Malaysian Questionnaires Database (MQDB)


There are various questionnaires that have been translated into Bahasa Malaysia but only a small portion have been properly validated and published. Some of the questionnaires have been translated in different versions by different persons.

A quotation by Wilkin et al (1992); “In view of the difficulty that we faced in obtaining scales, authors should be encouraged by publishers to either reproduce their questionnaire in a major article on scale’s psychometric properties, or publish the name and address of the scale distributor”.

With this awareness, I initiate this database to help researchers to find the suitable questionnaires for their studies. I welcome from all individuals to contribute to this database as a pool of knowledge and update me on any of your own or your colleagues’ effort in translation and validation of questionnaire in Malaysia. Kindly email me the information.


Thank you.

Dr Ramli Musa


No Questionnaire Malay Translation Validation Publication Correspondence Indication
No Questionnaire Malay Translation Validation Publication Correspondence Indication
1 Trauma Screening Questionnaire (TSQ-M) Translated Validated International Medical Journal Vol. 21, No. 6, pp.  1 -   Zahiruddin USM Screening PTSD
2 MINI (Psikosis) Translated Not Validated Self-esteem
3 Patient Satisfaction Questionnaire II (PSQII) Translated S. Dyah Pitaloka and AM Rizal JKM HUKM Patient Satisfcation
4 Rosenberg Self-Esteem Scale Translated Validated Yaacob MJM 2002 Self-Esteem
5 Self-Esteem and Relationship (SEAR©) Questionnaire Translation Planned Not Validated Self-Esteem
6 Eating Disorder Examination Questionnaire EDEQ Translated Validated Cross-cultural Adaptation And Validation of the Malaysia Version of the EDEQ. Malaysian Journal of Psychiatry, Dec 2008 Vol 17 No. 2, page 55-63

Dr Ramli Musa, 
Dr Jamaiyah,
Dr Azimah,
Dr Khairani
Eating Behaviour/Disorder
7 The Eating Attitude Test (EAT-40) Translated Validated MJP-01-11-11
Dr. Prashanth Talwar Ph.D
Associate Professor,
Universiti Malaysia Sarawak,
94300 Kota Samarahan,
Email: talpra@rediffmail.com
8 Malay version of Weight and Lifestyle Inventory (MWALI) Translated Validated MJP-01-06-13
Zuraida AS, Mohammad Basri R, Ho CE
Department of Psychiatry,
University of Malaya
9 Functional Living Index - Emesis (FLIE) Translated Not Validated
10 Hatta Islamic Religiosity Scale Original Not Validated Prof Hatta Sharom
11 Provision of Social Relation PSR Translated Not Validated Psychologist Social Support
12 Patient Satisfaction Questionnaire PSQ Translated Validated

Dr Verna Lee Kar Mun

Family Medicine Specialist


13 Sheehan Disability Scale (SDS) Translated Not Validated
14 Young Mania Rating Scale (YMRS) Translated Not Validated Manic Symptoms
15 Medical Outcomes Cognitive function scale (MOS-COG) Translated Not Validated
16 Psychological And Interpersonal Relationship Scales (PAIRS) Translated Validated
17 DSI - Differentiation of Self Inventory by Elizabeth Skowron Translated Not Validated Adawiyah Universiti Malaysia Terengganu
18 Work Stress Profile Translated Not Validated
Wan Zaleha WC
Institute of Health Sys MOH
19 Spielberger Test Anxiety Inventory STAI None Not Validated
Loh Tze Ping 
Dept Psychiatry 
Penang Med College
20 Job Content Questionnaire JCQ Translated Not Validated

Edimansyah BA, Ruslin BN


Monash University Johor

21 Carer\'s Strain Index None Not Validated
22 The Malay Subjective Happiness Scale Translated Validated
Viren Swami
Soc Indic Res (2008) 88:347–353
23 Auditory Verbal Learning Test (MVAVLT) None Not Validated ASEAN Journal of PsychiatryOnline Early 10,1, Jan-June 2009

Ruzita Jamaluddin

Zahiruddin Othman

24 Experience of stigma None Not Validated Chronbach-alpha=0.8 Dr Tuty
25 New self-esteem questionnaire Malay version None Not Validated ASEAN Journal of Psychiatry Vol.10, No.2: July - Dec 2009

Shamshunnisah Abu Bakar

Hasanah Che Ismail

26 Rosenberg Self-Esteem scale (RSES) None Not Validated
27 Stigma Questionnaire toward Severe Mental Illness Translated Not Validated Dr Hamidin Awang UPM
28 Threatening Experiences Questionnaire: Translated Validated MJP Online Early MJP 02-11-09
Ng CG*, Amer Siddiq AN*, Aida SA*, Koh OH*, Nor Zuraida Z*
29 Medical Student Stressor Questionnaire (MSSQ) Translated Validated ASEAN Journal of Psychiatry, Vol.11 (1): Jan – June 2010

