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Project Title

Project Title

Toward outcome measurement of anxiety in youth with autism spectrum disorders

Principal Investigator

Principal Investigator

Scahill, Lawrence

Description

Description

This four-year multisite project will advance outcome measurement of anxiety in future clinical trials in youth with autism spectrum disorders (ASD). There is a current dearth of outcome measures in developmentally disabled populations—a major impediment for drug research. Impairing anxiety is common in youth with ASD and a potential treatment target. While there exist several well-accepted outcome measures for anxiety in typically developing youth, these measures are not suitable for many individuals with ASD given their language and cognitive deficits. Researchers in this study will therefore develop a parent-rated and a clinician-rated instrument for measuring anxiety in youth with ASD who participate in clinical trials. Investigators propose a mixed method approach that will explore the manifestations of anxiety in children with ASD and use this information to refine existing scales of anxiety.

Funder

Funder

National Institutes of Health

Fiscal Year Funding

Fiscal Year Funding

829922

Current Award Period

Current Award Period

2012-2016

Strategic Plan Question

Strategic Plan Question

Question 1: When Should I Be Concerned?

Strategic Plan Objective

Strategic Plan Objective

Yellow dot: Objective has some degree of funding, but less than the recommended amount. 1LB. Develop at least five measures of behavioral and/or biological heterogeneity in children or adults with ASD, beyond variation in intellectual disability, that clearly relate to etiology and risk, treatment response and/or outcome by 2015. IACC Recommended Budget: $71,100,000 over 5 years.

Project Link

Project Link

Toward outcome measurement of anxiety in youth with autism spectrum disorders (External web link)

Institution

Institution

Yale University

State/Country

State/Country

Connecticut

Project Number

Project Number

1R01MH099021-01

Federal or Private?

Federal or Private?

Federal

Received ARRA Funding?

Received ARRA Funding?

No

History/Related Projects

History/Related Projects

N/A

 
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