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ERIC Number: EJ1184450
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018-Aug
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0162-3257
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Early Identification of ASD through Telemedicine: Potential Value for Underserved Populations
Juárez, A. Pablo; Weitlauf, Amy S.; Nicholson, Amy; Pasternak, Anna; Broderick, Neill; Hine, Jeffrey; Stainbrook, J. Alacia; Warren, Zachary
Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, v48 n8 p2601-2610 Aug 2018
Increasing access to diagnostic services is crucial for identifying ASD in young children. We therefore evaluated a telemedicine assessment procedure. First, we compared telediagnostic accuracy to blinded gold-standard evaluations (n = 20). ASD cases identified via telemedicine were confirmed by in-person evaluation. However, 20% of children diagnosed with ASD in-person were not diagnosed via telemedicine. Second, we evaluated telediagnostic feasibility and acceptability in a rural catchment. Children (n = 45) and caregivers completed the telemedicine procedure and provided feedback. Families indicated high levels of satisfaction. Remote diagnostic clinicians diagnosed 62% of children with ASD, but did not feel capable of ruling-in or out ASD in 13% of cases. Findings support preliminary feasibility, accuracy, and clinical utility of telemedicine-based assessment of ASD for young children.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
Sponsor: Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD) (NIH); National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS) (DHHS/NIH)
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Grant or Contract Numbers: U54HD08321; UL1TR000445