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ERIC Number: EJ805440
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 7
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 11
ISSN: ISSN-1088-3576
Screening Cases within a Statewide Autism Registry: A Comparison of Parental Reports Using "DSM-IV-TR" Criteria versus the "SCQ"
Goin-Kochel, Robin P.; Cohen, Robert
Focus on Autism and Other Developmental Disabilities, v23 n3 p148-154 2008
Parents and caregivers of 70 children enrolled in a university-based, statewide autism registry (M age = 9.5 years) completed two questionnaires, one generated from criteria outlined in the "Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders-Fourth Edition-Text Revision" (DSM-IV-TR) and the other the "Social Communication Questionnaire" ("SCQ"), to determine the number of cases likely to have autism. Based on "DSM-IV-TR" questionnaire ("DSM-Q") results, 94.3% met criteria for probable autism. In contrast, 88.6% met criteria for possible autism with the "SCQ." The two instruments agreed on 89% of the cases, and the frequencies of cases meeting criteria on each measure were not statistically different (p greater than 0.05). Results are discussed in terms of their application to the creation of local autism registries. (Contains 3 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Virginia