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ERIC Number: EJ1156933
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017-Nov
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
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ISSN: ISSN-0162-3257
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Diagnosing ASD in Adults without ID: Accuracy of the ADOS-2 and the ADI-R
Fusar-Poli, Laura; Brondino, Natascia; Rocchetti, Matteo; Panisi, Cristina; Provenzani, Umberto; Damiani, Stefano; Politi, Pierluigi
Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, v47 n11 p3370-3379 Nov 2017
Diagnosing autism spectrum disorder (ASD) in adulthood often represents a challenge in clinical practice. The aim of the present study was to evaluate the sensitivity and specificity of the ADOS and ADI-R in diagnosing ASD in adults. 113 subjects with an IQ of 70 or above were assessed through an extensive clinical evaluation. The ADOS-2 Module 4 and the ADI-R were separately administered by staff members blind to clinical judgment. Our results cautiously confirm the accuracy of ADOS-2 Module 4, while suggest that ADI-R might not be reliable in adults without intellectual disability. Clinicians' training and experience remains of primary importance while assessing adults who could potentially belong to the autism spectrum.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule
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