The Structure of Autism Spectrum Disorder Symptoms in the General Population at 18 MonthsReportar como inadecuado

The Structure of Autism Spectrum Disorder Symptoms in the General Population at 18 Months - Descarga este documento en PDF. Documentación en PDF para descargar gratis. Disponible también para leer online.

Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders

, Volume 43, Issue 1, pp 45–56

First Online: 05 May 2012DOI: 10.1007-s10803-012-1546-4

Cite this article as: Beuker, K.T., Schjølberg, S., Lie, K.K. et al. J Autism Dev Disord 2013 43: 45. doi:10.1007-s10803-012-1546-4


It is unclear whether symptoms of autism spectrum disorder ASD in young children in the population fit the three-factor structure of ASD as described in the DSM-IV, and cluster together in individual subjects. This study analysed questionnaire data on ASD symptoms filled in by mothers of 11,332 18-month-old children that was collected in the context of the Norwegian Mother and Child Cohort Study conducted by the Norwegian Institute of Public Health. Confirmatory Factor Analyses showed that the three-factor model had a significantly better fit then the two- and one-factor model of ASD symptoms. Latent class analysis revealed four homogeneous groups of children classes with different scores for Social Interaction and Communication at one hand and Stereotypies-Rigidity at the other hand.

KeywordsAutism spectrum disorders Symptom domains General population Infants MoBa Confirmatory factor analysis CFA Latent class analysis LCA  Download fulltext PDF

Autor: Karin T. Beuker - Synnve Schjølberg - Kari Kveim Lie - Rogier Donders - Martijn Lappenschaar - Sophie H. N. Swinkels -


Documentos relacionados