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Table 9 Expected numbers of false positives and false negatives per 100 cases using the original and current SAS cut-offs

From: Norms for Zung’s Self-rating Anxiety Scale

Cut-offFalse NegativesFalse PositivesTotal Misdiagnoses
Original: 403a912
Current: 3612223
  1. aNote if the 62.5% sensitivity recorded in the positive community sample were applied here this figure would increase to 4–5 cases