Tuesday, February 6, 2018

Survey assesses well-being in adults with autism

A brief questionnaire written with guidance from people with autism is the first of its kind to assess quality of life among adults with the condition.
The new assessment features nine autism-specific questions intended as an add-on to a general quality-of-life instrument. The original was developed by the World Health Organization and is called the WHO Quality of Life-BREF (WHOQOL-BREF).
The new questions and scoring framework are available online, and could help scientists and clinicians judge the effectiveness of treatments.