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Table 2 Area under the Receiver Operating Characteristic Curve (AUC), sensitivity, and specificity of SMFQ depression screening methods against the DISC diagnosis of depressive disorder based on combined child and parent report.

From: Criterion validity of the Short Mood and Feelings Questionnaire and one- and two-item depression screens in young adolescents

  Child Report Parent Report Child + Parent Report
Total SMFQ Score    
N 499 490 482
Number of cases 31 29 29
AUC (95% confidence interval) 0.73 (0.63-0.84) 0.74 (0.62-0.85) 0.86 (0.81-0.91)
Cut point 4 4 10
Sensitivity 0.66 0.66 0.76
Specificity 0.61 0.66 0.78
SMFQ Mood and Anhedonia Questions    
N 507 506 506
Number of cases 31 31 31
AUC (95% confidence interval) 0.67 (0.56-0.78) 0.74 (0.63-0.84) 0.78 (0.68-0.88)
Cut point 1 1 2
Sensitivity 0.81 0.86 0.77
Specificity 0.50 0.46 0.58
SMFQ Mood Question alone    
N 507 506 506
Number of cases 31 31 31
AUC (95% confidence interval) 0.66 (0.54-0.78) 0.65 (0.53-0.76) 0.71 (0.58-0.83)
Cut point 1 1 2
Sensitivity 0.72 0.76 0.65
Specificity 0.57 0.49 0.68