Brazilian Mood and Feelings Questionnaire (MFQ) – Long Version

Information about Measure
First Name Martha
Last Name Rosa
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Affiliation Departamento de Psiquiatria e Medicina Legal, Faculdade de Medicina, Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul (UFRGS), Porto Alegre, RS, Brazil
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Mental health assessment tool that was adapted/developed/validated Brazilian Mood and Feelings Questionnaire (MFQ) – Long Version
Mental health condition assessed Depressive Disorders
Idiom of distress included, if any Not Applicable
Lifestage of interest Childhood or Adolescence
Age range (age – age) 11-17
Country or countries where tool was developed/adapted/validated Brazil
Language(s) of the adapted/developed/validated tool Portuguese
Clinical or community sample? Clinical
Subpopulation in which tool was developed/validated (e.g., tool was developed and tested among middle-class women)? The sample group for this stage was composed of patients and primary caregivers treated at mental health clinics.
Development procedures Culturally adapted
If validated, what was the gold standard?
Description of other development procedures, if applicable The study followed a multi-step validation process from the International Society for Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research (ISPOR).
Cronbach’s alpha
Other information about tool (e.g., additional psychometrics [NPV, PPV, Youden’s index, diagnostic odds ratio])
Citations of development/adaptation/validation studies and/or previous studies using the tool Rosa M, Metcalf E, Rocha TB, Kieling C. Translation and cross-cultural adaptation into Brazilian Portuguese of the Mood and Feelings Questionnaire (MFQ) – Long Version. Trends Psychiatry Psychother. 2018;40(1):72-78.
Notes when administering the tool The tool should either be administered to the adolescents or to their primary caregiver, as is deemed fit by researchers. The tool can be filled out in written form by participants. Each question is rated on a scale of 0, 1, or 2 by participants. Total scores should be calculated by summing each item with equal weight.