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Table 1 Checklist items with respective means, standard deviations and item-scale correlations (N = 30)

From: Development of a checklist for evaluating psychiatric reports

  Item Max Mean Standard deviation Item-scale correlation
Chief complaint   4 3.27 1.03 0.119
  Admission procedures 1 0.83 0.38 0.326
Current complaints 3 2.43 0.86 0.080
Substance abuse   3 2.50 0.96 0.322
  Consumed substances 1 0.90 0.31 0.582
Consumed quantity 1 0.77 0.43 0.431
Duration of addiction 1 0.83 0.38 0.386
Biography   3 2.33 0.96 0.586
  Family status 1 0.80 0.41 0.562
Profession 1 0.83 0.38 0.533
Education 1 0.70 0.47 0.445
Past psychiatric history   3 2.27 0.94 0.642
  Frequency of episodes 1 0.70 0.47 0.121
Different diagnosis (if necessary) 1 0.70 0.47 0.218
Duration of disease (since when?) 1 0.87 0.35 0.178
Family history Family history 1 0.77 0.43 0.134
Past medical history Comorbidities 1 0.83 0.38 0.242
Mental State Examination   25 19.63 4.84 0.725
  Orientation 2 1.77 0.43 0.165
Interaction 1 0.87 0.35 0.217
Attention/concentration 1 0.87 0.35 0.296
Sleep 1 0.73 0.45 0.037
Appearance 1 0.50 0.51 0.243
Memory 1 0.73 0.45 0.411
Thought process 2 1.60 0.72 0.211
Fears 1 0.67 0.48 0.650
Compulsions 1 0.53 0.51 0.368
Delusion 2 1.83 0.46 0.130
Perceptual disturbances 2 1.73 0.64 0.414
Self-disorders 2 1.53 0.82 0.321
Affect 2 1.67 0.61 0.578
Psychomotor activity 1 0.90 0.31 0.357
Suicidality 2 1.87 0.43 0.257
Endangerment to self 1 0.73 0.45 0.473
Endangerment to others 1 0.63 0.49 0.348
Illness insight 1 0.70 0.47 0.346
Diagnosis   5 3.43 1.33 0.554
  Correct diagnosis 3 2.60 0.81 0.641
Explained why making this diagnosis 2 0.87 0.86 0.320
Impression   5 3.03 1.67 0.526
  Confirmability of statements 1 0.70 0.47 0.445
Structure 2 1.30 0.92 0.548
Coherence (at rater’s discretion) 2 1.03 0.72 0.796