Differences Between the Childhood Autism Rating Scale and the Social Responsiveness Scale in Assessing Symptoms of Children with Autistic Spectrum Disorder

Kuan-Lin Chen, Chien Ho Lin, Tzu Ying Yu, Chien Yu Huang, Ying Dar Chen

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This study aimed to compare symptoms of autism spectrum disorder using the Childhood Autism Rating Scale (CARS) and the Social Responsiveness Scale (SRS™-2) and to investigate their influencing factors. The diagnostic agreement was 92.7%, but with a fair Kappa value (0.247). Children’s verbal comprehension was related to the CARS scores, and no variables were related to the SRS™-2 scores. Generally, significant small correlations were found between the two measures in children with normal or borderline to below average verbal comprehension (rs = 0.32 ~ 0.49, p <.005), but not in those with impaired verbal comprehension. The CARS and the SRS™-2 may contain different explicit behaviors and collect different perspectives (i.e., those of caregivers and professionals). Therefore, they appear to complement each other.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3191-3198
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of Autism and Developmental Disorders
Volume48
Issue number9
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2018 Sep 1

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In: Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, Vol. 48, No. 9, 01.09.2018, p. 3191-3198.

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