The Moncton ADHD Structured Interview Questionnaire ©
Charles Emmrys Ph.D. & Louis Babineau M.Ps.
(June 1995 version)
The Moncton ADHD questionnaire is a flexible structured interview instrument designed with three possible applications in mind, namely
(1) as a pre-interview questionnaire,
(2) as a diagnostic interview guide, and
(3) as a post interview checklist.
- As a pre-interview tool, the clinician can send a copy of the questionnaire to parents for them to fill out prior to the interview. This allows the clinician to use the interview time more effectively by helping him or her to quickly identify areas that need to be explored. The questionnaire should be accompanied by other quick score instruments such as Connors parent questionnaires and or the Achenbach Child Behaviour Checklist when ADHD is suspected.
- As an interview guide, the clinician can use the questionnaire as a structured interview. The questions were sequenced so that the interview process follows a natural progression. The clinician should probably allow one and a half hours of interview time to allow for exploring significant areas. Having parents fill out the Connors or the Achenbach parent questionnaires should be done prior to or shortly after the interview in all cases where a diagnosis of ADHD is suspected.
- As a post interview checklist, a consulting clinician can use the questionnaire to review a case file or use it as a consultation tool.
Giving a diagnosis of ADHD to a child is a clinical act with important consequences to the client. It is for this reason that we have opted for a questionnaire that is quite long and exhaustive. However, we have also attempted to make it as user friendly as possible for both clients and clinicians by the generous use of blocks and separating lines.
If you are a licensed mental health care professional and you want to receive a copy of the questionnaire free of charge you can contact us and we will gladly forward you the material.