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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)
< 8 MCS, 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)
≥8 MCS, 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