Table 3

Key HADS and SF-12v2 results, comparing the findings by age group
All persons Persons aged ≤ 24 Persons aged 25 -39 Persons aged 40-54 Persons aged 55+ F statistics, p value*
Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale
n 316 61 143 75 37
HADS-A: Mean (SD) 6.87 (3.96) 6.6 (3.94) 7.09 (3.94) 7.24 (3.77) 5.68 (4.33) F=1.59, p=0.19
HADS-D: Mean (SD) 2.83 (2.70) 1.82 (2.04) 2.46 (2.29) 4.08 (3.09) 3.35 (3.24) F=10.42, p<0.0001
Short Form 12 version 2 scale
n 294 57 135 70 32
PCS-12: Mean (SD) 51.62 (8.07) 53.34 (7.04) 52.38 (7.66) 50.26 (8.55) 48.32 (9.33) F=3.81, p=0.011
MCS-12: Mean (SD) 49.63 (10.51) 50.37 (10.12) 49.41 (9.47) 47.87 (12.28) 53.11 (10.73) F=1.95, p=0.12

*From an analysis of variance (ANOVA) model with age group (in categories) as the indendent variable; F statistic and p value given for the model as a whole.

HADS-A Hospital anxiety and depression scale anxiety subscale HADS-D Hospital anxiety and depression scale depression subscale SD Standard deviation PCS-12. Physical health component summary MCS-12 Mental health component summary.

McGorrian et al.

McGorrian et al. BMC Medical Genetics 2013 14:1   doi:10.1186/1471-2350-14-1

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