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OPCRIT+: an electronic system for psychiatric diagnosis and data collection in clinical and research settings

Authors
Publisher
Royal College of Psychiatrists
Publication Date
Volume
199
Issue
2
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1192/bjp.bp.110.082925
Keywords
  • Papers
Disciplines
  • Medicine
  • Psychology

Abstract

Background The increasingly large sample size requirements of modern adult mental health research suggests the need for a data collection and diagnostic application that can be used across a broad range of clinical and research populations. Aims To develop a data collection and diagnostic application that can be used across a broad range of clinical and research settings. Method We expanded and redeveloped the OPCRIT system into a broadly applicable diagnostic and data-collection package and carried out an interrater reliability study of this new tool. Results OPCRIT+ performed well in an interrater reliability study with relatively inexperienced clinicians, giving a combined, weighted kappa of 0.70 for diagnostic reliability. Conclusions OPCRIT+ showed good overall interrater reliability scores for diagnoses. It is now incorporated in the electronic patient record of the Maudsley and associated hospitals. OPCRIT+ can be downloaded free of charge at http://sgdp.iop.kcl.ac.uk/opcritplus.

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