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Table 6 HADS scores in relation to SF-12 and HeartQoL scores

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

 HADS-A
< 8≥8
HADS-D n (%)8211 (64.1)553 (4.3)
< 8MCS, mean (SD)53.03 (7.96)42.96 (8.63)
PCS, mean (SD)44.13 (10.43)34.11 (9.07)
HeartQoL emotional, mean (SD)2.50 (0.56)1.56 (0.68)
HeartQoL physical, mean (SD)1.83 (0.83)1.47 (0.81)
 n (%)2147 (16.8)1895 (14.8)
≥8MCS, mean (SD)42.01 (9.16)34.11 (9.07)
PCS, mean (SD)33.44 (9.93)35.53 (10.03)
HeartQoL emotional, mean (SD)1.92 (0.70)1.04 (0.69)
HeartQoL physical, mean (SD)1.02 (0.71)0.95 (0.70)
  1. HADS Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale; SF-12 = Short Form 12; HADS-A = Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale – Anxiety; HADS-D = Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale – Depression; MCS = Mental Component Scale; PCS = Physical Component Scale; SD = Standard deviation
  2. The cut-off of 8 is used as an indicator of possible mood disorder