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Psychiatric telephone interview with parents for screening of childhood autism - tics, attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder and other comorbidities (A-TAC): Preliminary reliability and validity.

Hansson, Sara Lina LU ; Svanström Röjvall, Annika; Råstam, Maria LU ; Gillberg, Carina; Gillberg, Christopher and Anckarsäter, Henrik LU (2005) In British Journal of Psychiatry 187. p.7-262
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Background

Reliable, valid and easily administered screening instruments would greatly facilitate large-scale neuropsychiatric research.

Aims To test a parent telephone interview focused on autism – tics, attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and other comorbidities (A–TAC).



Method

Parents of 84 children in contact with a child neuropsychiatric clinic and 27 control children were interviewed. Validity and interrater and test – retest reliability were assessed.



Results

Interrater and test – retest reliability were very good. Areas under receiver operating characteristics curves between interview scores and... (More)
Abstract in Undetermined

Background

Reliable, valid and easily administered screening instruments would greatly facilitate large-scale neuropsychiatric research.

Aims To test a parent telephone interview focused on autism – tics, attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and other comorbidities (A–TAC).



Method

Parents of 84 children in contact with a child neuropsychiatric clinic and 27 control children were interviewed. Validity and interrater and test – retest reliability were assessed.



Results

Interrater and test – retest reliability were very good. Areas under receiver operating characteristics curves between interview scores and clinical diagnoses were around 0.90 for ADHD and autistic spectrum disorders, and above 0.70 for tics, learning disorders and developmental coordination disorder. Using optimal cut-off scores for autistic spectrum disorder and ADHD, good to excellent kappa levels for interviews and clinical diagnoses were noted.



Conclusions

The A–TAC appears to be a reliable and valid instrument for identifying autistic spectrum disorder, ADHD, tics, learning disorders and developmental coordination disorder. (Less)
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Psychological* * Male * Mass Screening/methods * Observer Variation * Parents * Psychometrics * Reproducibility of Results * Telephone * Tic Disorders/diagnosis*, * Adolescent * Attention Deficit Disorder with Hyperactivity/diagnosis* * Autistic Disorder/diagnosis* * Child * Female * Humans * Interview
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British Journal of Psychiatry
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187
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7 - 262
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Royal College of Psychiatrists
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Background <br/><br>
Reliable, valid and easily administered screening instruments would greatly facilitate large-scale neuropsychiatric research. <br/><br>
Aims To test a parent telephone interview focused on autism – tics, attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and other comorbidities (A–TAC). <br/><br>
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Method<br/><br>
Parents of 84 children in contact with a child neuropsychiatric clinic and 27 control children were interviewed. Validity and interrater and test – retest reliability were assessed. <br/><br>
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Results <br/><br>
Interrater and test – retest reliability were very good. Areas under receiver operating characteristics curves between interview scores and clinical diagnoses were around 0.90 for ADHD and autistic spectrum disorders, and above 0.70 for tics, learning disorders and developmental coordination disorder. Using optimal cut-off scores for autistic spectrum disorder and ADHD, good to excellent kappa levels for interviews and clinical diagnoses were noted. <br/><br>
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Conclusions <br/><br>
The A–TAC appears to be a reliable and valid instrument for identifying autistic spectrum disorder, ADHD, tics, learning disorders and developmental coordination disorder.},
  author       = {Hansson, Sara Lina and Svanström Röjvall, Annika and Råstam, Maria and Gillberg, Carina and Gillberg, Christopher and Anckarsäter, Henrik},
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  keyword      = {Psychological* * Male * Mass Screening/methods * Observer Variation * Parents * Psychometrics * Reproducibility of Results * Telephone * Tic Disorders/diagnosis*,* Adolescent * Attention Deficit Disorder with Hyperactivity/diagnosis* * Autistic Disorder/diagnosis* * Child * Female * Humans * Interview},
  language     = {eng},
  pages        = {7--262},
  publisher    = {Royal College of Psychiatrists},
  series       = {British Journal of Psychiatry},
  title        = {Psychiatric telephone interview with parents for screening of childhood autism - tics, attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder and other comorbidities (A-TAC): Preliminary reliability and validity.},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1192/bjp.187.3.262},
  volume       = {187},
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