Autism screening questionnaire: Diagnostic validity

  title={Autism screening questionnaire: Diagnostic validity},
  author={Sibel Kazak Berument and Michael L. Rutter and Catherine Lord and Andrew Pickles and Anthony J. Bailey},
  journal={British Journal of Psychiatry},
  pages={444 - 451}
Background Good interview and diagnostic measures for autism and other pervasive developmental disorders (PDDs) are available but there is a lack of a good screening questionnaire. Aims To develop and test a screening questionnaire based on items in the best available diagnostic interview – the Autism Diagnostic Interview – Revised (ADI–R) Method A 40 -item scale, the Autism Screening Questionnaire (ASQ), was developed and tested on a sample of 160 individuals with PDD and 40 with non-PDD… 

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