Journal article

The measurement properties of the spence children's anxiety scale-parent version in a large international pooled sample of young people with autism spectrum disorder

Iliana Magiati, Jian Wei Lerh, Matthew J Hollocks, Mirko Uljarevic, Jacqui Rodgers, Helen McConachie, Ann Ozsivadjian, Mikle South, Amy Van Hecke, Antonio Hardan, Robin Libove, Susan Leekam, Emily Simonoff

Autism Research | WILEY | Published : 2017

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Awarded by Research for Patient Benefit programme


Awarded by National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences, National Institutes of Health (NIH)


Funding Acknowledgements

We would like to thank all the caregivers and families, schools and clinics, participants and staff involved in all studies and countries. Not in any particular order, Study 1 includes data from independent research commissioned by the UK National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) under the Research for Patient Benefit programme (PB-PG-0408-16069) and data collected by Dr. Janes and Dr. Connolly as part of doctoral theses for the qualification of Doctor of Clinical Psychology. Studies 2 and 5 are grateful to the Database of Children with ASD Living in the North East (www.daslne.org) for assistance with recruitment. Daslne is funded by the UK autism research charity Autistica and by The Children's Foundation. Studies 4 & 5 were supported by funding provided by Northumbria, Tyne and Wear NHS Foundation Trust awarded to Dr. Jacqui Rodgers. Study 3 was commissioned by the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) under the Research for Patient Benefit programme (PB-PG-0408-16069). Study 6 was supported through a PhD studentship awarded to Dr. N. Darus by the Ministry of Health in Malaysia. Study 7 was supported by a Start-up grant awarded to Dr. I. Magiati from the National University of Singapore, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences. Study 8 was funded by the NIHR Biomedical Research Centre (BRC) in Mental Health (grant code: PCCKASA) and the South London and Maudsley Charitable Funds (awarded to Prof. E. Simonoff). Study 9 was supported by the Charles Hawkins Fund. Study 10 was supported by a PhD studentship from the Wales Office of Research and Development for Health and Social Care, National Institute for Social Care and Health Research, awarded to Dr. M. Uljarevic and a project grant from the Baily Thomas Charitable Fund awarded to Prof. S. Leekam. The data collection was carried out at Cardiff University by Dr. M. Uljarevic and by Dr. J. Lidstone. Study 11 was supported by grants from Simons Foundation Autism Research Initiative, the Mosbacher Family Fund for Autism Research, The Escher Fund at the Silicon Valley Community Foundation, and Stanford University's Child Health Research Institute. Study 12 was supported by grants from the Autism Society of Southeastern Wisconsin and the National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences, National Institutes of Health (NIH), through grant number 8KL2TR000056 to Dr. A. Van Hecke. Its contents are solely the responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official views of the NIH, NHS, NIHR or Department of Health. The authors report no conflicts of interest.