Table 5.4Agreement between single clinician and panel of clinicians to diagnose ASD, autism or non-ASD according to DSM-IV-TR criteria

DiagnosisQuality assessmentSummary of findings
StudiesDesignLimitationsInconsistencyIndirectnessQualityNumberAge (months)Kappa (%)
ASD1151Uncon obsNot usedNot usedNot usedVery low14329–48255%
Autism1151Uncon obsNot usedNot usedNot usedVery low14329–48256%
Non-ASD1151Uncon obsNot usedNot usedNot usedVery low14329–48281%

Uncon obs: Uncontrolled observational (see Methods, Section 2.6.2 for detail)

From: 5, Diagnostic assessment

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