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Table 5 Pro and Con categories of Perceived usefulness of CB-SCID1

From: Computer-aided DSM-IV-diagnostics – acceptance, use and perceived usefulness in relation to users' learning styles

Pros (6 different categories) Cons (7 different categories)
Structure "there is a structure to hold on to in the program" Appropriateness "not suited for the diagnostic interview situation"
Accurate and reliable diagnoses "contradicts diagnoses by feeling", "more exact diagnose" Empathy and intuition "risk of missing emotional and non-verbal information"
Feedback "what works in treatment or not" Conflict "managing the patient contact and the CB-SCID1-system at the same time"
Help "help in diagnostic thinking while working with the program" Underestimation "risk of underestimating your own skill, risk of getting dependent of the program"
Correction "you will be noticed if you are on the wrong track" Routine questioning "promotes exhaustion effects and lack of initiative"
Timesaving "the program runs all administration and presents the diagnostic results" Dialogue "breaking up of dialogue, missing emotional states and risk of irrelevant questions"
 General picture "risk of losing the overall picture"