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RELIABILITY OF AUTISM-TICS, AD/HD, AND OTHER COMORBIDITIES (A-TAC) INVENTORY IN A TEST-RETEST DESIGN

Larson, Tomas LU ; Kerekes, Nora; Selinus, Eva Noren; Lichtenstein, Paul; Gumpert, Clara Hellner; Anckarsäter, Henrik LU ; Nilsson, Thomas and Lundstrom, Sebastian (2014) In Psychological Reports 114(1). p.93-103
Abstract
The Autism-Tics, AD/HD, and other Comorbidities (A-TAC) inventory is used in epidemiological research to assess neurodevelopmental problems and coexisting conditions. Although the A-TAC has been applied in various populations, data on retest reliability are limited. The objective of the present study was to present additional reliability data. The A-TAC was administered by lay assessors and was completed on two occasions by parents of 400 individual twins, with an average interval of 70 days between test sessions. Intra-and inter-rater reliability were analysed with intraclass correlations and Cohen's kappa. A-TAC showed excellent test-retest intraclass correlations for both autism spectrum disorder and attention deficit hyperactivity... (More)
The Autism-Tics, AD/HD, and other Comorbidities (A-TAC) inventory is used in epidemiological research to assess neurodevelopmental problems and coexisting conditions. Although the A-TAC has been applied in various populations, data on retest reliability are limited. The objective of the present study was to present additional reliability data. The A-TAC was administered by lay assessors and was completed on two occasions by parents of 400 individual twins, with an average interval of 70 days between test sessions. Intra-and inter-rater reliability were analysed with intraclass correlations and Cohen's kappa. A-TAC showed excellent test-retest intraclass correlations for both autism spectrum disorder and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (each at .84). Most modules in the A-TAC had intra- and inter-rater reliability intraclass correlation coefficients of >=.60. Cohen's. indicated acceptable reliability. The current study provides statistical evidence that the A-TAC yields good test-retest reliability in a population-based cohort of children. (Less)
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  author       = {Larson, Tomas and Kerekes, Nora and Selinus, Eva Noren and Lichtenstein, Paul and Gumpert, Clara Hellner and Anckarsäter, Henrik and Nilsson, Thomas and Lundstrom, Sebastian},
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  pages        = {93--103},
  publisher    = {Ammons Scientific},
  series       = {Psychological Reports},
  title        = {RELIABILITY OF AUTISM-TICS, AD/HD, AND OTHER COMORBIDITIES (A-TAC) INVENTORY IN A TEST-RETEST DESIGN},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.2466/03.15.PR0.114k10w1},
  volume       = {114},
  year         = {2014},
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