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Table 3 Accuracy of oncologists’ ratings

From: Oncologists’ perception of depressive symptoms in patients with advanced cancer: accuracy and relational correlates

Measure (base rate %) Cutoff Agreement (%) Se (%) Sp (%) κ DOR ICC
Depression (51.5) ≥3 60.7 68.9 (59.5-77.1) 52.0 (42.3-61.7) .21 (.14-.34) 2.41 (1.35-4.28) .42 (.24-.56)
Depressive Symptoms ≥1       
A) Sadness (42.6)   41.0 32.5 (.23-.43) 47.3 (38.3-.56.5) .19 (.08-.32) 0.43 (.24-.78) .48 (.31-.61)
B) Pessimism (51.8)   39.1 73.5 (64.2-81.1) 44.2 (34.6-54.2) .18 (.05-.31) 2.20 (1.21-4.00) .36 (.15-.51)
C) Failure (25.0)   65.0 34.0 (22.4-47.9) 75.3 (67.9-81.6) .09 (−.05-.24) 1.57 (.79-3.15) .14 (−.14-.35)
D) Dissatisfaction (30.5)   62.0 49.2 (37.1-6.14) 67.6 (59.5-74.8) .16 (.02-.30) 2.02 (1.09-3.74) .30 (.07-.47)
E) Guilt (14.0)   77.0 28.6 (15.3-47.1) 84.9 (78.8-89.5) .12 (−.04-.28) 2.25 (.90-5.64) .15 (−.12-.36)
F) Self-Dislike (19.1)   72.9 21.1 (11.1-36.4) 85.1 (78.8-89.8) .07 (−.08-.21) 1.52 (.62-3.72) .17 (−.10-.37)
G) Suicide Ideas (17.0)   82.0 20.6 (10.4-36.8) 94.6 (90.0-97.1) .19 (.02-.36) 4.52 (1.55-13.20) .40 (.21-.55)
H) Body Image (47.5)   53.5 68.4 (58.5-76.9) 40.0 (31.1-49.6) .08 (−.05-.21) 1.44 (.81-2.59) .30 (.08-.47)
Distress (25.9) ≥4 64.7 64.3 (45.8-79.3) 64.7 (57.4-71.5) .17 (.05-.28) 3.31 (1.44-7.61) .52 (.36-.63)
  1. Note. 95% confidence interval in parentheses; Se = Sensitivity; Sp = Specificity; κ = Kappa statistic. Full statistical information is available upon request.