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

  • James Rucker (a1), Stuart Newman (a2), Joanna Gray (a2), Cerisse Gunasinghe (a2), Matthew Broadbent (a3), Philip Brittain (a4), Martin Baggaley (a5), Mike Denis (a5), John Turp (a5), Robert Stewart (a6), Simon Lovestone (a7), Gunter Schumann (a8), Anne Farmer (a8) and Peter McGuffin (a8)...

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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Corresponding author

James Rucker, MRC Social, Genetic and Development Psychiatry Centre, Institute of Psychiatry, King's College London, 16 De Crespigny Park, London SE5 8AF, UK. Email: james.rucker@kcl.ac.uk

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The authors acknowledge financial support from the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Biomedical Research Centre for Mental Health at the South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust (SLaM) and the Institute of Psychiatry, King's College London. J.R. is funded by a research training fellowship grant from the Wellcome Trust (086635) and was previously funded by a preparatory clinician scientist fellowship from the NIHR Biomedical Research Centre for mental health at SLaM and the Institute of Psychiatry, King's College London.

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

  • James Rucker (a1), Stuart Newman (a2), Joanna Gray (a2), Cerisse Gunasinghe (a2), Matthew Broadbent (a3), Philip Brittain (a4), Martin Baggaley (a5), Mike Denis (a5), John Turp (a5), Robert Stewart (a6), Simon Lovestone (a7), Gunter Schumann (a8), Anne Farmer (a8) and Peter McGuffin (a8)...
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