Inter-rater reliability of the Structured Clinical Interview for DSM-IV Axis I Disorders (SCID I) and Axis II Disorders (SCID II)

J. Lobbestael*, M. Leurgans, A. Arntz

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This study simultaneously assessed the inter-rater reliability of the Structured Clinical Interview for the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders Axis I (SCID I) and Axis II disorders (SCID II) in a mixed sample of n = 151 inpatients and outpatients, and non-patient controls. Audiotaped interviews were assessed by independent second raters blind for the first raters' scores and diagnoses. Categorical inter-rater reliability was assessed for 12 Axis I disorders of SCID I, while both categorical and dimensional inter-rater reliability was tested for all Axis II disorders. Results revealed moderate to excellent inter-rater agreement of the Axis I disorders, while most categorically and dimensionally measured personality disorders showed excellent inter-rater agreement. Copyright (C) 2010 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)75-79
Number of pages5
JournalClinical Psychology & Psychotherapy
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2011


  • Inter-Rater Reliability
  • SCID I

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