Profiling autism symptomatology: An exploration of the Q-ASC parental report scale in capturing sex differences in autism

Ormond, Sarah and Brownlow, Charlotte and Garnett, Michelle and Rykiewicz, Agnieszka and Attwood, Tony (2018) Profiling autism symptomatology: An exploration of the Q-ASC parental report scale in capturing sex differences in autism. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 48 (2). pp. 389-403. ISSN 0162-3257

Abstract

The Questionnaire for Autism Spectrum Conditions (Q-ASC) was developed by Attwood et al. (2011) to identify gender-sensitive profiles of autism symptomatology; prioritise and adjust the direction of clinical interventions;and support positive psychosocial outcomes and prognosis into adulthood. The current research piloted the Q-ASC with parents of 238 children with a clinical diagnosis of ASD Level 1 (without intellectual or language impairment). Data analysis revealed eight interpretable and reliable components of the Q-ASC using Principle components analysis. Comparisons across age and gender groups found statistically significant mean differences of parent-reported characteristics. The findings from this study aim to identify improvements in the Q-ASC towards the future assessment of the sensitivity and diversity of presentations of autism among female children and adolescents.


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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Restricted access to published version in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher.
Faculty / Department / School: Current - Faculty of Health, Engineering and Sciences - School of Psychology and Counselling
Date Deposited: 20 Feb 2018 06:44
Last Modified: 14 May 2018 23:43
Uncontrolled Keywords: Asperger’s syndrome; autism spectrum disorder; symptomatology; gender; females; girls; autism spectrum conditions
Fields of Research : 13 Education > 1303 Specialist Studies in Education > 130312 Special Education and Disability
17 Psychology and Cognitive Sciences > 1701 Psychology > 170106 Health, Clinical and Counselling Psychology
Identification Number or DOI: 10.1007/s10803-017-3324-9
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/33696

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