Validity of Korean Version of the Mini-International Neuropsychiatric Interview

한국판 Mini International Neuropsychiatric Interview 타당도 연구

  • Yoo, Sang-Woo (Mental Health Clinic Yoo & Kim) ;
  • Kim, Young-Shin (Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Child Study Center, Yale University School of Medicine) ;
  • Noh, Joo-Sun (Korea Personality Assessment & Consulting) ;
  • Oh, Kang-Seob (Department of Psychiatry, Kangbuk Samsung Hospital, Sungkyunkwan University, School of Medicine) ;
  • Kim, Chan-Hyung (Department of Psychiatry & Institute of Behavioral Science in Medicine, Yonsei University, College of Medicine) ;
  • NamKoong, Kee (Department of Psychiatry & Institute of Behavioral Science in Medicine, Yonsei University, College of Medicine) ;
  • Chae, Jeong-Ho (Department of Psychiatry, Catholic University, College of Medicine) ;
  • Lee, Gi-Chul (Lee & Jeong Neuropsychiatric Clinic) ;
  • Jeon, Seong-Ill (Seong-Ill Jeon Neuropsychiatric Clinic) ;
  • Min, Kyung-Jun (Department of Neuropsychiatry, Chung-Ang University, College of Medicine) ;
  • Oh, Dong-Jae (Dong-Jae Oh Neuropsychiatric Clinic) ;
  • Joo, Eun-Jung (Department of Neuropsychiatry, Eulji University, School of Medicine) ;
  • Park, Hyun-Ju (Hyun Neuropsychiatric Clinic) ;
  • Choi, Young-Hee (Mettaa Institute of Cognitive Behavior Therapy) ;
  • Kim, Se-Joo (Department of Psychiatry & Institute of Behavioral Science in Medicine, Yonsei University, College of Medicine)
  • 유상우 (연세Yoo&Kim신경정신과) ;
  • 김영신 ;
  • 노주선 (한국인성컨설팅) ;
  • 오강섭 (성균관대학교 의과대학 정신과학교실) ;
  • 김찬형 (연세대학교 의과대학 정신과학교실, 의학행동과학연구소) ;
  • 남궁기 (연세대학교 의과대학 정신과학교실, 의학행동과학연구소) ;
  • 채정호 (가톨릭대학교 의과대학 정신과학교실) ;
  • 이기철 (이&정 신경정신과) ;
  • 전성일 (전성일 신경정신과) ;
  • 민경준 (중앙대학교 의과대학 정신과학교실) ;
  • 오동재 (오동재 신경정신과) ;
  • 주은정 (을지의과대학 정신과학교실) ;
  • 박현주 (현 정신과) ;
  • 최영희 (메타인지행동치료 연구소) ;
  • 김세주 (연세대학교 의과대학 정신과학교실, 의학행동과학연구소)
  • Received : 2006.05.22
  • Accepted : 2006.06.08
  • Published : 2006.06.30


Objectives : In the psychiatry, structured interview is very important tool to be used in epidemiological or psychopharmacological studies. However, investigators often find that the administration of comprehensive diagnostic interviews is time-consuming and expensive to be used in clinical or research settings. Considering these points, Sheehan and his colleagues developed MINI (Mini International Neuropsychiatric Interview) to meet the need for a brief, reliable, and valid structured diagnostic interview for psychiatric disorders. The MINI has been translated into many languages and used in many countries. Therefore, we translated the MINI into Korean and determined its validity in this study. Methods : Twohundred seventy patients and normal subjects participated in the validation of the MINI versus an expert's professional opinion. Schizophrenia and other psychotic disorders, mood disorders including major depressive disorder and bipolar disorder, anxiety disorders including panic and other phobic disorders, and alcohol dependence were included in this study. The validity was obtained by examination whether MINI based diagnoses were compatible with diagnoses by expert psychiatrists. Results : The range of Kappa values was 0.22 (somatoform disorder) to 0.93 (bipolar disorder - past). Overall agreement between MINI and expert's diagnoses were good. The Kappa values for anxiety disorders seemed to be higher than those for other disorders. Conclusion : The MINI Korean version has the good validity. It also has potential applications as a diagnostic tool for psychiatric disorders.