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|Title:||Examining cross-cultural differences in autism spectrum disorder: A multinational comparison from Greece, Italy, Japan, Poland, and the United States||Authors:||Matson, J. L.
Burns, C. O.
Goldin, R. L.
|Keywords:||Social and cross-cultural psychiatry
|Issue Date:||2016||Source:||Matson, J. L., Matheis, M., Burns, C. O., Esposito, G., Venuti, P., Pisula, E., et al. (2017). Examining cross-cultural differences in autism spectrum disorder: A multinational comparison from Greece, Italy, Japan, Poland, and the United States. European Psychiatry, 42, 70-76.||Series/Report no.:||European Psychiatry||Abstract:||Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is characterized by social and communication impairments as well as restricted, repetitive behavior patterns. Despite the fact that ASD is reported worldwide, very little research exists examining ASD characteristics on a multinational scale. Cross-cultural comparisons are especially important for ASD, since cultural differences may impact the perception of symptoms. Identifying behaviors that are similarly reported as problematic across cultures as well as identifying behaviors in which there is cultural variation could aid in the development and refinement of more universally effective measures. The present study sought to examine similarities and differences in caregiver endorsement of symptom severity through scores on the Baby Infant Screen for Children with aUtIsm Traits (BISCUIT). The BISCUIT was utilized to examine ASD core symptomology in 250 toddlers diagnosed with ASD from Greece, Italy, Japan, Poland, and the United States. Significant differences in overall ASD symptom severity and endorsement were found between multinational groups. Implications of the results are discussed.||URI:||https://hdl.handle.net/10356/80196
|ISSN:||0924-9338||DOI:||10.1016/j.eurpsy.2016.10.007||Rights:||© 2016 Elsevier. This is the author created version of a work that has been peer reviewed and accepted for publication by European Psychiatry, Elsevier. It incorporates referee’s comments but changes resulting from the publishing process, such as copyediting, structural formatting, may not be reflected in this document. The published version is available at: [http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.eurpsy.2016.10.007].||Fulltext Permission:||open||Fulltext Availability:||With Fulltext|
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