Psychometric properties of the Korean version of the Short Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Rating Interview (K-SPRINT)

Tae Suk Kim, Moon Yong Chung, Won Kim, Young Jin Koo, Seong Gon Ryu, Eui Jung Kim, Jong Min Woo, Tae Hyung Kim, Jong Chul Yang, Kyeong Sook Choi, Chi Un Pae, Ho Joon Seo, Hyun Kook Lim, Jeong Ho Chae

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Aims: The Short Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Rating Interview (SPRINT) is a validated, eight-item, brief global assessment scale for PTSD. This report investigated the psychometric properties of the Korean version of the SPRINT (K-SPRINT). Methods: Eighty-seven PTSD patients, 47 other psychiatric patients, and 63 healthy control subjects were enrolled in the study. All subjects completed a psychometric assessment package that included the K-SPRINT and the Korean versions of the Clinician-Administered PTSD Scale (CAPS), the Beck Depression Inventory (BDI), and the State Trait Anxiety Inventory (STAI). Results: The K-SPRINT showed good internal consistency (Cronbach's α = 0.86) and test-retest reliability (r = 0.82). K-SPRINT showed moderatecorrelations with CAPS (r = 0.71). An exploratory factor analysis produced one K-SPRINT factor. The optimal diagnostic efficiency (91.9%) of the K-SPRINT was found at a total score of 15, at which point the sensitivity and specificity were 90.8% and 92.7%, respectively. Conclusions: The present findings demonstrate that the K-SPRINT had good psychometric properties and can be used as a reliable and valid instrument for the assessment of PTSD.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)34-39
Number of pages6
JournalPsychiatry and Clinical Neurosciences
Issue number1
StatePublished - Feb 2008


  • Korean
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder
  • Reliability
  • Validity


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