ERIC Number: EJ1037761
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Sep
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Reference Count: 24
New Interview and Observation Measures of the Broader Autism Phenotype: Impressions of Interviewee Measure
Pickles, A.; Parr, J. R.; Rutter, M. L.; De Jonge, M. V.; Wallace, S.; Le Couteur, A. S.; van Engeland, H.; Wittemeyer, K.; McConachie, H.; Roge, B.; Mantoulan, C.; Pedersen, L.; Isager, T.; Poustka, F.; Bolte, S.; Bolton, P.; Weisblatt, E.; Green, J.; Papanikolaou, K.; Bailey, A. J.
Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, v43 n9 p2082-2089 Sep 2013
A 20 item observational measure of social functioning, the Impression of Interviewee rating scale, is one of three measures devised to assess the broader autism phenotype. The sample studied included families containing at least two individuals with autism spectrum disorder; observations were undertaken by the researcher who interviewed the subject. An exploratory factor analysis suggested a single factor was most appropriate (Cronbach's a of 0.78). There was a modest but significant retest correlation of 0.42. Correlations between live ratings and blind consensus ratings of vignettes were high (0.93). Correlations with the interview measures were moderate but statistically significant. In conclusion, the observational scale provides a promising start but further work is required before general use can be recommended.
Descriptors: Autism, Rating Scales, Interpersonal Competence, Genetics, Correlation, Interviews, Factor Analysis, Vignettes, Statistical Significance, Pervasive Developmental Disorders
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