Menstrual Distress Questionnaire

The standard method for measuring cyclical perimenstrual symptoms

Rudolf H. Moos

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The Menstrual Distress Questionnaire (MDQ) is a standard method for measuring cyclical perimenstrual symptoms. It is used to help clinicians and researchers make systematic, empirical evaluations of a woman’s symptoms, of treatments, and of etiological theories.

The MDQ is a 46-item self-report inventory for use in the assessment and treatment of premenstrual and menstrual symptoms. The MDQ can distinguish cyclical from noncyclical changes in physical symptoms, mood and behavior, and arousal. It identifies the type and intensity of symptoms women experience during each phase of the menstrual cycle and can aid researchers and clinicians in specifying the effect of therapeutic interventions.

MDQ 4th Edition Manual

The fourth comprehensive manual for the MDQ. Includes non-reproducible instrument and scoring key, both marked “non-reproducible copy”

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Scales

The items of the MDQ are grouped into eight scales.

Two Forms of the MDQ

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