Retraction to “Korean Version of Mini Mental Status Examination for Dementia Screening and Its Short Form”

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Psychiatry Investig. 2023;20(2):182-182
Publication date (electronic) : 2023 February 23
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1Department of Neuropsychiatry, Seoul National University Bundang Hospital, Seongnam, Republic of Korea
2Department of Neuropsychiatry, Kangwon National University Hospital, Chuncheon, Republic of Korea
3Department of Neuropsychiatry, Jeju National University Hospital, Jeju, Republic of Korea
4Department of Psychiatry, Chungnam National University Hospital, Daejeon, Republic of Korea
5Department of Psychiatry, Dankook University Hospital, Cheonan, Republic of Korea
6Department of Neuropsychiatry, Konkuk University Hospital, Seoul, Republic of Korea
7Department of Psychiatry, Konkuk University Chungju Hospital, Chungju, Republic of Korea
8Department of Neuropsychiatry, Seoul National University Hospital, Seoul, Republic of Korea
9Department of Neuropsychiatry, Inje University Snaggye Paik Hospital, Seoul, Republic of Korea
10Departmnet of Neuropsychiatry, Kyunggi Provincial Hospital for the Elderly, Yongin, Republic of Korea
11Department of Psychiatry, Seoul National University College of Medicine, Seoul, Republic of Korea

We, the editor(s) and publisher of Psychiatry Investigation, have retracted the following article:

Tae Hui Kim, Jin Hyeong Jhoo, Joon Hyuk Park, Jeong Lan Kim, Seung Ho Ryu, Seok Woo Moon, et al.

Psychiatry Investig 2010;7(2):102-108

This article has been retracted as a result of concerns regarding the use of raw data without consent, and that therefore the article must be retracted. According to the authors, this study was conducted on the request and support of the Ministry of Health and Welfare to integrate the two Korean versions of Mini-Mental Status Examination (MMSE) into one because psychiatrists and neurologists were using different versions of MMSE in the same national dementia early detection programs. Therefore, the authors did not translate the original English version into a new Korean version but just revised the two previous Korean versions into one by simply combining their items. The two previous Korean versions of MMSE were the MMSE-KC [1] and the K-MMSE [2]. Authors did not think that they had to get the consent of the original author of MMSE because the work was to make a revised version of the existing Korean versions. However, recently, the PAR, who has the license of the original version of MMSE, has asked authors to withdraw the article above because they judged this work as the second work of the original one.


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2. Kang Y, Na D, Hahn S. A validity study on the Korean Mini-Mental State Examination (K-MMSE) in dementia patients. J Korean Neurol Assoc 1997;15:300–308.

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