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Gepubliceerd in: Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders 6/2012

01-06-2012 | Brief Report

Brief Report: The Assessment of Anxiety in High-Functioning Adolescents with Autism Spectrum Disorder

Auteurs: Susan W. White, Amie R. Schry, Brenna B. Maddox

Gepubliceerd in: Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders | Uitgave 6/2012

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Abstract

Anxiety may exacerbate interpersonal difficulties and contribute to secondary behavioral problems in adolescents with High-Functioning Autism Spectrum Disorder (HFASD). This study was conducted to assess the psychometric properties and construct validity of measures of anxiety with a sample (n = 30) of adolescents with HFASD and comorbid anxiety disorders. Results indicate that the measures (CASI-Anxiety Scale; Sukhodolsky et al. 2008; MASC; March 1998) possess acceptable internal consistency, and there is evidence of discriminant validity. Most of the adolescents, however, under-reported problems with anxiety, compared to parent-reported and clinician-derived reports and given they were seeking treatment for anxiety problems. Findings highlight the importance of using multiple raters in clinical practice and consideration of rater discrepancies in clinical research.
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Metagegevens
Titel
Brief Report: The Assessment of Anxiety in High-Functioning Adolescents with Autism Spectrum Disorder
Auteurs
Susan W. White
Amie R. Schry
Brenna B. Maddox
Publicatiedatum
01-06-2012
Uitgeverij
Springer US
Gepubliceerd in
Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders / Uitgave 6/2012
Print ISSN: 0162-3257
Elektronisch ISSN: 1573-3432
DOI
https://doi.org/10.1007/s10803-011-1353-3