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Table 4 A comparison of the HADS and BFI scores between the disease-free survivors of DTC and the general population

From: Decreased health-related quality of life in disease-free survivors of differentiated thyroid cancer in Korea

Variable Disease-free survivors of DTC Controls
  Mean Mean
   Anxiety 6.2 5.3
   Depression 5.7 6.6
BFI 4.4 3.4
  1. HADS; Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale. HADS-Anxiety and HADS-Depression are scored from 0 to 21, with higher scores indicating greater distress. Normal (0-7); mild disorder (8-10); moderate disorder (11-14); severe disorder (15-21).
  2. BFI; Brief Fatigue Inventory. global BFI score ranges from 0 to 10, with higher scores indicating greater distress. Mild fatigue (1-3); moderate fatigue (4-6); severe fatigue (7-10). P < 0.05