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ERIC Number: EJ1074393
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Oct
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0162-3257
Reliability and Validity of Parent- and Child-Rated Anxiety Measures in Autism Spectrum Disorder
Kaat, Aaron J.; Lecavalier, Luc
Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, v45 n10 p3219-3231 Oct 2015
Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and anxiety frequently co-occur. Research on the phenomenology and treatment of anxiety in ASD is expanding, but is hampered by the lack of instruments validated for this population. This study evaluated the self- and parent-reported Revised Child Anxiety and Depression Scale and the Multidimensional Anxiety Scale in Children2 among 46 youth with ASD. Internal consistency and test-retest reliability were acceptable, but inter-rater reliability was poor. Parent-child agreement was better for youth with higher IQs, less severe ASD symptoms, or more social cognitive skills. Convergent and divergent validity were acceptable. Demographic characteristics were considered as predictors of anxiety: they were unrelated to parent-report, but younger age and more severe ASD were related to increased self-reported anxiety.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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