Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders

, Volume 39, Issue 3, pp 414–420

Using the Autism Diagnostic Interview-Revised and the Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule-Generic for the Diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorders in a Greek Sample with a Wide Range of Intellectual Abilities

Authors

    • Department of Child Psychiatry “Agia Sofia” Children’s HospitalUniversity of Athens
  • Elena Paliokosta
    • Department of Child Psychiatry “Agia Sofia” Children’s HospitalUniversity of Athens
    • Department of Child and Adolescent PsychiatryInstitute of Psychiatry
  • Giorgos Houliaras
    • Department of Pediatrics, “Agia Sophia” Children’s HospitalUniversity of Athens
  • Sofia Vgenopoulou
    • Department of Child Psychiatry “Agia Sofia” Children’s HospitalUniversity of Athens
  • Eleni Giouroukou
    • Department of Child Psychiatry “Agia Sofia” Children’s HospitalUniversity of Athens
  • Artemios Pehlivanidis
    • Department of Psychiatry, Eginition HospitalUniversity of Athens
  • Vlassis Tomaras
    • Department of Child Psychiatry “Agia Sofia” Children’s HospitalUniversity of Athens
  • Ioannis Tsiantis
    • Department of Child Psychiatry “Agia Sofia” Children’s HospitalUniversity of Athens
Original Paper

DOI: 10.1007/s10803-008-0639-6

Cite this article as:
Papanikolaou, K., Paliokosta, E., Houliaras, G. et al. J Autism Dev Disord (2009) 39: 414. doi:10.1007/s10803-008-0639-6

Abstract

We studied the interrelationship between the Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule-Generic (ADOS-G), the Autism Diagnostic Interview-Revised (ADI-R) and DSM-IV clinical diagnosis, in a Greek sample of 77 children and adolescents, referred for the assessment of a possible pervasive developmental disorder (PDD) and presenting a wide range of cognitive abilities. The agreement of the ADOS-G and the ADI-R with the clinical diagnosis was estimated as satisfactory and moderate, respectively, while both instruments presented with excellent sensitivity for the diagnosis of autistic disorder along with satisfactory specificity. ADOS-G/ADI-R agreement was estimated as fair. Our results confirm the discriminant validity of ADI-R and ADOS-G in diagnosing pervasive developmental disorders in children and adolescents with a wide range of intellectual abilities.

Keywords

ADI-RADOS-GAutism spectrum disordersDiagnosis

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