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Is the Autism-Spectrum Quotient a Valid Measure of Traits Associated with the Autism Spectrum?: A Rasch Validation in Adults with and Without Autism Spectrum Disorders
Örebro University Hospital. University Health Care Research Center, Region Örebro County, Örebro, Sweden.ORCID iD: 0000-0002-6703-7575
Örebro University, School of Health Sciences.
2017 (English)In: Journal of autism and developmental disorders, ISSN 0162-3257, E-ISSN 1573-3432, Vol. 47, no 7, p. 2080-2091Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

The Autism-Spectrum Quotient (AQ) is among the most widely used scales assessing autistic traits in the general population. However, some aspects of the AQ are questionable. To test its scale properties, the AQ was translated into Swedish, and data were collected from 349 adults, 130 with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and 219 without ASD, and analysed with Rasch. Several scale properties of the AQ were satisfactory but it did not meet the criterion of a unidimensional measure of autistic traits. The Rasch analysis showed that the 50-item AQ could be reduced to a 12-item subset with little loss of explanatory power, with the potential to efficiently measure the degree to which adults with and without ASD show autistic traits.

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Springer, 2017. Vol. 47, no 7, p. 2080-2091
Keywords [en]
Autistic traits; Adults; Autism-Spectrum Quotient; Rasch model
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Psychiatry Neurology
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URN: urn:nbn:se:oru:diva-57316DOI: 10.1007/s10803-017-3128-yISI: 000403405900014PubMedID: 28425021Scopus ID: 2-s2.0-85018518886OAI: oai:DiVA.org:oru-57316DiVA, id: diva2:1103795
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Research Committee of Region Örebro County (Grant No. OLL-407141)

Available from: 2017-05-31 Created: 2017-05-31 Last updated: 2018-07-31Bibliographically approved

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