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Titolo:
What do medical students know about autism?
Autore:
Shah, K;
Indirizzi:
Care Of Professor P Howlon, Univ London St Georges Hosp, Sch Med, Dept Psychol, London SW17 0RE, England Care Of Professor P Howlon London England SW17 0RE don SW17 0RE, England
Titolo Testata:
AUTISM
fascicolo: 2, volume: 5, anno: 2001,
pagine: 127 - 133
SICI:
1362-3613(200106)5:2<127:WDMSKA>2.0.ZU;2-8
Fonte:
ISI
Lingua:
ENG
Soggetto:
ASPERGER-SYNDROME; EPIDEMIOLOGY; INTERVENTION;
Keywords:
autism; early diagnosis; medical training;
Tipo documento:
Article
Natura:
Periodico
Settore Disciplinare:
Social & Behavioral Sciences
Citazioni:
13
Recensione:
Indirizzi per estratti:
Indirizzo: Shah, K Care Of Professor P Howlon, Univ London St Georges Hosp, Sch Med, Dept Psychol, London SW17 0RE, England Care Of Professor P Howlon London England SW17 0RE 0RE, England
Citazione:
K. Shah, "What do medical students know about autism?", AUTISM, 5(2), 2001, pp. 127-133

Abstract

Although recent research indicates the importance of early recognition andintervention for children with autism, it is clear that many families remain very dissatisfied with the diagnostic process. In order to improve this situation, it is essential that primary care practitioners, such as GPs, are fully aware of the core symptoms of autism. The present study reports on autism awareness amongst 250 medical studentsat different stages of their training. Differences between first-year and fourth-year students were compared with respect to their knowledge of various aspects of autism, including diagnosis, cause, symptomatology, treatmentand outcome. Fourth-year students were significantly more likely to respond correctly to questions related to diagnostic criteria and core symptoms. However no significant differences were found between first-year and fourth-year students for other aspects, such as possible causes, IQ profiles, prognosis and treatment. These findings suggest that more emphasis needs to beplaced on teaching medical students about autism if diagnosis and access to intervention are to be improved.

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