Change search
CiteExportLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link
Cite
Citation style
  • apa
  • ieee
  • modern-language-association-8th-edition
  • vancouver
  • Other style
More styles
Language
  • de-DE
  • en-GB
  • en-US
  • fi-FI
  • nn-NO
  • nn-NB
  • sv-SE
  • Other locale
More languages
Output format
  • html
  • text
  • asciidoc
  • rtf
'A no means no': Measuring depression using a single-item question versus Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale (HADS-D).
Göteborgs universitet.
Göteborgs universitet.
Karolinska institutet.ORCID iD: 0000-0003-1835-1960
Karolinska institutet.
Show others and affiliations
2010 (English)In: Annals of Oncology, ISSN 0923-7534, E-ISSN 1569-8041, Vol. 21, no 9, 1905-1909 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Background: Depression often develops undetected; to make treatment possible, a single-item screening question may be useful.

Patients and methods: We attempted to compare the accuracy of the single-item question 'Are you depressed?' with the seven-item Depression subscale of the Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale (HADS-D) among 1192 Swedish testicular cancer survivors.

Results: We obtained information from 974 men (82%). Fifty-nine men (6%) answered 'Yes' to the question 'Are you depressed?' while 118 (12%) answered 'I don't know' and 794 (82%) answered 'No'. Among the 794 men who answered 'No' to the question 'Are you depressed?', 790 (99.5%) were not considered as depressed according to HADS-D 11+. Of those answering 'Yes', 34% (20/59) were identified as depressed according to the same cut-off. Sensitivity of 'Yes' compared with HADS-D > or =11 was 61%, rising to 88% when 'Yes' and 'I don't know' were combined.

Conclusion: In a population of men with a prevalence of depression similar to that of the normal population, almost none of those responding 'No' to the written question 'Are you depressed?' were depressed according to HADS-D > or =11. Adding the category 'I don't know' increases sensitivity in detecting depression.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2010. Vol. 21, no 9, 1905-1909 p.
Keyword [en]
Depression, HADS-D, Population-based, Questionnaire, Single-item question
National Category
Other Medical Sciences
Identifiers
URN: urn:nbn:se:esh:diva-4351DOI: 10.1093/annonc/mdq058PubMedID: 20231301OAI: oai:DiVA.org:esh-4351DiVA: diva2:787129
Available from: 2015-02-09 Created: 2015-02-09 Last updated: 2016-02-02Bibliographically approved

Open Access in DiVA

No full text

Other links

Publisher's full textPubMed

Search in DiVA

By author/editor
Larsson Omeróv, PernillaSteineck, Gunnar
In the same journal
Annals of Oncology
Other Medical Sciences

Search outside of DiVA

GoogleGoogle Scholar

Altmetric score

Total: 30 hits
CiteExportLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link
Cite
Citation style
  • apa
  • ieee
  • modern-language-association-8th-edition
  • vancouver
  • Other style
More styles
Language
  • de-DE
  • en-GB
  • en-US
  • fi-FI
  • nn-NO
  • nn-NB
  • sv-SE
  • Other locale
More languages
Output format
  • html
  • text
  • asciidoc
  • rtf