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ERIC Number: EJ1082568
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Dec
Pages: 7
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0162-3257
Brief Report: Best Discriminators for Identifying Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder at an 18-Month Health Check-Up in Japan
Kamio, Yoko; Haraguchi, Hideyuki; Stickley, Andrew; Ogino, Kazuo; Ishitobi, Makoto; Takahashi, Hidetoshi
Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, v45 n12 p4147-4153 Dec 2015
To determine the best discriminative items for identifying young children with autism spectrum disorders (ASD), we conducted a secondary analysis using longitudinal cohort data that included the Japanese version of the 23-item modified checklist for autism in toddlers (M-CHAT-JV). M-CHAT-JV data at 18 months of age and diagnostic information evaluated at age 3 or later from 1851 Japanese children was used to isolate six highly discriminative items. Using data from two different community samples (n = 1851, n = 665) these items were shown to have comparable psychometric values with those of the full version. Our results suggest that these items might work as a short form screener for early identification of ASD in primary care settings where there are time constraints on screening.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Japan
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