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Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale (HADS)

Tick the box beside the reply that is closest to how you have been feeling in the past week. Don’t take too long over you replies: your immediate is best.

1I feel tense or ‘wound up’:

2I still enjoy the things I used to enjoy:

3I get a sort of frightened feeling as if something awful is about to happen:

4I can laugh and see the funny side of things:

5Worrying thoughts go through my mind:

6I feel cheerful:

7I can sit at ease and feel relaxed:

8I feel as if I am slowed down:

9I get a sort of frightened feeling like ‘butterflies’ in the stomach:

10I have lost interest in my appearance:

11I feel restless as I have to be on the move:

12I look forward with enjoyment to things:

13I get sudden feelings of panic:

14I can enjoy a good book or radio or TV program:

For the above questions and results, references were made to Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale *.。

* Leung CM, Wing YK, Kwong PK et al. Validation of the Chinese-Cantonese version of the Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale and comparison with the Hamilton Rating Scale of Depression Acta Psychiatr Scand 1999; 100:456-461.

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