Table 5

Studies with discrepant results on prescan and postscan scanxiety severity using different measures

First authorMeasurement tool
Postscan reduction in scanxietyNo difference in prescan or postscan scanxiety
Sutton20General Health Questionnaire: anxiety subscaleSTAI: state anxiety subscale
3-point Likert scaleSTAI: Trait Anxiety subscale
Vierikko35Health Anxiety InventoryWorry about lung cancer
Hutton386-item STAIHADS: anxiety subscale
Bancroft58HADS: anxiety subscaleCancer Worry Scale – Revised
Health Questionnaire
  • HADS, Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale; STAI, State Trait Anxiety Inventory.