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Table 3 Item and score statistics

From: Psychometric properties of the Danish Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale in patients with cardiac disease: results from the DenHeart survey

  Score distribution, n (%)
 Mean (SD)0123Missing
HADS-A
n = 12,806
5.79
(4.19)
     
1. I feel tense or ‘wound up’*1.05
(0.83)
3471
(25.8)
6413
(47.6)
2662
(19.8)
745
(5.5)
172
(1.3)
3. I get a sort of frightened feeling as if something awful is about to happen*1.09
(0.90)
4050
(30.1)
4702
(34.9)
3754
(27.9)
361
(5.7)
196
(1.5)
5. Worrying thoughts go through my mind*0.90
(0.89)
5189
(38.5)
5027
(37.3)
2244
(16.7)
790
(5.9)
213
(1.6)
7. I can sit at ease and feel relaxed0.73
(0.73)
5673
(42.1)
5746
(42.7)
1721
(12.8)
156
(1.2)
167
(1.2)
9. I get a sort of frightened feeling like ‘butterflies’ in the stomach0.62
(0.72)
6596
(50.0)
5354
(39.8)
1009
(7.5)
304
(2.3)
200
(1.5)
11. I feel restless as I have to be on the move*0.88
(0.81)
4874
(36.2)
5549
(41.2)
2444
(18.2)
413
(3.1)
183
(1.4)
13. I get sudden feelings of panic*0.52
(0.69)
7691
(57.1)
4355
(32.4)
1035
(7.7)
163
(1.2)
219
(1.6)
HADS-D
n = 12,806
4.29
(3.65)
     
2. I still enjoy the things I used to enjoy0.72
(0.78)
6080
(41.2)
5332
(39.6)
1428
(10.6)
433
(3.2)
190
(1.4)
4. I can laugh and see the funny side of things0.37
(0.64)
9403
(69.8)
2991
(22.2)
766
(5.7)
131
(1.0)
172
(1.3)
6. I feel cheerful*0.51
(0.65)
8309
(61.7)
3358
(24.9)
1417
(10.5)
209
(1.6)
170
(1.3)
8. I feel as if I am slowed down*1.40
(0.93)
2078
(15.4)
5912
(43.9)
3177
(23.6)
2122
(15.8)
174
(1.3)
10. I have lost interest in my appearance*0.43
(0.69)
8983
(66.7)
3076
(22.9)
1080
(8.0)
138
(1.0)
186
(1.4)
12. I look forward with enjoyment to things0.52
(0.74)
8119
(60.3)
3593
(26.7)
1313
(9.8)
225
(1.7)
213
(1.6)
14. I can enjoy a good book or radio or TV program0.37
(0.69)
9654
(71.7)
2608
(19.4)
705
(5.2)
289
(2.2)
207
(1.5)
  1. Each item is scored on a scale of 0–3 with each subscale ranging from 0 to 21. For six items higher scores indicate a worse response. The eight items highlighted with * are reverse scored. These are reversed when summing the subscales