ERIC Number: EJ1136829
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017-May
Abstractor: As Provided
Diagnostic Utility of the ADI-R and DSM-5 in the Assessment of Latino Children and Adolescents
Magaña, Sandy; Vanegas, Sandra B.
Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, v47 n5 p1278-1287 May 2017
Latino children in the US are systematically underdiagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD); therefore, it is important that recent changes to the diagnostic process do not exacerbate this pattern of under-identification. Previous research has found that the Autism Diagnostic Interview-Revised (ADI-R) algorithm, based on the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorder, Fourth Edition, Text Revision (DSM-IV-TR), has limitations with Latino children of Spanish speaking parents. We evaluated whether an ADI-R algorithm based on the new DSM-5 classification for ASD would be more sensitive in identifying Latino children of Spanish speaking parents who have a clinical diagnosis of ASD. Findings suggest that the DSM-5 algorithm shows better sensitivity than the DSM-IV-TR algorithm for Latino children.
Descriptors: Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Hispanic Americans, Spanish Speaking, Clinical Diagnosis, Interviews, Disability Identification, Parents, Symptoms (Individual Disorders), Cultural Relevance, Evaluation Methods
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Sponsor: Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD) (NIH)
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Grant or Contract Numbers: R03HD06482801A1