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Vol. 29, No. 6, 1996
Issue release date: 1996
Section title: Original Paper
Psychopathology 1996;29:347–356
(DOI:10.1159/000285017)

The Multiaxial System of ICD-10: Evaluation of a Preliminary Draft in a Multicentric Field Trial

Michels R.a · Siebel U.a · Freyberger H.J.a · Stieglitz R.-D.b · Schaub R.T.c · Dilling H.a
aDepartment of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy, WHO Reference Center for Research and Training in Mental Health, Medizinische Universität zu Lübeck, bDepartment of Psychiatry, Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg, cDepartment of Psychiatry, Freie Universität Berlin, Germany

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Published online: February 10, 2010
Issue release date: 1996

Number of Print Pages: 10
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ISSN: 0254-4962 (Print)
eISSN: 1423-033X (Online)

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Abstract

The multiaxial system (MAS) of ICD-10, chapter V (F) consists of three axes: axis I, clinical syndromes (psychiatric disorders including personality disorders and somatic diseases); axis II, disabilities; axis III, environmental/circumstantial and personal life-style/life management factors. Results of a multicentric field trial evaluating a preliminary draft of the MAS are presented. 45 raters in seven German centers made 488 ratings on 12 written case histories. With a mean kappa of 0.50 for 3-character diagnoses interrater reliability for axis I was moderate although lower than expected from previous field trials. On axis II the WHO Disability Diagnostic Scale (WHO-DDS) was compared to the Global Assessment of Functioning (GAF) used in DSM-III-R and DSM-IV. For both scales the intraclass correlation coefficient showed a moderate interrater reliability (WHO-DDS = 0.62; GAF = 0.65). On axis III the number of relevant psychosocial circumstances coded by the different raters varied greatly. Interrater reliability was very poor with kappa values ranging from 0.03 to 0.55 for the different categories and an overall kappa of 0.16.

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Abstract of Original Paper

Published online: February 10, 2010
Issue release date: 1996

Number of Print Pages: 10
Number of Figures: 0
Number of Tables: 0

ISSN: 0254-4962 (Print)
eISSN: 1423-033X (Online)

For additional information: http://www.karger.com/PSP


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