Mood and Anxiety Symptom Questionnaire (MASQ)

The Mood and Anxiety Symptom Questionnaire (MASQ) is a 77-item self-report questionnaire that assesses depressive, anxious, and mixed symptomatology.

scales measure General Distress:

  • depressive symptoms (12 items)
  • anxious symptoms (11 items)
  • mixed symptoms (15 items) 

There are also anxiety-specific (Anxious Arousal, 17 items) and depression-specific scales (Anhedonic Depression, 22 items).

Higher scores reflect greater levels of symptomatology (Watson et al., 1995).

For the current analysis, we used the Anxious Symptoms scale.


PROMIS Anxiety and MASQ Linking Table PROMIS Anxiety and MASQ Full Report