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Screening for autism spectrum disorders: what is the evidence?
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  16522708     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
This review examines the evidence for screening for autism spectrum disorders in the general population and the information needed to inform screening policy. The UK National Screening Committee criteria are taken as the framework. These criteria cover the condition, the screening test, the treatment and the screening programme as a whole. With respect to the condition, reasons for variation in prevalence estimates for autism spectrum disorders need to be resolved and there are few longitudinal studies to describe the natural history of autism spectrum disorders that include data on children identified at an early age. There is no screening test suitable for use in a population setting that has been fully validated. There is insufficient evidence regarding the effectiveness of interventions. This review supports the current policy position of the National Screening Committee, that on the basis of existing evidence, screening for autism spectrum disorders cannot be recommended.
Jo Williams; Carol Brayne
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Autism : the international journal of research and practice     Volume:  10     ISSN:  1362-3613     ISO Abbreviation:  Autism     Publication Date:  2006 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2006-03-08     Completed Date:  2006-05-30     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9713494     Medline TA:  Autism     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  11-35     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Public Health and Primary Care, University of Cambridge, UK.
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MeSH Terms
Autistic Disorder / diagnosis,  epidemiology*
Mass Screening / methods*
Population Surveillance / methods
Psychological Tests

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