Reliability and Validity Studies of the Adapted Autism Behaviour Checklist in Turkey
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The present study aims to develop an assessment instrument for children with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) in Turkey based on the Autism Behavior Checklist (ABC). Validity and reliability studies of Adapted ABC (AABC) were conducted on 969 children with ASD and 164 children with intellectual disability from 21 cities in Turkey. Exploratory and confirmatory factor analyses revealed a two-factor structure. The correlation of the AABC with the Gilliam Autism Rating Scale-2-Turkish Version supported criterion-referenced validity. Reliability analyses demonstrated that test–retest, internal consistency, and item discrimination reliability levels met the required conditions. Finally, the score equivalents of the percentiles required to use the instrument in accordance with the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, 5th Edition (DSM V), were determined.
KeywordsAutism spectrum disorders Screening and diagnostic instruments Validity and reliability analysis Turkey
Compliance with Ethical Standards
All procedures performed in studies involving human participants were in accordance with the ethical standards of the institutional and/or national research committee and with the 1964 Helsinki declaration and its later amendments or comparable ethical standards.
Informed consent was obtained from all individual participants included in the study.
Conflict of Interest
Author A declares that he has no conflict of interest. Author B declares that he has no conflict of interest.
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