Feelings and behaviours (MIS) questionnaire

Page created 6.i.19 from material on old psyctc.org site first mounted 5.viii.96.


Background and introduction

This is a one page, 22 item questionnaire which I designed in the light of a literature review resulting in a paper done in the days before “systematic reviews” :
      Lacey & Evans (1986) The Impulsivist: a multi-impulsive personality disorder British Journal of Addiction 81:641-649.

Some work with an earlier version of the questionnaire is reported in:
      Evans & Lacey (1992) Multiple self-damaging behaviour among alcoholic women. A prevalence study. British Journal of Psychiatry, 161, 643-647.

The measure was published formally in:
      Evans, Searle & Dolan (1998) Two new tools for the assessment of multi-impulsivity: the MIS and the CAM. European Eating Disorders Review, 6, 48-57.

The questionnaire is copyright but I am happy for anyone to use it and it is released here under a Creative Commons Atribution-NoDerivatives license . I would prefer if you didn’t make a profit out of it as my belief has always been that mental health measures should be a not for profit realm, however, in the interests of more open access the license doesn’t proscribe profiting from republishing it (but I can’t see that there’s much to be made from that as it will always be available for free!). The conditions of the licence are:

  1. You can change the physical nature of the questionnaire and cosmetics/aesthetics (and will probably want to do that as the versions below aren’t beautiful). However, you mustn’t change the content in any way, which includes translating it (see below!)
  2. my copyright is clearly marked on it and this statement is made available with the original if you are giving it someone else who might use it.

I would request that you inform me that you are using it, I’m always interested to hear if people are using it and what they’re doing with it.


I am keen that people explore translating it and its cross-cultural applicability (it seems clear to me that patterns of response are likely to be very different in different cultures and even in different subcultures of the white, “first world” populations for which it was developed). If anyone wishes to collaborate on its translation I have twenty years of experience of such work now from the CORE system and will be try help with that to the extent I can and may be able help with data analysis for psychometric exploration of the translation.


Versions mounted here:

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