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dc.contributor.authorRutherford, Marion
dc.contributor.authorMcKenzie, K.
dc.contributor.authorJohnson, T.
dc.contributor.authorCatchpole, C.
dc.contributor.authorOHare, A.
dc.contributor.authorMcClure, I.
dc.contributor.authorForsyth, Kirsty
dc.contributor.authorMcCartney, Deborah
dc.contributor.authorMurray, A.
dc.date.accessioned2018-06-29T21:40:54Z
dc.date.available2018-06-29T21:40:54Z
dc.date.issued2016-01-29
dc.identifierER4276
dc.identifier.citationRutherford, M., McKenzie, K., Johnson, T., Catchpole, C., OHare, A., McClure, I., Forsyth, K., McCartney, D. & Murray, A. (2016) Gender ratio in a clinical population sample, age of diagnosis and duration of assessment in children and adults with autism spectrum disorder, Autism, vol. 20, , pp. 628-634,
dc.identifier.issn1362-3613
dc.identifier.urihttp://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1362361315617879
dc.identifier.urihttps://eresearch.qmu.ac.uk/handle/20.500.12289/4276
dc.description.abstractThis article reports on gender ratio, age of diagnosis and the duration of assessment procedures in autism spectrum disorder diagnosis in a national study which included all types of clinical services for children and adults. Findings are reported from a retrospective case note analysis undertaken with a representative sample of 150 Scottish children and adults recently diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder. The study reports key findings that the gender ratio in this consecutively referred cohort is lower than anticipated in some age groups and reduces with increasing age. The gender ratio in children, together with the significant difference in the mean age of referral and diagnosis for girls compared to boys, adds evidence of delayed recognition of autism spectrum disorder in younger girls. There was no significant difference in duration of assessment for males and females suggesting that delays in diagnosis of females occur prior to referral for assessment. Implications for practice and research are considered.
dc.format.extent628-634
dc.publisherSAGE Publishing
dc.relation.ispartofAutism
dc.subjectAutism Spectrum Disorder
dc.subjectDiagnosis
dc.subjectFemales
dc.subjectGender
dc.subjectMales
dc.titleGender ratio in a clinical population sample, age of diagnosis and duration of assessment in children and adults with autism spectrum disorder
dc.typearticle
dcterms.accessRightsrestricted
dc.description.facultysch_occ
dc.description.projectsAutism Achieve Alliance
dc.description.volume20
dc.identifier.doihttp://10.1177/1362361315617879
dc.contributor.sponsorScottish Government
dc.description.ispublishedpub
dc.description.eprintid4276
rioxxterms.typearticle
qmu.authorMcCartney, Deborah
qmu.authorRutherford, Marion
qmu.authorForsyth, Kirsty
qmu.centreCentre for Applied Social Sciences
dc.description.statuspub
dc.description.number5


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