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Issue 1 - March 2022

Involving parents in the remote diagnosis of Autism during the COVID-19 pandemic: a case study

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Key words: autism, ADOS-2, module-T, inter-rater reliability, COVID-19
Publication Date: 2022-03-20

Abstract

Objective
To evaluate the feasibility of remotely providing a diagnosis of autism during the Coronavirus Disease pandemic of 2019.
Methods
A child psychiatrist guided the parents’ Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule (ADOS-2) administration to assess their child’s developmental delay through a video conference. Trained clinicians (n = 10) rated the recorded procedure. Interrater reliability for each item was evaluated using the kappa statistic and percent agreement.
Results
The mean percent agreement across all items was 96%, range = 85.96-100%, and mean weighted kappa = .81, range = .44-1.
Conclusions
This study highlights the feasibility of providing early identification and continuous psychiatric care during a pandemic lockdown.

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Authors

Lilia Albores-Gallo - Hospital Psiquiátrico Infantil Juan N. Navarro, México City, Mexico

Patricia Zavaleta-Ramírez - Hospital Psiquiátrico Infantil Juan N. Navarro, México City, Mexico

Marcos Francisco Rosetti - Instituto de Investigaciones Biomédicas, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, Mexico City, Mexico; Instituto Nacional de Psiquiatría Ramón de la Fuente Muñiz, Mexico City, Mexico

Paula Padierna-González - Fundación Alicia Koplowitz, Madrid, Spain

Priscilla Guevara-Nava - Hospital Psiquiátrico Infantil Juan N. Navarro, México City, Mexico

Marco Antonio Avila-Olvera - Hospital Psiquiátrico Infantil Juan N. Navarro, México City, Mexico

Gema Torres-Suarez - Centro Integral de Salud Mental (CISAME), Mexico City, Mexico

Tania Vargas-Rizo - Hospital Psiquiátrico Infantil Juan N. Navarro, México City, Mexico

Luis Salinas-Torres - Centro Comunitario de Salud Mental (CECOSAM), Mexico City, Mexico

Sofía Arce-Velazquez - Profesionistas Certificados en Detección y Diagnóstico de Autismo (PROCEDDA) Mexico City, Mexico

Cecilia Hasfura-Buenaga - Hospital Psiquiátrico Infantil Juan N. Navarro, México City, Mexico

How to Cite
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Albores-Gallo, L. , Zavaleta-Ramírez, P. , Rosetti, M.F., Padierna-González, P. , Guevara-Nava, P. , Avila-Olvera, M.A. , Torres-Suarez, G. , Vargas-Rizo, T. , Salinas-Torres, L. , Arce-Velazquez, S. and Hasfura-Buenaga, C. 2022. Involving parents in the remote diagnosis of Autism during the COVID-19 pandemic: a case study. Journal of Psychopathology. 28, 1 (Mar. 2022). DOI:https://doi.org/10.36148/2284-0249-450.
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