Muhamad Saiful Bahri Yusoff

Ahmad Fuad Abdul Rahim Medical Education Department


30 The Social Skills Expectations Of General Education & Special Education Teachers At The Secondary Level None Not Validated Muziman, Dr Ramli
31 Automatic Thoughts Questionnaire ATQ Translated Validated Exploratory & confirmatory factor analyses & psychometric properties of ATQ for Malays in Malaysia, Hong Kong JP Oei TPS, Mukhtar F.
32 Dysfunctional Attitude Scale-Malay (DAS-Malay) Translated Validated
Exploratory & confirmatory factor analyses & psychometric properties of DAS for Malays in Malaysia, Paper presented at 10th Johor Mental Health Convention; 2008.
Oei TPS, Mukhtar F.
33 Schedule for Assessment of Insight SAI None Validated Dissertation project Ang UPM
34 Duke University Religion Index (DUREL-M) None Validated MJP-02-12-10 Nurasikin MS1, Aini A1, Aida Syarinaz AA2, Ng CG2, Department of Nursing Science, Faculty of Medicine, University of Malaya
35 Stress in Academic Life Scale (SALS) None Validated International Journal of Collaborative Research on Internal Medicine & Public Health July 1, 2010
Ali Yousif Alzaeem, Syed Azhar Syed Sulaiman, Syed Wasif Gillani
School of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Universiti Sains Malaysia, 11800 Gelugor, Pulau Pinang, Penang, Malaysia

36 The Muslim Religiosity-Personality Inventory Translated Validated Krauss, SE Hamzah A 2010. TMRPI Scoring Manual. Serdang UPM
37 The Muslim Doctor Questionnaire (MDQ) None Not Validated Dr Fauzi Abd Rani, Dr Ramli Musa
38 The Muslim Medical Student Questionnaire (MMSQ) None Not Validated Dr Ramli Musa, Dr Fauzi Abd Rani
39 Fagerstrom Test For Nicotine Dependence (FTND-M) Translated Validated Vol. 20, No. 1 (2011) Online Early
Anne Yee H.A, Ng CG, Rusdi AR
Depart of Psychological Medicine, UMMC
40 Patient Health Questionnaire PHQ-9 Translated Validated
Asean Jurnal Of psychiatry
Norazah Mohd Rawi School of Medical Sciences, Health Campus, Universiti Sains

A Study On Validation Of Brief Patient
Health Questionnaire (Phq-9) Among
Adult Attending Family Medicine Clinic At
Hospital Universiti Sains Malaysia (Husm)
41 Generalized Anxiety Disorder-7 item (GAD-7) None Not Validated
42 Work Social Adjustment Scale None Not Validated Work related stress, function
43 List Of Threatening Experiences Questionnaire Translated Validated MJP 02-11-2009. Online early Ng C.G., Amer Siddiq A.N., Aida S.A., Koh O.H, Nor Zuraida Z
44 Malay Version of Attitudes Toward Lesbians and Gay Men (MVATL/MVATG) Translated Validated

Ng Chong Guan Department of Psychological Medicine, Faculty of Medicine,

University of Malaya

45 Neuropsychiatric Inventory (NPI) Translated Validated Ng Inn Tiong Master dissertation 2012. Measuring BPSD in dementia
46 McLean Screening Instrument for Borderline Personality Disorder (MSI-BPD) Translated Validated MJP Online Early MJP-02-07-12
Dr. Affizal Ahmad
Forensic Sciences Programme,
School of Health Sciences, Health Campus,

47 Reasons For Living Inventory Translated Validated Psychometric Properties and Validation Of The Reasons For Living Inventory In An Outpatient Clinical Population In Malaysia
(aishvarya_arun@yahoo.com.my) Comprehensive Psychiatry

48 Health Impact Of Divorce On Women. None Not Validated MJP 2013
Aniza Abd. Aziz, Unit of Biostatistics and Research Methodology,
School of Medical USM
(Tel: 60139811303, Fax : 6097653370, draniza@kk.usm.my)

49 Personality Diagnostic Questionnaire (PDQ)-4 Translated Not Validated
Malaysian Journal of Psychiatry, 
June 2014, Vol.23, No.1

Mohamad Adam Bujang
Biostatistics Unit, National Clinical research Centre

50 Mindfulness, Attention and Awareness Scale (MAAS) Translated Validated Malaysian Journal of Psychiatry MJP-01-04-15
Zainal NZ, Nor Aziyan Y,Subramaniam P.
Department of Psychological Medicine, Faculty of Medicine,
University of Malaya, KL
51 Positive Emotion Rating Scale (PERS-M) Translated Validated MJP Online Early, 02-03-16
Mohamed FA1, Ng CG2, Ong LY,
  1. Hospital Bahagia Ulu Kinta, 31250 Tanjung Rambutan, Perak, Malaysia
  2. Department of Psychological Medicine, University Malaya Medical Centre, Lembah Pantai, 59100 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

52 Health-Promoting Lifestyle Profile II (HPLPII) Translated Validated Binge Eating and Lifestyle Factors in Relation to Obesity in Schizophrenia; The Malaysian Journal of Psychiatry. 2008;17(1) Ainsah O, Salmi R, Osman CB.
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