• Sheehan & Lecrubier (1990)
• Created to fill what the authors refer to as “unmet needs:” accurate diagnosis at first evaluation, brief surveys, documentation of comorbid psychiatric disorders, homogeneous groups, saving time, and treatment comparisons between diagnostic subgroups.
• Focuses on current disorders rather than lifetime disorders.
• Provides a diagnosis of 17 axis I DSM disorders.
• Covers alcohol and drug dependence, as well as bulimia and anorexia.
• Available in 30 different languages including the following: Arabic, English, Hungarian, Italian, and Japanese.
• Extended version (MINI Plus) useful for research studies.
• Clinician (MINI-CR) and patient-rated versions (MINI-PR).
• MINI-Kid and MINI-Kid-Parent versions.
• Computerized up-to-date DSM-IV version available.
Type of Measure:
• Clinician and patient rated versions.
• Composed of 120 questions.
• Takes an average of 15-21 minutes to complete.
• Child and parent versions
• Computer algorithm
Source reference: Lecrubier et al. (1997): 296 psychiatric patients and 50 controls recruited from Paris and Florida.
• Kappa coefficient, sensitivity and specificity against the CIDI were good or very good (exceptions were generalized anxiety disorder, agoraphobia and bulimia).
• Inter-rater and test-retest reliability were good.
Sheehan et al. (1997): 308 psychiatric patients and 62 controls from Paris and Florida.
• Good concordance with the SCID-P, with the exception of more severe psychopathology.
• Sensitivity averaged about 0.70 for all but dysthymia, OCD, and current drug dependence.
• Efficiency scores, negative predictive values, and specificity were above 0.85; Positive predictive values varied across disorders ranging from very good to poor.
• Concordance between the MINI-PR and MINI-CR varied, with the MINI-CR being more reliable.
Utility for Prevalence Surveys:
• Brief structured assessment of current diagnoses.
Copyright, Cost, and Source Issues:
• Available for download at: https://www.medical-outcomes.com/HTMLFiles/MINI/MINI.htm
Lecrubier, Y., Sheehan, D. V., Weiller, E., Amorim, P., Bonora, I., Sheehan, K. H., Janavs, J., & Dunbar, G. C. (1997). The mini international neuropsychiatric interview (MINI). A short diagnostic structured interview: Reliability and validity according to the CIDI. European Psychiatry, 12, 224-231.
Sheehan, D. V., Lecrubier, Y., Sheehan, K. H., Janavs, J., Weiller, E., Keskiner, A., Schinka, J., Knapp, E., Sheehan, M. F.., & Dunbar, G. C. (1997). The validity of the mini international neuropsychiatric interview (MINI) according to the SCID-P and its reliability. European Psychiatry, 12, 232-241.
• Validation studies have been performed across cultures and populations.
• Current diagnoses only.