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Clinical assessment of ASD in adults using self- and other-report: Psychometric properties and validity of the Adult Social Behavior Questionnaire (ASBQ)

Horwitz, E. H., Schoevers, R. A., Ketelaars, C. E. J., Kan, C. C., van Lammeren, A. M. D. N., Meesters, Y., Spek, A. A., Wouters, S., Teunisse, J. P., Cuppen, L., Bartels, A. A. J., Schuringa, E., Moorlag, H., Raven, D., Wiersma, D., Minderaa, R. B. & Hartman, C. A., Apr-2016, In : Research in Autism Spectrum Disorders. 24, p. 17-28 12 p.

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The aim of this study was to develop and validate the Adult Social Behavior Questionnaire (ASBQ), a multidimensional Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) questionnaire that contains both a self report version and a version to be completed by someone close. Psychometric qualities, convergence between self report and other report ratings, and scores in a group diagnosed with ASD and multiple comparison groups were examined.

Principal Component Analyses yielded a structure with six dimensions (reduced contact, reduced empathy, reduced interpersonal insight, violation of social conventions, insistence on sameness, and sensory stimulation/motor stereotypies) for both self- and other-report versions. Reliability estimates and correlations between self- and other-ratings were good and the score profile on the 44-item ASBQ differentiated a group with ASD from a non clinical group and patients with depression, schizophrenia and ADHD.

We conclude that the ASBQ is a short and easy to apply questionnaire that captures the heterogeneous nature of ASD. It yields a score profile among six ASD problem domains both from the perspective of the patient and from a significant other. (C) 2016 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)17-28
Number of pages12
JournalResearch in Autism Spectrum Disorders
Volume24
Publication statusPublished - Apr-2016

    Keywords

  • Autism spectrum disorders, Adults, ASBQ, Questionnaire, SPECTRUM QUOTIENT AQ, CROSS-INFORMANT CORRELATIONS, DIAGNOSTIC INTERVIEW, AUTISM, DISORDERS, VALIDATION, SYMPTOMS, PDD, PSYCHOPATHOLOGY, SCHIZOPHRENIA

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