Early screening of the autism spectrum disorders: Validity properties and cross-cultural generalizability of the first year inventory in italy

Annalisa Levante, Serena Petrocchi, Angelo Massagli, Maria Rosaria Filograna, Serafino De Giorgi, Flavia Lecciso

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Abstract

This study examined the cross-cultural generalisability of the First Year Inventory (FYI) on an Italian sample, testing its construct validity, consistency, and structural validity. Six hundred ninety-eight parents of children aged 11–13 months completed the questionnaire. Similarities between analyses of Italian and American/Israeli samples were found, as were demonstrations of the instrument’s construct validity and internal consistency with both groups. The original factorial structure was not demonstrated; thus, a new factorial structure was tested, and a short version of the FYI was demonstrated via confirmatory factor analysis. The findings supported the generalisability of the Italian version of the FYI and its validity. The FYI may aid in medical decision-making on further steps for referral of the child to an early diagnostic assessment.

Original languageEnglish
Article number108
JournalBrain Sciences
Volume10
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Feb 2020

Keywords

  • Autism spectrum disorders
  • Cross-cultural generalisability
  • Early screening
  • First Year Inventory
  • Risk
  • Validity

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Neuroscience(all)

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