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Table 1 Hypothesis testing against SF-12 mental and psychical health and mean scores in the STAI manual

From: Validity and reliability of State-Trait Anxiety Inventory in Danish women aged 45 years and older with abnormal cervical screening results

Hypothesis testingCorrelationDifference (50–69 yrs)
SF-12 mental health scale versus
STAI - state anxiety scale*
Spearman’s rho = − 0.6752
95% CI (− 0.8043; − 0.5461)
 
SF-12 physical health scale versus
STAI state anxiety scale**
Spearman’s rho = − 0.3082
95% CI (− 0.5610; − 0.0555)
 
STAI state anxiety scale (manual) versus
STAI state anxiety scale***
 Difference = 0.14
95% CI (−2.82;3.10)
  1. * Scales are not measuring the same construct. The correlation is expected to be negative and weak to moderate (− 0.3;-0.5) ** Scales are not measuring the same construct. The correlation is expected to be negative and strong ≥0.5. *** Scales are measuring the same construct and are expected to have a p value > 0.05