Original Paper

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

  • Katerina PapanikolaouAffiliated withDepartment of Child Psychiatry “Agia Sofia” Children’s Hospital, University of Athens Email author 
  • , Elena PaliokostaAffiliated withDepartment of Child Psychiatry “Agia Sofia” Children’s Hospital, University of AthensDepartment of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Institute of Psychiatry
  • , Giorgos HouliarasAffiliated withDepartment of Pediatrics, “Agia Sophia” Children’s Hospital, University of Athens
  • , Sofia VgenopoulouAffiliated withDepartment of Child Psychiatry “Agia Sofia” Children’s Hospital, University of Athens
  • , Eleni GiouroukouAffiliated withDepartment of Child Psychiatry “Agia Sofia” Children’s Hospital, University of Athens
  • , Artemios PehlivanidisAffiliated withDepartment of Psychiatry, Eginition Hospital, University of Athens
  • , Vlassis TomarasAffiliated withDepartment of Child Psychiatry “Agia Sofia” Children’s Hospital, University of Athens
  • , Ioannis TsiantisAffiliated withDepartment of Child Psychiatry “Agia Sofia” Children’s Hospital, University of Athens

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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-R ADOS-G Autism spectrum disorders Diagnosis