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Table 4 Hierarchy of various cut points on the common metric*

From: Depression and anxiety in patients with rheumatoid arthritis: prevalence rates based on a comparison of the Depression, Anxiety and Stress Scale (DASS) and the hospital, Anxiety and Depression Scale (HADS)

Scale Level Magnitude
DASS-Stress Extremely Severe 17.16
DASS-Anxiety Extremely Severe 16.65
DASS-Depression Extremely Severe 16.52
HADS-Depression Probable 16.39
DASS-Stress Severe 16.07
DASS-Anxiety Severe 15.88
DASS-Depression Severe 15.68
HADS-Anxiety Probable 15.68
DASS-Stress Moderate 15.04
DASS-Anxiety Moderate 14.78
DASS-Depression Moderate 14.66
HADS-Depression Possible 14.53
DASS-Stress Mild 14.27
DASS-Anxiety Mild 14.08
DASS-Depression Mild 13.88
HADS-Anxiety Possible 13.82
  1. * Scale Ranges: DASS-Stress 5.99-20.83; DASS-Anxiety 7.01-25.0; DASS-Depression 9.13-19.73; HADS-Anxiety 0.0-22.18; HADS-Depression 2.83-24.62.