Brief Report : Best Discriminators for Identifying Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder at an 18-Month Health Check-Up in Japan
2015 (English)In: Journal of autism and developmental disorders, ISSN 0162-3257, E-ISSN 1573-3432, Vol. 45, no 12, 1447-1453 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
To determine the best discriminative items for identifying young children with autism spectrum disorders (ASD), we conducted a secondary analysis using longitudinal cohort data that included the Japanese version of the 23-item modified checklist for autism in toddlers (M-CHAT-JV). M-CHAT-JV data at 18 months of age and diagnostic information evaluated at age 3 or later from 1851 Japanese children was used to isolate six highly discriminative items. Using data from two different community samples (n = 1851, n = 665) these items were shown to have comparable psychometric values with those of the full version. Our results suggest that these items might work as a short form screener for early identification of ASD in primary care settings where there are time constraints on screening. © 2015 The Author(s)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2015. Vol. 45, no 12, 1447-1453 p.
Autism spectrum disorder, Modified checklist for autism in toddlers (M-CHAT), Primary care settings, Screening, Short form
Public Health, Global Health, Social Medicine and Epidemiology Pediatrics
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-28182DOI: 10.1007/s10803-015-2527-1ISI: 000365417100038PubMedID: 26189180OAI: oai:DiVA.org:sh-28182DiVA: diva2:851110