000 I thought nobody really loved me N/A
PX121702_Depression_Questionnaire_Children_No_Good
PX121702050000 I felt I was no good anymore. N/A
PX121702_Depression_Questionnaire_Children_Restless
PX121702040000 I was very restless. N/A
PX121702_Depression_Questionnaire_Children_Sat_Around
PX121702030000 I felt so tired I just sat around and did nothing. N/A
Psychiatric
Measure Name:

Depression Symptoms

Release Date:

November 28, 2017

Definition

A self-report questionnaire to assess symptoms of major depressive disorder (MDD).

Purpose

This measure can be used to rapidly assess depressive symptoms and select cases and non-cases. Depression is a common disorder that demonstrates a familial pattern and is comorbid with other psychiatric disorders, including anxiety disorder, substance use disorders, and eating disorders. Additionally, certain medical conditions-such as diabetes, stroke, and heart disease-can increase the risk of depression. Some individuals who present with major depressive episodes may have a bipolar spectrum disorder.

Keywords

Psychiatric, depression, bipolar disorder, gerontology, aging, geriatrics