Free symptom quiz can help tell if a child has autism

Summary: A new, freely available questionnaire on autism symptom measures can help screen for ASDs and monitor symptoms over time.

Source: Wiley

Researchers have developed a freely available measure of autism symptoms that can help screen for autism and monitor changes in symptoms over time.

Research on the development and validation of the Autism Symptom Dimension Questionnaire (ASDQ) is published in Developmental medicine and child neurology.

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The questionnaire was found to be reliable and valid for assessing autism symptoms by age, sex, race and ethnicity. Image is in public domain

After development of an initial 33-item version, a revised 39-item version of the ASDQ (available at https://prolific.co/) was applied to 1,467 children and adolescents, including 104 with mental disorders. autism spectrum.

The questionnaire was found to be reliable and valid for assessing autism symptoms by age, sex, race and ethnicity.

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“Having a modern, freely available measure of autism symptoms can greatly improve clinical practice and advance autism spectrum disorder research,” said corresponding author Thomas W. Frazier, PhD, of the ‘John Carroll University.

About this autism research news

Author: Sara Henning Stout
Source: Wiley
Contact: Sara Henning-Stout-Wiley
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Original research: The findings will appear in Developmental medicine and child neurology

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