Distributional Properties and Criterion Validity of a Shortened Version of the Social Responsiveness Scale: Results from the ECHO Program and Implications for Social Communication Research.

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TitleDistributional Properties and Criterion Validity of a Shortened Version of the Social Responsiveness Scale: Results from the ECHO Program and Implications for Social Communication Research.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2020
AuthorsLyall, K, Hosseini, M, Ladd-Acosta, C, Ning, X, Catellier, D, Constantino, JN, Croen, LA, Kaat, AJ, Botteron, K, Bush, NR, Dager, SR, Duarte, CS, M Fallin, D, Hazlett, H, Hertz-Picciotto, I, Joseph, RM, Karagas, MR, Korrick, S, Landa, R, Messinger, D, Oken, E, Ozonoff, S, Piven, J, Pandey, J, Sathyanarayana, S, Schultz, RT, St John, T, Schmidt, R, Volk, H, Newschaffer, CJ
Corporate Authorsprogram collaborators for Environmental influences on Child Health Outcomes
JournalJ Autism Dev Disord
Date Published2020 Sep 17
ISSN1573-3432
Abstract

Prior work proposed a shortened version of the Social Responsiveness Scale (SRS), a commonly used quantitative measure of social communication traits. We used data from 3031 participants (including 190 ASD cases) from the Environmental Influences on Child Health Outcomes (ECHO) Program to compare distributional properties and criterion validity of 16-item "short" to 65-item "full" SRS scores. Results demonstrated highly overlapping distributions of short and full scores. Both scores separated case from non-case individuals by approximately two standard deviations. ASD prediction was nearly identical for short and full scores (area under the curve values of 0.87, 0.86 respectively). Findings support comparability of shortened and full scores, suggesting opportunities to increase efficiency. Future work should confirm additional psychometric properties of short scores.

DOI10.1007/s10803-020-04667-1
Alternate JournalJ Autism Dev Disord
PubMed ID32944847
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UG3 OD023328 / OD / NIH HHS / United States
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UG3 OD023286 / OD / NIH HHS / United States
UG3/UH3OD023365 / NH / NIH HHS / United States
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