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  • Contrasting Views of Autism Spectrum Traits in Adults, Especially in Self-Reports vs. Informant-Reports for Women High in Autism Spectrum Traits. Journal of autism and developmental disorders Taylor, S. C., Gehringer, B. N., Dow, H. C., Langer, A., Rawot, E., Smernoff, Z., Steeman, S., Almasy, L., Rader, D. J., Bucan, M., Brodkin, E. S. 2022


    There is uncertainty among researchers and clinicians about how to best measure autism spectrum dimensional traits in adults. In a sample of adults with high levels of autism spectrum traits and without intellectual disability (probands, n=103) and their family members (n=96), we sought to compare self vs. informant reports of autism spectrum-related traitsand possible effects of sex on discrepancies. Using correlational analysis, we found poor agreement between self- and informant-report measures for probands, yet moderate agreementfor family members. We found reporting discrepancy was greatest for female probands, often self-reporting more autism-related behaviors. Our findings suggest that autism spectrum traits are often underrecognized by informants, making self-report data important to collect in clinical and research settings.

    View details for DOI 10.1007/s10803-022-05822-6

    View details for PubMedID 36484966