Eating Challenges in Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder: Development and Validation of the “Aut-Eat” Questionnaire (AEQ).

Eating Challenges in Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder: Development and Validation of the “Aut-Eat” Questionnaire (AEQ).

Publication date: Apr 01, 2021

The Aut-Eat Questionnaire (AEQ) provides a novel and comprehensive assessment of eating problems and patterns in children with ASD. To establish the internal consistency and discriminant validity of the AEQ, parents of children with ASD (n = 105, M = 40. 85, SD = 15. 67 months) or typical development (TD; n = 98, M = 50. 33, SD = 16. 50 months) completed the AEQ. Questionnaire construction, content validity, factor analysis, internal consistency and discriminant validity are reported. The AEQ was reliable with high internal consistency in most domains. Significant differences were found between groups in all domains. The AEQ is a reliable and valid tool and may help to characterize eating difficulties in this population.

Concepts Keywords
Branches of biology
Psychiatric diagnosis
Autism
Psychiatry
Abnormal psychology
Pervasive developmental disorders
Autism spectrum
Developmental neuroscience
Developmental psychology
AEQ
Validity

Semantics

Type Source Name
disease MESH Autism Spectrum Disorder
disease MESH Development
disease MESH Autism

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