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ERIC Number: EJ1130170
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017-Feb
Pages: 12
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ISSN: ISSN-0162-3257
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Cross-Cultural Validity of the Social Communication Questionnaire for Adults with Intellectual Developmental Disorder
Sappok, Tanja; Brooks, Whitney; Heinrich, Manuel; McCarthy, Jane; Underwood, Lisa
Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, v47 n2 p393-404 Feb 2017
Diagnosing Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) is important throughout the lifespan. The objective was to investigate the transcultural diagnostic validity of the Social Communication Questionnaire (SCQ) in a clinical sample of 451 adults with Intellectual Developmental Disorder (IDD) with and without ASD in Germany, the U.S.A. and Great Britain. Variables associated with higher SCQ sum-scores were higher levels of IDD, male gender, a diagnosis of ASD and the study site (Germany > U.S.A > G.B.). An ROC analysis revealed a cut-score of 13, which resulted in a sensitivity of 0.87 and a specificity of 0.58. It is recommended to adjust the cut-score according to level of IDD and gender. Further research is needed to align diagnostic assignment of ASD across different sites and countries.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Germany; United States; United Kingdom
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