Autism spectrum disorders screening and diagnostic practices: A survey of physicians

dc.contributor.advisorSelf, Trisha L.
dc.contributor.advisorCoufal, Kathy L.
dc.contributor.authorRajagopalan, Jagadeesh
dc.date.accessioned2010-09-23T15:38:08Z
dc.date.available2010-09-23T15:38:08Z
dc.date.issued2010-04-23
dc.descriptionPaper presented to the 6th Annual Symposium on Graduate Research and Scholarly Projects (GRASP) held at the Hughes Metropolitan Complex, Wichita State University, April 23, 2010.en
dc.descriptionResearch completed at the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders, college of Health Professionsen
dc.description.abstractIn 2007, AAP issued a policy statement recommending physicians screen all children for autism spectrum disorders (ASD) two times prior to child’s second birthday. It has been documented, however, that children are not being diagnosed with ASD until they are six years of age. In this study, physicians from Kansas (n = 69, 15.33% response rate) responded to a survey regarding screening practices for children with ASD. Of the respondents, 56 Pediatricians and Primary Care Physicians were included in the analysis. Only 21 (39%) of the respondents indicated that they routinely screened for ASD. Physicians who reportedly screen routinely were more likely to be pediatricians, female, and younger in age. They also felt confident about screening and diagnosing for ASD.en
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dc.identifier.citationRajagopalan, Jagadeesh (2010). Autism spectrum disorders screening and diagnostic practices: A survey of physicians. -- In Proceedings: 6th Annual Symposium: Graduate Research and Scholarly Projects. Wichita, KS: Wichita State University, p. 171-172en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10057/3233
dc.language.isoen_USen
dc.publisherWichita State University. Graduate Schoolen
dc.relation.ispartofseriesGRASPen
dc.relation.ispartofseriesv.6en
dc.titleAutism spectrum disorders screening and diagnostic practices: A survey of physiciansen
dc.typeConference paperen
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