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Table 3 Results of the Receiver Operating Characteristic (ROC) analyses of the 4DSQ and HADS scales with respect to detecting CIDI/DSM-IV depressive and anxiety disorders

From: Detecting depressive and anxiety disorders in distressed patients in primary care; comparative diagnostic accuracy of the Four-Dimensional Symptom Questionnaire (4DSQ) and the Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale (HADS)

Diagnostic categories/levels 4DSQ scale HADS scale Z/p
Any depressive/anxiety disorder distress total score  
  AUC 0.792
se 0.027
AUC 0.815
se 0.027
Z 0.525
p 0.596
Major depressive disorder depression depression  
- any major depressive disorder AUC 0.745
se 0.029
AUC 0.762
se 0.028
Z 0.574
p 0.569
- moderate-severe major depressive disorder AUC 0.780
se 0.029
AUC 0.739
se 0.030
Z 1.389
p 0.165
Anxiety disorder anxiety anxiety  
- any anxiety disorder AUC 0.792
se 0.028
AUC 0.757
se 0.028
Z 1.333
p 0.184
- panic disorder/agoraphobia/social phobia AUC 0.852
se 0.024
AUC 0.757
se 0.032
Z 3.294
p 0.001
  1. 4DSQ = Four-Dimensional Symptom Questionnaire
  2. HADS = Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale
  3. AUC = area under the ROC curve
  4. se = standard error
  5. Z = standard Normal deviate