Diagnositic labelling of autism spectrum disorders in NSW Williams, Katrina en_US Tuck, Marshall en_US Helmer, Megan en_US Bartak, Lawrence en_US Mellis, CM en_US Peat, Jennifer en_US 2021-11-25T12:46:07Z 2021-11-25T12:46:07Z 2007 en_US
dc.description.abstract Aim: To describe the use of diagnostic labels by clinicians for children with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) and calculate the label-specific and overall agreement between diagnostic labels and Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders – Fourth Edition (DSM-IV) diagnoses provided by the same clinician. Methods: State-wide active surveillance was used to ascertain children newly recognised with one or more DSM-IV criteria for autistic disorder aged 0–15 years (incident cases) in New South Wales (NSW) between July 1999 and December 2000. Clinicians were asked to supply a diagnostic label and then complete DSM-IV criteria for each child reported. Results: Questionnaires with diagnostic label and DSM-IV criteria were returned for 348 children. The agreement between labels used and diagnosis based on DSM-IV classification system was the highest for autism (97%) and lower for labels of Asperger disorder, pervasive developmental disorder – not otherwise specified or atypical autism (27%). Kappa overall agreement was 0.31. Level of agreement between label and DSM-IV diagnosis was similar for questionnaires completed by multidisciplinary teams, psychiatrists, paediatricians and psychologists working as part of a team. Conclusion: A lack of agreement between the diagnostic labelling used by clinicians and diagnosis based on DSM-IV criteria indicates a lack of consistency in diagnostic communication that is necessary to provide best clinical care, appropriate services and relevant information to parents and carers. en_US
dc.identifier.issn 1034-4810 en_US
dc.language English
dc.language.iso EN en_US
dc.rights CC BY-NC-ND 3.0 en_US
dc.rights.uri en_US
dc.source Legacy MARC en_US
dc.subject.other Asperger syndrome en_US
dc.subject.other autistic disorder en_US
dc.subject.other pervasive developmental disorder en_US
dc.subject.other diagnosis en_US
dc.title Diagnositic labelling of autism spectrum disorders in NSW en_US
dc.type Journal Article en
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unsw.identifier.doiPublisher en_US
unsw.relation.faculty Medicine & Health
unsw.relation.ispartofissue 3 en_US
unsw.relation.ispartofjournal Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health en_US
unsw.relation.ispartofpagefrompageto 108-113 en_US
unsw.relation.ispartofvolume 44 en_US
unsw.relation.originalPublicationAffiliation Williams, Katrina, Women's & Children's Health, Faculty of Medicine, UNSW en_US
unsw.relation.originalPublicationAffiliation Tuck, Marshall en_US
unsw.relation.originalPublicationAffiliation Helmer, Megan en_US
unsw.relation.originalPublicationAffiliation Bartak, Lawrence en_US
unsw.relation.originalPublicationAffiliation Mellis, CM en_US
unsw.relation.originalPublicationAffiliation Peat, Jennifer en_US School of Women's & Children's Health *
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