ERIC Number: EJ1018981
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Nov
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 31
Examining the Screen for Child Anxiety-Related Emotional Disorder-71 as an Assessment Tool for Anxiety in Children with High-Functioning Autism Spectrum Disorders
van Steensel, Francisca J. A.; Deutschman, Amber A. C. G.; Bögels, Susan M.
Autism: The International Journal of Research and Practice, v17 n6 p681-692 Nov 2013
The psychometric properties of a questionnaire developed to assess symptoms of anxiety disorders (SCARED-71) were compared between two groups of children: children with high-functioning autism spectrum disorder and comorbid anxiety disorders (ASD-group; "n" = 115), and children with anxiety disorders (AD-group; "n" = 122). Anxiety disorders were established with a semi-structured interview (ADIS-C/P), using child- as well as parent-report. Internal consistency, construct validity, sensitivity, specificity, and discriminant validity of the SCARED-71 was investigated. Results revealed that the psychometric properties of the SCARED-71 for the ASD-group were quite comparable to the AD-group, however, the discriminant validity of the SCARED-71 child-report was less in the ASD-group. Raising the parental cutoffs of the SCARED-71 resulted in higher specificity rates, which suggests that research should focus more on establishing alternative cutoffs for the ASD-population.
Descriptors: Anxiety Disorders, Emotional Disturbances, Evaluation Methods, Children, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Autism, Psychometrics, Questionnaires, Symptoms (Individual Disorders), Comparative Analysis, Semi Structured Interviews, Parent Attitudes, Attitude Measures, Fear, Behavior Disorders, Posttraumatic Stress Disorder, Separation Anxiety, Foreign Countries, Mothers, Fathers, Correlation, Validity, Effect Size, Longitudinal Studies
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Identifiers - Location: Netherlands
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Childrens Manifest Anxiety Scale