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Table 4 Operating characteristics of the DTUD with the experts’ clinical judgment constituting the criterion standard

From: The decision tool unipolar depression (DTUD): a new measure to facilitate the early identification of patients with major depressive disorder in need of highly specialized care

DTUD Scale Score Sensitivity (95% CI) Specificity (95% CI) Youden indexa
≥ 3 0.94 (0.84–0.99) 0.43 (0.32–0.55) 0.373
≥ 4 0.86 (0.74–0.94) 0.63 (0.52–0.73) 0.492
≥ 5 0.67 (0.52–0.79) 0.83 (0.73–0.90) 0.494
≥ 6 0.35 (0.22–0.50) 0.93 (0.85–0.97) 0.279
  1. a Youden index = (sensitivity + specificity) - 1
  2. DTUD Decision Tool Unipolar Depression, CI Confidence Interval