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The Autism Diagnostic Interview-Revised and the Childhood Autism Rating Scale: differences between diagnostic systems and comparison between genders.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  9586776     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Diagnoses for autism based on the Autism Diagnostic Interview-Revised (ADI-R) and the Childhood Autism Rating Scale (CARS) were examined for 83 individuals with suspected autism. Agreement between systems reached 85.7%. Participants receiving diagnosis of autism based on only one system were significantly younger in age than individuals receiving diagnoses according to both systems. Individuals who did not receive diagnosis of autism on the ADI-R had lower chronological and mental ages and lower CARS scores compared to individuals who received diagnosis of autism based on the ADI-R. Eighteen females and 18 males were matched to examine possible gender differences. No significant findings were revealed, suggesting that the symptoms of autism according to the ADI-R and CARS do not differ between males and females when matched for chronological and mental ages.
T Pilowsky; N Yirmiya; C Shulman; R Dover
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Comparative Study; Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of autism and developmental disorders     Volume:  28     ISSN:  0162-3257     ISO Abbreviation:  J Autism Dev Disord     Publication Date:  1998 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1998-08-04     Completed Date:  1998-08-04     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7904301     Medline TA:  J Autism Dev Disord     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  143-51     Citation Subset:  IM    
Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel.
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MeSH Terms
Analysis of Variance
Autistic Disorder / diagnosis*
Child, Preschool
Interview, Psychological*
Sex Factors

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