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Summary: A new freely available questionnaire measuring autism symptoms may help screen for ASD and monitor symptoms over time.
Researchers have developed a freely available measure of autism symptoms that can help screen for autism and monitor changes over time in symptoms.
Research on the development and validation of the Autism Symptom Dimension Questionnaire (ASDQ) is published in Developmental Medicine and Child Neurology.
After developing an initial 33-item version, a revised 39-item version of the ASDQ (available at https://prolific.co/) was administered to 1,467 children and adolescents, including 104 with autism spectrum disorder.
The questionnaire has been found to be reliable and valid for assessing autism symptoms across age, sex, race, and ethnicity.
“Having a freely available and modern measure of autism symptoms could greatly improve clinical practice and advance autism spectrum disorder research,” said corresponding author Thomas W. Frazier, PhD, of John Carroll University.
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Original research: The findings will appear in Developmental Medicine and Child Neurology
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