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Gepubliceerd in: Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders 6/2014

01-06-2014 | Brief Report

Symptom Recognition to Diagnosis of Autism in Nepal

Auteurs: Merina Shrestha, Rena Shrestha

Gepubliceerd in: Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders | Uitgave 6/2014

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Abstract

Awareness and knowledge about autism is almost non-existent in Nepal. Children who eventually get the diagnosis often miss their opportunity for early intervention. The current study shows that medical help was seeked at mean age of 27.9 + 14.5 months and most of them were for delayed language and the first preference for parents were pediatricians. The mean age of diagnosis of autism was 55.6 months. The time length between help seeking to diagnosis was 29.4 months with longest time lag of 13 years. Delay in recognition of symptoms, delay in health seeking and lack of awareness even in treating physicians might be the reason for advanced age at diagnosis of autism in Nepal.
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Metagegevens
Titel
Symptom Recognition to Diagnosis of Autism in Nepal
Auteurs
Merina Shrestha
Rena Shrestha
Publicatiedatum
01-06-2014
Uitgeverij
Springer US
Gepubliceerd in
Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders / Uitgave 6/2014
Print ISSN: 0162-3257
Elektronisch ISSN: 1573-3432
DOI
https://doi.org/10.1007/s10803-013-2005-6