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dc.contributor.authorMcKenzie, K.
dc.contributor.authorForsyth, Kirsty
dc.contributor.authorO'Hare, Anne
dc.contributor.authorMcClure, I.
dc.contributor.authorRutherford, Marion
dc.contributor.authorMurray, A.
dc.contributor.authorIrvine, Linda
dc.date.accessioned2018-06-29T21:41:03Z
dc.date.available2018-06-29T21:41:03Z
dc.date.issued2015-06-01
dc.identifierER4283
dc.identifier.citationMcKenzie, K., Forsyth, K., O''Hare, A., McClure, I., Rutherford, M., Murray, A. & Irvine, L. (2015) The relationship between waiting times and 'adherence' to the Scottish Intercollegiate Guidelines Network 98 guideline in autism spectrum disorder diagnostic services in Scotland, Autism, vol. 20, , pp. 395-401,
dc.identifier.issn1362-3613
dc.identifier.urihttp://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1362361315586136
dc.identifier.urihttps://eresearch.qmu.ac.uk/handle/20.500.12289/4283
dc.description.abstractThe aim of this study was to explore the extent to which the Scottish Intercollegiate Guidelines Network 98 guidelines on the assessment and diagnosis of autism spectrum disorder were adhered to in child autism spectrum disorder diagnostic services in Scotland and whether there was a significant relationship between routine practice which more closely reflected these recommendations (increased adherence) and increased waiting times. Retrospective, cross sectional case note analysis was applied to data from 80 case notes. Adherence ranged from a possible 0 (no adherence)to 19 (full adherence). Overall, 17/22 of the recommendations were adhered to in over 50 of the 80 cases and in 70 or more cases for 11/22 of the recommendations, with a mean adherence score of 16 (standard deviation = 1.9). No significant correlation was found between adherence and total wait time for untransformed (r = 0.15, p = 0.32) or transformed data (r = 0.12, p = 0.20). The results indicated that the assessment and diagnostic practices were consistent with the relevant Scottish Intercollegiate Guidelines Network 98 guideline recommendations. Increased adherence to the 19 included recommendations was not significantly related to increased total waiting times, indicating that the Scottish Intercollegiate Guidelines Network 98 recommendations have generally been integrated into practice, without a resultant increase in patient waits.
dc.format.extent395-401
dc.publisherSAGE
dc.relation.ispartofAutism
dc.subjectAutism Spectrum Disorder
dc.subjectClinical Guidelines
dc.subjectDiagnosis
dc.subjectScottish Intercollegiate Guidelines Network
dc.subjectWait Times
dc.titleThe relationship between waiting times and 'adherence' to the Scottish Intercollegiate Guidelines Network 98 guideline in autism spectrum disorder diagnostic services in Scotland
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dc.description.projectsAutism Achieve Alliance
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dc.identifier.doihttp://doi:10.1177/1362361315586136
dc.contributor.sponsorThe Scottish Government
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qmu.authorRutherford, Marion
qmu.authorForsyth, Kirsty
qmu.centreCentre for Applied Social Sciences
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