ERIC Number: EJ910779
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Oct
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 25
Brief Report: Telephone Administration of the Autism Diagnostic Interview-Revised--Reliability and Suitability for Use in Research
Ward-King, Jessica; Cohen, Ira L.; Penning, Henderika; Holden, Jeanette J. A.
Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, v40 n10 p1285-1290 Oct 2010
The Autism Diagnostic Interview-Revised is one of the "gold standard" diagnostic tools for autism spectrum disorders. It is traditionally administered face-to-face. Cost and geographical concerns constrain the employment of the ADI-R for large-scale research projects. The telephone interview is a reasonable alternative, but has not yet been examined for reliability with face-to-face administration. In this study, participants were interviewed both face-to-face and on the telephone using the complete ADI-R interview. Results indicate that there was no significant difference between the algorithm scores or the diagnoses arrived at for face-to-face and telephone administrations. Reliability statistics across the two modalities were very good and indicate that telephone interviews using the ADI-R are a viable option for researchers.
Descriptors: Autism, Telecommunications, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Evaluation Methods, Interviews, Interpersonal Communication, Reliability, Statistical Analysis, Researchers
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