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Table 3 Characteristics with 95 per cent confidence intervals of performance of different Pain DETECT cut-off scores

From: Neuropathic pain and use of PainDETECT in patients with fibromyalgia: a cohort study

Characteristics PainDETECTscreening
Cut-off score
12 17 19
Sensitivity 0.94 (0.84 to 0.99) 0.79 (0.43 to 0.89) 0.58 (0.44 to 0.72)
Specificity 0.29 (0.20 to 0.38) 0.53 (0.43 to 0.63) 0.67 (0.57 to 0.76)
Predictive value of positive test 0.40 (0.31 to 0.49) 0.46 (0.36 to 0.57) 0.47 (0.35 to 0.60
Likelihood ratio (positive) 1.32 (1.14 to 1.53) 1.70 (1.33 to 2.17) 1.75 (1.23 to 2.50)
Youden's index 0.23 (0.13 to 0.33) 0.33 (0.17 to 0.47) 0.25 (0.08 to 0.41)