Atributos psicométricos de la versión española de la escala de cribado A-TAC para trastornos del espectro autista

  1. Esther Cubo Delgado
  2. S. Sáez Velasco
  3. Vanesa Delgado Benito
  4. Vanesa Ausín Villaverde
  5. Xosé Ramón García Soto
  6. J. M. Trejo Gabriel y Galán
  7. M.A. Martín-Santidrián
  8. Jesús Luis Macarrón Vicente
  9. José Aurelio Cordero Guevara
  10. J. Benito León
  11. E.D. Louis
Anales de Pediatría: Publicación Oficial de la Asociación Española de Pediatría ( AEP )

ISSN: 1695-4033

Year of publication: 2011

Volume: 75

Issue: 1

Pages: 40-50

Type: Article

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  • Journal Impact Factor: 0.77
  • Journal Impact Factor without self cites: 0.51
  • Article influence score: 0.119
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  • Area: PEDIATRICS Quartile: Q4 Rank in area: 94/115 (Ranking edition: SCIE)

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  • Year 2011
  • SJR Journal Impact: 0.254
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  • Area: Pediatrics, Perinatology and Child Health Quartile: Q3 Rank in area: 168/281

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Background As there are no biological markers for Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD), screening must focus on behaviour and the presence of a markedly abnormal development or a deficiency in verbal and non-verbal social interaction and communication. Objective To evaluate the psychometric attributes of a Spanish version of the autism domain of the Autism-Tics, AD/HD and other Comorbidities Inventory (A-TAC) scale for ASD screening. Material and methods A total of 140 subjects (43% male, 57% female) aged 6-16, with ASD (n=15), Mental Retardation (n=40), Psychiatric Illness (n=22), Tics (n=12) and controls (n=51), were included for ASD screening. The predictive validity, acceptability, scale assumptions, internal consistency, and precision were analysed. Results The internal consistency was high (a=0.93), and the standard error was adequate (1.13 [95% CI, -1.08 a 3.34]). The mean scores of the Autism module were higher in patients diagnosed with ASD and mental disability compared to the rest of the patients (P<.001). The area under the curve was 0.96 for the ASD group. Conclusion The autism domain of the A-TAC scale seems to be a reliable, valid and precise tool for ASD screening in the Spanish school population.