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Table 1 Response frequencies of the MFQ and RCMAS items in percentages (N = 1,159)

From: General and specific components of depression and anxiety in an adolescent population

  never sometimes mostly always missing
M_1 I felt miserable or unhappy 20.2 68.2 4.3 0.4 6.9
M_2 I didn't enjoy anything 51.9 39.5 1.6 0.2 6.9
M_3 I was less hungry than usual 45.7 34.8 10.4 2.1 7.0
M_4 I ate more than usual 41.4 42.0 7.8 1.8 7.0
M_5 I felt so tired I just sat around and did nothing 35.9 45.8 9.8 1.4 7.1
M_6 I was moving and walking more slowly than usual 65.2 23.3 3.4 1.0 7.1
M_7 I was very restless 40.2 42.0 8.7 2.1 7.1
M_8 I felt I was no good any more 69.0 20.9 2.2 1.0 6.9
M_9 I sometimes blamed myself for things that weren't my fault 60.2 27.2 4.2 1.4 7.0
M_10 It was hard for me to make up my mind 25.9 51.2 13.2 2.6 7.1
M_11 I got grumpy and cross easily 22.1 49.8 16.0 5.3 6.9
M_12 I felt like talking a lot less than usual 47.6 35.8 7.9 1.8 7.0
M_13 I was talking more slowly than usual 77.5 13.1 2.0 0.4 7.0
M_14 I cried a lot 67.8 19.6 4.3 1.3 7.0
M_15 I thought there was nothing good for me in the future 74.6 14.6 2.4 1.4 7.1
M_16 I thought that life was not worth living 79.6 10.8 1.8 0.9 6.9
M_17 I thought about dying 77.3 13.7 1.5 0.6 6.9
M_18 I thought my family would be better off without me 77.5 12.3 2.2 1.1 6.9
M_19 I thought about killing myself 84.4 7.5 0.6 0.3 7.1
M_20 I didn't want to see my friends 68.6 22.7 1.4 0.3 7.1
M_21 I found it hard to think properly or concentrate 28.0 54.8 7.9 2.2 7.1
M_22 I thought bad things would happen to me 64.2 25.6 2.2 1.0 7.1
M_23 I hated myself 71.1 17.2 3.0 1.6 7.1
M_24 I was a bad person 67.4 22.4 2.5 0.6 7.1
M_25 I thought I looked ugly 40.6 36.8 10.3 5.0 7.3
M_26 I worried about aches and pains 52.7 33.2 5.5 1.6 7.0
M_27 I felt lonely 56.8 29.6 4.8 1.8 7.1
M_28 I thought nobody really loved me 73.6 14.5 2.6 2.2 7.0
M_29 I didn't have any fun at school 50.2 34.2 5.5 2.9 7.2
M_30 I thought I could never be as good as other kids 57.3 29.2 4.4 2.0 7.1
M_31 I did everything wrong 61.1 27.6 2.8 1.4 7.1
M_32 I didn't sleep as well as usual 44.1 36.3 8.9 3.7 7.0
M_33 I slept more than usual 51.9 32.2 7.2 1.6 7.1
R_1 I had trouble making up my mind 33.1 49.0 8.2 2.2 7.5
R_2 I worried when things did not go the right way for me. 41.9 39.1 9.9 1.9 7.1
R_3 Others seemed to do things more easily than I could 33.3 45.4 11.1 3.1 7.1
R_4 Often I had trouble getting breath 74.0 16.0 2.4 0.6 7.0
R_5 I worried a lot of the time 51.4 31.2 7.5 2.8 7.1
R_6 I was afraid of a lot of things 66.9 21.3 3.5 1.1 7.2
R_7 I got angry easily 35.7 39.2 12.3 5.5 7.3
R_8 I worried about what my parents would say to me 54.3 29.7 6.7 2.2 7.1
R_9 I felt that others did not like the way I did things 47.5 37.3 6.7 1.5 7.1
R_10 It was hard for me to get to sleep at night 38.4 38.7 10.7 5.1 7.1
R_11 I worried about what other people thought about me 33.8 41.9 13.0 4.2 7.1
R_12 I felt alone even when there were people with me 66.2 21.3 3.5 1.8 7.1
R_13 Often I felt sick to my stomach 69.8 20.0 2.6 0.4 7.2
R_14 My feelings got hurt easily 50.8 31.1 7.9 3.2 7.0
R_15 My hands felt sweaty 58.5 27.1 5.1 2.2 7.2
R_16 I was tired a lot 30.2 42.6 14.5 5.8 7.0
R_17 I worried about what was going to happen 49.7 35.0 6.0 2.0 7.2
R_18 Other children were happier than me 43.1 37.9 7.7 3.9 7.4
R_19 I had bad dreams 72.1 17.4 2.6 1.0 7.0
R_20 My feelings got hurt easily when I was fussed at 64.8 20.9 4.9 1.8 7.7
R_21 I felt someone would tell me I did things the wrong way 57.6 28.5 5.1 1.4 7.5
R_22 I wake up scared some of the time 79.1 11.9 1.4 0.3 7.2
R_23 I worried when I went to bed at night 66.3 20.9 3.7 1.8 7.3
R_24 It was hard for me to keep my mind on my school work 34.2 42.7 11.2 4.7 7.2
R_25 I wiggled in my seat a lot 47.2 30.4 11.0 4.3 7.1
R_26 I worried 40.4 40.5 8.1 3.7 7.3
R_27 A lot of people were against me 68.6 19.2 3.1 1.8 7.3
R_28 I often worried about something bad happening to me 61.9 26.0 3.6 1.4 7.1
  1. M = Mood and Feelings Questionnaire
  2. R = Revised Children's Manifest Anxiety Scale