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ERIC Number: EJ1100099
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016-Jun
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0162-3257
Clinical Evaluation of a Novel and Mobile Autism Risk Assessment
Duda, Marlena; Daniels, Jena; Wall, Dennis P.
Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, v46 n6 p1953-1961 Jun 2016
The Mobile Autism Risk Assessment (MARA) is a new, electronically administered, 7-question autism spectrum disorder (ASD) screen to triage those at highest risk for ASD. Children 16 months-17 years (N = 222) were screened during their first visit in a developmental-behavioral pediatric clinic. MARA scores were compared to diagnosis from the clinical encounter. Participant median age was 5.8 years, 76.1% were male, and most participants had an intelligence/developmental quotient score >85; 69 of the participants (31%) received a clinical diagnosis of ASD. The sensitivity of the MARA in detecting ASD was 89.9% [95% CI = 82.7-97]; the specificity was 79.7% [95% CI = 73.4-86.1]. In a high-risk clinical setting, the MARA shows promise as a screen to distinguish ASD from other developmental/behavioral disorders.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: National Institutes of Health (DHHS)
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Massachusetts
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Bayley Scales of Infant Development; Vineland Adaptive Behavior Scales; Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children
Grant or Contract Numbers: 1R01MH09061101A1