Behavioural Neurology / 2017 / Article / Tab 2

Research Article

Prevalence of Anxiety among Hungarian Subjects with Parkinson’s Disease

Table 2

Calculation of the optimal cutoff levels for detecting anxiety based on receiver operating curve analysis.

ScaleClinical correspondenceCutoffSensitivitySpecificityAUC value

Total score of PASAny anxiety disorders12.588.6%79.9%0.847
Persistent anxiety subscaleGeneralized anxiety disorder9.589.3%81.2%0.875
Episodic anxiety subscalePanic disorder4.592.1%81.5%0.921
Avoidant anxiety subscaleAvoidant anxiety disorders3.578.4%82.4%0.835

Anxiety disorders characterized by avoidance are agoraphobia and social phobia (here taken together as avoidant anxiety disorders). ROC = receiver operating characteristics; AUC = area under the curve; PAS = Parkinson Anxiety Scale.

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