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ERIC Number: EJ787418
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Mar
Pages: 9
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0162-3257
Clinical Utility of Autism Spectrum Disorder Scoring Algorithms for the Child Symptom Inventory-4
Gadow, Kenneth D.; Schwartz, Joseph; DeVincent, Carla; Strong, Greg; Cuva, Simone
Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, v38 n3 p419-427 Mar 2008
Few studies examine the clinical utility of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) rating scales for screening referrals to child psychiatry clinics. Parents/teachers from Long Island, NY, completed the Child Symptom Inventory-4, a DSM-IV-referenced rating scale for 6- to 12-year-old clinical referrals with an ASD (N = 317) or nonASD psychiatric (N = 191) diagnosis. Two separate groups of children attending public school, regular education classes in the same geographic area were also rated by their parents (N = 446) and teachers (N = 464). Stepwise forward regression generated a scoring algorithm based on a subset of all CSI-4 items that best differentiated ASD from nonASD children. ROC analyses indicated high levels of sensitivity/specificity for recommended ASD cutoff scores for parent and teacher ratings.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: New York