ERIC Number: EJ1086618
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016-Jan
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 16
The Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule, Module 4: Application of the Revised Algorithms in an Independent, Well-Defined, Dutch Sample (N = 93)
de Bildt, Annelies; Sytema, Sjoerd; Meffert, Harma; Bastiaansen, Jojanneke A. C. J.
Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, v46 n1 p21-30 Jan 2016
This study examined the discriminative ability of the revised Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule module 4 algorithm (Hus and Lord in "J Autism Dev Disord" 44(8):1996-2012, 2014) in 93 Dutch males with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), schizophrenia, psychopathy or controls. Discriminative ability of the revised algorithm ASD cut-off resembled the original algorithm ASD cut-off: highly specific for psychopathy and controls, lower sensitivity than Hus and Lord (2014; i.e. ASD 0.61, AD 0.53). The revised algorithm AD cut-off improved sensitivity over the original algorithm. Discriminating ASD from schizophrenia was still challenging, but the better-balanced sensitivity (0.53) and specificity (0.78) of the revised algorithm AD cut-off may aide clinicians' differential diagnosis. Findings support using the revised algorithm, being conceptually conform the other modules, thus improving comparability across the lifespan.
Descriptors: Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Males, Schizophrenia, Clinical Diagnosis, Symptoms (Individual Disorders), Mathematics, Comparative Analysis, Foreign Countries, Observation, Diagnostic Tests
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Identifiers - Location: Netherlands
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule