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Table 2 Measuring anxiety before outpatient hysteroscopy

From: Anxiety at outpatient hysteroscopy

Measurement Scoring range Author Number Age Values
Patient interview Yes or no Cicinelli et al. 2007 [6] 533 n/a 65 %a
VAS 1–10 Mc Gurgan et al. 2001 [38] 77 48b 3.5–4b
HADS-A 0–21 Wood et al. 2008 [36] 26 42.27c 6.8c
STAI-s 20–80 Dickson & Depares 2000 [24] 30 n/a 46.07c
   Gupta et al. 2004 [29] 240 n/a 45b
   Carta et al. 2012 [34] 94 48b 41.5b
   Angioli et al. 2014 [25] 356 56.05c 39.45c
   Kokanali et al. 2014 [5] 148 43.6c 44.8c
6-item STAI-s 20–80 Gupta et al. 2004 [29] 240 n/a 47.3c
   Tarling et al. 2013 [35] 18 63c 43.15c
  1. Values were obtained on the day of hysteroscopy in all studies except for two of them [35, 36] where patients were sent the questionnaire by post. HADS-A median score before laparoscopic tubal ligation, 4 (59 women) [37]; before hysterectomy, 7 (186 women) [22]. STAI-s median score before laparoscopic tubal ligation, 29 (59 women) [37]; before gynaecological surgery, 42 (45 women) [41]
  2. aPercentage of women answering “yes”
  3. bMedian score
  4. cMean score