Assessment of reliability in multicenter collaborative research with a videotape approach

N. C. Andreasen, P. McDonald-Scott, W. M. Grove, M. B. Keller, R. W. Shapiro, R. M. Hirschfeld

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Abstract

The authors, as part of the ongoing NIMH Collaborative Study on the Psychobiology of Depression, used an analysis of variance design and videotaped interviews to explore the effects of sources of variance on the reliability of the measures being used by the NIMH study. In spite of substantial differences among interviewers in background or orientation, the authors found that diagnoses and symptom ratings were made with a high level of reliability. These results suggest that the use of structured interviews and diagnostic criteria, when combined with a careful and systematic training program, can lead to good levels of diagnostic reliability.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)876-882
Number of pages7
JournalUnknown Journal
Volume139
Issue number7
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1982

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Psychiatry and Mental health

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