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ERIC Number: EJ1166028
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018-Jan
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0162-3257
Accuracy of "Modified Checklist for Autism in Toddlers" ("M-CHAT") in Detecting Autism and Other Developmental Disorders in Community Clinics
Toh, Teck-Hock; Tan, Vivian Wee-Yen; Lau, Peter Sie-Teck; Kiyu, Andrew
Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, v48 n1 p28-35 Jan 2018
This study determined the accuracy of "Modified Checklist for Autism in Toddlers" ("M-CHAT") in detecting toddlers with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and other developmental disorders (DD) in community mother and child health clinics. We analysed 19,297 eligible toddlers (15-36 months) who had "M-CHAT" performed in 2006-2011. Overall sensitivities for detecting ASD and all DD were poor but better in the 21 to <27 months and 27-36-month age cohorts (54.5-64.3%). Although positive predictive value (PPV) was poor for ASD, especially the younger cohort, positive "M-CHAT" helped in detecting all DD (PPV = 81.6%). This suggested "M-CHAT" for screening ASD was accurate for older cohorts (>21 months) and a useful screening tool for all DD.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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