OPCRIT+: an electronic system for psychiatric diagnosis and data collection in clinical and research settings.
Rucker J., Newman S., Gray J., Gunasinghe C., Broadbent M., Brittain P., Baggaley M., Denis M., Turp J., Stewart R., Lovestone S., Schumann G., Farmer A., McGuffin P.
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.