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Early screening of the autism spectrum disorders : validity properties and cross-cultural generalizability of the First Year Inventory in Italy

  • Levante, Annalisa Department of History, Society and Human Studies, Department of History, Society and Human Studies, University of Salento, Lecce, Italy - Lab of Applied Psychology and Intervention, Department of History, Society and Human Studies, University of Salento, Lecce, Italy
  • Petrocchi, Serena Institute of Communication and Health (ICH), Facoltà di scienze della comunicazione, Università della Svizzera italiana, Svizzera - Lab of Applied Psychology and Intervention, Department of History, Society and Human Studies, University of Salento, Lecce, Italy - Applied Research Division for Cognitive and Psychological Science, IRCCS European Institute of Oncology, Milano, Italy
  • Massagli, Angelo Child and Adolescents Neuropsychiatry Unit, Local Health Service, Lecce, Italy
  • Filograna, Maria Rosaria Federation of Italian Medical Pediatricians, Lecce, Italy
  • De Giorgi, Serafino Department of Mental Health, Local Health Service, Lecce, Italy
  • Lecciso, Flavia Department of History, Society and Human Studies, Department of History, Society and Human Studies, University of Salento, Lecce, Italy - Lab of Applied Psychology and Intervention, Department of History, Society and Human Studies, University of Salento, Lecce, Italy
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    18.02.2020
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  • Brain sciences. - 2020, vol. 10, no. 2, p. 24 p
English This study examined the cross-cultural generalisability of the First Year Inventory (FYI) on an Italian sample, testing its construct validity, consistency, and structural validity. Six hundred ninety-eight parents of children aged 11–13 months completed the questionnaire. Similarities between analyses of Italian and American/Israeli samples were found, as were demonstrations of the instrument’s construct validity and internal consistency with both groups. The original factorial structure was not demonstrated; thus, a new factorial structure was tested, and a short version of the FYI was demonstrated via confirmatory factor analysis. The findings supported the generalisability of the Italian version of the FYI and its validity. The FYI may aid in medical decisionmaking on further steps for referral of the child to an early diagnostic assessment.
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