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(2016)CHILD PSYCHIATRY & HUMAN DEVELOPMENT.47(5).p.729-739 Mark abstract This study aimed to provide a more comprehensive picture of the prevalence of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) in a geographic cohort of extremely preterm born adolescents by using established diagnostic instruments in addition to screening instruments. 53 participants passed a screening procedure with two screening instruments and a diagnostic evaluation with a semi-structured assessment and a parent interview. 28 % of the adolescents had a community based clinical diagnosis of ASD. When research diagnoses were also taken into account, this rate increased to 40 %. Intellectual disability, language impairment and behavioural difficulties are characteristic for these children with ASD. This study is to our knowledge the first to use ASD-specific diagnostic instruments to confirm ASD diagnoses in extremely preterm born children in early adolescence. The study expands findings of previous research and raises the need for follow-up into late childhood and early adolescence.

Please use this url to cite or link to this publication: http://hdl.handle.net/1854/LU-6987231



Autor: Liedewij Verhaeghe, Mieke Dereu , Petra Warreyn , Isabel De Groote, Piet Vanhaesebrouck and Herbert Roeyers

Fuente: https://biblio.ugent.be/publication/6987231



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