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The Autism--Tics, AD/HD and other Comorbidities (A-TAC) telephone interview: convergence with the Child Behavior Checklist (CBCL).

Journal article
Authors Sara Lina Hansson Halleröd
Tomas Larson
Ola Ståhlberg
Eva Carlström
I Carina Gillberg
Henrik Anckarsäter
Maria Råstam
Paul Lichtenstein
Christopher Gillberg
Published in Nordic Journal of Psychiatry
Volume 64
Issue 3
Pages 218-224
ISSN 0803-9488
Publication year 2010
Published at Institute of Neuroscience and Physiology, Department of Psychiatry and Neurochemistry
Pages 218-224
Language en
Keywords Age Factors, Attention Deficit Disorder with Hyperactivity, Diagnosis, Epidemiology, Genetics, Psychology, Child, Child Behavior Disorders, Diagnosis, Epidemiology, Genetics, Psychology, Child Development Disorders, Pervasive, Diagnosis, Epidemiology, Genetics, Psychology, Comorbidity, Cross-Sectional Studies, Diseases in Twins, Diagnosis, Epidemiology, Genetics, Psychology, Female, Health Surveys, Humans, Interviews as Topic, Male, Mass Screening, Statistics & numerical data, Mental Disorders, Diagnosis, Epidemiology, Genetics, Psychology, Personality Assessment, Statistics & numerical data, Pilot Projects, Psychometrics, Statistics & numerical data, Reproducibility of Results, Sex Factors, Sweden, Tic Disorders, Diagnosis, Epidemiology, Genetics, Psychology
Subject categories Child and adolescent psychiatry


Objective: To compare telephone interview screening for child psychiatric/neuropsychiatric disorders using the inventory of Autism-Tics, Attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (AD/HD) and other Comorbidities (A-TAC) with results from the Child Behavior Checklist (CBCL). Background: The A-TAC is a parent telephone interview focusing on autism spectrum disorders (ASDs) and co-existing problems, developed for lay interviewers. Subjects and methods: A-TAC telephone interviews and CBCL questionnaires were obtained from parents of 106 Swedish twin pairs aged 9 and 12 years. Results: Correlations between A-TAC modules and CBCL scales aimed at measuring similar concepts were generally significant albeit modest, with correlation coefficients ranging from 0.30 through 0.55. Conclusion: The A-TAC has convergent validity with the CBCL in several problem areas, but the A-TAC also provides more detailed and specific assessments of ASD symptoms and related neuropsychiatric problems.

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