alexa Childhood Autism Rating Scale (CARS) and Autism Behavior Checklist (ABC) correspondence and conflicts with DSM-IV criteria in diagnosis of autism.


Alternative & Integrative Medicine

Author(s): Rellini E, Tortolani D, Trillo S, Carbone S, Montecchi F

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Abstract Childhood Autism Rating Scale (CARS) and Autism Behavior Checklist (ABC) are tests widely used for screening and diagnosis of autism. This study verified their correspondence and conflict with a diagnosis made with DSM-IV criteria. The sample consisted of 65 children, aged 18 months to 11 years. We found complete agreement between DSM-IV and CARS. We show that ABC does not distinguish individuals with autistic disorders from other cases of developmental disorders as well as CARS: the number of false negatives is high (46\%) with ABC as opposed to 0\% with CARS.
This article was published in J Autism Dev Disord and referenced in Alternative & Integrative Medicine

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