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Validity of the Korean Version of DIVA-5: A Semi-Structured Diagnostic Interview for Adult ADHD

Authors Hong M, Kooij JJS, Kim B, Joung YS, Yoo HK, Kim EJ, Lee SI, Bhang SY, Lee SY, Han DH, Lee YS, Bahn GH

Received 28 May 2020

Accepted for publication 6 August 2020

Published 12 October 2020 Volume 2020:16 Pages 2371—2376


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Review by Single anonymous peer review

Peer reviewer comments 2

Editor who approved publication: Dr Taro Kishi

Minha Hong,1 JJ Sandra Kooij,2,3 Bongseog Kim,4 Yoo-Sook Joung,5 Hanik K Yoo,6 Eui-Jung Kim,7 Soyoung Irene Lee,8 Soo-Young Bhang,9 Seung Yup Lee,10 Doug Hyun Han,11 Young Sik Lee,11 Geon Ho Bahn10

1Department of Psychiatry, Myongji Hospital, Hanyang University College of Medicine, Goyang, Korea; 2PsyQ, Psycho-Medical Programs, Expertise Center Adult ADHD, The Hague, The Netherlands; 3Department of Psychiatry, Amsterdam University Medical Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands; 4Department of Psychiatry, Inje University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea; 5Department of Psychiatry, Samsung Medical Center, Sungkyunkwan University School of Medicine, Seoul, Korea; 6Department of Clinical Psychiatry, Seoul Brain Research Institute, Seoul, Korea; 7Department of Psychiatry, College of Medicine, Ewha Womans University, Seoul, Korea; 8Department of Psychiatry, Soonchunhyang University College of Medicine, Bucheon, Korea; 9Department of Psychiatry, Nowon Eulji University Hospital, Eulji University School of Medicine, Seoul, Korea; 10Department of Psychiatry, Kyung Hee University School of Medicine, Seoul, Korea; 11Department of Psychiatry, Chung-Ang University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea

Correspondence: Geon Ho Bahn Department of Psychiatry
Kyung Hee University School of Medicine, 23 Kyungheedae-Ro, Dongdaemungu, Seoul 02447, Korea
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Background: This study was to assess the validity of the Korean version of the semi-structured Diagnostic Interview for Adult ADHD, third edition (DIVA-5). The secondary aim was to compare sociodemographic and psychiatric comorbidities in adult patients with and without a diagnosis of ADHD.
Methods: A total of 279 participants were recruited from nine psychiatric outpatient clinics in Korea. All participants were administered the Mini-International Neuropsychiatric Interview (MINI) Plus v.5.0.0, the Adult ADHD Self-Report Scale v1.1 (ASRS-v1.1) Symptom Checklist, and DIVA-5. Diagnosis concordance between two board-certified psychiatrists and DIVA-5 were analysed.
Results: The DIVA-5 showed a diagnostic accuracy of 92%, a sensitivity of 91.30%, and a specificity of 93.62%. Significant clinical and demographic differences between ADHD and control groups were found.
Conclusion: The Korean version of DIVA-5 is a reliable tool for assessing and diagnosing ADHD in adult Korean populations.

Keywords: adult ADHD, validity, DIVA-5, Korean

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