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Gepubliceerd in: Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders 6/2005

01-12-2005

The Adult Asperger Assessment (AAA): A Diagnostic Method

Auteurs: Simon Baron-Cohen, Sally Wheelwright, Janine Robinson, Marc Woodbury-Smith

Gepubliceerd in: Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders | Uitgave 6/2005

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Abstract

At the present time there are a large number of adults who have suspected Asperger syndrome (AS). In this paper we describe a new instrument, the Adult Asperger Assessment (AAA), developed in our clinic for adults with AS. The need for a new instrument relevant to the diagnosis of AS in adulthood arises because existing instruments are designed for use with children. Properties of the AAA include (1) being electronic, data-based, and computer-scorable; (2) linking with two screening instruments [the Autism Spectrum Quotient (AQ) and the Empathy Quotient (EQ)]; and (3) employing a more stringent set of diagnostic criteria than DSM-IV, in order to avoid false positives. The AAA is described, and its use with a series of n = 42 clinic-patients is reported. Thirty-seven of these (88%) met DSM-IV criteria, but only 34 of these (80%) met AAA criteria. The AAA is therefore more conservative than DSM-IV.
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Metagegevens
Titel
The Adult Asperger Assessment (AAA): A Diagnostic Method
Auteurs
Simon Baron-Cohen
Sally Wheelwright
Janine Robinson
Marc Woodbury-Smith
Publicatiedatum
01-12-2005
Uitgeverij
Springer US
Gepubliceerd in
Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders / Uitgave 6/2005
Print ISSN: 0162-3257
Elektronisch ISSN: 1573-3432
DOI
https://doi.org/10.1007/s10803-005-0026-5

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