Reliability and validity of Japanese version of the Mini-International Neuropsychiatric Interview
Article first published online: 30 SEP 2005
Psychiatry and Clinical Neurosciences
Volume 59, Issue 5, pages 517–526, October 2005
How to Cite
OTSUBO, T., TANAKA, K., KODA, R., SHINODA, J., SANO, NANA., TANAKA, S., AOYAMA, H., MIMURA, M. and KAMIJIMA, K. (2005), Reliability and validity of Japanese version of the Mini-International Neuropsychiatric Interview. Psychiatry and Clinical Neurosciences, 59: 517–526. doi: 10.1111/j.1440-1819.2005.01408.x
- Issue published online: 30 SEP 2005
- Article first published online: 30 SEP 2005
- Received 20 January 2004; revised 3 March 2005; accepted 10 April 2005.
- Mini-International Neuropsychiatric Interview;
- psychiatric diagnosis;
- Structured Clinical Interview for DSM-III-R;
- structured diagnostic interview;
Abstract The Mini-International Neuropsychiatric Interview (MINI) is a short, structured diagnostic interview used as a tool to diagnose 16 axis I (Diagnostic and Statistical Manual) DSM-IV disorders and one personality disorder. Its original version was developed by Sheehan and Lecrubier. We translated the MINI into Japanese, and investigated the reliability and validity of the Japanese version of MINI. Eighty-two subjects participated in the validation of the MINI versus the Structured Clinical Interview for DSM-III-R (SCID-P). One hundred and sixty-nine subjects participated in the validation of the MINI versus an expert's professional opinion. Seventy-seven subjects were interviewed by two investigators and subsequently readministered by a third interviewer blind to the results of initial evaluation 1–2 days later. In general, kappa values indicated good or excellent agreement between MINI and SCID-P diagnoses. Kappa values indicated poor agreement between MINI and expert's diagnoses for most diagnoses. Interrater and test–retest reliabilities were good or excellent. The mean durations of the interview were 18.8 min for MINI and 45.4 min for corresponding sections of SCID-P. Overall, the results suggest that the MINI Japanese version succeeds in reliably and validly eliciting symptom criteria used in making DSM-III-R diagnoses, and can be performed in less than half the time required for the SCID-P.