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Table 2 Baseline scores on DT and HADS and classification

From: Distress, anxiety and depression in patients with brain metastases before and after radiotherapy

  TG CG p value TG CG
  Item score M ± SD (n) Item score M ± SD (n)   cut-off ≥5 cut-off ≥5
DT 5.55 ± 2.74 (50) 4.59 ± 1.78 (32) 0.029 n = 35 (70%) n = 21 (66%)
     Patient classes acc. Sum Score (non-, borderline-, definite case, at least moderate symptoms) Patient classes acc. Sum Score (non-, borderline-, definite case, at least moderate symptoms)
HADS Sum Score M ± SD (n) Sum Score M ± SD (n)   0-7 (%) 8-10 (%) ≥ 11 (%) > 8 (%) 0-7 (%) 8-10 (%) ≥ 11 (%) > 8 (%)
HADS anxiety 10.14 ± 3.93 (67) 9.06 ± 3.54 (32) 0.567 17 (25.4) 19 (28.4) 31 (46.3) 47 (70.1) 13 (40.6) 7 (21.9) 12 (37.5) 17 (53.1)
HADS depression 6.26 ± 4.52 (66) 3.90 ± 3.98 (32) 0.157 39 (58.2) 15 (22.4) 13 (19.4) 20 (30.3) 27 (84.4) 2 (6.3) 3 (9.4) 3 (9.4)
  1. Abbreviations: CG = control group, DT = Distress Thermometer, HADS = Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale, TG = treatment group.
  2. n = numbers of patients; M = average; SD = standard deviation.