Objectives. The aim of the study was to preliminarily assess concordance between diagnoses based on the Polish adaptation of the Composite International Diagnostic Interview (CIDI) and diagnoses made by clinicians-psychiatrists.
Method. Participants in the study were 139 patients of Mental Health Outpatient Clinics in Warsaw, and 152 subjects from the general population. Diagnoses produced using the CIDI were compared with these from the patients’ medical records, or – in the general population sample – with diagnoses made by psychiatrists using the Mini International Neuropsychiatric Interview (MINI).
Results. Diagnoses concerning categories of mood (affective) disorders as well as neurotic and stress-related disorders were compared. Moderated concordance prevailed both in the patient group and in the general population sample. In the latter group it was not possible to establish concordance levels for some disorder categories due to too few relevant diagnoses.
Conclusions. Considering a preliminary character of the study its findings seem promising and warranting further more detailed research in this area.