ERIC Number: EJ1182065
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018-Jul
Abstractor: As Provided
Autism Spectrum Disorder in an Unselected Cohort of Children with Neurofibromatosis Type 1 (NF1)
Eijk, S.; Mous, S. E.; Dieleman, G. C.; Dierckx, B.; Rietman, A. B.; de Nijs, P. F. A.; ten Hoopen, L. W.; van Minkelen, R.; Elgersma, Y.; Catsman-Berrevoets, C. E.; Oostenbrink, R.; Legerstee, J. S.
Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, v48 n7 p2278-2285 Jul 2018
In a non-selected sample of children with Neurofibromatosis type 1 (NF1) the prevalence rate of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and predictive value of an observational (ADOS)--and questionnaire-based screening instrument were assessed. Complete data was available for 128 children. The prevalence rate for clinical ASD was 10.9%, which is clearly higher than in the general population. This prevalence rate is presumably more accurate than in previous studies that examined children with NF1 with an ASD presumption or solely based on screening instruments. The combined observational- and screening based classifications demonstrated the highest positive predictive value for DSM-IV diagnosis, highlighting the importance of using both instruments in children with NF1.
Descriptors: Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Children, Neurological Impairments, Incidence, Diagnostic Tests, Observation, Prediction, Foreign Countries, Cognitive Development, Intelligence Tests, Young Children, Statistical Analysis
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Identifiers - Location: Netherlands
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule; Wechsler Preschool and Primary Scale of Intelligence