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Nelson HD, Nygren P, Walker M, et al. Screening for Speech and Language Delay in Preschool Children [Internet]. Rockville (MD): Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (US); 2006 Feb. (Evidence Syntheses, No. 41.)

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Appendix 8. Quality Ratings of Screening Instrument Studies

Author, YearGroups Similar at BaselineEligibility Criteria SpecifiedAdequate Sample Size (>50)Adequate Attrition (≤10%)Credible Reference Standard UsedScreening Test Adequately DescribedReference Standard Interpreted IndependentlyQuality Rating
Alberts, 1995YesYesYes (59)N/AYes (McCarthy-Verbal)YesYesGood
Allen, 1987*NRNoYes (182)N/AYes (SICD)YesYesFair
Black, 1988*YesNoNo (48)N/AYes (REEL and Bayley)YesYesPoor
Blaxley, 1983*NRYesYes (90)N/ANo (DSS)YesYesFair
Bliss, 1984*YesNoYes (602)N/AYes (SICD)YesNoFair
Borowitz, 1986*NRUnclearYes (71)N/AYes (PLS)YesYesFair
Burden, 1996YesYesYes (425)N/AYes (Clinical Judgment)YesYesGood
Chaffee, 1990*N/AYesYes (152)N/AYes (Reynell)YesYesGood
Clark, 1995*NRUnclearYes (99)N/AYes (SICD)YesYesFair
Conti-Ramsden, 2003YesYesYes (64)N/AYes (Clinical Judgment)YesNoFair
Coplan, 1982*NRYesYes (191)N/AYes (Formal language and psychometric testing)YesNoFair
Dixon, 1988*NRNoNo (40)N/AYes (SLP Judgment)YesYesPoor
Dodge, 1980*NRNoYes (486)N/AYes (Formal language assessment)YesNoFair-poor
Drumwright, 1973YesYesYes (1455)N/AYes (TNDAST)YesNoFair
Feeney, 1996*YesNoYes (199)N/AYes (SLP Judgment)NoNoFair
German, 1982*N/AYesYes (84)N/AYes (SICD and Bayley or McCarthy)YesYesGood-fair
Glascoe, 1991*YesYesYes (157)N/AYes (SLP Assessment)YesYesGood
Glascoe, 1993*N/AYesYes (89)N/AYes (Criterion battery)YesYesFair
Gray, 2003YesYesNo (44)N/AYes (SPELT-II)YesYesPoor
Klee, 1998*UnclearYesYes (64)N/AYes (Infant MSEL)YesYesGood-fair
Klee, 2000UnclearYesYes (64)N/AYes (MSEL)YesYesFair
Laing, 2002NRYesYes (458)N/AYes (RDLS)Unclear; parent based and judgment usedYesFair
Law, 1994*NRYesYes (217)N/AYes (RDLS)YesYesGood-fair
Leppert, 1998NRYesYes (70)N/AYes (BSID II)YesYesFair
Levett, 1983*YesYesYes (140)N/AYes (RDLS, G-F, LARSP)YesYesFair
Macias, 1998YesYesYes (78)N/AYes (BSID II)YesYesFair
McGinty, 2000*YesYesYes (200)N/AYes (RDLS)YesYesPoor
Merrell, 1997YesYesNo (40)N/AYes (K-ABC and SPELT-II)YesYesPoor
Oakenfull, 2001NRNRYes (177)N/AYes (REEL)NoNoPoor
Plante, 1995YesYesNo (40)N/AYes (K-ABC and SPELT-II)YesYesPoor
Rescorla, 1989*YesUnclearYes (81)N/AYes (Bayley and Reynell)YesYesFair
Rescorla, 1993*NRUnclearYes (108)N/AYes (Bayley and Stanford-Binet)YesNoFair
Rescorla, 2001YesNoYes (422)N/AYes (Bayley and Stanford-Binet)YesNoFair
Rescorla, 2002YesNoYes (278)N/AYes (CBCL)YesNoFair
Scherer, 1995*YesYesYes (60)N/AYes (SLP assessment)YesNoFair
Sherman, 1996YesYesYes (173)N/AYes (EMLS)YesNoFair
Stokes, 1997*NRYesYes (398)N/AYes (SLP assessment)YesNoFair
Stott, 2002YesYesYes (254)No (15%)Yes (EAT, RDLS, BPVS)YesYesGood-fair
Sturner, 1993* Study 1NRNoYes (279)N/AYes (AAPS-R)YesYesFair
Sturner, 1993* Study 2NRNoYes (421)N/AYes (TACL-R, Templin-Darley)YesYesFair
Sturner, 1996*N/ANoYes (76)N/AYes (SLSQ)YesYesFair
Walker, 1989*NRNoYes (77)N/AYes (SICD)YesNoPoor
Ward, 1984N/ANoYes (1070)N/AYes (REEL)YesNoFair
Wilcox, 1998YesYesNo (26)N/AYes (Clinical Judgment)YesNoPoor

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