Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) Characterization Study

This study has been completed.
Sponsor:
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Joseph Biederman, MD, Massachusetts General Hospital
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00801554
First received: December 2, 2008
Last updated: October 21, 2013
Last verified: October 2013

December 2, 2008
October 21, 2013
October 2008
April 2010   (final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Overall level of functioning of children and adults with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) compared to individuals without ASD. [ Time Frame: single time point ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
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Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) Characterization Study
A Characterization Study of Individuals With Autism Spectrum Disorders

The overarching aim of the study is to characterize children and adults with ASDs, and compare them with age-matched controls in relation to their functioning in family, academic, employment, and social spheres. Subjects will be comprehensively assessed in multiple non-overlapping domains of functioning, using psychiatric, cognitive, and psychosocial instruments.

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Observational
Observational Model: Case Control
Time Perspective: Cross-Sectional
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Non-Probability Sample

Children and adults with ASDs.

Controls: healthy volunteers who have never been diagnosed with an Autism Spectrum Disorder.

Autism Spectrum Disorders
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  • ASD
    Children and adults with Autism Spectrum Disorders.
  • Non-ASD
    Healthy volunteers who have never been diagnosed with an Autism Spectrum Disorder in their lifetime.
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Completed
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April 2010
April 2010   (final data collection date for primary outcome measure)

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Age: 6-60 years old
  • For subjects who have ASD: Meet DSM-IV PDD criteria based on clinical assessment including PDD module of structured interview
  • For subjects who have ASD: One parent/guardian available for interviews about each subject. If a parent or guardian is not available, a reliable adult reporter identified by the subject available for an interview
  • Full-scale IQ of above 80

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Major sensorimotor handicaps (e.g. deafness, blindness)
  • Any severely unstable psychiatric conditions including the following: psychosis, suicidality, bipolar disorder, substance use disorders (alcohol or drugs) that would require in-patient hospitalization.
  • Inadequate command of the English language.
Both
6 Years to 60 Years
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Contact information is only displayed when the study is recruiting subjects
United States
 
NCT00801554
2007-P-001951
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Joseph Biederman, MD, Massachusetts General Hospital
Massachusetts General Hospital
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Principal Investigator: Joseph Biederman, MD Massachusetts General Hospital
Massachusetts General Hospital
October 2013

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