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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.

Original publication

DOI

10.1192/bjp.bp.110.082925

Type

Journal article

Journal

Br J Psychiatry

Publication Date

08/2011

Volume

199

Pages

151 - 155

Keywords

Adult, Algorithms, Clinical Competence, Computing Methodologies, Data Collection, Diagnosis, Computer-Assisted, Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Electronics, Humans, International Classification of Diseases, Medical Staff, Hospital, Mental Disorders, Observer Variation, Psychiatric Status Rating Scales, Reproducibility of Results, Software